Through this project, we aim to provide urban residents with the skills and knowledge to better manage nutrients and improve the condition of the natural resources in the nationally recognised Vasse-Geographe and Peel-Harvey coastal hotspots.
To ascertain what has been done previously, and the level of success, we undertook a review of existing behavioural change projects locally, nationally and internationally. The review also encompassed a literature review on behavioural change techniques and the success of certain techniques in achieving behavioural change.
We engaged the ‘Great Gardens’ team to run several workshop series’ in partnership with GeoCatch in the Geographe Bay, and with the City of Mandurah and Shire of Murray in the Peel-Harvey area. Our main aim with these workshops was to increase awareness of the methods of reducing fertiliser inputs onto gardens – a major contributor of nutrients entering waterways.