Building Veggie Beds from Pallets – Construction Master Class

12/11/2017 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Templestowe College
7 Cypress Ave
Templestowe Lower VIC 3107
Starting at $50
Richard Rowe

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make things for your garden, how to use hand tools or how to reuse wooden pallets as a building material?  Following on from our successful Sustainable Building Materials Master Class we are pleased to be able to bring you a Construction Master Class on Building Veggie Growing Boxes from used / reclaimed  wooden pallets.

In this Construction Master Class where you will learn about:

  • How to source used timber pallets
  • Using hand tools safely
  • How to breakdown timber pallets to basic building materials
  • Veggie box design options
  • Build a Veggie Growing Box (approx. 1,100 mm square)

Workshop participants will be split into teams of 3 or 4 to build the Veggie Boxes.

If you are interested in buying one of the boxes made on the day, please email me at to register your interest.  Money raised by selling the boxes will go to the students of Templestowe College to buy additional resources for their permaculture / garden projects and unsold boxes will be integrated into the garden. If you want to buy a box, you will need to take it home on the day and they will be approx. 1,100 mm square.

  6 Responses to “Building Veggie Beds from Pallets – Construction Master Class”

  1. I live in WA and would like to know if you will put this information on your website?

    • Unfortunately, it is not as simple as putting the information on the website. The class is a practical demonstration and engagement in building veggie beds. We will, however, see if the presenter can provide some written instructions which are comprehensive enough to put on the website.

  2. I need to remake my vege box. To prevent the weeds taking over. would pond liner be useful?

    • Lining the sides and some of the base is a good idea as it will also reduce the amount of water lost through the sides of the box. A woven material on the base or a solid film with drainage holes in it would work okay. Controlling weeds around the base with a spray using white vinegar will also help. Just put it in an old window cleaning or similar ‘trigger’ bottle.

  3. Building Veggie Beds from Pallets – Construction Master Class 12 Nov 2017

    Are there more of these workshops planned in future? I can’t do this particular workshop date as will be overseas and this is EXACTLY what I need to learn atm!

    • There may be in 2018, depending on the presenter’s availability. Unfortunately, class sizes are limited because it involves construction. Please keep checking our website calendar.

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