Garden skills workshop aims to empower local residents

2018-11-06 06:00
PHOTO: SUPPLIEDIan Pattrick with some candidates at their previous Garden Workshop.

PHOTO: SUPPLIEDIan Pattrick with some candidates at their previous Garden Workshop.

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IT takes dedication and hard work to make a garden look beautiful. As such, the Hillcrest Conservancy will be offering skills development at their Garden Workshop on Wednesday, November 7 at the Springside Nature Reserve, Hillcrest.

Hillcrest Conservancy is a non-profit group of volunteers which relies on the public’s support to protect the environment.

Of the skills development initiative, spokesperson for the Hillcrest Conservancy Beryl Draper said: “There are several reasons we are offering these classes, including improving gardeners’ skills, conserving our natural environment, and personal safety.”

“We will also tackle the issue of alien plants,” Draper added.

Draper said that the candidates who are going to attend will benefit a lot from what they will be taught.

“Besides learning about plants, the candidates will gain more knowledge on many things that involve the garden and they will also be confident in their work,” said Draper.

To conclude, Draper said that employers are also allowed to attend the event and she encouraged the public to come in their numbers to support the workshop.

“The Course aims to ensure that gardens comply to some extent with the Alien Plant Control Regulations; are safe working environments; and of which Employers and Employee/s can be proud of and enjoy,” she said.

For more information send an e-mail to Beryl Draper at or contact 031 765 6809


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