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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

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.

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:

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


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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