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Growing Subtropical Plants in Cool Climates

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Live via Zoom
Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

Holidaying at home might be wearing a bit thin, but creating a tropical paradise in your home garden can bring holiday-like joy. There's a range of subtropical plants that are great for permaculture and home food gardens and that can be grown in cooler climates if you know how. Avocados, babacos, macadamias, bananas, coffee, turmeric, galangal and ginger - have we got your interest!?

Join Karen Sutherland in this Master Class on successfully growing subtropical plants in Australia.


This class will be most suitable for gardeners in the Southern parts of Australia, including Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the cooler parts of NSW. However, anyone who would like to learn more about growing subtropical plants is welcome to attend.


Please Note:

  • If you are unable to attend the live online class, a recording will be available to watch for one week following the session. Please purchase a ticket prior to the class date to access the recording.


About Karen Sutherland:

Karen Sutherland has spent her life in the garden, from an 8 year old growing vegetables to training at Ceres, Melbourne Zoological Gardens and Burnley College, as well as Permaculture Design with Bill Mollison. She spent 20 years maintenance gardening and landscaping, before focusing on edible plants in her business Edible Eden Design. She writes, teaches, speaks and consults on a range of edible gardening projects, including collaborative indigenous interpretive gardens. She has a micro-nursery, selling native food plants and others online as well as a range of interpretive plant ID signs for bush food gardens.


Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here.

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What you will learn

  • How to grow a variety of different subtropical plants
  • General principles for growing subtropical plants in cooler climates

What you will get

  • Class Notes

What to bring

  • No materials required

What to wear

No Dress Code

Appropriate for

Gardeners of all ages and experience levels


Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is a not-for-profit non-government organiation dedicated to achieving a healthy biodiverse planet.

Its driving purpose is to:

  • Encourage, educate and enable home and professional gardeners to adopt sustainable gardening practices to protect or enhance the natural environment;
  • Provide information, education and undertake research about the natural environment;
  • Reconnect people to the natural world through gardening; and
  • Ensure an understanding of the impacts that gardening decisions about chemical and resource use have on the natural environment well beyond their neighbourhood.
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4.7 (7 reviews)
roserated it
15 Mar 2022
Growing Subtropical Plants in cool climates course was an amazing insight in just what we can do. Karen Sutherland is a natural trainer, very personable, knowledgeable and delivers in a way which is not over the top so people can understand. People leave her presence with inspiration and confidence. I highly recommend this experience.
Juanitarated it
06 Mar 2022
Really informative and great sense of possibilities. Really helped me work out what is ailing my Avocado plant - but has also given me some great ideas of other things I can plant.
Karen rated it
05 Mar 2022
Very informative class on growing subtropical plants in colder clients. Its inspired me to add more fruit trees & plants to my garden. I also learned great tips on how to grow my own avocados which was very helpful.
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Cancellations & Refunds

SGA’s Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • No refunds will be given for non-attendance.
  • If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed by SGA. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.
  • Attendee initiated cancellations - Refunds will be issued for cancellations if you give at least 7 days notice prior to the start date. Refunds will be reduced by 1) a $10 SGA administration fee 2) WeTeachMe fees (if applicable) and 3) any financial transaction fees (if applicable).
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations with less than 7 days notice unless the event is successfully booked out, including the cancelled tickets.

Terms & Conditions

SGA’s Booking Conditions

  • Bookings are considered final once payment is made and no refunds will be given for non-attendance.
  • If there are insufficient numbers for an event it may be cancelled or postponed by SGA. If this is the case, you will be notified and given the option of either a full refund or a transfer to a different SGA event of equivalent value.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled starting time for registration and seating

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