NHNH hosted yet another Gardening and Sustainability Series funded by Monash Community Grants Programme. This series will offer four different gardening lecture series (2 in 2022, 2 in 2023) delivered by Sustainable Gardening Australia. Each program will host a guest speaker providing information, light refreshments and community chat time.
SESSION 1: HOW SUSTAINABLE IS YOUR GARDEN
Thursday, 8 Sep | 5 pm – 6.30 pm | FREE
An introduction to SGA’s Sustainability Checklist that helps you understand how sustainable your garden is and what you can do to improve it. This workshop will take you through the checklist, discuss the suggestions and answer questions on what you can do at home.
- Sustainable garden design
- Soil and garden fertility
- Home waste management
- Water usage
- Biodiversity and habitat
- Pest and disease management
SESSION 2: PRACTICAL VERTICAL GARDENING
Thursday, 24 Nov | 5 pm – 6.30 pm | FREE SESSION
Growing a garden in the vertical dimension can be a practical, productive and beautiful use of space. Using the vertical space in a garden is a great way to create interest, to make your garden seem bigger or make it more productive. Learn the basics of vertical gardening and how to do it at home.
- Designing vertical gardens
- Smart trellising ideas for veggies
- Fruits, vines and trees
- Using a blank wall or empty fence
- Off the shelf vertical garden systems
- Using recycled materials to make a vertical garden
- Plant choice
- Soil management
- Smart watering ideas