Complete Urban Farmer – Advanced


Next Available: 15 Jun 10:00AM
6.0 hours

Description

Aimed at the advanced level, this eight week course will delve deeper into our most popular Complete Urban Farmer topics. In-depth sessions on site analysis, design features, fruit production and fertilising with some additional sessions on food forests, habitats and DIY construction.

Meet the trainer: Justin Calverley

Horticulturalist and permaculturist with over 20 years experience and will be the lead trainer for the Urban Farmer course. He has extensive knowledge and experience in permaculture, garden design, organic gardening and native bushfood plants. He specialises in edible gardens and is an expert in fruit tree cultivation and pruning. For over 10 years Justin has taught workshops at CERES in sustainable gardening and permaculture. Justin was a regular broadcaster on 3RRR’s ‘Dirty Deeds” and is a presenter on Ch 31’s “ The Garden Tap.”

Course Outline:

  1. Site Analysis & Planting Styles
  2. Food Forests
  3. Fertilising and Soil systems 
  4. Orchard Management
  5. Orchard Management
  6. Garden Design and Landscaping
  7. Garden Habitats
  8. Construction

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 Hours per session This course runs from 15th June to 3rd August

What you will learn
  • Site Analysis & Planting Styles
  • Food Forests
  • Fertilising and Soil systems
What you will get
  • A selection of expert CERES Trainers providing hands-on practical experience balanced with theory

What to bring
  • Comfortable enclosed shoes/boots
  • Gardening gloves
  • Appropriate weather gear eg sunhat
  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch
  • Enthusiasm to learn and get your hands dirty’
What to wear

Casual (Warning: This might get messy)


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CERES Education

Vendor sincce 2016

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.

We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

For thousands of years the Wurundjeri people lived on the land where CERES now stands. The Merri Creek was a focus of their lifestyle, a place to swim and play and a vital source of food. Following the European invasion, the Victorian gold rush and the growth of Melbourne city, the site was quarried for bluestone then turned into a landfill site… As industry moved in the water became polluted and the trees and wildlife disappeared.

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