The weather was kind to nearly 300 people when gardening guru, Sabrina Hahn came to talk about low fertiliser and low water gardening.
Organised by the Leschenault Catchment Council, this free community workshop was held at the Leschenault Community Nursery in Bunbury on a sunny June day.
Leschenault Catchment Council Project Officer, Julie Palmer said that excessive garden fertilisers are entering our waterways and estuaries.
“Estuaries that receive too much nutrient from fertilisers have more water quality issues which can cause algal blooms and fish death events”, she said
While entertaining guests with her unique charm, Sabrina Hahn shared her knowledge on creating a waterwise garden that requires minimal fertiliser, without compromising on style, using resilient local native plants.
Department of Water and Environmental Regulation REI Coordinator, Jennifer Stritzke said that the Leschenault estuary receives water from drainage networks and when drains move water through the landscape, it picks up organic matter, sediments and nutrients along the way.
“This workshop was the first of four gardening workshops that will be undertaken by the Leschenault Catchment Council, as part of the State Government’s Regional Estuaries Initiative”, said Jennifer.