Explore the intriguing array of plants local to the inner Melbourne area, and learn the difference between Indigenous, endemic and native species as part of the Gardening with Indigenous Plants workshop.
CERES site horticulturist Belinda Kennedy will take you on a journey of discovery as you tour the grounds of CERES and the Merri Creek. Discover Indigenous rain gardens, wildlife catchments and grasslands. Learn how to incorporate Indigenous plants into your own garden through simple design methods; attract local wildlife to your area and rejoice in the natural beauty of your surrounds.
The workshop will cover:
Site specific plant selection
Design tips and methods
Planting and maintenance guides
Ecosystems, native plant foods, and soil requirements
Belinda Kennedy has been working within the horticulture industry for more than a decade, specialising in sustainable and organic garden design and management that utilises permaculture principles. She has worked in numerous fields within the industry alongside several key landscape designers throughout Melbourne; co-designing, implementing and maintaining home landscapes on various scales; teaching training courses and workshops in certified horticulture and landscape design along with revegetation work along Melbourne’s waterways and parklands.
Belinda has completed an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture at Melbourne University, a Permaculture Design Course and is currently employed as the site horticulturalist and volunteer coordinator at CERES Community Environment Park alongside running a sustainable garden design and maintenance company. Along with her hands-on experience she is currently working on several literary productions based on permaculture and sustainable gardening along with producing a plant database for the inner Melbourne region.