Sur­viv­ing sum­mer with wa­ter-wise gar­den­ing work­shop

The Free Press (Corowa) - - LOCALREALESTATE -

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.

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