Soil Series – Perennial Edibles in Building Soil Health

12/03/2024 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Early Bird $25. Full Price $30
Teresa Day
Soil Series - Perennial Edibles in Building Soil Health
Often overlooked, perennials food growing makes so much sense for the health of your garden and a changing climate. Deep rooted, sturdier and easier to grow than the popular annuals, perennials are the best addition to a food growers garden.
This Master Class will discuss how perennial food gardens create more shade, more cooling, provide stunning vistas in your patch and with less soil disturbance, help build healthy soil and store more carbon under our feet. This session will introduce you to whole new range of edibles that are more resilient, flavorsome and nutritious. Many aren’t recognised by pests and are just left well alone. The gardeners dream.
With a need to broaden the variety of food we grow to improve both resilience and nutrition, there is no better time to introduce yourself to perennial edibles.
This session is presented by Teresa Day of SGA.  Part of a Masterclass Series “Growing the Foundation Soil Series”. Other topics include – Mulch and Organic Matter Application Explained, No Dig Gardening, and Getting deep with soil – How soil health effects water retention, pests and produce nutrition. Biochar 101.
About the presenter – Teresa has been responsible for the delivery of the community training program at SGA for over two years. She is a sustainable design professional with experience in community development and environmental education.  A home gardener for over 20 years and a chicken keeper and forager she has a particular interest in personal sustainable choices and lifestyle changes individuals can implement within their home and garden to reduce their carbon footprint and connect better with their local community. She has slowly been incorporating more edible perennials into her garden over the last 5 years.