Gardening workshops on the way

Gardening workshops on the way

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Environmental scientist and Gardening Australia presenter Dr Josh Byrne.

Environmental scientist and Gardening Australia presenter Dr Josh Byrne will be paying a visit to Perth’s southern suburbs, next month.

Dr Byrne will deliver a free workshop/Q and A session at the Willetton Reserve Pavilion, in Willetton, from 6.30pm on May 25.

Another workshop/Q and A session will be held at Amherst Village Community Centre, Southern River at May 18, from 6.30pm.

The event is proudly supported by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation, and Attractions’ River Guardians program, and the City of Canning.

As part of the event, Dr Byrne will provide tips on how everyone can pitch in to help the Swan and Canning Rivers.

Dr Byrne will also discuss river-friendly gardening, plant selection, garden design, and irrigation.

“This isn’t about tearing up your lawns and covering everything in mulch,” he said.

“There are simple, cost-effective steps we can take to reduce nutrient pollution and it starts with building healthy soil and feeding plants what they need when they need it.”

South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) chief executive Amy Krupa will deliver a presentation on the Nurdi Park Living Stream.

Around 250 tonnes of nitrogen and 26 tonnes of phosphorus enter the Swan and Canning Rivers each year.

This intake of nitrogen and phosphorous results in algal blooms, deoxygenation, and fish deaths.

Visit riverguardians.com/education/gardening-workshops for more information about next month’s event.