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.

Click here to download the flyer

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 


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.