Workshop Description

Weeds are the bane of the home gardener but also a serious threat to local native flora and fauna.

Whether in private or public gardens, or in the natural environment, weeds compete with preferred plants for space, light, nutrients and water and often are designed to win in the battle.

In this community workshop participants will learn how to identify and control weeds using an integrated approach that minimises negative impacts on the environment.

Workshop Duration

  • Up to 2 hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • Why weeds are so successful
  • How to manage weeds using an Integrated Weed Management approach
  • Alternatives to common weedy garden plants

Topics Covered

  • What is a weed?
  • Issues with chemical control of weeds
  • An introduction to Integrated Weed Management – A hierarchy weed controls with chemicals as the last step, not the first
  • Disposal of weeds
  • Edible Weeds
  • Common weed profiles

What is Provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for printing and handing out at the class

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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