From March to June 2019 Gawler Environment Centre ran the Climate Smart Communities North Project, a series of hands on workshops to equip local communities with the skills to cultivate thriving gardens in increasingly dry conditions. 65 attendees across four sessions learnt how to build wicking beds, rain gardens, various different types of vertical gardens, and how to make the most of limited space for production. Thanks to facilitators Pam Payne from Barossa Bushgardens, Dan French from FrenchEnviro and Malcolm Haines from Ligaya Garden for their expertise and practical know-how.

We produced an information resource for each workshop, check them out below:

Wicking Beds


Vertical Gardens

Gardening in Small Spaces

Gawler Environment Centre Climate Smart Communities North Project was supported by Conservation SA and the Government of South Australia through the Sustainability Grants Program.