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Everything you need to know to get started or improve your tomato growing skills. A highly practical, hands on workshop covering:
- How to choose which tomato varieties to grow
- Whether to grow from seed or seedling, in pots, raised beds or directly into soil
- When and how to plant and tips for success
- Training growth with stakes, cages or string vs free range
- Pros and cons of pruning and how to do it
- Preventing common problems
- Feeding, crop rotation and more.
Participants will pot up and take home an heirloom tomato plant.
With many years working as a primary teacher, community development worker and horticulturalist, Carol combines these three passions by running school garden programs with Cultivating Community and facilitating adult workshops at CERES. Drawing garden wisdom from permaculture principles, conventional horticulture and chats with elderly neighbours, she loves sharing her enthusiasm for everything connected with growing and learning in natural environments. Carol is studying a Master of Urban Horticulture at Melbourne University (Burnley) majoring in urban food production.
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- Choosing varieties
- Garden set-up
- Common problems
- Participants will pot up and take home an heirloom tomato plant.
- Notepad and pen
Casual clothes that can get dirty and gardening gloves if you prefer to use your own
Those wanting to grow the best tomatoes!
Vendor since 2013
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.