ARMADALE COMMUNITY GARDEN SMALL SPACE/NATIVE BEE WORKSHOP

Participated in the running of a workshop put on by the City of Stonnington and Do it on the Rood at Armadale Baptist Church community garden. The purpose of the workshop was to educate members of the community garden and other residents about gardening in small spaces and urban areas. Participants in the workshop installed a green wall on the grounds of the garden and learnt about controlling garden pests through beneficial insects. A substantial portion was dedicated to work-shopping and troubleshooting resident enquiries and examples in the garden, requiring working knowledge of pest control, horticulture and sustainable practices.

In addition to this role, I specifically delivered a talk about native bees and their role in urban ecosystems and gardens. I developed a take home kit or “show bag” for attendants, comprising of a fact sheets, a local indigenous plant and some pre-made materials to construct a bee hotel. The aim was residents could take these kits home and start contributing to the conservation of native pollinators & indigenous plats in the City of Stonnington.