Mar
5
Sat
Growing Subtropical Plants in Cool Climates – Master Class @ Online - Via Zoom
Mar 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Growing Subtropical Plants in Cool Climates - Master Class @ Online - Via Zoom

Holidaying at home might be wearing a bit thin, but creating a tropical paradise in your home garden can bring holiday-like joy. There’s a range of subtropical plants that are great for permaculture and home food gardens and that can be grown in cooler climates if you know how. Avocados, babacos, macadamias, bananas, coffee, turmeric, galangal and ginger – have we got your interest!?

Join Karen Sutherland in this Master Class on successfully growing subtropical plants in Australia.

This class will be most suitable for gardeners in the Southern parts of Australia, including Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the cooler parts of NSW. However, anyone who would like to learn more about growing subtropical plants is welcome to attend.

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 purchase a ticket prior to the class date to access the recording.

 

About Karen Sutherland:

Karen Sutherland 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.

 

Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here.

Mar
19
Sat
Understanding Weather for Gardeners – Master Class @ Online - Via Zoom
Mar 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Understanding Weather for Gardeners - Master Class @ Online - Via Zoom

To enable us to best design and grow our green spaces, gardening in a changing climate requires a robust weather & climate understanding. This master class will help you join the dots between large-scale climate patterns (like La Niña & El Niño) and our daily weather & gardening lives. Weaving together key weather principles with topics like annual rainfall and topography, frost and drought, this session will equip  gardeners with a practical weather knowledge foundation for their growing endeavours.

Please Note:

  • This class will draw on Victoria and Melbourne as key location examples, however the principles will be the same for most gardeners in South-East Australia (roughly between Adelaide and Sydney, and not too far inland).
  • If you are unable to attend the live online class, a recording will be available to watch for five days following the session. Please purchase a ticket prior to the class date to access the recording.

Presenter: Jeremy Prentice

Born in a time when Victoria was still commonly referred to as the Garden State, Jeremy has long been fascinated with the lives of our botanical friends. With experience ranging from edible landscaping to tropical glasshouse curation, hunting Nepenthes sp. and Rafflesia sp. (aka photographing), to stewarding vegetative giants like Victoria sp. and Amorphophallus titanum, Jeremy has been working and growing in horticulture for a number of decades. These days he is exploring the wondrous complexity of understanding our weather and climate patterns, and finding unique and enjoyable ways to share those stories with willing ears.

Enter the Understanding Weather (UW) courses: designed as applied weather knowledge to enrich our daily lives, each tailored version draws on the same principles, with the content crafted to suit the learners’ niche – be it for Gardeners (UW for Gardeners), Lovers (UW.4.LVRS), or the deeply committed WeatherNurd (our year-long multisession course).

Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here.