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Backyard Veggie Gardening – Session 2 Planting

15 October 2017 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm

$60 – $70

Presented by Alison Walsh

creating a self-sustaining vegetable patch in your home

Sunday, 15 October 2017 | 8.30am – 1.30pm

Backyard Veggie Gardening – a series of three, half-day workshops. The second session in the series is on Planting ~ Sunday 15 October 2017 (Alison’s Garden, Araluen Rd, Deua Valley)

Leading from session 1 on Planning – where participants created a plan of their garden and a plan of what to grow. Having a plan helps you be organised and more efficient to grow quality produce with greater success.

In this second session – Planting – you will look at your garden in more detail. Using Alison’s property will give a great reference of a perfect example of both a kitchen garden for everyday produce and a larger garden for more substantial plants. You will learn:

  • Soil health and ideal growing conditions,
  • Sowing – seeds vs seedlings,
  • Support structures,
  • Watering,
  • Compost and feeding methods, and
  • Bed maintenance and hand tools.

Backyard Veggie Gardening is perfect for a beginner to gardening and wants to learn how to grow food, and is also ideal for those who have a garden but want to learn effective practices and useful skills to make their garden thrive. These workshops are very practical, so be prepared to get your hands in the dirt.

About your Presenter
Alison Walsh is passionate about gardening and growing quality produce. Gardening since childhood, Alison love of growing food and feeding people continues today. Her wealth of knowledge is seen in the quality of the food she grows. Using natural growing techniques, and a plan, Alison has a constant supply of food that feeds three neighbouring families regularly, with an abundance for the frequent visitors and preserving. In her spare time, Alison is a successful Herbalist at Moruya Natural Therapies.

COST: Individual workshops – Only $60 (SAGE Member) – $70 (Non-SAGE Member)
Fee includes a light lunch and afternoon tea (prepared with local seasonal produce).

RSVP: Sandra Makdessi SAGE Education Officer
email or phone 0439 032 038
by Thursday 12 October 2017

Starting and maintaining a successful self-sustaining vegetable patch at home
isn’t really that hard – it requires some time, good guidance and a plan.

NEXT SESSION: Session 3 – Problem Solving ~ Sunday 11 February 2018 (SAGE Garden, 110 Queen St, Moruya)
With three months between workshops, this last workshop will be a review of the season and work through solutions to some of the common problems you may have experienced through the summer growing season. In this
workshop you will learn Pests and diseases – how to prevent, Green manure and soil maintenance, Managing gluts and preparing for the hungry gap, Preparing for the cooler months, and Lessons learnt and planning for the next season.


15 October 2017
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
$60 – $70
Event Category:


SAGE Education – Sandra
0439 032 038