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Event – Free Sustainable Gardening Seminar Series

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on July 30th, 2007

GARDENING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – Free Sustainable Gardening Seminar Series
Bought to you by Manningham City Council and Sustainable Gardening Australia

Registrations are limited so please book early!

Seminar Series Dates:
Tuesday 21st August Workshop 1 – Soils, Erosion, Drainage & Waterways
Tuesday 28th August Workshop 2 – Composting, Mulch, Organic Recycling
Tuesday 4th September Workshop 3 – Garden Irrigation, Rainwater tanks, Greywater
Tuesday 11th September Workshop 4 – Plant Selection & Plant Health, Weeds
Thursday 13th September Workshop 5 – Sustainable Garden Design

Location:
Manningham City Council Offices
Function Room 3
699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster

Time: 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Cost: Free & Supper Provided

Who Should Attend?
Anyone interested in creating a Bush Block or Garden that is environmentally friendly, and want to actively participate in gardening for the future.

SGA
Sustainable Gardening Australias main objective is to help home gardeners garden in a way that minimises the environmental impacts of gardening and enhances the positive environmental impacts.
Registration: Please contact Kay Toussaint at Manningham Council on 9840 9348 or email: kay.toussaint@manningham.vic.gov.au

More Information on course content: Please contact Manningham Councils Environmental Officers Samantha Bradley on 9840 9474 or Nigel Philpot 9840 9173.

SGA PRESENTERS:

Frances Saunders – Sustainable Landscape Professional Co-ordinator

Frances has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Horticulture) and was awarded the Parks & Recreation Prize for her final year work ‘Energy efficient landscapes for medium density development’. Frances previously ran her own garden design practice (sustainable gardens only of course) and was a freelance writer who wrote for The Age for over four years. She now produces Cuttings, SGA’s email newsletter, and co-ordinates the ECLIPs program (Environmental Certification for Landscape Industry Professionals). Frances has her own garden design practice (sustainable gardens only of course), and she is a freelance writer with involvement in media and promotional work.

Paul McMorran – Development Officer

Paul has a Bachelor of Science (Conservation Biology and Ecology) Hons. and has worked in the landscape and nursery sectors for a number of years. While working as a revegetation landscaper and at Bulleen Art and Garden Paul has gained considerable hands on experience with the challenges that face the industry.

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