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An Introduction to Biochar Workshop

 

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Sunday April 2nd 1.30 – 4 pm at the Hub Plot (Cnr of Templeton and Barker St)

GreenGAGE, The Growing Abundance Project Gardens Enterprise will host John Sanderson and Lann Falconer, Environmental Engineers from Earth Systems to facilitate a workshop all about Biochar. In this workshop we will be covering:
– how to make Biochar
– understanding what Biochar is and how it works
– Biochar applications and general gardening benefits
– Practical component: How to charge Biochar for garden soils

$45 includes; workshop, cuppa and a 10 kg bag of Biochar to use in your garden.

Info and enquiries: grow@growingabundance.org.au

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/267857

Note numbers are limited to 20 participants.

Tempeh Making Workshop

Tempeh
Sunday 19th February 2017
11am – 3pm

@The Hub, 233 Barker St, Castlemaine – Cafe space.

Come along and learn the art of making your own tempeh at home with expert tempeh maker Lou Rogers. You will learn to make tempeh, step by step and can purchase a small kit to make your own at home.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITING LIST FOR THIS EVENT
Info and inquiries: eat@growingabundance.org.au
Bookings/waiting list: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=253569

$60, $50 concession
Price includes tempeh inspired lunch.

 

 

Seed Saving & Propagation Workshop

Seed Saving Workshop

Milkwood teach real skills for down to earth living, providing resources & training in permaculture design theory + practice that give you the confidence to create permanently sustainable systems.

Info & Enquiries: seedlibrary@growingabundance.org.au

Bookings:https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=256280

 

 

 

Past Workshops

Biodynamic Compost Making

With Janet Baker from Newstead Community GardenBD compost tools

Friday 2nd October 2015

9.30-1pm

@ Gung Hoe Market Garden

Compost is the most important tool in organic and biodynamic gardening, where the focus is on feeding the soil. It’s the bacteria, fungi and other microbes that do the work for us, turning ‘waste’ into a rich resource, improving the soil and providing plant nutrients. Want to learn more about composting and try some hands-on construction? By the end of the session, you’ll be able to make your own heap, small or large, at home and understand more about the biodynamic method of compost construction. Notes included in the session.

$60 full, $30 concession

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

 

Biodynamic Moon Planting

With Janet Baker from Newstead Community GardenBD planting

Friday 2nd October 2015

1.30-3.30pm

@ Gung Hoe Market Garden

Biodynamics works with the wider cosmos – the rhythms and cycles of the moon, stars and planets: ‘as above, so below’. Learn more about the planting calendar and how to ‘read the cosmos’ to achieve the best results from your seed sowing and other garden activities. We’ll also cover the basics of crop rotation and succession planting so you can feed yourself and also your soil over the growing seasons.

$30 full, $15 concession

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

 

Garden Round Robin

3 different Sessions run by Peter Sansom, Heather Barrett and Sas Allardice including:

Wicking Beds

With Peter Sansom from The Hub Plotbridget boxes 2

@ The Hub Plot

Friday 9th October 2015

9-11am

 

Backyard Composting and Worm Farms

With Heather Barrett from The Hub Plotworm hands[1] (1)

@ The Hub Plot

Friday 9th October 2015

11-1pm

 

Plant Propagation

With Sas Allardice from The Growing Abundance ProjectDSC07576

@ The Hub Plot

Friday 9th October 2015

1-3pm

$90 full, $45 concession (includes all three sessions- wicking beds, backyard composting and plant prpagation)

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

 

Animals in the garden system

With Beck LoweBeck with chook

Friday 16th October 2015

9-3pm

Animals make great allies in the garden! They can help you to recycle food waste, provide fantastic fertiliser and assist with pest control – and of course they can also provide food such as eggs, milk and meat.

This workshop will explore how you can integrate domestic animals into your garden, as well as practical information on feeding, housing, health and meeting their other needs. We will look particularly at chickens, but also discuss a range of other common animals and how they can be designed into your food growing

$90 full, $45 concession

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

 

Get your Soil Singing

2 sessions run by Hugh Finlay and Sas Allardice

Building Healthy Soilsoil health

Friday 23rd October 2015

9.30-12.30pm

Healthy soil is the basis for healthy food production, and acts as the immune system of your garden. We will introduce you to the billions of underground microorganisms that help to turn plain old dirt into fertile soil. Plus, you’ll learn some simple tests to do in your own garden to find out more about your soil, so be prepared to get your hands dirty!

Bring: Lunch to share, appropriate clothing to be outside and tools to turn green manure such as spades and garden forks.

@ Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens, 69 Danns rd Harcourt

@ Mount Alexander Fruit Gardens

Welcome to the secret world of soil microbes. Learn about balancing and building healthy soil in organic gardens.

 

Green Manures, cover crops and useful plants

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Friday 23rd October 2015

1-3.30pm

@ Gung Hoe Growers Market Garden/ Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens

The second part of the workshop will cover the theory and use of green manures, cover crops and useful dynamic accumulator plants in the garden that help catch and store nutrients and attract useful insects to your garden.

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

$90 full $45 concession which includes both sessions

 

Seed Saving

With Sas Allardice from The Growing Abundance Projectseed-saving

Friday 6th November 2015

9.30-12.30pm

@ Maldon Neighbourhood Centre

Learn the basics of seed saving, pollination and plant families

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

$45 full $25 concession

 

 

Edible Weed Walk and Feast

With Sam Downing and Nikki Valentiniweed-chart

Friday November 13th 2015

9.30-3.30pm

Venue TBC

Bookings essential, contact Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on 5475 2093 info@maldonnc.org.au

$90 full $45 concession

 

 

 

 

 

 

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