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Time: April 25, 2015 from 9am to 10am
Location: Deagon Racecourse Green P garden
Street: Racecourse Rd - meet at carpark
City/Town: Deagon
Phone: 0414 445 581
Event Type: free workshop
Organized By: Lissa
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2015

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Want to grow potatoes successfully in our region?

Lyle at the Sandgate Community Garden (PLEASE NOTE: this is NOT the PCYC Community Garden up the road with it's entrance off Kempster St) has the knack when it comes to growing potatoes here in the Brisbane area!

Lyle has agreed for a group to come along and learn his secrets.

Meet up by 9am in the carpark at the entrance of the Deagon Racecourse, off Racecourse Rd, Deagon to go as a group to the gardens in the centre of the racecourse.

Coming from Board St the entrance to the carpark where we will meet is about half way down Racecourse Rd on the left, past the stables.

Please note there is a little bit of a hike to get to the garden in the middle from the carpark.

Please be on time as late comers will have to make their own way in. Ring me if you get lost 0414 445 581.

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Comment by Lissa on April 25, 2015 at 14:07

I've added links to the report on various FB sites including the one Lyle is involved with. Hopefully he will see it.

Glad you and Katrina enjoyed and got something out of the workshop after coming so far.

Comment by Mark Hamilton on April 25, 2015 at 13:44

Excellent workshop! Well done, and thanks for organising this - 
Katrina & I both learnt a lot about growing potatoes! 
Thanks so much for the excellent notes Lissa! I will print that off and add it to my gardening folder.
Huge thanks to Lyle :)

Comment by Lissa on April 25, 2015 at 12:24

It was a very good morning :D

Take a look at the report (link below) and let me know if there's anything you would like to add.

Comment by Mark Braz on April 25, 2015 at 12:21

Very good morning,great to be out in the garden even if it is someone's not my own. I came home and removed my Potkin seeds and have them drying.

Comment by Lissa on April 25, 2015 at 11:57

Excellent workshop :)

See the report (under Garden Visit group) HERE.

Comment by Mark Hamilton on April 24, 2015 at 19:37

See you all there!

Comment by Lissa on April 24, 2015 at 19:14

Lordy - I get you two Marks mixed up. Just as well you have your surnames there.

Comment by Lissa on April 24, 2015 at 19:13

Hi Mark - see my response below. Yep very much still on.

If they're ever cancelled I will write CANCELLED in big letters at the front of the listing.

Comment by Mark Hamilton on April 24, 2015 at 19:11

Hi all - Is this event still on? Please let me know.
Cheers, Mark

Comment by Lissa on April 24, 2015 at 19:03

This crowd sell them as food RED GEM.

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