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Soil: All you need to know

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Soil: All you need to know

Time: February 4, 2018 at 9am to February 11, 2018 at 4pm
Location: Northey Street City Farm
Street: 16 Victoria Street,
City/Town: Windsor
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: NSCF
Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2018

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Event Description

Sunday the 4th and Sunday the 11th of February 2018
9am-4pm: Soil: All you need to know with Gav Anderson and Adrian Holbeck

Do you want answers to any of these questions about your soil?

How do you tell a good soil from a bad soil?

What soil tests can you do yourself?

What if you have contaminated soil? How can you find out? What to do about it?

How can you build in protection from soil pathogens for your garden plants?

Why should you water and feed your soil, not your plants?

Can you really make your own fertilisers, for just about no cost? How?

Does foliar feeding really work?

 In this workshop, led by Gavin Anderson and Adrian Holbeck, you will learn basic soil science and why it works: structure, texture, profiling, nutrients and pH, soil life and many simple tests you can do with your own soil. Upon these foundations, you will learn how plants grow and explore secrets of soil improvers and many practical how-to’s, including:

• Composts and compost brews

• Worm farming

• Tonics and teas

• pH changers

• Mulches and organic materials

• Microlife, macrolife and soil beneficials

• Improving structure and texture

• Nutrient rich materials

• Commercial products and information

This practical two-day workshop is designed to give you knowledge and tools about soils (the first day) and techniques to improve your soil (the second day).

Cost: $250/ $200 health care card + booking fee

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.

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