‘Sabrina’s Selection’ Plant Range

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Hort With Heart will be attending the next Kalamunda Garden Festival on Sunday November 10th, 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.


The Kalamunda Music Festival

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The Kalamunda Music Festival is an exciting new community event within the City of Kalamunda, designed to showcase some of the talent in the region and to bring the community together through a love of music. Created by Andrew Osenton, the founder of the Kalamunda Garden Festival, this event should be another great addition to the hills calendar.

The Kalamunda Music Festival’s aim is to celebrate music and nurture the creation of more live music in the hills. The festival presents all kinds of musical genres and encourages performers of all ages and skill levels to participate. The festival provides a platform for musicians to share their skills and appreciation of music with others.

The first Kalamunda Music Festival is intentionally modest in its structure, but with each event, the festival will grow and add new elements, making it a showcase event within the City of Kalamunda. 

The first music festival will utilise a selection of our wonderful cafes and restaurants, as they host musicians in their establishments over the weekend. Festival-goers can sit and relax, enjoy a coffee or a meal, whilst being entertained by the extensive line-up of musicians. Instead of bringing in food trucks, we want to support local eateries and help them to explore the possibilities of what the Kalamunda Music Festival can offer them.

The musicians performing in the cafes and restaurants are busking. Their generous support and eagerness to be involved forms the backbone of the music festival and their willingness to help has enabled the event to get off the ground. The event doesn’t receive funding and currently has no sponsorship, so the musicians performing at no cost to the festival really are very special and their support won’t be forgotten as the event grows.

We’ll also be offering a small number of ticketed shows, including a wonderful performance by the Milford Street Shakers.        

The Kalamunda Music Festival aims to create numerous, varied musical events throughout the year under its banner.  

We hope you can support this first event and we’d love to see you there.