Friday, August 24, 2018

Grow Your Own Way: Veggie Gardening for Beginners Course

Get ready for spring and hone your gardening skills.  

In Grow Your Own Way, horticulturalist Elspeth Brock will take participants though organic gardening methods with hands on experience in a community garden plot at Pentridge Community Garden.
Grow Your Own Way is a low cost gardening basics course for beginners.
In 8 classes from September to December 2018, you will learn how to grow your own vegetables - from soil preparation and propagation to harvest. All sessions will be held on Sundays for 2 hours from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Gardening beds at Pentridge Community Garden will be set aside for this course and all tools, materials and equipment will be available on-site.
The following topics will be covered over the 8 weeks:
02/09/18: Preparing good soil, design & planting seedlings
16/09/18: Raising seeds and propagating
30/09/18: Companion planting to deter pests and to attract pollinators
14/10/18: Watering, weeding, mulching, & feeding
28/10/18: Keep good soil - so good! Compost and the like
11/11/18: Pest control and management
25/11/18: Harvesting and cooking
9/12/18: Rejuvenating beds and crop rotation

Book your place now on Eventbrite.

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