Workshop Description

Preparing your garden for a bumper Autumn harvest (in Summer).

All you need to know to grow fresh produce at home in Autumn. This workshop can be an indoor workshop or combined with an outdoor component in a community garden.

Workshop Duration

  • 1 ½ hours including Q&A time

What Participants Will Learn

  • Planning your autumn veggie garden – what to plant when
  • Soil maintenance in the Autumn months
  • Getting the garden and your pots ready for an autumn crop
  • Seeds or seedlings?
  • Feeding and maintaining the patch for a great harvest

Topics Covered

  • Preparing for an Autumn harvest:
    • garden maintenance and preparation
    • selecting what to plant and when to plant it
    • autumn veggies in pots
  • Introducing sustainable ways to improve productivity – crop rotation and companion planting
  • Starting with seeds and seedlings
  • Tips for sustainably avoiding and managing pests and diseases
  • Feeding the soil and autumn crops
  • Harvesting

What is Provided by SGA

  • Presenter who will bring the presentation on a USB stick on the day
  • Class notes will be emailed for pre-printing and handing out at the class

What is Provided by You

  • A suitable venue and set up for the class
  • Laptop / projector and screen for the presentation
  • Copies of notes and handouts for the class
  • Catering if desired

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