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Interested in growing your very own berries? There is nothing like freshly picked berries or the joy of preserving your glut of berries into yummy jams.
In this hands on workshop you will learn about the wide range of berry fruits that can be grown in Victorian gardens and how to cultivate them for great yields and great flavour.
You will also learn about berry selection, planting and fertilising, and how to prune and trellis a range of different berry fruits.
Poppy Turbiak has been working in horticulture and permaculture for over 10 years and loves to grow good food to eat. Her work includes school gardens teaching children about plants and she currently works in community gardens assisting adults grow a garden plot. She is passionate about harvesting and loves fermenting, pickling, brewing and preserving the glut whenever there is too much.
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- Discover the wide range of berry fruits that can be grown in Victorian gardens
- How to cultivate the plants for great yields and great flavour
- Berry selection, planting and fertilising, and how to prune and trellis a range of different berry fruits
- Writing materials
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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.