Five Things: How to create a thriving native garden
Five Things is a series of talks by Australian ecology experts that offers real-world steps you can take to boost biodiversity and to make your community a haven for native plants and wildlife.
It's really just trying to get people reconnected in some ways to how we can reintroduce ecologies and bring back the native species into the spaces where they once proliferated. Clarence Slockee, Cudgenburra/Bundjalung man, landscaper and Gardening Australia presenter
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On Saturday 3 December 2022, proud Cudgenburra/Bundjalung man, landscaper and Gardening Australia presenter, Clarence Slockee, shared five practical ways to bring beautiful local blooms, birds and butterflies into your garden.
In this intimate session, Clarence busts the myth around the difficulty of growing native plants and explores the art of sustainable and empathetic gardening.
Clarence Slockee is a Cudgenburra/Bundjalung Aboriginal man with a long family history of bushmen, farmers and fishermen growing up in the lush Tweed Valley. Clarence intertwines his love of plants, education, culture, design and the arts into his role as Director of the 100% Aboriginal owned cultural landscape and design company, Jiwah.
For the past 10 years Clarence has been a familiar face on television screens across the nation as a presenter on ABC’s Gardening Australia. With regular segments on the TV series, he continues to educate people about medicinal, cultural and edible native plant species unique to the Australian landscape.