Feb
21
Sun
Becoming a Food Citizen: Free Master Class @ Delivered Online Via Zoom
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm
Becoming a Food Citizen: Free Master Class @ Delivered Online Via Zoom

 

Please Note: This event has finished but a recording is now available for a limited period of time at: www.sgaonline.org.au/becoming-a-food-citizen-master-class-recording/

 

Learn how you can help to create a healthier and more sustainable food system in this free online class, presented by Kylie Newberry, founder of Our Food System.

A food citizen is someone who shapes the food system for the better and encourages others to do the same. Taking small steps towards building and supporting a healthy, sustainable and fair system is something we can all do.

This session will outline 10 active steps you can take to become a food citizen. This includes action in the home, community and at an advocacy level. Participants will leave knowing that they are empowered food citizens with the power to transform the food system for the better.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session.

Presented by Kylie Newberry 

Kylie is a writer, speaker and advocate and the founder of Our Food System. She graduated from City University, London in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Food Policy. Kylie’s passion lies in transforming the food system to deliver a range of health, environmental, social and economic outcomes. She works with individuals, community groups, companies and the local government and has created and presented a cutting edge unit in Food Citizenship for the B. Nutrition and Dietetics at Queensland University of Technology. Through her involvement with the Brisbane Fair Food Alliance, Kylie advocates for local and equitable food systems in South East Queensland and she was recently awarded semi-finalist in the global Food Systems Vision Prize. Learn more about Kylie’s work at ourfoodsystem.com

Apr
17
Sat
Wildlife Gardens @ Delivered Online Via Zoom
Apr 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Wildlife Gardens @ Delivered Online Via Zoom

Learn how to create wildlife habitat in your very own backyard.

In this masterclass, wildlife scientist and consultant Wouter van Dongen will teach you how to identify what wildlife may visit your garden as well as the practical steps you can take to attract these species. Wouter will cover everything from creating the correct vegetation structure to attracting birds, insects, frogs, lizards and much more! Whether you own a large forest block, or a small balcony in the suburbs, anyone can contribute to improving the habitat for local wildlife and aiding in their conservation.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session. Please register prior to the class to access the recording.

 

Master Class Presenter – Wouter van Dongen

Wouter van Dongen, has a Doctorate in Zoology, and has travelled the world as a wildlife research scientist. He also has a strong background in horticulture and runs a horticultural business in Melbourne. Wouter’s passion for both wildlife conservation and horticulture has provided the perfect background for his role as a consultant in creating wildlife gardens. He has created wildlife gardens throughout Melbourne and presented workshops at special gardening events for councils, garden clubs and others. His work in wildlife conservation has led to over forty articles in scientific journals and magazines and multiple radio interviews.

Apr
27
Tue
Green Spaces: Vertical, Rooftop and Rain Gardens @ Delivered Online Via Zoom
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Green Spaces: Vertical, Rooftop and Rain Gardens @ Delivered Online Via Zoom

Learn how you can create a beautiful and thriving garden, no matter how restricted your space.

In this Master Class, horticulturalist Sarah Hardgrove will discuss a range of different growing systems suitable for a variety of different spaces including vertical gardens, rooftop gardens and raingardens. Sarah will show you how to set up the infrastructure for your garden and will also cover plant selection and maintenance.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session. Please register prior to the class to access the recording.

 

Master Class Presenter: Sarah Hardgrove

Sarah is a horticulturalist and landscape designer with experience in designing, installing and maintaining a wide variety of green infrastructure elements from green walls and rooftop gardens to raingardens, ground level gardens and terrace courtyards. Passionate about sustainable gardening, urban agriculture, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, she loves sharing her knowledge to encourage more people to connect with plants and nature. Sarah works as horticulturalist at Bulleen Art & Garden, and runs her own consulting, design and maintenance business, Wildgrove Horticulture. She conducts regular workshops for councils and educational institutions on a variety of gardening and environment related topics.