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    Grow your own Vegetables at Home

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    Event description

    Learn to grow your own herbs and vegetables in your backyard growing space using organic principles.  Workshop focuses on soil improving using sustainable resources, how to identify and fix soil types, what to grow and when, crop rotation, companion planting to encouraging good insects and reduce pests & diseases.  This workshop will be a mixture of presentations & practical exercises.  So be ready to get your hands dirty as participants will prepare a garden bed.

    Each participant will also take home some seedlings & a container of worms to get started in their own backyards.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand what plants require and how to meet their needs starting with building healthy soil
    • Understand seasonality of herbs & veggies & planting for your family needs
    • Understanding sustainability in gardening by utilising waste material as a resource eg weed tea, composting 
    • Sustaining biodiversity by incorporating flowering and native plants
    • What and when to fertilise plants

    What to bring

    • Wear clothes suitable for gardening (enclosed shoes, gloves, hat, sunscreen)
    • Soil sample from your garden
    • Notepad/pen/mobile phone

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