Growing Soil & Plants - Module 3

Zones 1 & 2 home & backyard food production: building soil, home garden systems, seasonal crop planting, care and rotation plans, the importance of pollination, manuring and nutrient recycling, propagation & transplanting, seed saving, plus more.


8:30- 10:15 Design Elements

Analysis and Obtain A Yield are the themes for this session.

10:30 - 12:30 Growing Soil

Why composting well matters - Manuring & Nutrient Recycling

Finding what works for your context & practical problem solving

Compost - Hot & Cold; Slow Compost (sawdust path, leaf mold); In situ; Hügelbeet /Hügelkultur mounds; Vermiculture,

Soil Amendments - EM, Bokashi, Liquid manures, Green manures, Biochar

Making Bio-complete Compost


8:30 - 10:30  Nurseries

Flower and plant Anatomy and the Importance of Pollination

Seed Saving & Sowing

Making Potting Mix; Propagation and Transplanting

Growing in GreenHouses, Polytunnels & Cold-Frames

11:00 - 12:00 Pests & Diseases

aka Supporting Community:  Bugs, bees, etc. 

Pest & Disease life cycles

Natural predators

Interaction for balancing for plant health

1:00 - 3:00 Edible Gardens

Planting, Different Growing Techniques - Wicking beds, Raised beds,  Containers, Sheet mulching, No-dig gardens

Crop layouts & Designing with fruit & veg plants through the season 

Rotation planting - The Legume, Leaf, Root & Fruit philosophy of Edible Gardening; Succession and cover crops

Companion Planting - flowers & vegetables together; guilds; interplanting

3:15 -4:00 Round-Up Session



Saturday, November 20, 2021 - 08:30 to Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 04:00
Location / Venue: 

35 Hassel Lane, Waltham, Christchurch

More Info:
Event organiser: 
Canterbury Permaculture Institute