DIY Edible Gardening

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.

DIY Edible Gardening

About This Class

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 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!

Description

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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