Jan
31
Thu
Talk 3 – Attracting Birds to your Garden @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk 3 - Attracting Birds to your Garden @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm | Eltham | Victoria | Australia

Note: This is the 3rd in a series of 7 Sustainable Gardening Talks.  You can book the talks individually or book all 7 talks with our Summer Series Package and receive up to 30% discount. What a great Christmas present for someone who loves their garden.

The variety of birds attracted to our urban gardens seems to be decreasing but there are some simple changes you can make to your garden to make it a more inviting habitat to visit.

In this talk Richard will discuss how to change your garden and invite birds to take up residence once again. He will cover the fundamentals of a habitat garden incorporating the important habitat elements of food, water, shelter and nesting places.

This class will cover:

  • Why some birds are becoming rare and others are thriving
  • Habitat elements to include in your garden
  • Indigenous plants to consider
  • Bully and pest birds – some strategies to try
  • Pets – their impact on native fauna and simple strategies to manage them

About Richard Rowe

Richard is an experienced trainer, community facilitator, passionate home gardener and worm farmer. After a long and successful corporate career in finance and sustainability, Richard now focuses on environmental education for both adults and school children and on the local food movement.

Feb
7
Thu
Talk 4 – Indigenous Plants for Food/Fibre/Medicine @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk 4 - Indigenous Plants for Food/Fibre/Medicine @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm | Eltham | Victoria | Australia

Note: This is the 4th in a series of 7 Sustainable Gardening Talks.  You can book the talks individually or book all 7 talks with our Summer Series Package and receive up to 30% discount. What a great Christmas present for someone who loves their garden.

The Australian bush provided the first nations people all the Food, Fibre and Medicine needed to thrive in this unique country.

In this talk Richard will introduce you to some of the local plants used by indigenous Australians and inspire you to grow them in their garden.

This class will cover:

  • Aboriginal connection with the land
  • Examples of food plants
  • Examples of fibre plants
  • Examples of medicine plants
  • Examples of tool, shelter and fire plants
  • Tips on how to grow these plants at home

About Richard Rowe

Richard is an experienced trainer, community facilitator, passionate home gardener and worm farmer. After a long and successful corporate career in finance and sustainability, Richard now focuses on environmental education for both adults and school children and on the local food movement.