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Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) Master Class – Habitat Gardening – Footscray Secondary College

August 13, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

$35

Habitat Gardening @ Footscray City College – Environmental Science Centre

Saturday 13th August, 10.30am to 12.30am
Footscray City College – Environmental Science Centre
Kinnear St
Footscray VIC 3011
What You Will Learn
  • How to become a “Champion for Wildlife” in your own garden
  • How to create habitat and homes in your garden that attract birds, frogs, butterflies, mammals, lizards, invertebrates
  • How to manage pests that can damage your habitat garden or threaten indigenous fauna

What You Get

  • Information and discussion on integrating your garden into the local environment and providing habitat and homes for indigenous animals
  • Notes and links to additional resources to continue your learning journey

Description

You can be a ‘Champion for Wildlife’ by incorporating additional food, water, shelter and nesting places in your garden for our indigenous animals.

Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is offering a special Master Class on building a habitat garden to attract indigenous wildlife.

You will learn about:

  • Key elements of a habitat garden – food, water, shelter, nests
  • Garden Structure
  • Habitat needs of different local fauna
    • Birds
    • Mammals and marsupials
    • Frogs
    • Lizards
    • Butterflies
    • Native Bees
  • Use of chemicals and sustainable gardening practices
  • Managing pest animals
  • Pets and habitat gardens
  • Fruit tree netting to minimise harm to birds
  • Managing possums

Master class Presenter:

  • Richard Rowe is passionate about local food, living sustainability and is a keen sustainable gardener.
  • He has worked in large corporates as a Sustainability Manager but now focuses on environmental training and education
  • He is an Environmental Educator at Edendale – Community Environmental Education Farm and is SGA’s Training and Learning Coordinator

Venue

Environmental Science Centre
1 Kinnear St, Footscray
Melbourne, Victoria 3011 Australia
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Website:
www.sgaonline.org.au