RiverWise Gardening

Josh Byrne is an environmental scientist, author, television presenter and research academic. Well known for his work on ABC TV's Gardening Australia program, Josh is also Director of Josh Byrne & Associates - a multi award winning Fremantle based consulting practice integrating the fields of landscape architecture, built environment sustainability, media and communications.

These fun, informative and interactive workshops and are designed to teach us how sustainable gardening practices can save you time, money, water and angst, while also helping to attract birds and other wildlife to your gardens.

Josh will help set the scene at the beginning of each workshop and help participants understand the impact of excessive nutrients on the Swan Canning river system and the role that RiverWise gardeners can play in helping the rivers. The workshops will also cover:

Garden Design

  • Hydrozoning and 'soil and nutrient' zoning
  • Plant selection
  • Irrigation design and management

Understanding Your Soil

  • Soil testing
  • Improving soil

Effective and Responsible Fertiliser Use

  • Selecting the right fertiliser
  • Fertiliser alternatives
  • Application

Details for the Spring series of workshops have now been released:

City of Canning:
Thursday 18 October
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) Cnr of Kent St & Queens Park Road, Wilson

Get your tickets for the Canning workshop here

City of Gosnells
Tuesday 23 October
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: The Agonis, Lyal Richardson Hall, 2232 Albany Hwy, Gosnells

Get your tickets for the Gosnells workshop here

City of Bayswater
Wednesday 7 November
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands

Get your tickets for the Bayswater workshop here