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Strawberry growing workshop - April

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Strawberry growing workshop - April

Time: April 27, 2013 from 1pm to 4:30pm
Location: 203 Wights Mountain road, Wights Mt Samford, QLD
Street: Wights Mountain road
City/Town: Wights Mt via Samford
Phone: 2893602
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Peter Kearney
Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2013

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Event Description

This workshop will teach you how to grow strawberries with no chemicals. Complete instruction on ideal strawberry bed design, soil preparation, ongoing soil and plant fertility, drainage, runner propagation, companion planting, pest and disease management and more.

Commercial strawberries sold in supermarkets have been sprayed up to 12 times with chemicals before you eat them. Is it any wonder they have no taste? Find out how you can get to the true taste of beautiful strawberries that grow extremely well in our Brisbane climate and can crop from July to December each year.   

The presenter is Peter Kearney, an experienced organic and biodynamic gardener and educator who regulary runs biodynamic gardening courses. Peter has been growing strawberries organically for 10 years. The workshop will be held in his 250m2 strawberry patch in Wights Mountain. 

The workshop fee is $45 and attendees receive 30 strawberry runners (Festival variety) from planting stock grown with biodynamic methods and no chemicals for 10 years, great tasting afternoon tea and written training material.  

To register, email Peter Kearney at peter@cityfoodgrowers.com.au or phone on 0401156532. Payment in advance of the course to confirm your booking is required.

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