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Organic gardening workshops in Samford (Friday and Saturday series)

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Organic gardening workshops in Samford (Friday and Saturday series)

Time: April 16, 2010 from 9:15am to 1:15pm
Location: Peter Kearney's gardens at Samford in Brisbane
Street: 203 Wights Mountain road,
City/Town: Wights Mountain, via Samford
Phone: 0401156532
Event Type: gardening, workshop, series
Organized By: Peter Kearney
Latest Activity: Mar 6, 2010

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Event Description

Content:
This workshop series will teach you how to create and manage a healthy, productive organic food garden growing your own vegetables and herbs. You will be studying both the theory and practice of organic gardening. There are four workshops in the series, held each fortnight over a period of two months. The topics covered at each workshop session are:
1.Planning your food garden and working your soil.
2.Planting and garden care.
3.Dealing with pests and diseases.
4.Harvesting and seed saving.
The workshop series is suitable for beginner to moderate level experienced food gardeners. You will be able to see the concepts applied in the presenter's garden and work with these in a practical way during the workshop sessions.

Participant comments:
I recently attended the organic food growing workshop run by Peter Kearney out at Samford. FANTASTIC! I am not an experienced gardener, but finished the 4 week course feeling much more confident and very enthusiastic. Peters understanding and knowledge was invaluable and the course was run in a professional and friendly manner. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has a desire to grow there own food.
Judy Mackkelvie, Brisbane

I would like to thank you for introducing me to the principles of organic gardening. I found your workshops to be extremely interesting and informative. I do not have a veggie garden just yet, or garden for that matter, however, your workshops have armed me with the knowledge and confidence to give it a go in the very near future. I met some wonderful local people during these sessions who shared their experiences and made a great contribution to the workshops. I am looking forward to catching up with everyone and to hearing their latest gardening stories.
Sally Outen, Brisbane

Presenter:
Peter Kearney is an experienced organic gardener and workshop presenter. Peter writes extensively about food gardening and his web site at www.cityfoodgrowers.com.au provides gardeners all over Australia and internationally with easy access to answers for their most common food gardening questions.

Where:
The workshops are run from 9.15am-1.30pm and are held in the beautiful gardens of the presenter, Peter Kearney at 203 Wights Mt Road, Wights Mountain via Samford, Brisbane.

When:

Friday series: 16th & 30th April, 14th & 20th May. Saturday series: 17th April, 1st, 15th & 29th of May

Charge:
The workshop fee is $240 for the series of four workshops or $220 for paid web site members of www.cityfoodgrowers.com.au. A scrumptious morning tea is included, as well as comprehensive workshop written materials. An online follow up service is also provided to support your gardening questions. By attending the workshops, you connect with a network of like-minded people sharing your passion for gardening.

How to register:
Register at http://cityfoodgrowers.com.au/calendar.php Payment in advance of the workshop to confirm your booking is preferred. An invoice will be emailed to you upon your registration with payment instructions, by credit card, bank transfer or cheque. You can also pay on the workshop day by cash or cheque, but if the workshop is fully booked by participants who have paid in advance, you may miss out on your place. For more information, call Peter Kearney on 0401156532 or 0732893602.

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