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Backyard Veg Workshop 1: Getting Started

If you are keen to up your veggie gardening game, then this is exactly the place to start! We have put together a series of hands-on workshops run by Rob Greaterholder (an experienced biodynamic farmer and therapeutic horticulture facilitator).

Farm walk – what is growing where at this time of year?

Propagation and nursery skills for spring seedlings

Includes – seed selection, propagation materials, making your own seed raising mix, sowing seeds, care and maintenance of seedlings, when and how to plant, differences between direct sowing and transplanting.

Creating a growing space

Includes – taking a bed from grass to workable using both dig and no dig methods, tools required, resources required, irrigation, basic soil and ph. test.

Workshop Format:

You will be working in the nursery and discovering the secrets to making your own potting mix in order to produce healthy seedlings at home.

We will look at seedlings in different stages of growth and from there move to the farm and get a couple of beds ready for planting.

By the end of the day, you will know the principles of raising healthy seedlings, where to source seed, what to sow and when, how to prepare ground and plant, what resources you need and where to source materials.

You will also know how to convert or improve your area at home into a growing space, be that dig or no dig.

Bring suitable boots, clothes and gloves. We will provide the tools and material required for the workshop.

Take home: Handouts – propagation and planting charts (what to sow when, spacing, weeks to harvest, etc.) and a brief introduction to biodynamics.

Seedling trays sown on the day for your spring garden. We will also supply some seasonal seedlings for you to start with right away.

Date: Saturday 29 August 2020* from 9am – 3pm (includes a 1 hour break for lunch. Bring your own food and we will supply a fresh salad just picked from the garden).

Venue: Warrah Farm 

Cost: $100 (or $260 for the full workshop series)

More information and bookings:

Contact: Debbie Tschepen

Phone: 9651 3869

Email: DTschepen@warrahfarmshop.org.au

* Date subject to change in inclement weather