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Learn to make your garden grow with our gardening courses in Sydney.

Learn to grow your own vegetables, aimed specifically at containers and small space gardeners, in Sydney.

There are countless reasons to want to grow your own food at home. There are some great ways of increasing productivity for any given space. This workshop will teach you the basics so you can understand how to create your very own edible garden at home. From selecting the right plant for the right place to creating an ecological edible garden that includes natives and flowers, this course will provide you will essential gardening skills that will last a lifetime.

Course content

  • The Leaf, Root & Fruit philosophy of Edible Gardening, understanding how plants function
  • Hints and tips on getting the most out of your containers
  • Planning Your Veggie Patch: Grow What Where?
  • Site analysis: Access your microclimate and space
  • Go for Height: Vertical spaces and vertical gardens
  • Plant requirements and how they affect container gardens
  • Raised garden beds
  • Soil (creating super soil) and different types of soil
  • Container gardening: common pitfalls for new gardeners
  • Seeds vs seedlings and veggie patch layout
  • Variety Selection: Heirloom vs Hybrid vs GMO
  • Types of plants suited to container gardens
  • Herbs, Edible Flower, Bush Tucker (Native Edibles) and Dwarf Fruit Trees
  • Seasonality, a basic discussion around what to plant and when
  • Organic fertilizing regimes and Green Manures
  • Dealing with Weeds and Disease
  • Water (watering, transpiration and evaporation, mulching
  • Planting and harvesting for year-round abundance
  • Beneficial Insects: Their importance to gardens (bees, pest/predator interactions)
  • Its' not waste, it’s a commodity (composting, worm farming, harvesting unusual parts of plants, seed saving)

Other Information

  • Please bring pen and paper or tablet to take notes
  • Please dress for gardening, with closed shoes
  • Bring lunch and a water bottle / keep cup (we have coffee & tea & cold filtered water on site)

PLEASE NOTE: All classes need a minimum number of students to go ahead. If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled and you will be informed. Courses are usually cancelled, when necessary, 2 working days before the scheduled start date.

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Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The course was comprehensive and the presenter was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. All done in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • said: Fantastic! The tutor was excellent, highly recommend it!

  • said: The course was excellent - the tutor was very generous and relatable, tailored the course to the skill of the participants, and we all went home with worked examples, wholesale contacts, and some new skills.

  • said: Relaxed atmosphere; being able to ask any questions we needed answers to and small class size.

  • said: Loved the course. I learned a lot of practical vegetable gardening techniques and filled in gaps in my knowledge.

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