Time: August 20, 2010 from 10am to 4:30pm
Location: Jane Street, West End. Between Montague Road and Riverside Drive, next to Davies Park.
Street: 103 Jane Street
City/Town: West End
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com.au/map…
Phone: 0432 178 352
Event Type: workshop, garden, sustainable, organic, soil, improvement, native, bees, butterflies
Organized By: Jacqui
Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2010
Demonstrations and workshops will be running from 10am until 4pm on Friday, August 20. Entrance fee for Adults: $6.00
10 - 11am: Food and water-wise planting in Brisbane.
Secrets to seed raising and transplanting for Brisbane's climate. Successful varieties, unusual perennials, salad greens and tropical alternatives to common vegetables. Water saving techniques, mulches and effective irrigation options. (Jacqui, Co-Ordinator at Jane Street Community Garden)
11-12: Butterflies and Native Bees.
Join one of Australia's leading experts on butterfly plants, for a magical introduction to the small creatures of the world, along with their needs and life-cycle in your garden. Learn how to recognize and grow a number of butterfly host plants and discover which butterflies depend on them. Find out how you can provide homes for Australian Native Bees and why they are vital to a dynamic, sustainable garden. Be delighted with the range of beautiful butterflies you can attract to your own garden or neighbourhood. (Frank Jordon and/or Helen Schwencke, authors of "Butterfly Magic" & "Create More Butterflies").
12-1.30: Soil Improvement techniques, compost and worm farms.
Find out how mulch, compost ingredients, soil ph, biology and chemistry all affect your soil. Learn about assessing your site, which ingredients to use and how to process it all, for a healthy, organic garden. (Bruce Ham, Brisbane Organic Growers Inc).
1.30-3.00: Create no dig garden beds.
In a few easy steps, learn how to create your own organic garden, using materials easily sourced around Brisbane. Without soil, in just a couple of months, you can be harvesting your own vegies and herbs. (Linda Brennan, prominent Brisbane Horticulturist, creates active, inspirational classes for people who want successful organic gardens).
3.00-4.00: Constructing Wicking Beds.
Developed in Ethiopia, Wicking Beds make the most effective use of scarce water, from an underground reservoir, water is pulled upwards to plant roots through the wicking action. Learn how to construct and care for your own wicking beds, which even in Summer rarely need watering more than once a week. (Narelle Lamb, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Jane Street Community Garden)
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