Green Spaces: Vertical, Rooftop and Rain Gardens

Learn how you can create a beautiful and thriving garden, no matter how restricted your space.

In this Master Class, horticulturalist Sarah Hardgrove will discuss a range of different growing systems suitable for a variety of different spaces including vertical gardens, rooftop gardens and raingardens. Sarah will show you how to set up the infrastructure for your garden and will also cover plant selection and maintenance.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session. Please register prior to the class to access the recording.

 

Master Class Presenter: Sarah Hardgrove

Sarah is a horticulturalist and landscape designer with experience in designing, installing and maintaining a wide variety of green infrastructure elements from green walls and rooftop gardens to raingardens, ground level gardens and terrace courtyards. Passionate about sustainable gardening, urban agriculture, urban greening and enhancing biodiversity, she loves sharing her knowledge to encourage more people to connect with plants and nature. Sarah works as horticulturalist at Bulleen Art & Garden, and runs her own consulting, design and maintenance business, Wildgrove Horticulture. She conducts regular workshops for councils and educational institutions on a variety of gardening and environment related topics.


Wildlife Gardens

Learn how to create wildlife habitat in your very own backyard.

In this masterclass, wildlife scientist and consultant Wouter van Dongen will teach you how to identify what wildlife may visit your garden as well as the practical steps you can take to attract these species. Wouter will cover everything from creating the correct vegetation structure to attracting birds, insects, frogs, lizards and much more! Whether you own a large forest block, or a small balcony in the suburbs, anyone can contribute to improving the habitat for local wildlife and aiding in their conservation.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session. Please register prior to the class to access the recording.

 

Master Class Presenter - Wouter van Dongen

Wouter van Dongen, has a Doctorate in Zoology, and has travelled the world as a wildlife research scientist. He also has a strong background in horticulture and runs a horticultural business in Melbourne. Wouter’s passion for both wildlife conservation and horticulture has provided the perfect background for his role as a consultant in creating wildlife gardens. He has created wildlife gardens throughout Melbourne and presented workshops at special gardening events for councils, garden clubs and others. His work in wildlife conservation has led to over forty articles in scientific journals and magazines and multiple radio interviews.


Climate Action Through Urban Agriculture - Online Webinar

This event is part of the 2021 Urban Agriculture Month 

A garden is more than just an outdoor room, a place for relaxation and fun, a place that adds value to your home.

It should also be a place of Climate Action where you can connect with the environment and implement changes to reduce your contribution to CO2-e emissions and help build climate resilience.

In this Webinar we will use the Climate7 framework (www.climate7.com)  to explore how gardening and urban farming can be a part of a personal  and community Climate Action plan.

 

 

Ticket Options

You only need to register for 1 ticket per home.

There are two ticket options available.

  1. Attend online  + recording
  2. Recording only

Growing from Seed

Discover how to build your own seed raising system in this practical DIY online class.

Kaye Roberts-Palmer will explain how everyday items can be used to grow vegetables in a simple and budget-friendly way. The class will cover the entire propagation process from selecting a seed raising mix through to planting your seedlings out in the garden. The class includes a practical and fun demonstration of how to make a propagation unit using recycled materials.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session. Please purchase a ticket for the class to access the recording. Everyone who purchases a ticket will be sent a link to the recording whether they attend the live class or not.

About Kaye Roberts-Palmer

Kaye is the director of Blue Bee Garden Design and the founder of the award-winning Save Our Citrus campaign. She writes for both Organic Gardener Magazine and Plant Hunter Magazine and has also been featured on various radio programs including 3AW Breakfast and 774 Saturday Breakfast. Kaye has presented over 100 workshops and studied horticulture at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley College.


Landscaping with Native Plants

Learn everything you need to know to turn your garden into a native plant oasis.

In this workshop, David Sparks will explain how to design, create and maintain a thriving and beautiful native garden. You will learn about a range of native landscaping plants including how to plant them and what conditions and care that they need to thrive.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for two days following the session. Please book a ticket prior to the class to access the recording.

Master Class Presenter - David Sparks

David is an experienced horticultural teacher who has studied Ecology and Botany at the University of Queensland. He has had 6 years experience in ecological restoration and environmental education and is the former manager of SKINC native nursery.


Becoming a Food Citizen: Free Master Class

 

Please Note: This event has finished but a recording is now available for a limited period of time at: www.sgaonline.org.au/becoming-a-food-citizen-master-class-recording/

 

Learn how you can help to create a healthier and more sustainable food system in this free online class, presented by Kylie Newberry, founder of Our Food System.

A food citizen is someone who shapes the food system for the better and encourages others to do the same. Taking small steps towards building and supporting a healthy, sustainable and fair system is something we can all do.

This session will outline 10 active steps you can take to become a food citizen. This includes action in the home, community and at an advocacy level. Participants will leave knowing that they are empowered food citizens with the power to transform the food system for the better.

If you are unable to attend the live class, a recording will be available to watch for three days following the session.

Presented by Kylie Newberry 

Kylie is a writer, speaker and advocate and the founder of Our Food System. She graduated from City University, London in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Food Policy. Kylie’s passion lies in transforming the food system to deliver a range of health, environmental, social and economic outcomes. She works with individuals, community groups, companies and the local government and has created and presented a cutting edge unit in Food Citizenship for the B. Nutrition and Dietetics at Queensland University of Technology. Through her involvement with the Brisbane Fair Food Alliance, Kylie advocates for local and equitable food systems in South East Queensland and she was recently awarded semi-finalist in the global Food Systems Vision Prize. Learn more about Kylie's work at ourfoodsystem.com


Growing Citrus - Online Master Class Delivered Via Zoom

Join Kaye Roberts-Palmer as she shares tips and tricks for keeping your backyard citrus trees beautiful, healthy and productive in this online class.

Kaye will cover all things citrus including seasonal care, pruning, organic pest control and managing nutrient deficiencies. The workshop will also cover how to control the dreaded citrus gall wasp.

Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here: www.sgaonline.org.au/join-fosga/

 

About Kaye Roberts-Palmer

Kaye is the director of Blue Bee Garden Design and the founder of the award-winning Save Our Citrus campaign. She writes for both Organic Gardener Magazine and Plant Hunter Magazine and has also been featured on various radio programs including 3AW Breakfast and 774 Saturday BreakfastKaye has presented over 100 workshops and studied horticulture at the University of Melbourne’s Burnley College.


Microgreens - Online Master Class delivered via Zoom

Learn how to grow tasty, nutrient-packed microgreens on your own kitchen windowsill in this online course.

Microgreens are a quick, easy and versatile crop, perfect for beginners and anyone interested in trying something new. This class will cover both indoor and outdoor growing as well as crop selection, planting, growing conditions and harvesting.

Friends of SGA (FOSGA) receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes when they enter the code which will be sent by email.


The Art of Watering - Online Master Class Delivered Via Zoom

Water is essential for plant health, but knowing how much, how often and when to water can be a challenge. Learn how to assess the watering needs of various fruit and vegetable plants in this online course.

Robin and Paul Gale-Baker will explain how to provide plants with the water they need to thrive while also conserving this precious resource.

Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here: www.sgaonline.org.au/join-fosga/

About the Presenters

Robin Gale-Baker is a former nursery owner and co-founder of Sustainable Macleod and the Macleod Organic Commuinity Garden. She was named the 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year (Healthy and Active Living Category) for her work within the community.

Paul Gale-Baker is a qualified permaculture designer and former director of Urban Shepherd, an edible garden design business. He is a founding member of Sustainable Macleod and the Macleod Organic Community Garden and is passionate about assisting people to become successful edible gardeners.