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From The Ground Up - Urban Food Forests

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From The Ground Up - Urban Food Forests

Time: May 10, 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, green, workshop
Organized By: Brisbane City Council - EVENTS IN BRISBANE
Latest Activity: Apr 30, 2017

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Event Description

WHEN Wednesday, May 10th, 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
BOOKINGS Bookings required. For further information and to book, phone 07 3403 2535.
DETAILS

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.

The final workshop in this series is about designing your own food forest garden by incorporating layers of plants, selecting suitable beneficial plant combinations and using your garden’s aspect to form microclimates. The practical activity will be set in the orchard, where we will mark out and design our 3 metre by 3 metre small food forest. Please wear a hat and covered shoes.

Venue: Meet at the Kitchen in the Garden

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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.)

GrowVetiver 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.


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