Environmental Education Program Continues

Published on Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 4:27:32 PM

Due to popular demand, a second plant propagation workshop was held at the Shire of Denmark Revegetation Nursery last weekend, as part of the Shire’s continuing community Sustainability Environmental Education program.

The free workshop was another resounding success with a total of 36 participants in attendance.

Shire of Denmark Revegetation Officer Mark Parre hosted the event, imparting his knowledge on seed and cutting propagation techniques of local native plant species.

Once again, all plants propagated during the workshop will be utilised for revegetation projects throughout the Shire.

Mr Parre encouraged those in attendance to consider growing and propagating native plants at home.

“They use less water, are not weedy, enhance biodiversity and create habitat,” he said.

The range of free, community-oriented environmental education workshops which are being offered to the community align with the Shire’s Sustainability Strategy 2021-2031 and accompanying Sustainability Action Plan which were adopted in March this year.

Shire of Denmark Chief Executive Officer David Schober voiced his support for the education program.

“The depth of local environmental expertise is a valuable resource here in our community,” Mr Schober said.

“By supporting these educational activities, we hope that more members of the community can access this knowledge from within local environmental groups.”

Another up-coming environmental education event supported by the Shire is the Foodscraps to Fertilisers workshop to be conducted by Green Services scheduled to be held on Saturday 13 November at the Denmark Public Library carpark.

The composting workshop will cover three methods of backyard composting and has been scheduled to coincide with the Garage Sale Trail event to promote a similar ethos of reducing waste.

The Garage Sale Trail will take place over two weekends (13-14 and 20-21 November) and encourages community members to reduce, reuse, recycle, repair and upcycle as an important step in the community effort to reduce our footprint on the environment.

More information about sustainability environmental education programs and events can be found on the Shire of Denmark website or by contacting the Shire of Denmark Sustainability Officer on (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au 


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