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August 2018

Guest Speakers

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Check out our exciting and interesting gardening talks at the next Kalamunda Garden Festival.

9 am – Neville Passmore. Why grow food at home? Why we need to grow some of our own food at home. Some handy tips to make you a successful producer. 

10 am – Mark Tucek. Bush food plants for beginners – with Tucker Bush.

11 am – Neville Passmore. Barramundi in the backyard. Growing barramundi in the backyard with fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs on the side. How to set up and run your home aquaponics system.

MC – Lisa Passmore.

For $5, you’ll get access to any / all of the talks plus two tickets for our garden festival raffle. Money from the raffle helps support the Kalamunda Garden Festival and the Kalamunda Community Garden.


‘Sabrina’s Selection’ Plant Range

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Hort With Heart will be attending the next Kalamunda Garden Festival on Sunday February 2nd, from 8am to 12 noon. They’ll be selling the next release of plants in the ‘Sabrina’s Selection’ plant range, grown in coir pots by the Kalamunda Plant Company. The chosen plant selection will be announced closer to the garden festival date.  

‘Sabrina’s Selection’ offers an ever-changing selection of classic, beautiful plant varieties, grown from seed (some sourced from parent plants in Sabrina’s own garden), that’ll help attract beneficial insects into your garden.

All the plants in the ‘Sabrina’s Selection’ range are grown in natural, biodegradable coir pots, without the use of pesticides or herbicides. No plastic pots or plastic plant tags are used (the tags are made from paper). Hort With Heart and the Kalamunda Plant Company are helping to set the standard in growing plants in a sustainable, environmentally-conscious manner with minimal waste.

The coir pots can be planted straight into the ground, minimising root disturbance. Once the pot is planted in the ground, the roots will penetrate through the coir pot and into the soil. The coir pot will break down within a couple of months. If you want to use the pot as a pot plant, the coir pot will last 12-18 months out of the ground.

The coir pots are made from a natural waste product from the coconut industry. Not only is it great that a waste product can be repurposed and made into something practical, but each coir pot is also eliminating the use of a plastic pot. 

‘The use of plastic in the growing and sale of plants is a big problem that needs to be addressed. That’s why I’m really proud to be working with Hort With Heart and helping their vision to make changes for the better’.  Andrew Osenton: The Kalamunda Plant Company.

Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds Podcast – Live Recording

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Sabrina Hahn has released a wonderful new gardening podcast with her friend Jamie Burnett, called Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds. They recorded an episode live at our last spring garden festival!!!

Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds is the gardening podcast that combines practical advice and expert knowledge with good times and wheelbarrows of fun!

Sabrina Hahn is Western Australia’s most popular horticulturalist and master gardener, with over 25 years inspiring green (and not so green) thumbs through her shows on ABC Radio and articles in The West Australian Newspaper. Sab believes a garden should be a haven, a refuge, sustainable, manageable, affordable and above all enjoyable for its owners.

Jamie Burnett is a journalist and broadcaster and although he’s the first to admit that he’s not great in the garden, he loves nothing more than a good laugh. Together, he and Sabrina make a great team who educate and entertain. 

Sabrina’s Dirty Deeds is an informative gardening chat featuring specialist guests who are passionate about making a positive impact for a better world. You will hear from some of Australia’s best known horticulturalists, ecologists and innovative gardeners, along with the usual banter and humour you associate with Sabrina.