Garden Makeover 1

Story: Garden Makeover 1
Episode: 10
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 24th October 2020

The Garden Gurus get to work, transforming a regional block just outside of Perth in support of the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

  • The Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation have been funding childhood cancer research for 40 years.
  • In celebration of their 40th anniversary, the foundation started the year wanting to raise $40,000 in 40 days.
  • When 2020 proved to be a difficult year for people and businesses, they changed their goal from money to kindness.
  • The foundation got 40 businesses to donate a gift and asked the public to nominate deserving recipients who were doing it tough.
  • The winner of The Garden Gurus’garden makeover, Karen Nobel, does a lot of work with autistic children. Many people recognised her efforts and what she does for the community.
  • The Garden Gurus are creating a small formal area with four raised veggie gardens on the outside and an in-ground herb bed in the middle.
  • The raised veggie gardens will be made using heat treated pine and set in place with Retain-iT posts.
  • Good soil is crucial when growing crops, which is why The Garden Gurus are using soil from Soils Aint Soils.
  • The area will be surfaced with 600mm by 600mm porcelain pavers from Rema Stone. This will ensure that anyone with mobility challenges can easily move around.