Making your Property Fire-Safe and Sustainable

TORBAY Catchment Group (TCG) will be running a 3 hour workshop on Saturday May 26 at Bornholm Hall, from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Learn how to prepare your home and property in the face of the ongoing threat of fire.

Gardening personality Chris Ferreira and bushfire consultant Rohan Carboon from “The Forever Project” will be down on the South Coast discussing various techniques to create a safer sustainable environment using best practice so that you can prepare for fire. Topics covered by Chris and Rohan will include property layout, design & retrofitting a home and fuel load management.

Other topics to be covered include:
• Creating fire-safe and drought resilient landscapes
• Bushland management
• Fire, biodiversity & threats to local flora & fauna
• Planting for shading and cooling using fire retardant trees and shrubs
• Understanding Australian Standard 3959 for construction of homes in bushfire zones
• Firebreaks / windbreaks
• Mulching – introduction to the numerous options. including the latest technology

The workshop is free to TCG members with afternoon tea and refreshments provided as well as lots
of tips and sustainable gardening prizes and giveaways.

Booking is essential to assist with catering.

To book go to book your event on this website.

Don’t forget to bring a pen and paper to take notes. Chris will also use the opportunity to launch his new book on sustainable small farming – ‘A Place in the Country’. This has been written based on his experiences in helping
more than 18,000 small farmers choose the right place and get the best out of their landscapes. Books will be on sale and Chris will be doing signings at the workshop.