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GARDEN BASICS workshop

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GARDEN BASICS workshop

Time: March 1, 2014 from 9am to 3pm
Location: Huthwaite Farm
Street: TBA on booking
City/Town: Sunshine Coast Hinterland – ten min away from Montville
Website or Map: http://www.strayedtable.com/w…
Phone: liz@strayedtable.com
Event Type: workshop $170
Organized By: Strayed from the table
Latest Activity: Feb 6, 2014

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Event Description

WHERE: Huthwaite Farm in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland – ten min away from Montville. Address provided on booking.

DESCRIPTION:

Do you want to reduce your food bill each week and save money? It is simple. Start your own vegetable garden in your backyard with whatever space you have and benefit the reward of harvesting after only four weeks.

Join Gary Hands from Kookaburra Organics and Lizzie Moult from Strayed from the Table for a full day hands-on experience in the garden. Learning tips and tricks to grow clean and healthy vegetables. You will take home the knowledge to start your very own vegetable garden.

WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:

  • No-dig garden system
  • Mulching
  • Sowing seeds
  • Planting seedlings
  • Survival foods you can’t live with out
  • Manage climatic situation: hail, heat, rain and dry
  • Building a worm farm & compost system
  • Make your own liquid fertilizer
  • Planting potatoes & garlic
  • Seasonal planting with a strategy  for any micro-climate
  • How to grow all year round
  • Protect your garden in Queensland summers
  • Pest control

1st March 2014, Saturday
Organic Garden Workshop with Gary Hands & Lizzie Moult Saturday 1st March from 9am - 3pm. Learn the basics to start gardening at home.

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