Time: August 21, 2010 from 10am to 4:30pm
Location: Jane Street, West End. Between Montague Road and Riverside Drive, next to Davies Park.
Street: 103 Jane Street
City/Town: West End
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com.au/map…
Phone: 0432 178 352
Event Type: workshop, garden, sustainable, organic, soil, improvement, native, bees, butterflies, compost
Organized By: Jacqui
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2010
Demonstrations and workshops will be running from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, August 21.
Entrance fee for Adults: $6.00
10-11.30: Organic, Permaculture & Bio-Dynamic Principles in small gardens.
Introduction to organic, permaculture, Bio-Dynamic, biological and sustainable principles for city gardens. First there was Organic, then Permaculture. The next advance is Quantum Agriculture which combines all scientific and natural information regarding living systems. (Anthony Foo, one of 15 people worldwide, teaching Quantum Agriculture).
11.30-1.00: Use of Pest Control & Organic Plants.
How to grow and use specialised plants in organic and permaculture gardens. Learn about and observe the plants grown for pest control, plant health, disease prevention, and fast, nutrient rich compost. (Jacqui, Co-Ordinator Jane Street Community Garden)
1.00-2.30: Compost making.
Join in and help build large or small scale compost piles. Learn about what to include, problems to watch out for and see how plants thrive in our home made compost. Compare costs, speed and efficiency of the latest compost bins and the different ingredients for worm farms. (Narelle, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Jane Street Community Garden)
3-4: Butterflies and Native Bees
Join one of Australia's leading experts on butterfly plants, for a magical introduction to the small creatures of the world, along with their needs and life-cycle in your garden. Learn how to recognize and grow a number of butterfly host plants and discover which butterflies depend on them. Find out how you can provide homes for Australian Native Bees and why they are vital to a dynamic, sustainable garden. Be delighted with the range of beautiful butterflies you can attract to your own garden or neighbourhood. (Frank Jordon and/or Helen Schwencke, authors of "Butterfly Magic" & "Create More Butterflies").
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