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Great Gardens @ National Science Week Festival 2013

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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.
Who Said Science Is Just For Geeks?
Why are plants green? Why is the sky blue? The world around us is an amazing place, and the wonderful world of science provides answers to these simple questions and so much more. Despite its reputation as being a subject-matter strictly for geeks, science is an incredible branch of knowledge that can be further divided into numerous equally-intriguing sub-branches.

This image is from the Forever Project website
This image is from the Forever Project website

From August 10 18 National Science Week will be celebrated all around Australia: a special event that aims to promote science amongst the wider community through fascinating workshops, lectures, presentations and family events. Here in Perth many exciting activities will be held throughout the city beginning with its official launch in Perth Cultural Centre on Saturday, 10th August that will include a plethora of exciting and free family-friendly things to do.

This image is from the Forever Project website
This image is from the Forever Project website

This year, Chris Ferreira from the Forever Project will be part of National Science Week, and will hold a couple of terrific Great Gardens presentations. The Forever Project is a multi award-winning Western Australian organisation which is dedicated to inspiring and empowering local communities to develop sustainable practices, such as water and energy efficiency, organic gardening, renewable energy, land care, permaculture, and much, much more. They also hold regular presentations at local schools and at community events such as Perth's National Science Week launch in order to educate the public about the important work they do.

On Saturday Chris will provide two free presentations which will help establish you on the sustainability path and hopefully whet your appetite to learn more. At 2pm he will host How to Turn Sand into Soil, which deals with a common dilemma faced by Perth gardeners (our sandy soils), and at 4pm he'll present The Magic of Mulch, which gives further tips about how to nourish and protect our gardens, naturally.

In conclusion, if you've ever wanted to learn more about sustainable living and specifically, about how to grow your own healthy organic veggies in your back-yard, then these two events are not to be missed. While you're at the Perth Cultural Centre, take the opportunity as well to check out all the fun activities that are taking place for National Science Week. There is something for the whole family, with heaps of exciting presentations and hands-on activities, all totally free of charge. To find out more, take a look at the National Science Week website. For more information on this Great Garden presentation, check out the Forever Project website.
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Why? Be help the environment, and enhance the quality of our own lives, by adopting a more sustainable lifestyle.
When: Saturday, August 10, from 8.30am - 9.00pm
Where: Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Northbridge, WA, 6003
Cost: Free
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