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This workshop will get you started on the path to growing your own food forest. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

You will be taught the principles of soil preparation, plant maintenance and how to apply this to garden beds and balcony pots. You will also learn what to grow in the coming season. Caution: Growing and harvesting and knowing what goes into your food is highly addictive.

You will be amazed at how good homegrown food tastes and how easy it is to achieve. You need patience, love and basic knowledge of growing seasonal crops. This workshop will definitely get you started on that path.

About Mei Chan from Gardens in Abundance

I am a garden designer in urban Melbourne and I am a graduate from Burnley Horticultural College. I design gardens with ecology and habitat in mind. I am also an avid hard rubbish forager and source most of my pots from them.

My love for growing edible plants came from my grandmother who grew the hottest of chilies and the sweetest of cucumbers in a high rise apartment in Kuala Lumpur. She had no fancy soil or fertilisers that she can buy from a store. She had love, patience and some broken cooking claypots. From this I have always wanted to share the knowledge that growing plants even on a balcony is easy.

Besides the obvious benefit that homegrown food has less baddies in them, they also taste better and the process of planting and nurturing is very soul satisfying and it is this latter point that I want to share with all of you.

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Class Schedule

Monday, 15 June 2015, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

What you will learn
  • The principles of soil preparation, plant maintenance
  • How to utilise garden beds and balcony pots to enhance small areas
  • What to grow in the coming season
What you will get
  • In this class you’ll learn all about the principles of soil preparation, plant maintenance and how to apply this to your own garden beds and balcony pots, aswell as what to grow in the coming season.
  • You’ll be provided with a range of seedlings that you will be planting in a variety of recycled containers (like soft drink bottles and pots) that you can take home to plant in your own garden!

What to bring
  • You will also be taking home a small pot plant so please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements!
What to wear

Dress comfortably, you may get some soil on you.


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Work-Shop

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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.

From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.

1.) LIABILITY WAIVER

  •  Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
  • Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.

I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.


2.) PHOTO & VIDEO

I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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