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Going Bananas!!

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Going Bananas!!

Time: September 15, 2012 from 9:30am to 12pm
Location: Yandina Community Gardens
Street: Cnr North & Farrell Sts
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://yandinacommunitygarden…
Phone: Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: free, workshop
Organized By: Yandina Community Gardens
Latest Activity: Sep 4, 2012

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Svenning Prytz

In this workshop, Svenning will take you through all the processes necessary to grow a successful bunch of bananas in your own back yard – including sourcing planting material; DPI requirements; protecting your crop from the wildlife and harvesting your crop.

There is a full program of FREE workshops happening at the Gardens every second Saturday, as part of our Community Partnership under the ‘Living Smart Saturday’ Programme with Sunshine Coast Council.  All workshops commence at 9.30 am (unless otherwise indicated) and go for approx 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  These FREE workshops are open to everyone in the community, not just members and volunteers at the Gardens and there is no need to book a place  - unless otherwise indicated for that particular workshop.  It is advisable to bring along a notepad and pen for taking notes, as well as a hat, sunscreen and your water bottle.

For more information or to be included on our mail-out list for workshop reminders, please contact us at -

Email:  info@yandinacommunitygardens.com.au or

Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message – a friendly volunteer will get back to you during  normal opening times at the Gardens.

We are on the corner of North and Farrell Streets, Yandina, Queensland. and are open every Monday and Tuesday, 8.00 am to 2.00 pm & Saturday, 8.00 am to 12.00 noon.

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Comment by Lissa on July 12, 2012 at 16:15

I've been to one of Svennings talks last year and it's very informative!

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