Garden Design - Designing your Edible Oasis with Belinda Kennedy




So you want to create your own edible oasis, but you just don’t know where to start? Join this informative 1 day workshop and learn the basic steps to help you design your garden to grow your own vegetables, fruit and herbs. The workshop will focus on:- defining what you really want from your garden- understanding your garden through site analysis- developing a base plan- plant choice and how & where to grow them- incorporating animals into the garden design. This workshop is suitable for the beginner gardener with a small balcony, courtyard or larger garden.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

*Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" tickets which are already discounted

Trainer Bio:

Belinda Kennedy has been working within the horticulture industry for over 10 years, specialising in sustainable and organic garden design and management utilisiing permaculture principles. She has worked in numerous fields within the industry alongside several key landscape designers throughout Melbourne; co-designing, implementing and maintaining home landscapes on various scales; teaching training courses and workshops in Certified Horticulture and Landscape Design along with revegetation work along Melbourne's waterways and parklands. 

Belinda has completed an Advanced Diploma in Horticulture at Melbourne University, a Permaculture Design Course and is currently employed as the Site Horticulturalist and Volunteer Coordinator at CERES Environment Park and runs a sustainable garden design and maintenance company. Along with her hands on experience she is currently working on several literary productions based on permaculture and sustainable gardening along with producing a plant data base for the inner Melbourne region. 

For Information on our cancellation policy please click here

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What you will learn
  • Site analysis
  • Landscaping features and design tricks
  • Planting styles
What you will get
  • Handouts

What to bring
  • Ruler
  • Plan of your garden if you have one
  • Note pad and pencil
What to wear

Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes/boots



Vendor since 2013

CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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15 June 2016 • Garden Design - Designing your Edible Oasis with...

I was extremely disappointed that this class was cancelled less than a week before it was scheduled to take place. I had bought the class for my husband for an important birthday, approximately three months prior, and had had no indication that the class might not run in the lead up, until 3 days prior, and that was via text message. There was no courtesy phone call, no follow-up, and no offer of a similar course at another date. I am extremely disappointed and will not be recommending this service to others at this stage.