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Waterwise gardening

Learn some top tips for becoming more water wise in your home, school or community garden.

Costa the Garden Gnome - Facebook Live + replay

You won’t want to miss this! Tune in for an exclusive Facebook Live chat with Costa the Garden Gnome.

The popularity of gardening and exploring our backyards has surged during Victorian lockdowns. Costa will be launching our National Water Week online learning festival, answering your questions, sharing gardening tips and discussing clever ways we can all use water more efficiently in the garden.

This session will be broadcast live via Facebook and available for 2 weeks on demand.

Audience: all ages

Date: Sunday 17 October 2021 | Time: 4pm | Duration: 45 minutes

On-demand replay

Mulching your garden

Did you know mulching your garden can save up to 70% of water from evaporating?Find out about different mulches and help your garden thrive in this 4-minute video from North East Water.

Audience: primary and secondary students, adults

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Get waterwise with Dirtgirlworld

Step outside and get waterwise with Dirtgirl, Scrap Boy and Costa the Garden Gnome.

Visit dirtgirlworld’s website for loads of great content which has been especially for young audiences.

Audience: pre-primary and early primary school students

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Saving water outdoors

Outdoor water use accounts for 25-50% of the average home’s water consumption. Gardens are an area where huge amounts of water are wasted. It is worth thinking about reducing the amount of water you use on your garden, collecting rainwater for use and recycling greywater.

Smart Approved WaterMark’s website is full of helpful information and clever ideas on how you can save water in the garden.

Audience: secondary students and adults

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Important: Suggested audience provided intended as a guide only. We recommend adults including teachers, parents and carers preview resources to ensure suitability. Please ensure children are adequately supervised when participating in these activities.

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