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Growing Potatoes, Garlic, Turmeric & other Root crops

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Growing Potatoes, Garlic, Turmeric & other Root crops

Time: February 12, 2017 from 9am to 3pm
Location: Kookaburra Organics
City/Town: Peachester
Website or Map: http://www.kookaburraorganics…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Kookaburra Organics
Latest Activity: Dec 29, 2016

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Event Description

Growing Potatoes, Garlic, Turmeric & other Root crops Sunday 12th February 2017

Cost $99


Location Peachester, Sunshine Coast Starts 9.00am t0 3.00pm

Growing Potatos,Garlic and other essential root crops 

Join us for a hands-on morning digging in the dirt and learning all there is to know about growing Potatoes, Garlic, Turmeric, Yams, Ginger, Galangal,Yacon, Sweet Potaoes here in South East Queensland. Gary Hands from Kookaburra Organics is sharing his wealth of knowledge and demonstrating how easy it is to grow root crops.

Have you ever wondered about the best to plant a potato? Have you wondered when to harvest your garlic and other root crops?. This is a hands on workshop which will provide you an understanding of the growing process from planting to harvest.

All our workshops are conducted in a relaxed and fun environment.


In this workshop you will learn all about:

  • Choosing the right root stock e.g potatoes, garlic, turmeric etc'
  • Preparing the soil
  • How to plant each type of root crop.
  • Harvesting
  • Maintenance fertilizer, watering and pest control.


This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your Lunch,gardening gloves, water bottle and be prepare to get your hands in the soil


Gary Hands is an  Organic grower of fresh produce including survival & Heirloom plants. Kookaburra Farm is a Organic and sustainable, naturally farmed market garden on the Sunshine Coast,Qld. 

Gary is well known for his knowledge in organic growing in both temperate & sub–tropical areas.  He is a regular speaker at Garden Clubs, Sustainability Expo's and Organic Food groups.  He regularly presents a range of vegetable growing workshops catering for beginners through to the very experienced gardener. Gary also privately consults on creating small scale Backyard Farms and market gardens for sustainable food crops, using aspects of permaculture design and holistic approach.

Victoria Taylor

Victoria is an Urban Farmer and Cafe owner based on the Sunshine Coast. Growing her own food in a sustainable and cost effective system.

Passionate about education and empowering people and communities to grow and eat Clean, Nutritional dense homegrown food.

Whilst new to the Sunshine Coast Victoria has already established a highly productive low-cost vegetable garden.  Raising her own seedlings, establishing a  large worm farm to accommodate the cafe & household waste turning into liquid gold for her Urban Farm. 


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