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Landscaping for Food Gardens

Time: April 29, 2017 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Garden
Street: Cnr North & Farrell
City/Town: Yandina
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: YCG
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2017

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29th April Workshop - Landscaping for Food Gardens with Paul Collins (9.30am) 

How to construct terraces, raised garden beds and retaining walls using timber or modular systems. Paul will provide information on how to build these structures using materials accepted by organic farmers and techniques that fit within Council Building Regulations. Paul is a horticulturalist and educator with many years of experience in the horticulture and landscaping industries. Most recently Paul has taught Certificate 2 in Organic Horticulture through the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, which was attended by a number of enthusiastic Yandina Community Gardens Members .

Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers

Duration 2 hours. Bookings are NOT required.

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