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From the Ground Up - Companion planting for food gardens

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From the Ground Up - Companion planting for food gardens

Time: September 10, 2017 from 9:30am to 1pm
Location: Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Street: 152 Mt Coot-tha Road
City/Town: Toowong
Website or Map: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.…
Event Type: free, green, workshop
Organized By: Brisbane city council
Latest Activity: Sep 3, 2017

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Event Description

WHEN Tue, 12th September
9:30am - 1:00pm
VENUE Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
VENUE ADDRESS Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong
AGE RANGE Open
BOOKINGS  Bookings required. For more information and to book phone 07 3403 2535
COST Free
EVENT TYPE Green, Free, Workshop
DETAILS

This month’s From the Ground Up 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.

Location: Meet at the Kitchen in the Garden

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