Composting! Aquaponics! Permaculture!

As part of the Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival, Katanning Landcare held three family-friendly EcoWeek workshops on the last weekend in March on composting, aquaponics and permaculture. Yann Toussaint of Albany led Friday’s workshop, held in Katanning, which compared composting systems.  Participants learned about the different types of composting systems and worm farms so they could […]


Gardening for Productivity and Biodiversity – Event Wrap Up

It was such a lovely day on Saturday – a perfect day to be in the garden. And the next best place to be was here, learning about getting the most from your garden. Gardening for Productivity and Biodiversity was a quiet event, with only 8 participants, probably our smallest of all EcoWeek events so far, but […]


Bush Medicine and Natural Skin Care Products – Event Wrap Up

Tuesday’s “Bush Medicine and Natural Skin Care Products” workshop with Vivienne Hansen was probably one of our most successful events ever. Thirty six people attended, once again, travelling from far and wide to learn about the healing properties of native Australian bush plants. Participants came from Narrogin, Denmark, Highbury, Piesseville, Woodanilling, Ongerup, Broomehill and Dumbleyung and enjoyed a hands-on, practical and interactive morning. Everyone […]


Introduction to Permaculture and Soil Basics Workshop – Event Wrap Up

When you plan an event, you always hope for the best, but you can never be sure how things are going to turn out, and you always worry: Will people turn up? Will the presenters be engaging and informative? Will the day run smoothly and will everyone go home happy? Apparently, we didn’t have to […]

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