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by Susan J Bowes (subscribe)
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Using recycled materials to create vertical gardens
I am an avid supporter of recycling and am always looking for ways to re-use rather than throw out, so when I heard about DIY Vertical Gardening Workshop where you can learn to create your own masterpiece for your garden from recycled materials, I thought this is definitely something I want to learn more about.

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Imagine creating a masterpiece like this for your garden (Photo courtesy of Akeko Vertical Gardens Website)

On Saturday 20th August at the Hyperdome Library in Shailer Park, gardening guru Shane Sadkowsky and owner of Akeko Vertical Gardens will be giving a presentation of how we can create our very own masterpiece.

If you live in townhouse or you would prefer to not have large gardens in your backyard, then vertical gardening is a practical way of still having the enjoyment from a garden and growing produce for the table. Yet not having to spend lots of time digging up and maintaining the garden bed.

Free, Shailer Park, Logan, Gardening, Workshops, Recycling, Environment, Nature
Photo courtesy of Akeko Vertical Gardens Website

Shane's background is education in sustainability with a BA in environmental studies, however his passion is gardening. Through his research and obsession with theories such as Ken Wilbers Integral Theory and environmental philosophy, he came to the question why we can't design our gardens so that we can not only live, but thrive in them as well. From this, his business and ideas blossomed. Shane's power point presentation will show you how you can use recycled materials such as old pallets and coconut shells to create an economical and space saving garden. This type of garden suit both indoor and outdoor designs.

Shane also spends his time as Project Coordinator for Data Scientists and is President of The Inspiration Garden, which is a premaculture nursery and community garden in Morningside.

Free, Shailer Park, Logan, Gardening, Workshops, Recycling, Environment, Nature
Make your office unique (Photo courtesy of Akeko Vertical Gardens Website)

The event is from 10.00 to 11.30am at the Hyperdome Library, which is situated at 66-77 Mandew Street, Shailer Park. Shailer Park was named after Francis and Catherine Shailer, farmers who settled in the area in 1866. They first grew cotton and later sugar, however they were best known for their citrus orchard. At the 2011 Census, Shailer Park had a population of 11,275 residents.

The cost of the event is free, however bookings are essential. If you would like to attend, please go to the Logan Hyperdome Library website and fill in the registration attendee form.

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Why? Workshop on recycled materials for vertical gardens
When: Saturday 20th August 2016
Phone: Hyperdome Library
Where: Sailer Park, 66-70 Mandew St Shailer Park
Cost: Free
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