Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

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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

<p><strong>Learn to make your garden grow with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/Gardening">gardening courses</a> in Sydney.</

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$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

<p><strong>Learn to make your garden grow with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/Gardening">gardening courses</a> in Sydney.</

...
$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

<p><strong>Learn to make your garden grow with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/Gardening">gardening courses</a> in Sydney.</

...
$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

<p><strong>Learn to make your garden grow with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/Gardening">gardening courses</a> in Sydney.</

...
$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10
Gardening Course: Vegetable Gardens

<p><strong>Learn to make your garden grow with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle-classes-house-and-garden-sydney/Gardening">gardening courses</a> in Sydney.</

...
$129 Limited inc GST / $103.20 / $116.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Giselle is fantastic, her knowledge and patience are incredible. We enjoyed her Indoor Plant class so we went to this one as well. I’d love to see her run more classes.

  • said: She’s very knowledgeable and helped us understand with ease lots of concepts in a short time and also put them into practice ! We even have a competition and homework!!! Can't wait to see my first veggies be ready for spring/ summer :)

  • said: Tutor skills and interaction

  • said: The overall experience was of a high level! The venue is good but the TV screen could not be brightened or enlarged which makes it difficult to see small writing on a screen in a relatively large room. The presenter was excellent and very knowledgeable but the program could have been made a little tighter with a program that stepped through a well structured and flowing program but balancing the need for just enough formal information with participant engagement. Otherwise top marks for Gisele and the idea of the course itself!

  • said: Physial demonstration of planting and testing.

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