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Open Garden Scheme, Saturday Workshops at Jane Street

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Open Garden Scheme, Saturday Workshops at Jane Street

Time: August 21, 2010 from 10am to 4:30pm
Location: Jane Street, West End. Between Montague Road and Riverside Drive, next to Davies Park.
Street: 103 Jane Street
City/Town: West End
Website or Map:…
Phone: 0432 178 352
Event Type: workshop, garden, sustainable, organic, soil, improvement, native, bees, butterflies, compost
Organized By: Jacqui
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2010

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Event Description

Demonstrations and workshops will be running from 10am until 4pm on Saturday, August 21.

Entrance fee for Adults: $6.00

10-11.30: Organic, Permaculture & Bio-Dynamic Principles in small gardens.
Introduction to organic, permaculture, Bio-Dynamic, biological and sustainable principles for city gardens. First there was Organic, then Permaculture. The next advance is Quantum Agriculture which combines all scientific and natural information regarding living systems. (Anthony Foo, one of 15 people worldwide, teaching Quantum Agriculture).

11.30-1.00: Use of Pest Control & Organic Plants.
How to grow and use specialised plants in organic and permaculture gardens. Learn about and observe the plants grown for pest control, plant health, disease prevention, and fast, nutrient rich compost.  (Jacqui, Co-Ordinator Jane Street Community Garden)

1.00-2.30: Compost making.
Join in and help build large or small scale compost piles. Learn about what to include, problems to watch out for and see how plants thrive in our home made compost. Compare costs, speed and efficiency of the latest compost bins and the different ingredients for worm farms.  (Narelle, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Jane Street Community Garden)

3-4: Butterflies and Native Bees
Join one of Australia's leading experts on butterfly plants, for a magical introduction to the small creatures of the world, along with their needs and life-cycle in your garden. Learn how to recognize and grow a number of butterfly host plants and discover which butterflies depend on them. Find out how you can provide homes for Australian Native Bees and why they are vital to a dynamic, sustainable garden. Be delighted with the range of beautiful butterflies you can attract to your own garden or neighbourhood. (Frank Jordon and/or Helen Schwencke, authors of "Butterfly Magic" & "Create More Butterflies").

Workshop Details: AOGS_Workshops2.pdf

Very limited parking is available until 11am only at Souths Rugby League Oval, most of which is used by shoppers at the Davies Park Markets. Street parking will be difficult due to an afternoon Rugby match at Davies Park.

Find public transport options at: Translink Journey Planner

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Comment by Florence on August 22, 2010 at 10:02
I couldn't go... :(
Sounded like a great day, congratulate Jacqui for such great success as the first community garden in the Open Garden Scheme and opens the doorway for other community gardens. :)
Comment by Jacqui on August 22, 2010 at 9:33
Thanks Donna and Vanessa (sorry I didn't have time to chat with you) for all the kind words about the event and the gardens. I'm so pleased everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and very glad it's over for a while so I can get back to gardening:) See you again in Oct for the Seed Savers meeting I hope.
Vanessa Pomare Comment by Vanessa Pomare on August 21, 2010 at 21:20
I agree with Donna...that was Awesome! I would have loved to have listean to Anthony more...but my back went on me and i had to stand for the rest of the day. (and then i was going to listean to Jacqui's talk and missed the boat on that one) and joined Donna, in meeting new people and having chats and checking out all the seeds and plants...and then caught up with the those of BLF...Bummed i had to leave, to get back to hubby and another outing, i could of stayed there all day and loaded everyone with all me questions heehee.
(thank God for this group heehee, i will never run out of questions heehee)
Comment by Donna on August 21, 2010 at 17:58
What an awesome event- the workshops were great and very informative! Thanks so much to Jacqui and crew for a top notch effort. My children and I had a great time and met lots of new friends as well as catching up with some old ones.

The garden is amazing, everything looks so healthy and there is a lot of variety too. I can't believe the asparagus is already up, I will be checking my beds daily for signs of emerging spears :)

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