Although Western Australia is a great place to live, it can be a nightmare if you want to create a beautiful productive paradise in your back yard. Our harsh summers and sandy soils create challenges that even experienced gardeners struggle with, and therefore most of us need a helping hand from time to time if we want to transform our gardens into places of beauty.
Fortunately, help is at hand, and here in Perth The Forever Project, a group consisting of Western Australia's most experienced sustainability experts, is active throughout the state, providing free workshops that demonstrate how your sandy patch can be transformed into a lush productive garden.
Travelling throughout the city and beyond, to remote regional communities, The Forever Project's sustainability gurus host several kinds of free workshops at community halls and other public venues.
The ever-popular Great Gardens programs are generally held in Perth suburbs and regional centres, and focus on topics relevant to the home gardener such as soil improvement, composting, effective planting and watering techniques, growing food plants using minimal water, growing native plants and drought-proofing your garden. These workshops are held at a variety of venues including public halls, environment centres and community festivals.
More orientated to those living on large acreages on the outskirts of the city or farmers making their living from the land, the Heavenly Hectares presentations demonstrate sustainable land management practices including fire safety, climate change resilience, property planning, landcare techniques and bush regeneration.
Projects held by the Forever Project are practical, down-to-earth and presented in a friendly, relaxed kind of way. With years of gardening and sustainability experience behind them, the presenters really walk their talk and are open to questions dealing with your own back-yard dilemmas. If it wasn't enough that all this priceless information is totally free of charge, in many cases free refreshments are also provided. To learn more, check out the Forever Project website.