Garden guru goes fertiliser-free
GARDENING guru and ABC radio presenter Sabrina Hahn is paying a visit next month to help residents grow gardens less dependent on fertiliser.
The workshop will be held at the Leschenault Community Nursery on June 18, in partnership with the Leschenault Catchment Council, showing people how to grow more native plants which require less fertiliser.
Leschenault Catchment Council communications officer Sharon Upston said the aim of the workshop was to help protect waterways from fertiliser run-off by showing gardeners different plants and methods.
“The aim of the workshop is to inform the community that there are alternatives to traditional fertilisers,” she said.
Ms Upston said they were lucky to get Ms Hahn for the workshops and she would be available to answer questions.
“Sabrina will be there for a cou- ple of hours and will give the general public a chance to ask a lot of questions,” she said.
“It’s really great she’s making time for this.”
Staff at the nursery will also be showing and selling a number of native plants which can also reduce fertiliser dependency.
The workshop was funded through Royalties for Regions as part of the $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative, which intends to improve water quality and waterway health in the six southwestern estuaries and their catchments.
The event is free for the public and runs from 10am to noon on Sunday, June 18 at the nursery.