Want to learn how to get the most from your garden and have an abundance of vegetables, fruits and herbs?

This is a two day hands-on workshop designed for the beginner veggie gardener who wants to gain an insight into seasonal produce growing. You will learn the skills and knowledge to create an abundant and productive garden.

The workshop is a mix of classroom presentations and practical exercises, giving you a chance to get your hands dirty on a real working farm.

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:

Donna Livermore is an educator, biologist, permaculture teacher and community activator. She is passionate about living a life of good health, sustainable abundance and with a strong connection to the environment and local community. Donna has an on-going commitment to school education and she is on the board of a new school in Melbourne’s Inner West.

With chickens, worms and a productive permaculture food garden in the front yard of her tiny suburban block, Donna is reimagining what it means to live a good life in the city and shares this with others through local fermenting and gardening workshops and through her Facebook page A Good Life in the City



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Class Schedule

This workshop runs from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Dates: 8th and 15th April  OR 16th and 23rd September

What you will learn
  • How to get the most from your garden and have an abundance of vegetables, fruits and herbs
  • Gain an insight into seasonal produce growing
  • Learn the skills and knowledge to create an abundant and productive garden
What you will get
  • The change to get your hands dirty on a real working farm

What to bring
  • Notepad
  • Writing materials
What to wear

Casual, clothes you don't mind getting dirty



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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.

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01 October 2017 • Organic Vegetable Gardening (Two days)

Such a great course! As a complete beginner I've gone from classic plant killer to over enthusiastic gardener; planting herbs, vegetables and companion plants to try to keep everything alive and thriving. Donna explains everything from basic principles, whilst also answering more advanced and complex questions for advanced gardeners. Soil has never seemed so interesting ;-) Highly recommended, if you've ever considered it, just do it ! Totally worth it.


22 April 2017 • Organic Vegetable Gardening (Two days)

I enjoyed the class. Relaxed, informative and practical.


22 April 2016 • Organic Vegetable Gardening (Two days)

This class was awsome!! I learnt so much in such a short amount of time and Olivia was a wealth of knowledge! I know can apply the gardening knowledge I got for my work with children and home life!