Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit non-government organiation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet.
Its driving purpose is to:
Encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment;
Provide information, education and undertake research about the natural environment;
Reconnect people to the natural world through gardening; and
Ensure an understanding of the impacts that gardening decisions about chemical and resource use have on the natural environment well beyond their neighbourhood.
Dr Greg Moore's talk was excellent. I loved learning about how plants evolved - first time i properly understood why plants in the same family come from different parts of the world - it's to do with the movement of continents over many millions of years. He talked about plant diversity too - Australia is particularly rich. I would certainly recommend a talk by Greg.
Wow, what a workshop. Penny's clear, informative way of explaining the different garlic groups means I can now recognise what I have and know what to buy and plant. She covered every aspect of growing garlic from preparation of the site, how to avoid diseases, feeding program, when to harvest, curing and storage. This knowledge has enabled me to make a calendar of what needs to be done over a 12 month period. I learnt to recognise the varies stages of the plants growth along with different ways to preserve and use garlic in the kitchen. Penny's immense knowledge on this topic was evident and her willingness to share it was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend this workshop to both new and experienced garlic growers.
This was a very informative and interesting workshop that covered a wide range of topics from how to keep your garden healthy; why and how plants attract pests and therefor how to avoid this and safe ways to rid your plants of different pests. awe learnt what plants attract the good insects and the many different herbs we can grow and their many uses. Penny's presentation was informative, interesting and her willingness to share her vast knowledge and answer peoples questions was much appreciated.