Kitchen Garden Workshop - The Spring Garden

  • 28 Aug 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • ST ALBANS: ‘Bandusia’ Country Retreat, 1056 Upper Macdonald Rd, Upper Macdonald, in the Macdonald Valley


Registration fees are per person. If you hold a family membership, you will need to seperately register each course attendee.
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The Spring Garden

This workshop will delight your senses and inform you of everything you need to know about growing veggies and fruits organically. Learn how to plan, grow and maintain the Spring veggie garden; what fruits and vegetables species to grow in Sydney and how to propagate, grow and harvest them. The workshop covers basic Spring care and maintenance activities like soil preparation, fertilization, mulching, propagation, pruning and more.

The workshop includes theory as well as a hands-on practical, constructing and planting a Spring vegetable garden. Participants will hear a range of practical tips and develop the confidence to go home and plant, care for and maintain their own Spring fruit and vegetable garden.

The trainer: Nicholas Crook has 30 years experience as a gardener and horticulturist, and studied at Pershore College of Horticulture, Worcestershire. He started growing vegetables at an early age, and worked in historic houses and nurseries in Great Britain, before emigrating to Australia.

He has wide experience as an organic grower of fruit, vegetables and herbs, based on Permaculture principles. His gardening career has included garden design, consultation, propagation, garden maintenance, teaching horticulture and Permaculture, nursery management and garden writing. He now works at Ryde College of TAFE as a teacher of Landscape and Horticulture.

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