Time: October 19, 2015 at 9:30am to November 2, 2015 at 1pm
Location: Peachester, Sunshine Coast
City/Town: Peachester, Sunshine Coast
Phone: (07) 5435 0057
Event Type: workshop x 3
Organized By: Kookaburra Organics
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2015
Kitchen Garden Living Pantry Workshop
3 Weekly x 3.5hr Mondays 19th Oct, 26th Oct & 2nd Nov - Peachester
Grow your own veggies!
3 x 3.5hr Monday weekly sessions starting Monday 19th October – 9.30am -1.00
Starting from scratch and grow your Kitchen garden Living pantry.
Master the skill to grow clean, healthy vegetables.
Course will include:
- Creating a new garden bed using the simple no-dig method.
- Understand the benefits of building good Soil & Fungi
- 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 Fertilsers and apply them
- Learn simple methods to protect your garden from humid and harsh weather conditions
Gary Hands is the Farmer/Owner of Kookaburra Organics with his wife Paula West. Kookaburra farm is a Organic and sustainable, naturally farmed market garden on the Sunshine Coast,Qld. Kookaburra Organics conducts an online business delivering weekly fresh produce from paddock to plate to S.E Qld. households.
Gary is well known for his expertise in organic growing in both temperate & sub–tropical areas. He is a regular speaker at Garden Clubs, Sustainability Expo's and Organic Food groups. He regularly presents a range of vegetable growing workshops for catering for beginners through to the very experienced gardener. Gary also privately consults on creating small scale Backyard Farms and market gardens for sustainable food crops, using aspects of permaculture design and holistic approach. https://www.facebook.com/kookaburraorganics
Paula West is the Queen Bee/ Apiarist of Adopt a Beehive. www.adoptabeehive.com.au and also owner of Kookaburra Organics. Paula’s approach to beekeeping is totally holistic and natural and she will impart some vital “must know” info about bees, pollination and your veggie garden. Her expertise and comments are regularly sought by media groups.
Is the Head Market Gardener at Eco-Tasty Organics (located in the Glasshouse Mountains, Qld) and is a regular at Farmers Markets on the Sunshine Coast, selling his produce direct to the public. He has great knowledge of soils and how to bring them back to good health to produce nutritionally dense vegetables
WHAT to bring: Water Bottle. Lunch & Garden Gloves and Hat Morning Tea provided