This is the first in a series of Training Forums offered by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) focusing on how gardeners can benefit the environment surrounding their gardens and will be launched by SGA's patron Jane Edmanson.
A garden is not an island. All gardens are integrally linked with their surround environments and the local flora and fauna species they host. The design of our outdoor spaces, the green infrastructure they contain and our ongoing gardening practices critically affect the biodiversity of life within the environment.
Join in a discussion with guest speakers and an outdoor tour of habitats at Edendale and learn practical actions you can take to improve a gardens’ connection with the environment in providing habitat, food and shelter for beneficial species of birds, butterflies and frogs driven from their homes by human activity.
Post Forum Summary
Indigenous wildlife is under constant pressure from the steady progress of urbanisation but every gardener can play a role in being a “Champion for Wildlife”. At this forum we learnt about the threats to our indigenous bird, butterfly and frog populations and the consequences of inaction also how we can play a role in helping native wildlife by providing shelter, food, water and habitat in our gardens. The presenters outlined how to landscape gardens appropriately and what plant species to include.
In addition to being a “Champion for Wildlife” you will be able to sit back in your garden and enjoy the beauty and diversity of nature knowing you have made a positive contribution to the environment.