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Change makers showcased for National Science Week

Verge gardening, the future of residential energy and food security will all be explored...

27 July 2018
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Free workshop series planned for National Science Week

Verge gardening, the future of residential energy and food security will all be explored in a free workshop series planned for National Science Week next month. Change makers: Climate science and adaptation includes a diverse range of workshops taking place across Perth and aims to help attendees thrive in Perth’s changing climate.

The keynote speaker of the series is Dr Christine Jones, an internationally recognised soil ecologist and founder of Soils for Life. Dr Jones will inspire local landholders with her stories of regenerative agriculture and land management techniques that will enhance biodiversity, increase biological activity and sequester carbon. The presentation is titled ‘Light farming’ and will take place on Saturday 11 August at Keysbrook Community Hall between 10am and 4pm.

Merri Harris from the Serpentine Jarrahdale Food and Farm Alliance will be presenting a two part series at the SJ Landcare Centre on the evenings of Thursday 16 and Thursday 23 August sharing the story of our local food bowl and describing how agricultural production is changing to adapt to a changing climate.

The series also includes a ‘Reverse Global Warming’ workshop at the SJ Landcare Centre on Wednesday 15 August, a permaculture workshop focusing on ‘Designing for Change’ at Jarrahdale Primary School on Wednesday 12 August and a workshop presented by Nancy Scade on ‘Future proofing your garden’ on Saturday 18 August at the Australian Native Nursery, Oakford.

Mundijong Library will also host a National Science Week display including free ‘seeds of change’ available to visitors.

Change makers: climate science and adaptation is an initiative being delivered by the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in partnership with Switch your thinking and the SJ Food and Farm Alliance, to showcase the different ways community, industry and government are responding and adapting to a changing climate.

The workshop series also includes a presentation, Reverse Global Warming, at the Armadale Library and a fully booked session by Sabrina Hahn at Hidden Specialty Coffee, Kelmscott.

For more information on the workshop series, or to register to attend, visit switchyourthinking.com

Switch your thinking is a local government sustainability initiative—developed by the City of Armadale, the City of Gosnells and the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. The SJ Food and Farm Alliance champions peri-urban agriculture and influences broader issues such as food security, local economies, community health and nutrition.

Change makers: climate science and adaptation is presented as part of National Science Week 2018 and received grant funding from the Australian Government.