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Sustainable House Day branches out


Gardeners keen to turn over a new leaf and introduce more sustainable gardening practices can be inspired this Sunday at open gardens for Sustainable House Day.

Sustainable House Day opens up to the community homes designed, built or renovated with sustainability in mind around Australia.


Above: Mark and Carolyn Noake’s sprawling bush-friendly Moruya garden will be opened to the public for Sustainable House Day this Sunday. It features hundreds of native plants, including several threatened species.

In addition to six local sustainable homes open to visitors in Eurobodalla, four local gardens will also be showcased at Tomakin, Broulee, Moruya and Dalmeny.

Council’s Sustainability Coordinator Mark Shorter said the owners of each of the gardens would be there to answer questions and provide advice based on their experiences.

“Council has worked with the owners of all four gardens through our bush-friendly and water-wise garden program and this is a great opportunity for residents to see sustainability measures put into practice,” he said.

“Visitors can walk around each of the gardens and get ideas about what they can do at home.

“Council’s environment team can help bring these ideas to life by helping residents plan their own bush-friendly garden, including taking steps to be water-wise and choosing appropriate native plants.”

Mr Shorter said there were many benefits to having a bush-friendly and water-wise garden.

“They don’t need much watering, they can flower all year round, they attract native birds, bees and butterflies and they can thrive in our conditions,” he said.

“I encourage anyone thinking about establishing a native garden to take advantage of this opportunity - the four gardens on offer are sure to have something for everyone.”

For more information on what homes and gardens will be showcased for Sustainable House Day visit www.sustainablehouseday.com or contact Council’s environment team on 4474 1373.

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