Jan
24
Thu
Talk 2 – Garden Pests – A Dance with Nature @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk 2 - Garden Pests – A Dance with Nature @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm | Eltham | Victoria | Australia

Note: This is the 2nd in a series of 7 Sustainable Gardening Talks.  You can book the talks individually or book all 7 talks with our Summer Series Package and receive up to 30% discount. What a great Christmas present for someone who loves their garden.

Your garden is the home for many types of insects – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In this talk we will look at how to use nature to strengthen the balance within your garden allowing you to minimise unnecessary chemical use. We will discuss mechanical, cultural, biological and low impact chemical controls to help you manage your garden pest problems.

This class will cover:

  • The whole environment garden
  • Barriers and cultural strategies
  • Beneficial Insects
  • Introduction to companion plants
  • Low impact chemicals
  • Common garden pests and control options

About Richard Rowe

Richard is an experienced trainer, community facilitator, passionate home gardener and worm farmer. After a long and successful corporate career in finance and sustainability, Richard now focuses on environmental education for both adults and school children and on the local food movement.

Feb
14
Thu
Talk 5 – Preparing your Garden for Autumn Harvest @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Talk 5 - Preparing your Garden for Autumn Harvest @ Edendale Community Environmental Farm | Eltham | Victoria | Australia

Note: This is the 5th in a series of 7 Sustainable Gardening Talks.  You can book the talks individually or book all 7 talks with our Summer Series Package and receive up to 30% discount. What a great Christmas present for someone who loves their garden.

While summer is at its peak and its too hot to go outside in the garden, spend some time  planning your veggie garden for the autumn harvest.

In this talk Nicole will cover autumn maintenance activities, what veggies to plant and how to help them produce a bumper harvest.

This class will cover:

  • Garden maintenance to prepare for next season plantings
  • What veggies to grow
  • Tips on watering, feeding and caring for your plants
  • Pests to watch out for and how to manage them

About Nicole Griffiths

Nicole is a qualified teacher with over ten years of experience as an educator and presenter. She has a particular interest in edible gardening and has worked with both school and community kitchen garden programs.