Edible Organic Gardening Course - Sydney Short Courses

Edible Organic Gardening Course

What you'll learn

Learn how to do simple and easy organic gardening to grow your own edible herbs, vegetables & garden plants with our gardening short courses in Sydney!

Join this class to create an edible organic garden. Recycle fruit and vegetable scraps to develop your own garden soil fertility. Learn the simple and effective methods of composting that make sense for your lifestyle. No need to be perfect when simple common sense works just fine. When was the last time that you tasted a homegrown tomato? When you do - you will know why tomatoes are a no-brainer for superb flavour, as well as a baseline nutritional dynamo for your organic garden. And why weed, when rapid mulching will do the work for you?

And above all, you get to recognise the inherent value of doing things the smart organic way, which reduces waste, increases health, improves environmental outcomes, and produces nutritionally value-added fresh produce from your own garden.

Bring your gardening knowledge and excess plants to class to share with the group. In the gardening world, we all learn from diverse sources and experiences.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Edible Organic Gardening course, you should be able to:

  • Apply organic methods and processes to gardening
  • Incorporate your version of composting into your gardening lifestyle
  • Develop and use worm farming for fertiliser and soil texture
  • Successfully grow organic herbs, vegetables and edible plants

Course content

What will be covered in this Edible Organic Gardening course?

Learn the fascinating methods of organic growing:

  • Growing plants — the bee-friendly and butterfly-friendly methods
  • Outdoor kitchen gardens — growing organic fruit and vegetables
  • Nutrition, watering, care & maintenance
  • Organic gardening
  • Composting, cannons and collectives
  • Pollinators and pests
  • Garden soils & potting mixes
  • Mulches & weeds
  • Worm farming

Intended audience

Who is this Edible Organic Gardening course for?

This course is for people who want to garden organically, people with or without green thumbs, with or without big enough garden spaces, or people with problem areas that need fixing up, and they don’t know where to start, or how to do it. It’s for people who want to be gardeners and find out how, and who want to bypass making rookie mistakes or throwing away good money on bad products. If that’s you, whether you are renting or owning, we can find a solution for your garden spaces.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Bring in a small resealable plastic bag of garden soil from your garden space for testing and analysis (dig down about 150mm deep) 
  • Gardening gloves (tight fit is better for gardening work)
  • A face mask (to protect against potting mix/garden soil bacteria like Legionella)
  • Sharp secateurs (e.g. Bunnings - Bypass Pruner secateurs $3)
  • Sharp garden snips/scissors or kitchen scissors
  • Small hand spade tool
  • One small cleaning cloth
  • Small bag to carry small pots
  • Bring in bags of chopped up vegetable food scraps for composting in the college community garden
  • A sketch pad, pencil and eraser / or tablet
  • Notepad and pen to take notes / or phone /or tablet
  • Wet weather gear if required
  • Sun hat if required

Course tutors

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