Permaculture Expert Comes to Moora

21 September 2016

imageNative permaculture expert Julie Firth will be sharing her expertise with gardening enthusiasts and environmentalists alike at a forthcoming workshop in Moora. 

The workshop, to be conducted on Wednesday, 26 October by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NAC
C), will cover native plant identification, seed collection, seed cleaning and storing, and propagation of native seedlings.

Participants will learn the necessary knowledge and skills required to identify, collect, and grow local native plantsfor different uses.

Anyone in the community interested in establishing native gardens to create habitat for native wildlife, or wishing to rehabilitate degraded natural areas are encouraged to attend.

The event will include a practical component – in Moora’s gorgeous reserve, Candy’s Bush – followed by an indoor session at the Moora Bowls Club.

Julie Firth holds a diploma in permaculture design and runs a commercial permaculture nursery and seed saving business. She is an experienced and engaging communicator, and has run many workshops, both locally and internationally.

NACC’s Moora-based NRM Officer Heather Legge said “this is a great opportunity for the community of Moora to soak up the skills and wealth of knowledge from Julie.”

“The best way to learn is through practical advice from someone like Julie who has been doing this work professionally for many years,” she said.

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Heather Legge on 9653 1366 or by 19th October.

This project is supported by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

MEDIA CONTACT: Kym Jefferies, email or call 9938 0124.

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