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Backyard Veggie Gardening 2019: Session 2 – Planting

29 September 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$60 – $70

Presented by Alison Walsh

creating a self-sustaining vegetable patch in your home


Sunday, 29 September 2019 | 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Backyard Veggie Gardening – a series of four, half-day workshops. The second session in the series is on Planting ~ Sunday 8 September 2019 (Alison’s Garden, Araluen Rd, Deua Valley)

Leading from session 1 on Planning (25 August 2019) 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 you 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.

This workshop is a stand-only and can be attended without attending the first workshop in the series.

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 organic 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 morning tea (prepared with local seasonal produce).

RSVP: Sandra Makdessi SAGE Education Officer
email education@sageproject.org.au or phone 0439 032 038
by Thursday 26 September 2019

“Starting and maintaining a successful productive vegetable patch at home
isn’t really that hard – it requires some time, good guidance and a plan.” ~ Alison Walsh

Session 3 – Local Backyard Veggie Garden Tour ~ November 2019 (Details will be made available shortly – register y9our interests to education@sageproject.org.au)

Session 4 – Problem Solving ~ Sunday 16 February 2020 (SAGE Garden, 110 Queen St, Moruya)
The last workshop in the series will be a review of the season and help you work through solutions to some of the common problems you may have experienced through the summer growing season. You will learn about 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.


29 September 2019
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$60 – $70
Event Category:


SAGE Education – Sandra
0439 032 038


SAGE Garden
110 Queen Street
Moruya, NSW 2537 Australia
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0439 032 038


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