Food garden 4 part workshop series

Provide a strong grounding in organic gardening

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This 4 part afternoon workshop series held from August to November 2019 from 1 - 4pm,  is only $140 in total.  That is 4 x 3 hours workshops over 4 months.

The workshop program is as follows

  1. Workshop 1  on 10 August 2019 -  Food garden design tips
  2. Workshop 2 on 7 September 2019 - Food garden soil management tips
  3. Workshop 3 is on 19 October 2019 - Food garden planting tips
  4. Workshop 4 is on November 16 - Food garden pest and disease management

This workshop series will give you a strong platform of knowledge in all the key organic gardening principles and you will see these principles demonstrated over the change of seasons during the workshop program in the large food gardens of the workshop presenter.  These gardens commenced as a grassy patch December 2018 and have gone through a rapid transformation to productivity, all steps will be shared with you in the workshop series.

The workshops are all in Peter Kearney's Draper gardens,  only 5 minutes from Samford Village,. Participant numbers are limited to 20 people. Peter is a very experienced organic and biodynamic gardener, urban farmer, food garden designer and organic food growing educator. 

This registration covers all 4 workshops described above.  Each workshop builds on the next to give you a comprehensive introduction to productive food growing with organic methods in our Brisbane sub tropical climate.. 

We have released this second series for the July to November period as the first series, subsidised by the the Moreton Bay Regional Council, was fully booked out in a few days with a substantial wait list, so we suggest getting in early to register this new series.

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What you will learn
  • Ideal layout for a vegetable and herb garden
  • How to manage healthy soil in the food garden
  • Key planting techniques and management tactics to reduce pests and diseases
What you will get
  • Digital handout material on the workshop content

What to bring
  • Writing pad
  • Water bottle
What to wear

Gardening clothes with sun hat

Appropriate for

Organic gardeners from teenager to adult of any age

Avaiable at the workshop

A wide range of organically grown food from the workshop presenters garden will be for available sale at the end of the workshop


My Food Garden

Vendor since 2013

My Food Garden provides knowledge and services to support the transformation of our food system to being more local and organic. Our business empowers people living in and around cities to be more productive at growing their own food. 

We are located in Brisbane, Australia and deliver our services locally and nationally. Our services in urban farming and organic gardening combine a mixture of hands-on education, mentoring and garden building, in addition to working on larger scale urban agriculture projects. Supporting the emergence of financially sustainable urban farming is one of our core goals.

The business commenced in 2006 and our first web site release in 2008 was under the name of Cityfood Growers and we are now branded as My Food Garden. The company was founded by Peter Kearney, an experienced organic and biodynamic gardener, educator, urban farmer and strategist.

The business has a small team with passion and knowledge in organic food growing and an expanding set of relationships with the movers and shakers of urban agriculture around the world.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

My Food Garden requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email My Food Garden to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at My Food Garden or organised by My Food Garden must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by My Food Garden.


I agree to give My Food Garden unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at My Food Garden classes and events or on My Food Garden's premises. (For use of My Food Garden marketing materials).


My Food Garden requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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19 November 2019 • Food garden 4 part workshop series

Peter provided a wonderful introduction to biodynamic vegetable gardening! His enthusiasm and expertise were palpable and energising! His vegetable garden is inspiring and the vegetables grown taste like nothing that can be purchased from a supermarket. Add to this the very practical nature of the lessons and the wonderful cooking of Peter's wife for scrumptious afternoon teas, and it was a perfect course! Such a shame I missed a couple of the sessions - I will be back to catch them up at another time. Thanks Peter, Ellen