Vegie Gardening: Beyond the Basics

What to Bring

  • Notepad and pen

What to Wear

  • Casual. Note that there will be some materials handling during the class, so be prepared to get dirty!

Vegie Gardening: Beyond the Basics

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Class duration: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

What You Will Learn

  • Vegie Gardeners with some experience can extend their knowledge
  • Tips on growing specific herbs and vegetables
  • Growing from seed, crop rotation, soil pH

What You Get

  • Detailed course notes
  • Discount Voucher to use on products at BAAG
  • Seeds sown during the class to take home and nurture
  • A cuppa (or two) and biscuits


This is for those who have already dabbled in some vegie growing but want a little bit more knowledge. Soil pH testing, crop rotation basics, successful seed sowing and tips for specific vegies will be part of what we do in this class. 

Presented by Maria Ciavarella

Maria has grown up with a rich Italian heritage, with a typically Italian love of good food.  This love encompasses the growing of it, its preparation and its preservation. She is a trained science teacher and is passionate about gardening and the environment. Maria has a young family who are all being instilled with a love of gardening. Given her teaching background and her own home grown experience with kids, she is often called upon to give talks and gardening demos at schools and kindergartens. 

Class Booking Conditions

Bookings are considered final once payment is made, no refunds will be given for nonattendances. However, if at least 7 days notice is given of inability to attend, a transfer to an available class of equivalent value, or BAAG gift voucher can be organised, with a $10 administration fee applicable.

 Class Cancellations

If there are insufficient numbers for a class it may be cancelled or postponed. In this case, you will be notified as soon as possible and given the option of a full refund or a BAAG gift voucher or a transfer to a class of equivalent value.

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Sep 2016
Vegie Gardening: Beyond the Basics - 15 Sep 2016 6:30 PM

The class provided a lot information about the specific requirements of different vegetables and gave me a structure to implement for crop rotation. It gave me the confidence to use the pH test kit that has been sitting in the cupboard. A really useful class and a great presenter.

Feb 2016
Vegie Gardening: Beyond the Basics - 25 Feb 2016 6:45 PM

the class was great i learnt a lot about soil preparation. All classes are beneficial if you can come home with only one important thing that you have learnt then they are successful classes. I came home with many tips. Maria was great presentation very informative. I will definitely recommend these classes. Thankyou for presenting them at the Nursery,

Feb 2016
Vegie Gardening: Beyond the Basics - 25 Feb 2016 6:45 PM

I actually learned alot about what to plant together in beds so as I can plan effective bed rotation and get the best results!