Saturday 19th May 2018

8.30 - 9.00am Gathering Together Sharing Posters, Banners and Coffee

9.00-9.30am Welcome to Country Dr Richard Walley

9.30-9.45am Opening Remarks Hon. Simone McGurk MLA BA

Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

9.45-10.00am MC Rosanne Scott & Convenor's Comments

9.00 - 10.00am Welcome Session in the Barn

Dr Josh Bryne is a Presenter at ABC Gardening Australia & the Director of Josh Byrne & Associates

We invite you to come gather together in The Barn and listen to Josh Byrne explore how "Community Gardens are Spaces of Change and Leadership".

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Andrea's writing encompasses the history of food production in Australian cities, Western Australian environmental history, agricultural history, animals in history and the history of fish and fishing.

In this plenary Andrea will be exploring the topic 'Growing Food in Perth. What can we learn from the Past?'

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10.30 -11.00am Morning Tea

This Open Space session is proudly sponsored by the UWA Institute of Agriculture.

Join Chris Ferreira from Forever Project to create a cacophony of ideas and series of plans to raise the profile of community gardens  and their role in creating resilient and food secure communities. 

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12.30 -1.30PM LUNCH



1.30 - 3.00pm Conversing with Local Government

Fish Bowl Format


  1. Evie Devitt-Rix (WALGA)

  2. Chris Cornish (LG Councillor)

  3. Sandra Maynard (Hortitalk)

  4. Elizabeth White (Local Government Officer)

  5. Gerard Healy (Local Government Officer)

  6. Greg Smith (Urban Food)

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1.30 - 3.00 pm Waste Not, Want Not

We can't keep throwing things away — because there is no "away."

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3.00 - 3.30 pm Afternoon Tea

3.30 - 4.30pm To Fence or Not To Fence? That is the Question

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3.30 - 4.30pm Working in Groups

Trellis Session: Concepts and Capacities

  1. Marilyn Palmer (ECU Bunbury Campus Community Garden and Community Practice Educator)

  2. Sandra Krempl (Trillion Trees)

  3. Emma and David Vosnacos (North Perth Community Garden)

  4. Speaker on Networks (TBC)

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4.30 -5.00pm  Review & Summary