Gar­den guru goes fer­tiliser-free

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS - David Charlesworth

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.

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