On Saturday the 25th of June 2022, Port Environment Centre is presenting a series of informative workshops to help you green your verge. Verges do not only have to be grasses and trees but can also be spaces that attract insects and birds. Bitumen and concrete heat up when temperature rises, so the coolness provided by plants is crucial in preventing the heat from having too much of an effect. Plants also help to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in our air and provide habitat for certain fauna.
Three short workshops will be held at Gallery Yampu on Saturday afternoon. Beginning at 1pm, you will learn about the kinds of plants that suit verge spaces. Jason from Backyard Bushcare will talk you through all the basics. Then, at 2pm, the folks from Bringing Back the Butterflies will explain the conditions required for native insects to be attracted to our verges. And, lastly, you will gain tips from Matt Jorgensen at 3:15pm on how to plan, design and implement your verge. You will also have time to ask questions and participate in conversations.
Tickets are $5 per person per workshop or $10 per person for all workshops. Bookings are required and can be made online via their website. Gallery Yampu is located at 1 Jenkins Street in Birkenhead.