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Kitchen Garden from Backyard to Great Vegetables

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Kitchen Garden from Backyard to Great Vegetables

Time: April 16, 2016 from 9:30am to 4pm
Location: Kookaburra Organics Farm
City/Town: Conondale via Maleny, Sunshine Coast
Website or Map: http://www.kookaburraorganics…
Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Kookaburra Organics
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2015

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Kitchen Garden from Backyard to Great Vegetables


Saturday 16th April 2016

Beerwah Sunshine Coast

COST $125


DESCRIPTION:    9.30am -4.00pm on location Kookaburra Organics Market Garden Farm Conondale via Maleny Sunshine Coast


Do you want to grow great vegetables and reduce your food bill? Improve your health ? It is simple. We will provide hands-on knowledge and skills with tips and tricks on growing amazing backyard vegies using organic and several permaculture techniques Perfect for the new gardener and those who wish to improve their skills and garden yield


  • No-dig garden system
  • Mulching
  • Sowing seeds seed saving
  • Planting seedlings
  • Survival foods you can’t live with out
  • Manage climatic situation: hail, heat, rain and dry
  • Building a worm farm & making compost
  • Make your own liquid fertiliser
  • Moon Planting strategy
  • Pest control how to naturally manage invaders



Gary Hands is the Farmer/Owner of Kookaburra Organics with his wife Paula West. Kookaburra farm is a Organic and sustainable, naturally farmed market garden on the Sunshine Coast,Qld. Kookaburra Organics conducts an online business delivering weekly fresh produce from paddock to plate to S.E Qld. households.

Gary is well known for his expertise 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 for 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.


Paula West is the Queen Bee/ Apiarist of Adopt a Beehive.  and also owner of Kookaburra Organics. Paula’s approach to beekeeping is totally holistic and natural and she will impart some vital “must know” info about bees, pollination and your veggie garden.   Her expertise and comments are regularly sought by media groups.


Brendan Taylor

Is the Head Market Gardener at Eco-Tasty Organics (located in the Glasshouse Mountains, Qld) and is a regular at Farmers Markets on the Sunshine Coast, selling his produce direct to the public. He has great knowledge of soils and how to bring them back to good health to produce nutritionally dense vegetables

WHAT to bring: Water Bottle. Lunch & Garden Gloves and Hat Morning Tea provided

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