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Grow Your Garden for Free: Propagating & Seed Saving Workshop

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Grow Your Garden for Free: Propagating & Seed Saving Workshop

Time: June 22, 2013 from 9am to 11am
Location: Cotton Tree Community Gardens, Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, 2 Fifth Avenue, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Anne Gibson
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2013

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Whilst we all want a healthy productive vegetable and herb garden, it can get expensive to buy new seeds, plants and seedlings each season. How can you keep the cost down and still grow the garden you’d love? 

Sharing and swapping local plant material and saving seeds from your own crops can save you time and money year after year and help you grow edibles that are resilient and thrive in our subtropical climate. 

Come and see how easy it is to save money and expand your garden by learning simple skills to grow from seed, cuttings and other plant materials. 

I will be sharing tips and techniques to create your veggie patch on a limited budget with minimal garden supplies and tools. 

This practical hands-on workshop will show you how to: 

• select, harvest, process and store seeds correctly so you can grow new healthy plants each season. 
• take soft and hard wood cuttings and strike them successfully so they grow into new plants.
• propagate from a variety of plant material for different crops.

Plus there will be free plant material to take home and get started. 

Be warned though – propagating and seed saving can be addictive once you start!!

Weather dependent, the workshop may include a tour of the community garden to discuss seasonal propagating and seed saving opportunities.

Cost: $5. This workshop is just one of the activities you can join in all day from 9.00am - 4.30pm to celebrate the Cotton Tree Community Garden being open for 3 years - including a cooking demo and music. 

Bookings required. RSVP to Mark Ellis, Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre – Ph: 07 5443 6696 to register your interest. Limit 40 people.

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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.


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