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

Dates for the upcoming series of Autumn workshops have now been released:

City of South Perth - Gardeners Circle Special (Private event)
Date: Monday 20 May 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: South Perth Civic Centre, South Terrace, South Perth

City of Swan
Date: Thursday 30 May 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Midland Town Hall - 312 Great Eastern Hwy, Midland.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here

City of Melville
Date: Thursday 6 June 2019
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Bull Creek Community Centre. Corner of Hassell Crescent and Leichhardt Street, Bull Creek.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here