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Heating and Cooling Effects of 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 Ren Webb.

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

Refund Policy: Please kindly note that tickets are non-refundable. Tickets can be transferred to other workshops if notification is given at least 21 days prior to the workshop. Tickets are non-transferrable after this time. You are welcome to pass your ticket on to another person.

Accessibility: the Canberra Environment Centre has an accessibility ramp and spacious indoor area. The CEC has two regular sized toilet cubicles. For all accessibility enquiries please contact us 6248 0885 sustainability@canberraenvironment.org


FREE 

Earlier Event: 7 November
Brewing Kombucha