This free event will be held on Sunday 15th April, 2018 from 10.00 am to about 11.00 am at the Kelmscott Community Garden, 55 River Road, Kelmscott.
Kelmscott Community Garden Inc. welcomes Robyn Brown from "Waste Is My Resource" to the garden and Robyn will demonstrate the basics of how to compost at home.
This will be a one-hour presentation and demonstration of composting including bokashi and setting up the different types of bays and bins. There will also be time for questions and you take home a handout in order to get you started.
Although this is a free event, please register here.
2. NATURAL PEST CONTROL This will be on 12th May, 2018 from 9.30 am to 12 noon, at the Spearwood Library, 9 Coleville Crescent, Spearwood.
This event will teach you how to prevent infestation of pests in the garden and you will discover how, when you alter either the plant or the environment, you can once again look forward to a healthy balance and therefore be able to deal with fewer pests.
Monoculture versus polyculture – and natural balance
Garden design and crop rotation
Building plant resilience to reduce pest attack or soil improvement
Three methods of control – physical, biological and spraying
Accepting that there will always be insect pests
You can find out more, and make a booking at this site.
3. LIVING SOILS FOR HEALTHY PROFITS
This all-day event will be on 8th May, 2018 from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, and it will be held at the Merri Bee Organic Farm, 3 Thomas Rd, Nannup.
Having good healthy soil can make the world of difference and this means having compost that is correctly made.
This course explains how you can turn farm wastes into tons of quality humus by following some simple rules. What if you could take a 5 kg of this compost and make a tea to boost biology and productivity over 100 hectares?
This day will teach you the rules of compost and compost tea and you will receive a 75-page manual to take home.
5. SMALL SPACE, BIG HARVEST: AN INTRO TO URBAN PERMACULTURE
This will be held on Saturday 9th at 9.30 am to Sunday 10th June, 2018 till 4.30 pm at the Jarrahdale Primary School, Wanliss Street, Jarrahdale.
Here you can discover ways you can use permaculture design thinking to maximise productivity in your backyard systems. This hands-on course will cover the following:
Permaculture design groundwork
Looking at your space with permaculture eyes
Designing for productivity
Creative ideas for growing more food on small urban blocks
The basics of organic vegetable and/or fruit tree systems
6. DESIGN A HERB GARDEN
This will be held on Sunday 17th June, 2018 from 11.00 am to 12.30 pm, at The Green Life Soil Co, 178 Farrall Road, Midvale.
You will learn how to grow your own healthy herbs at home and how to build a herb garden. You will learn about the conditions for growing herbs at home and which herbs can be grouped together and their ideal growing soil conditions.
No matter how much room you've got to plant herbs - planning the space will give you the best results.
This will cost just $29 and you will get to take home information sheets and much more. You can find out more at this site.
7. INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE
This event will be on 23rd June, 2018 from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm, at the Success Public Library, 11 Wentworth Parade (Corner of Beeliar Drive), Success.
Have you ever heard of permaculture?
Permaculture "integrates land, resources, people and the environment through mutually beneficial synergies".