Spring has sprung in the Perth Cultural Centre with the 2013 Spring Festival on Saturday the 26th of October.
Broadcast live on ABC 720 Perth’s Shoots and Roots Program, there will be an Urban Orchard harvest and planting event, plus Waterwise Productive Gardening Workshop with ABC Gardening Australia’s Josh Byrne, CCWA Speakers Marquee, National Garage Sale Trail, Eco Markets and food stalls.
For the kids there will be educational ‘facts and frogs’ activities in the PCC Native Wetland, and Numbat Nook will host the Perth Zoo, Junkadelic Recycling workshops and more.
Hosted by the Conservation Council of Western Australia, Josh Byrne & Associates and the Perth Cultural Centre, this is a free community event focusing on sustainability and our environment.
To sign up for the Harvest and Planting Day and Waterwise Productive Gardening Workshop go towww.perthculturalcentre.com.au
To register for the Spring Festival CCWA Garage Sale Trail go to http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/sale/spring-festival-garage-sale
What’s on for Spring Festival
ABC Outside Broadcast
720 ABC Perth will broadcast the Saturday Breakfast ‘Shoots and Roots’ with James Lush and Sabrina Hahn live from the urban Orchard
Harvest and Planting Event
Community harvest of the spring Crop and planting of the summer crop at the Urban Orchard.
The mornings activities provide the perfect opportunity for families and communities to come together and get involved with the PCC
Learning new Waterwise gardening techniques for their home patch participants may even be able to take home some free fresh fruit and veg.”
Waterwise Productive Gardening Workshop
The workshop will see Josh Byrne from Gardening Australia conduct practical hands on demonstrations with interactive audience Q&A covering such topics as hydrozoning, soil building, drip irrigation, greywater reuse and planting.
Josh’s talk will also be complimented by a team of irrigation and greywater specialist who will further engage with participants on water saving principles through demonstrations and an extended Q&A session.
Urban Wetland Education with ‘Facts & Frogs’
Woven through the activities for the session is making homes for urban wildlife.
We start by building a frog pond on stage, then invite kids to help develop our city wetland by releasing animals into our wetland. In our second talk, we’ll add habitat around our frog pond (as is happening in the Cultural Centre & Urban Orchard).
In the activities surrounding the wetland, Families will play with natural objects, create creatures and look at animals that live in urban wetlands and bushlands, as well as participating in wetland fauna releases approximately every 15 minutes.
In our finale, the Wildlife Art Parade, kids will be part of an animal invasion into our wildlife garden on the wetland stage.
Numbat Nook Kids area
A fun family friendly zone at the back of the Urban Orchard featuring, Perth Zoo arts activities, Junkadelic recycled music and dance workshops, REmida creative reuse centre arts activities, Recycling workshops with Mindarie Regional Council, Eco Fairy song and dance, City of Perth recycled pot plant making, face painting, and giant recycled puppets.
Garage Sale Trail
Inner city residents, especially apartment dwellers, will be invited to join Perth’s biggest garage sale – drawing attention to ways of reducing domestic waste.
Sit back and relax on some comfy beanbags as the Conservation Council of Western Australia features Eco short and feature films throughout Spring Festival and the week.
A market with artisanal crafts and sustainability focused products, as well as info stalls from NGO’s. Food stalls will be using biodegradable packaging.
CCWA Speakers Marquee
A educational program that highlights the importance of the Western Australian environment, biodiversity, and sustainable living skills such as permaculture, worm farming, energy saving, food production and waste management, housed in an enormous red tent!