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Cooling and Heating Your Home Through Garden Design

  • Canberra Environment Centre Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent Acton (map)
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The humble backyard garden brings us many benefits; it’s a place to relax, a place to grow your own fruit and veggies and can help to encourage biodiversity in the area. Did you know that a cleverly designed garden can also help keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter?

Find out how with ACTSmart’s Annie Egan.

In this free workshop you’ll learn about:

  • The Canberra climate

  • The creation of microclimates

  • The sun’s path summer and winter

  • What shading can contribute to cooling in summer

  • The use of deciduous plantings, shade in summer, sun in winter

  • Planting to take advantage of summer breezes

  • Planting to shelter from winter winds


Earlier Event: 24 March
Canberra Harvest Festival
Later Event: 26 April
Making Beeswax Food Wraps