Water-Wise Gardening: Thriving with Less

Water-Wise Gardening: Thriving with Less

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Live via Zoom


We all appreciate the crucial role of water in garden success. Especially in Australia, the driest habitable continent, where water availability is historically constrained. In this masterclass session, let us help you achieve your resolution to use less water, but grow more.  

Explore the art of capturing, storing, diverting, and efficiently using water, especially in times of drought and flood. By managing water wisely, we not only ensure healthy, productive gardens but also secure our water sources for the future. We will explain the role plants play in the water cycle. This session unravels the principles of garden zoning, the characteristics of plants thriving in dry climates, and the importance of organic material and mulch in enhancing soil's water-holding. It also covers the most efficient irrigation methods and will provide insights into capturing and storing rainwater with swales, rainwater gardens and downpipe conversions. Learn about the ins and outs associated with greywater usage.  

Leave this session with the knowledge to create a water-savvy garden that reduces your water use and prepare you and your garden for extreme weather conditions, be it intense heat or excessive rainfall. 

Presenter - Teresa Day

Teresa has been responsible for the delivery of the community training program at SGA for over two years. She is a sustainable design professional with experience in community development and environmental education.  A home gardener for over 20 years and a chicken keeper and forager she has a particular interest in personal sustainable choices and lifestyle changes individuals can implement within their home and garden to reduce their carbon footprint and connect better with their local community.

This session is one of five in a Masterclass Series "New Year, Greener Garden". Other topics include - Establishing a compost; Garden Journalling: Slowing down and tuning in; Resource Smart Gardening; Sustainable bounty - growing enough.

Discounts - Book Series Package for discount $5.  Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here and GGPs receive a 30% discount.

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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.
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  • Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendance.
  • If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed by SGA. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time for registration and seating
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