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    Wicking Beds and Waterwise Gardening Workshop

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    Learn how to make successful waterwise wicking beds and grow incredible edibles! Options for all backyards andΒ all budgets!

    Join us for a free,Β informative and practical two-hour workshop exploring how to make successful waterwise wicking beds.

    Discover a self-contained, raised-bed food growingΒ solution - whether you're renting, have limited space, have grass or trees competing with your garden, or if you are just tired of constant watering!

    The difference with wicking beds is the built-in reservoir which supplies water from the bottom up, getting moisture straight to the roots, where plants really need it, thus reducing evaporation. We’ll also cover other secrets to veg growing success.

    This workshop will be held at the Margaret River Community Garden and facilitated by Laura Bailey from Margaret River Organic Farmer, who has been experimenting with wicking beds for years.Β 

    Nature Conservation Margaret River Region staff will also be on-hand to answer your questions about waterwise, verge and native gardens.

    The workshop will includeΒ an hour of theory at the Margaret River Community Garden hall followed by a practical sessions coveringΒ construction of a barrel wicking bed.

    Please note: this event is free but spots are limited, so registrations are essential. If you cannot make it, please let us know as soon as possible so your spot can go to another gardener. Participants mustΒ wear close-toed shoes, weatherΒ appropriate clothing, and bring aΒ hat andΒ full water bottle. This event is intended for adults as the workshop includes a one-hour theory session, unsuitable for young children.

    This is the latest eventΒ asΒ part of Nature Conservation Margaret River Region'sΒ For Nature Landowner Stewardship Program, designed to help you give nature a hand at your place. Registering with For NatureΒ is free and comes with loads of benefits for locals, like grants for conservation work at your place and free equipment hire. Find out more at:

    For Nature is proudly supported by funding from the West Australian Government’s State Natural Resources Management Program, the Water Corporation and the Shire of Augusta Margaret River.

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