Great Gardening Workshops With The Forever Project April To June 2015

Great Gardening Workshops With The Forever Project April To June 2015


Posted 2015-04-15 by Carolyn Hoppingfollow

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Great Gardening Workshops With The Forever Project – April To June 2015

There is nothing quite so satisfying as ambling into a lush productive home garden and leisurely picking the produce that you'll later transform into a healthy meal. However, these days such a scenario has unfortunately become rare.

As modern life becomes increasingly complicated it only seems natural that many of us yearn for a time when the world was simpler and people were more connected to nature, each other and themselves. Not so long ago, even in the heart of suburbia, many people grew their own fruit and vegetables on a quarter acre block – perhaps even with a few chooks in a coop, up the back.

While such earthy pastimes went out of fashion for some time, over recent years the humble home garden is steadily making a comeback with celebrity gardeners fanning their popularity on television, gardening magazines, social media and community workshops. Here in Western Australia the Forever Project is at the forefront of the current sustainable home gardening scene, holding fun and friendly educational workshops and information sessions throughout the Perth metro area and further afield.

Comprising of some of Western Australia's most knowledgeable sustainability experts, the Forever Project focuses on a host of fascinating topics pertaining to eco-friendly gardening, thus providing novices with the know-how to transform their sandy garden patches into lush sanctuaries of beauty and productivity.

In Perth and other regional centres the Forever Project's Great Gardens presentations are gathering a strong fan base. These awesome workshops teach participants invaluable sustainability skills such as waterwise gardening, mulching, planting for shading and cooling, solar passive design, soil improvement, fertilising, food growing, and much, much more. For those managing larger properties, such as commercial or hobby farms, the Forever Project also runs regular Heavenly Hectares workshops, encouraging a more sustainable and economical approach to landcare. Also popular are their Food Theatre presentations (educating the public about the benefits of healthy locally-grown produce), and special Fire Recovery and Resilience workshops.

This autumn the Forever Project is holding several great workshops throughout Perth and regional Western Australia. While most of them are free of charge, registration via the Forever Project's website is strongly recommended as numbers are often limited. Following, are some of the events coming up over the next few months.

Wednesday April 15 (6.30pm – 9.30pm) – Great Gardens workshop at Kalamunda (Jorgenson Pavilion, 20 Crescent Road)

Saturday April 18 (9am -4.30pm) – Balingup Small Farm Field Day, Balingup Town Oval

Sunday April 26 (10am – 1pm) – Bunnings Malaga event (corner of Malaga Drive and Marshall Road)

Thursday April 30 (12.30pm – 1.30pm) – Healthy Food Series (Part 3) at QV1 Building (250 St George's Terrace, Perth City)

Saturday May 2 (10am – 1pm) - Bunnings Port Kennedy event (corner of Sunlight Drive and Stockton Road)

Thursday May 7 (6.30pm – 9.30pm) – Great Gardens workshop at Floreat (Town of Cambridge Administration Centre, 1 Bold Park Drive)

Saturday May 9 (9am – 12.30pm) – Heavenly Hectares workshop at Albany (venue still to be announced, so keep an eye on the Forever Project website)

Saturday May 16 (10am – 1pm) - Ballajura Great Gardens workshop (Ballajura Public Library, corner of Kingfisher Avenue and Illawarra Crescent)

Sunday May 17 (10am – 1pm) – Bunnings Morley event (65 – 79 Russell Street)

Tuesday May 19 (6pm – 9pm) – Great Gardens workshop at Leederville (City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent Street)

Sunday May 24 (9am – 4.30pm) – Gidgegannup Small Farm Field Day (Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Gidgegannup Toodyay Road)

Saturday May 30 (10am – 1pm) – Heavenly Hectares workshop at Gidgegannup (Percy Cullen Pavilion, 1990 Toodyay Road)

Sunday May 31 (10am – 1pm) – Bunnings Rockingham event (corner of Patterson Road and Pedlar Road)

Thursday June 11(6.30pm – 9.30pm) – Great Gardens workshop at Wilson (Canning River Eco Education Centre, Corner of Kent Street and Queen's Park Road)

In a nutshell, if you're a wannabe home gardener, but are perplexed about how to begin, these workshops may be just what you're looking for. Alternatively, even if you've been gardening for years you'll be sure to pick up many useful tips about how to work in a more environmentally-friendly and economical way from these friendly down-to-earth presentations. To learn more about the Forever Project and all the wonderful work they do, take a look at their website . Be sure to check it regularly, however, as new events are regularly added to those that are mentioned above.

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