Talk 1 – Water Smart Gardening

17/01/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Edendale Community Environmental Farm
30 Gastons Rd
Eltham VIC 3095
from $20
Richard Rowe

Note: This is the 1st 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.

Water is critical to a garden’s success. As we experience hotter and dryer summers, we need to be mindful about how we use water still while helping our gardens to thrive.

In this talk Richard will discuss design, maintenance and watering options for you to consider at home that will help reduce water usage while  supporting a healthy and productive garden.

This class will cover:

  • Soil development as a water smart strategy
  • Water smart design options
  • Plant characteristics that love dry climates
  • Mulch – why, what, when, how
  • Rain water capture
  • Irrigation options

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.