Organic Propagation of Vegetables and Herbs with Olivia Caputo

What to Bring

  • Note pad and pen
  • Anything you would like to propagate
  • Empty egg cartons

What to Wear

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear

Organic Propagation of Vegetables and Herbs with Olivia Caputo

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • This workshop runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • Improve your gardening skills
  • How to produce new plants from seeds, cuttings and division
  • Seasonal timing for growth

Description

From sharing zucchini seeds over the fence with a neighbour to taking a cutting from a friend's thriving rosemary bush, propagating your own herbs and vegetables is easy, inexpensive and so very satisfying. Learn the basics of how to produce new plants from seed, cuttings and division in organic growing conditions in this hands-on workshop. Horticulturalist Olivia Caputo will take the class through seasonal timing for growth, heirloom and hybrid seeds, and propagation media using practical examples inside the CERES hothouses. Participants can take home any plants they have propagated on the day.

CERES members will receive a 10% discount by entering the discount code '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:

Olivia Caputo is a horticulturalist working at CERES Permaculture and Bushfood Nursery and CERES Propagation enterprise. A keen gardener from a young age, Olivia grew up surrounded by tropical plants, spiders and snakes at her parents' nursery in QLD. She has worked on organic farms and market gardens in Australia, Italy and the UK, and last year completed an internship at Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm in New York City. With a Diploma of Horticulture and a Permaculture Design Certificate, her special interests include community-based agriculture, conservation and indigenous plants, and propagation of edible species.

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The class was very enjoyable and I learnt a lot. Since then a few of my cuttings have died, so it would be great to have a follow up class to understand why this happened and how it can be mitigated.