Advanced Home Gardening Workshop


Tutors: Harry Parke and Yotam Kay

Dates: 1st December 2018

Hours: 9 am to 5 pm

To have a super productive garden is to do a lot of small things very well. Come and sharpen your skills in this comprehensive workshop, aimed for experienced growers*. Learn advanced skills about how to grow nutritious food for you and your family in your backyard or small plot. We will cover many essential topics that will help you grow an even more productive garden, that is capable of feeding you and your family throughout the year.

We will cover the following topics:

Basic principles in organic gardening: soil health and fertility.

Considerations in choosing the best location for your garden, including pest proofing.

Staring a new garden; Converting a lawn into a garden, creating garden beds & and building raised beds.

Recommended Tools.

How to make great compost.

How to use compost and other fertilizers.

Propagating your own plants; how to grow healthy seedlings.

Direct seeding in the garden.

How to plant in the garden.

Trellising and crop support.

Weeding strategies.

Watering your garden.

Companion planting & crop rotation.

Saving seeds.

Your small greenhouse.

Detailed information on how to grow: potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, courgettes, pumpkins, lettuce, broccoli, radish, peas, beans, onions, garlic, kumera, corn, strawberries and a few herbs.

Growing year round for a 4 season harvest.

Organic morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring a plate to share for a potluck lunch.

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Saturday, December 1, 2018 (All day)
Location / Venue: 

Pakaraka Farm

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