Workshop Description

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

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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