Free workshop on ‘Waterwise Gardens’ for Hawkesbury locals

Hawkesbury Living Sustainably Waterwise Gardens Workshop
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Hawkesbury residents with or without a green thumb can sign up for a free ‘Waterwise Gardens Workshop’ to help their gardens survive during droughts, which will be held on Wednesday, 1 May 2024.

As part of the Hawkesbury City Council’s Hawkesbury Living Sustainably workshops series, the workshop will be presented by Margaret Mossakowska from Moss House and aims to introduce the waterwise garden design as the country is the world’s driest inhabited continent.

The Council shares what to expect in the 2-hour gardening workshop on Wednesday, which will run from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM: 

“Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world; therefore, we should all practice water conservation, particularly in our gardens. Waterwise garden design is a smart way of saving, conserving and recycling water,” the Council mentioned.

“Come along to the workshop and learn about planning your garden to manage water well. You’ll also learn about old and new proven methods to conserve water, such as swales, ollas, mulch, composting pits, grey water filtration, rain gardens and even aquaponics systems!”

It will cover topics such as different ways to reduce water usage, suitable plants for the setup, and watering and water conservation. The workshop will be held at the Tebbutt Room at the Deerubbin Centre, located at 300 George Street in Windsor.

The workshop is free of charge and can be booked online via Eventbrite: FREE Waterwise Gardens Workshop for Hawkesbury residents.

Hawkesbury Living Sustainably Waterside Gardens
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The Council’s adopted Hawkesbury Net Zero Emissions and Water Efficiency Strategy outlines a plan to guide the Council and the community to achieve emission and water reductions across the Council’s operations and the broader local government area. 

According to the Hawkesbury City Council, holding community workshops such as ‘Waterwise Gardens’ supports the actions identified in this Strategy to deliver topics on water efficiency. 

The Strategy is on the Council website: Hawkesbury Net Zero Emissions + Water Efficiency Strategy.

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact the Council at (02) 4560 4444 or email [email protected] and ask to speak to the Council’s Sustainability Officer.

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