Great Gardens at Bunnings stores for National Water Week

When: Saturday 18 October 2014 - Sunday 26 October 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Location: At a Bunnings store near you! free

Create your own Waterwise garden paradiseHave you always wanted a Waterwise garden but don't know where to start? 

Join our celebrity gardening experts during National Water Week as they show you how to create your own Waterwise urban paradise and answer all your Waterwise gardening questions....

  • How to improve the soil
  • Effective planting and watering techniques,
  • Best practice fertiliser use
  • How to use plants for natural heating and cooling
  • Growing food plants using minimal water
  • How to grow Waterwise and native plants
  • Drought-proofing your garden for summer
  • and more!

Attend these in-store presentation and complete an entry form for your chance to win a $50 Bunnings voucher for Waterwise products and plants.

 Date                                                 Bunnings Store & Address

Sunday 19th October 2014       Ellenbrook     73 The Promenade, Ellenbrook

Sunday 19th October 2014       Armadale      Corner Ranford & Armadale Road, Armadale

Saturday 25th October 2014     Mindarie        2 Lower Keys Drive, Clarkson

Saturday 25th October 2014     Harrisdale     Cnr Wright Rd & Ranford Rd, Harrisdale

Supported by:            Bunnings            Water Corporation     

 

Baker's Square Community Fiesta and Garage Sale Trail

When: Saturday 25 October 2014 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Baker’s Square Park, Ommanney & Mortlock Streets,Hamilton Hill Cost: free


Head to Baker's Square in Hamilton Hill for a local celebration event as part of the ‘National Garage Sale Trail’

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CCWA Spring Festival 2014

When: Sunday 26 October 2014 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Location: Forrest Place, Perth City Cost: free

CCWA Spring FestivalCelebrate sustainable communities at Spring Festival, presented in partnership with Perth Home Grown Markets

Be inspired by a diverse array of exhibitors, talks, workshops, music and art, all gathered in historic Forrest Place.

- Gardening and cooking workshops
- Eco Market Stalls including organic & local food, hand-crafted gifts
- Live music
- Children's entertainment and activities
- Native wildlife on display alongside local conservation issues and environmental services

Meet Chris Ferreira at CCWA Spring Festival

Meet Great Garden's Chris Ferreira as he shares

  • The Secrets of a Sustainable Urban Paradise and
  • How to turn your garden into a cool natural space.

Chris' talks commence at 12:00pm

This event is supported by Lotterywest Grants.
Sponsors: Australian Ethical Super, Whiteman Park and Department of Parks and Wildlife, Western Australia.

Spring Festival is part of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation's Changemakers Festival.
 

Food Theatre at Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair

When: Sunday 26 October 2014 - 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Location: Manning Park, Spearwood free

Please enter an image description.Join our Food Theatre Team at the Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair for a family day of performances and activities. Entertainment, games, food, craft and jewellery. There will be something for everyone. 

The Cockburn Rotary Spring Fair starts at 11.00am and concludes at 8.00pm.

Our Food Theatre Team, Jackie Nicholl and chef Hannah van Didden will share all the secrets on how to grow your own delicious and nutritious food.

And Hannah will share some mouth-watering recipes.

Be early to taste some of the delightful food samples!

The Food Theatre presentation will be on show 12.00pm - 3.00pm.

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Heavenly Hectares Workshop in Bedfordale

When: Wednesday 29 October 2014 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Location: Armadale Settlers Common Field Centre, Triton Crescent, Bedfordale Cost: free

Create your own Heavenly HectaresJoin Chris Ferreira for this FREE workshop as he shows you how to get the best from your property.

The workshop will include many topics including fire safety, climate change resilience, improving stock management, landcare techniques and strategies, pasture establishment and management, bush regeneration, sustainable weed and pest management, nutrient and waterwise landscape management, property planning and other adult learning opportunities, diversification options (eg agroforestry for small properties).

Refreshments will be provided. 

Whilst this workshop is FREE to attend, we ask that you register to assist us with catering numbers. 

To register, please contact Armadale Gosnells Landcare Coordinator on 0412 713582 or email jfrancis@armadale.wa.gov.au  

Supported by Swan River Trust Please enter an image description.

 

An evening with Maggie Dent and Chris Ferreira

When: Wednesday 05 November 2014 - 6:15 PM to 9:00 PM Location: Melville Primary School, (Undercover Area), Curtis Road, Melville Ph Dee Garrity on 0403 861 101 to purchase tickets$20.00

Join Maggie Dent and Chris Ferreira for an evening of insight on kids.

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Click here to download the flyer and ticket order form

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Dee Garrity on 0403 861 101 

 

Great Gardens Workshop in Floreat

When: Thursday 06 November 2014 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Location: Town of Cambridge Administration Centre, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat Cost: free

Great Food GardeningThis workshop is ideal for gardening enthusiasts who would like to learn more about maintaining a beautiful landscape in a more sustainable way.

We'll also teach you the secrets to preparing your garden for Waterwise and Native food plants.

The workshop covers improving the soil, dealing with water repellency, landscape design and hydro-zoning, mulching, efficient irrigation systems and techniques, and Waterwise and Native food plants.

Join our celebrity gardeners for all the hints and tips on how to drought-proof your garden and grow nutritious delicious food - and much more!

Please register early to attend this workshop as numbers are limited.

A light supper will be provided. 

Proudly supported by the Swan River Trust and the Town of Cambridge

                  Swan River Trust                       Town of Cambridge


Great Gardens talk at South Fremantle Parmelia Park Pizza Fiesta

When: Saturday 08 November 2014 - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Location: Parmelia Park, Parmelia Street, South Fremantle Cost: free

Waterwise Native VergeA celebration of community! The Pizza Fiesta is an opportunity for South Fremantle residents to come together to celebrate life in this friendly community.

Bring a picnic and enjoy some crunchy pizza from a new South Freo resident, The Pizza Lounge. Enjoy live local music, the Pet Parade, an obstacle course by South Fremantle physiotherapy, a kids activity tent by South Fremantle Chiropractors, free advice on changing your front verge to natives by Ngoolark eco-nursery (formally known as South Fremantle Garden Centre), and lots of opportunities to learn about local community groups.

Chris Ferreira will be giving a talk at 4.30pm. Chris is passionate about Native and Waterwise Plants. Learn how you too can create your own biodiverse garden verge.

Come along and be part of the South Freo buzz.

 

Pally's Patch Spring Open Day

When: Sunday 09 November 2014 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Palmyra Primary School, 60 McKimmie Road, Palmyra Cost: free

Spring along to Palmyra Primary’s Kitchen Garden!

 

Great Gardens Workshop in Port Coogee

When: Sunday 16 November 2014 - 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM Location: Lucretia Circle, North Coogee Cost: free

Create your own Waterwise garden paradiseHave you always wanted a Waterwise garden but don't know where to start? 

Join our celebrity gardening experts, Chris Ferreira and Jackie Nicholl as they show you how to create your own Waterwise urban paradise and answer all your Waterwise gardening questions....

  • How to improve the soil
  • Effective planting and watering techniques,
  • Best practice fertiliser use
  • How to use plants for natural heating and cooling
  • Growing food plants using minimal water
  • How to grow Waterwise and native plants
  • Drought-proofing your garden for summer
  • and more!

Refreshments will be provided.

To register please click on the REGISTER link below or call 1300884764.

Supported by Water Corporation  Australand


Retrofitting Old Homes Workshop

When: Sunday 16 November 2014 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Location: Ac-Cent Centre, 41 Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah Cost: free

Please enter an image description.Join Chris Ferreira for this FREE workshop as he explores the advances in sustainable living and design.

The workshop will include many topics including the secrets of slashing your power bills, and how to create a beautiful and comfortable home - inside and out - whatever the season.

RSVP to City of Mandurah 95503941 or email environmental.services@mandurah.wa.gov.au 

 

Naragebup Festival 2014

When: Sunday 30 November 2014 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: "Naragebup" Rockingham Regional Environmental Centre, 49 Safety Bay Road, Rockingham Entry by Gold Coin Donation$2.00

Please enter an image description.Arts, music, culture and our environment, the 'Lakeside Festival' at Naragebup plans to be a day of celebration.

Entertainment, educational workshops, loads to keep the kids amused, art, craft and much more...  

Join the Great Gardens Food Theatre team of Chris Ferreira and Shannon Whitmore (of Kent Street Deli) as they share all the secrets of Garden to Plate.

  • 11:00am - From the plant to the plate: Growing delicious and nutritious organic food
  • 12:00pm - Food Theatre with Shannon Whitmore (of Kent Street Deli)
  • 1:00pm - Wonders from down under. The top 10 native plants for your garden.

Entry to Naragebup by gold coin donation.