Brisbane Local Food

Growing local

From The Ground Up - Companion Planting For Food Gardens

Event Details

From The Ground Up - Companion Planting For Food Gardens

Time: April 30, 2017 from 9:30am to 1pm
Location: Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
Street: 152 Mt Coot-tha Road
City/Town: Toowong
Phone: 07 3403 2535
Event Type: free, food, workshop
Organized By: Brisbane City Council - EVENTS IN BRISBANE
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2017

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

WHEN Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:30am – 1pm
EVENT TYPE Free, Green, Workshops
AGE RANGE Young adults, Adults (30+), Seniors
COST Free
VENUE Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha
VENUE ADDRESS Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
AGE 12 years and over
BOOKINGS Bookings required. For more information or to book, phone 07 3403 2535.
DETAILS

Bookings essential. From the Ground Up is a four-part workshop series on how to garden and grow plants sustainably. The methods and practices in the workshops are designed to restore and nurture the environment and to assist you in growing your garden harmoniously with nature.  Each workshop is independent of the others and you do not need to attend them all.

This month’s workshop provides advice about combining plants and companion planting. Plants can be combined to be mutually beneficial to each other: by providing natural pest repellent or fertiliser, acting as taste and growth improvers, or working as pollinator and beneficial insect attractants.

The practical activity is making a container garden using companion and seasonal plants. Please wear a hat and covered shoes.

Comment Wall

Add a Comment

RSVP for From The Ground Up - Companion Planting For Food Gardens to add comments!

Join Brisbane Local Food

Comment by Dianne Caswell on April 30, 2017 at 14:43

There were three of us from BLF who attended the From the Ground Up - Companion Planting for Food Gardens, this is Part of a 4 workshop series. The class was very interesting and educational.

Claire our Presenter is very passionate about her subject, and she gardens the way she teaches others to do. She talked about how plants can be combined to be mutually beneficial to each other, by providing natural pest repellent or fertiliser, acting as taste and growth improvers, or working as pollinator and beneficial insect attractants.

After a break with tea, coffee and biscuits being provided it was time for a practical activity is making a container garden using companion and seasonal plants (a Herb, Vegetable and Insect attracting Flower Plant were used). We were able to bring our Gardens home, we now have to remember to tend them.

I came away feeling that I was pleased I went, it's the old adage "you learn something New everyday". I have booked in for the next one already, Urban Food Forest, 21st May.

Attending (2)

Important note about adding photos:

Always add photos using the "From my computer" option, even if you are on a mobile phone or other device.

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

VETIVER COMMUNITY PROJECT

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

The Vetiver Community Project is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


Place your business add here! ($5 per month or $25 for 9 months)

Talk to Andy on 0422 022 961.  You can  Pay on this link

© 2020   Created by Andrew Cumberland.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service