Surviving summer with water-wise gardening workshop
Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden in conjunction with Corowa District Landcare invites you to participate in a water-wise gardening workshop.
Learn about water-wise gardening with Karen Retra, who will present a practical and informative workshop using the Community Garden as an example of how you can make your patch water-wise. She will answer questions like ‘How much water does my garden actually need?’ ‘What are the most efficient and effective ways to use water and mulch’ and ‘what else can I do to help make my garden water-wise?’
Corowa District Landcare Co-ordinator Judy Kirk will show you how to use our local native species in landscaping your garden.
Added benefits – creating habitat for flora and fauna as well as low water use and show how design with local native plants can create distinctive garden character and can be blended with exotics with great effect.
Learn how to construct simple recycled wicking bed out of a polystyrene box. A wicking bed is a self-watering pot that saves water. Plants are watered from a reservoir of water below which saves evaporation.
Tree of Life Community Garden President Sally Hughes will demonstrate how to make quick compost using garden and household waste. She will speak about the simple principles involved in hot and cold composting. Morning tea and lunch will also be provided for free.
The workshop will be held at the community gardens Queen Street, Corowa on December 1, running from 10am to 1pm.
For bookings and further information please call Sally Hughes on 0427 549 856 or sal[email protected]pond.com. RSVP for catering purposes by Wednesday, November 28.