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Mar
18
Sat
Native Plant Propagation @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Native Plant Propagation @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op | Port Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Ever wonder how to start a garden without paying for plants? Join this interactive Master Class on how propagate native plants from cuttings, divisions and seeds. From the science to the practice, after this workshop you will have the necessary knowledge to propagate any plant you like!

This Master Class will cover:

  • Propagation methods and why choose one over the other
  • Seeds
    • types
    • how to pick ripe seeds
    • seed treatments
    • demonstrations
    • tips for success
  • Cuttings
    • Why and how plants grow from cuttings
    • types of cuttings
    • demonstration of techniques
    • tips for success
  • Division
    • how to split clumps of plants
    • tips for success
  • Question and Answer

Master Class Presenter – David Sparks

David  has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland. He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and has worked at St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery for over three years. He is currently also studying the Graduate Diploma in Adult Education at RMIT.

What You Get

  • A pot of cuttings to take home
  • Discount tube stock – $2 per tube bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)
  • Notes to take home

 

Native Plant Propagation @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Native Plant Propagation @ St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op | Port Melbourne | Victoria | Australia

Ever wonder how to start a garden without paying for plants? Join this interactive Master Class on how propagate native plants from cuttings, divisions and seeds. From the science to the practice, after this workshop you will have the necessary knowledge to propagate any plant you like!

This Master Class will cover:

  • Propagation methods and why choose one over the other
  • Seeds
    • types
    • how to pick ripe seeds
    • seed treatments
    • demonstrations
    • tips for success
  • Cuttings
    • Why and how plants grow from cuttings
    • types of cuttings
    • demonstration of techniques
    • tips for success
  • Division
    • how to split clumps of plants
    • tips for success
  • Question and Answer

Master Class Presenter – David Sparks

David  has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland. He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and has worked at St. Kilda Indigenous Nursery for over three years. He is currently also studying the Graduate Diploma in Adult Education at RMIT.

What You Get

  • A pot of cuttings to take home
  • Discount tube stock – $2 per tube bought on the day from the nursery (normal price $3.30)
  • Notes to take home

 

Apr
30
Sun
Low Environmenal Impact Solutions to Garden Pests – Penny Woodward @ Footscray City College - Environmental Science Centre;
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Low Environmenal Impact Solutions to Garden Pests - Penny Woodward @  Footscray City College - Environmental Science Centre;  | Footscray | Victoria | Australia

Do you have problems with pests in your garden but not sure how to manage them in a way that has minimal negative impact, maximum positive impact on the environment?

There are natural ways to that use the resources provided to us by nature to solve some of your pest problems.

SGA is excited to be able to work with Penny Woodward (author of numerous books on low environmental impact gardening including “Pest Repellent Plants”) who will share her knowledge on how to treat short term pest problems and create long term garden design solutions so pests and predators live in balance.

This Master Class will cover:

  • Tricks, traps, collars, barriers to manage pests
  • Simple sprays and oils made from plants in your garden to control problem pests
  • How beneficial insects can be utilised to attack pests
  • Companion plants to use in your garden
  • How to create a “total environment garden” where pests and predators live in balance

There will be an opportunity to purchase some of Penny’s fabulous books at a discount including Garlic, Pest Repellent Plants, Asian Herbs and Vegetables, Community Gardens, Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and more.

10% Discount if you book for Penny’s second Master Class on Sustainable Home Grown Garlic

In the afternoon of the same day and at the same venue Penny is presenting the Master Class – Sustainable Home Grown Garlic. If you book both of these classes you can receive a 10% discount on both classes. You will need to book each class separately but use the “2 class disc – Garlic&Pests” ticket option when booking your tickets.

If you do book both classes, bring a bite of lunch and join Penny and myself (Richard) in a chat about SGA, sustainable gardening and other topics of your choice.

Sustainable Home Grown Garlic Master Class – Penny Woodward @ Footscray City College - Environmental Science Centre;
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sustainable Home Grown Garlic Master Class - Penny Woodward @ Footscray City College - Environmental Science Centre;  | Footscray | Victoria | Australia

Do you want to grow a bumper crop of garlic with big fat aromatic bulbs that will keep you in garlic till the next season?

Do you want to learn about growing garlic in a way that minimises the impact on the environment and  your health?

Do you want to learn from an expert in growing garlic?

Sustainable Gardening Australia is excited to be working with Penny Woodward (Author of 8 books including “Garlic“, photographer, presenter, organic gardener) to bring you this Master Class on growing garlic sustainably.

What will be covered during this Master Class:

  • Types of garlic, its diversity, groupings and cultivars
  • How to choose your garlic seed type to improve the way your crop grows, harvests, stores and tastes
  • Soil preparation, planting, growing, harvesting, curing, storing and using.
  • Characteristics of different types of garlic including examining of samples
  • Tips, myths and traps
  • Solutions to common problems

There will  be an opportunity to purchase some of Penny’s fabulous books at a discount including Garlic, Pest Repellent Plants, Asian Herbs and Vegetables, Community Gardens, Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies and more.

10% Discount if you book for Penny’s second Master Class on “Low Environmental Impact Solutions to Garden Pests”

In the morning of the same day and at the same venue Penny is presenting the Master Class – ” Low Environmental Impact Solutions to Garden Pests”. If you book both of these classes you can receive a 10% discount on both classes. You will need to book each class separately but use the “2 class disc – Garlic&Pests” ticket option when booking your tickets.

If you do book both classes, bring a bite of lunch and join Penny and myself (Richard) in a chat about SGA, sustainable gardening and other topics of your choice.

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