Greening our Future Events
Council runs a six monthly series of FREE environmental sustainability events, designed to help residents live more sustainably. A variety of topics are offered, to help people reduce their environmental impacts and actively enhance the biodiversity and amenity of our local environment.
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Indigenous Nursery Open Day
Join in the celebrations as we launch Frankston City Council’s Gardens for Wildlife program. ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ is a free program providing simple and practical advice for creating wildlife-friendly home gardens. Special guest presenter AB Bishop, author of one of Australia’s top selling gardening book ‘Habitat’ will be joining us to talk about the values of and her passion for habitat gardening. AB Bishop is a highly respected horticulturist, conservationist, writer and habitat consultant with a wealth of experience. Her new book, Habitat, is a practical and beautifully designed guide for anyone wanting to create their own wildlife haven at home.
Come along to pick up some well-priced native plants for your garden, explore the beautiful surrounds, meet some helpful staff members and volunteers who can give you great gardening advice, and join in lots of special free education activities for the whole family including Discover our indigenous plants, Nursery tours, Meeting Frankston’s rangers, local wildlife carers and join in at the amazing hands on displays prepared by living with wildlife, friends groups and nursery volunteers as well as a sausage sizzle.
- AB Bishop presenting at 10am
- Gardens for Wildlife launch at 11am
- Nursery tour – 11.30am
- Learn how to propagate indigenous plants demonstration at 12.30pm
When: Saturday 4 May, 9am – 1pm
Where: Frankston Indigenous Nursery - 7 McMannis Way (off McCulloch Avenue), Seaford
Creating a Raingarden
Raingardens are self-watering, low-maintenance gardens designed to protect our rivers and creeks, by capturing stormwater that runs off hard surfaces when it rains. Raingardens naturally filter and purify the stormwater before it reaches local creeks that lead to the bay, significantly reducing water pollution.
This interactive education session is for anyone with an outdoor area of any size, as raingardens can be adapted for many different locations, shapes and sizes. Raingardens are easy to maintain, especially if you use native Australian plants; they don't need to be watered, mowed or fertilised.
Residents near creeks or beaches are especially encouraged to come along to find out more! Our guest speaker, Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden, is an expert on raingarden design and has helped construct many in a variety of locations.
This is a free session, but bookings essential.
Book your spot online
When: Wednesday 15 May, 7-9pm
Where: Frankston Life Saving Club - 1/N Long Island Drive, Frankston
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
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