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Beyond Gardens - Garden Wise Seminars 2014

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by Carolyn Hopping (subscribe)
I'm a freelance writer based in Perth, Western Australia, who enjoys writing about the things I love: travel, nature-based activities, the arts, spirituality and creative, fun activities for children.
Turn Your Sandy Backyard Into A Lush Productive Garden
Once upon a time every home had a garden. Not just the tiny patch of sparsely-planted vegetation that often passes for a garden these days, but a real garden full of colourful flowers, organic vegetables, some fruit trees and perhaps even a few chooks. More than just a casual interest or cool hobby, the cultivation of such gardens were often a matter of survival for people when times were tough. In today's fast-paced supermarket-dominated society, however, lush productive home gardens are a relic of the past - a luxury that few of us have the time or the knowledge to cultivate. Fortunately for folks living in Perth and the Wheatbelt, this October and November the Beyond Gardens team will be on tour, holding workshops that demonstrate the principles of water-wise gardening to residents - how to transform our notoriously sandy soil into a lush fertile backyard paradise.

The winner of the 2012 Western Australian Environment Awards, the Beyond Gardens team have now delivered over 1000 seminars and events around the state, teaching people in both Perth and regional areas how to live a more environmentally sustainable lifestyle. Consisting of some of Western Australia's most accomplished consultants, botanists, landscapers, environmental scientists, bush food advocates and others, the team is dedicated to raising public awareness about saving our precious water supplies through water-wise gardening tips, techniques and other information. Best of all, their workshops are all totally free so everyone can afford to attend.

The schedule for Beyond Garden's events this October and November are as follows:

Thursday, 16th October - Seniors Centre, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood - 10.00am - 1.00pm

Thursday, 23rd October - Town of Cambridge Admin Centre, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Monday 27th October - Community Resource Centre, 79 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay - 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Tuesday 28th October - Community Resource Centre, 51 53 Railway Terrace, Goomalling - 9.00am - 11.00am

Tuesday 28th October - Community Resource Centre, 2 Elphin Terrace, Wongan Hills - 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Wednesday 29th October - Community Resource Centre, Discovery Centre, Johnston Street, Dalwallinu - 10.00am - 12 noon

Wednesday 29th October - Koorda Recreation Ground Pavillion - 5.00pm - 7.00pm

Thursday 30th October - Community Resource Centre, Lot 5 Railway Terrace, Wyalkatchem - 10.00am - 12 noon

Thursday 30th October - Community garden site, Bates Street, Merredin - 5.30pm - 7.00pm

Tuesday, 11th November - Piney Lakes Environment Centre, Leach Highway (south side), between Murdoch and Risely Streets, Winthrop - 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Thursday 13th November - Baker's House, 10 Welcome Meander, Harrisdale - 6,30pm - 9.30pm

In conclusion, if you're wanting to learn more about water-wise gardening but are unsure where to begin, then these fabulous and free workshops from Beyond Gardens may be just the kick-start you need. To find out more about these programs as well as all the other cool stuff that the Beyond Gardens team is involved in, go to this website. Please note that, although all these workshops are free, it's necessary to register if you'd like to attend.

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Why? These free workshops provide loads of great information about water-wise gardening and much more.
When: Throughout October and November 2014
Where: At various locations around Perth and the Wheatbelt.
Cost: Free
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