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.
Analysis and Obtain A Yield are the themes for this session.
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
aka Supporting Community: Bugs, bees, etc.
Pest & Disease life cycles
Interaction for balancing for plant health
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
35 Hassel Lane, Waltham, Christchurch