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Great Gardens

The Great Gardens team is a group of Australia's leading sustainability experts , who have a passion for the environment and an equal passion for inspiring and empowering Australia to become more sustainable.

What do we do?

We offer free workshops, training sessions and events that give our communities the tools to become more sustainable.

Our Training Topics:

  • Waterwise gardening
  • Fertiliser and river-friendly gardening
  • Design and management of your outdoor space
  • How to grow delicious, nutritious food with less resources
  • Planting for shading and cooling
  • Great plants
  • Energy efficiency
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar-passive design
  • Grey water and water efficiency
  • Recycling – what goes where and why
  • Mulching, pruning and garden waste
  • Soil improvement – turn sand into soil!
  • Turning your garden into the biggest room in your house
  • Turning your garden into a natural air-conditioner
  • Nature play and getting outdoors with the kids

Website: greatgardens.info/

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Don't let winter rain on your parade!

Don't let winter rain on your parade!

It’s that time of year again where the daylight gets shorter, the weather cools down and our lakes and dams start to fill up again. For some people, this time of year is particularly difficult as the change of season can lead to a decrease in physical activity and leave people feeling unhappy and isolated from friends and family.

The change in weather doesn’t have to negatively affect our mental health, there are many great ways to stay active, belong and commit throughout winter!

What is Act-Belong-Commit?

What is Act-Belong-Commit?

Act-Belong-Commit is a mental health promotion campaign that encourages individuals to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.

New research shows that acting, belonging and committing can prevent mental 'ill' health in older adults

New research shows that acting, belonging and committing can prevent mental 'ill' health in older adults

This just released ground-breaking research showcased the results of a three year longitudinal study in Ireland. A team of international researchers from Spain, Denmark and Australia investigated whether Acting-Belonging-Committing prevented depression, anxiety and cognitive decline in people over 50. The results were very clear: they found the more people Acted, Belonged and Committed, the less likely they were to suffer from depression, anxiety and a decline in their cognitive functioning over those years.

Partner with us!

Partner with us!

We are seeking to partner with organisations who share a vision for a mentally healthy WA.  If your group or organisation offers opportunities for mentally healthy engagement, strives to improve individual and community wellbeing; or is keen to change the way people think about mental health, you may like to consider partnering with us.