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Understanding Weather for Gardeners

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Live via Zoom
Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

To enable us to best design and grow our green spaces, gardening in a changing climate requires a robust weather & climate understanding. This Masterclass will help you join the dots between large-scale climate patterns (like La Niña & El Niño) and our daily weather & gardening lives. Weaving together key weather principles with topics like annual rainfall and topography, frost and drought, this session will equip  gardeners with a practical weather knowledge foundation for their growing endeavours.

Please Note:

  • This class will draw on Victoria and Melbourne as key location examples, however the principles will be the same for most gardeners in South-East Australia (roughly between Adelaide and Sydney, and not too far inland).
  • If you are unable to attend the live online class, a recording will be available to watch for five days following the session. Please purchase a ticket prior to the class date to access the recording.


Presenter: Jeremy Prentice

Born in a time when Victoria was still commonly referred to as the Garden State, Jeremy has long been fascinated with the lives of our botanical friends. With experience ranging from edible landscaping to tropical glasshouse curation, hunting Nepenthes sp. and Rafflesia sp. (aka photographing), to stewarding vegetative giants like Victoria sp. and Amorphophallus titanum, Jeremy has been working and growing in horticulture for a number of decades. These days he is exploring the wondrous complexity of understanding our weather and climate patterns, and finding unique and enjoyable ways to share those stories with willing ears.

Enter the Understanding Weather (UW) courses: designed as applied weather knowledge to enrich our daily lives, each tailored version draws on the same principles, with the content crafted to suit the learners' niche - be it for Gardeners (UW for Gardeners), Lovers (UW.4.LVRS), or the deeply committed WeatherNurd (our year-long multisession course).


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 work with the weather in your garden

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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4.8 (4 reviews)
Suzyrated it
22 Mar 2022
I learned so much from this webinar about climate and weather! The trainer expertly conveyed some really huge topics in a way that was easy to understand.
Gracerated it
19 Mar 2022
Terrific- very informative and well run
Sarahrated it
19 Mar 2022
So much interesting information on the weather, broken down to major points for a short presentation with enough of a taster to do more research. Well structured & Well presented
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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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