Jul
6
Tue
Growing Backyard Fruit Trees @ Online - Via Zoom
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Growing Backyard Fruit Trees @ Online - Via Zoom

Learn the principles of backyard orchard culture with Angelo Eliades from Deep Green Permaculture.

When fruit trees are not properly maintained, they can become overgrown and hard to manage. Harvesting, netting, pruning and spraying become needlessly difficult, and the glut of fruit produced all at once is usually lost to birds and possums!

Backyard orchard culture is an innovative system in which high-density plantings of fruit trees are maintained at a small size for easier maintenance. Using this technique, it is possible to produce excellent yields without excess and waste, while extending your crops throughout the year.

In this online webinar, Angelo will cover pruning, pest & disease management, feeding and general fruit tree care. He will also explain which productive plants and companion plants can be planted beneath fruit trees.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend the live online class, a recording will be available to watch for one week following the session. Please register prior to the class to access the recording.
  • This class is suitable for all gardeners in climates where deciduous fruit trees can be grown.

Friends of SGA (FOSGA), Members and Green Gardening Professionals (GGPs) receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes.

 

About Angelo Eliades

Angelo is a presenter, trainer and writer in the areas of sustainable gardening and permaculture. He works part time as a horticulturist, writes for Good Organic Gardening Australia magazine, has a demonstration food forest garden in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, and runs the educational website Deep Green Permaculture (https://deepgreenpermaculture.com/)

Jul
17
Sat
Growing Native Food Plants @ Online - Via Zoom
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Growing Native Food Plants @ Online - Via Zoom

Learn how to grow and use native food plants with Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden Design.

Native plants have been used as a source of food for thousands of years. Yet until recently native edibles have been largely overlooked and under-utilised in our backyards.

This class will explore a range of native edible and useful plants that are suitable for a variety of gardens: from urban backyards to schools to public spaces. Karen will share a range of real-life native food gardens and provide advice for using native edibles in your own garden.

Please note:

  • If you are unable to attend the live online class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session. Please register prior to the class to access the recording.
  • Karen is based in Victoria and this class may emphasise plants suitable for the southern states of Australia (Vic, SA, NSW, Tas). However gardeners from all over the world are more than welcome!

Friends of SGA (FOSGA), Members and Green Gardening Professionals (GGPs) receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes.

 

About Karen Sutherland:

Karen has spent her life in the garden, from an 8 year old growing vegetables to training at Ceres, Melbourne Zoological Gardens and Burnley College, as well as Permaculture Design with Bill Mollison. She spent 20 years maintenance gardening and landscaping, before focusing on edible plants in her business Edible Eden Design. She writes, teaches, speaks and consults on a range of edible gardening projects, including collaborative indigenous interpretive gardens. She has a micro-nursery, selling native food plants and others online as well as a range of interpretive plant ID signs for bush food gardens.