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Introduction to growing vegetables on a budget

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Introduction to growing vegetables on a budget

Time: July 24, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Homegrown Cafe Palmwoods
City/Town: Palmwoods
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Event Type: workshops
Organized By: Kookaburra Organics
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2019

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Event Description

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 from 09:30-12:30

Location Homegrown Cafe Palmwoods,Sunshine Coast.
This going to be quite special, we will be creating the Homegrown Cafe's Kitchen Garden

Limited with time and budget. Mid workshop for just $20.00 per person per session Every Wednesday Grow your Knowledge & Skills

Introduction to growing vegetables.
If you are not sure where to start or not getting the most from your patch, this course we cover ALL you need to know ! Conducted over 5 consecutive (Wednesdays)

Starting 20th July 9.30am 12.30pm (3hrs)
. Starting Point Build a Vegetable garden from Scratch
. Understand the benefits of building good Soil
. Start a low cost Worm Farm and brew worm juice
. Plant Seeds & Seedlings and find out seed saving secrets
. Make Natural Pest Controls from house hold scraps
. Mix up Natural Fertilizers and apply them
. Make compost from garden waste
. Learn how to mulch effectively to reduce water consumption
. Learns the secrets of growing root crops including carrots
. Create strategies for humid and harsh weather conditions. Master planting by the Moon
. and Much more

. Harvest the crops and indulge in feasting on your work

BOOKINGS Essential $20.00 for each sessions
Facilitators
Gary Hands is an Organic grower of fresh produce including survival & Heirloom plants. Kookaburra Farm is a Organic and sustainable, naturally farmed market garden on the Sunshine Coast,Qld.

Lise Hay is Kookaburra Organics Australia's expert on soil creation, worm farming, moon planting and loves to see a No Dig Garden built in next to no time. 

Special guest presenter Paula West is the Queen Bee/ Apiarist of Adopt a Beehive. www.adoptabeehive.com.au 


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Comment by Lissa on June 5, 2019 at 16:55

Bookings essential for this one.

The organisers have been a little gungho with providing actual dates. Contact them for more information.

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GrowVetiver

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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