Talk 3 – Attracting Birds to your Garden

31/01/2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Edendale Community Environmental Farm
30 Gastons Rd
Eltham VIC 3095
from $20
Richard Rowe

Note: This is the 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.