Grow, Grow, Grow Your Own presents the second of their free 2017 Workshop Series Sustainable House, Sustainable Garden featuring Professor John Boland and Chris Bryant at 2pm Saturday 22 April at Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street, Unley.
Please register to attend this workshop by emailing Peter.
Living more sustainably is a real challenge. Where to start? How to do it? John Boland and Chris Bryant who have made their house more sustainable and grow a lot of their own food are giving this workshop.
John Boland is Professor of Environmental Mathematics at University of South Australia, specialising in modelling of renewable energy and water supply systems. His PhD was in modelling heat flows in houses, which led him on a path towards work in energy efficient housing. Chris Bryant is a part time research assistant, former registered nurse, and an accredited Permaculture Designer. She has been in charge of the garden design features that will be focussed on in this workshop.
Together, they produce 30% of their food from their garden which also acts as climate control, habitat for frogs, birds and lizards, sanctuary and place for enjoyment. On the side, they also manage a rural property in Monarto, where they are custodians for several rare and threatened plant species, including one on the nationally endangered species list. Over thirty years, they have made it into a private conservation park.
Come along and hear about their experiments and adventure in creating a sustainable home.
Thanks to a generous Unley Council grant: this is a free workshop. If you have any excess produce to share, bring that too!