Cooling and Heating Your Home through Garden Design

Filed under Event Dates
Apr ’18
6:00 pm

What is Happening:

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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

Where is it On?:

Canberra Environment Centre, Corner Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent, Acton

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