Mulch and Organic Matter Applications Explained

Mulch and Organic Matter Applications Explained

Online Class Delivered Via Zoom

Live via Zoom
Over 10 people have attended this class


Dig deep into the world of soil enrichment with this Master Class, where we unveil the two key actions for cultivating healthy soil: applying mulch and adding organic matter. If you've ever wondered which type of mulch to use and how much to apply, or if you're curious about application volumes of compost and natural fertilizers, this session is just for you.

Geared towards gardeners with basic experience across all garden sizes, the Master Class will unravel the secrets of safeguarding and nourishing your soil. From exploring mulch options for food, ornamental, and indigenous garden beds to mastering the art of maintaining steady growth through the right compost, manure and other organic soil applications, this session has it all. 

Transform your garden into a budget-friendly, environmentally savvy space that's both beautiful and productive. You’ll come away really appreciating how by nurturing your soil your plants thrive effortlessly. The key to a flourishing garden begins beneath the surface—discover the goodness that awaits in this masterclass session.

This session is taken by Karen Sutherland, see bio below.

This session is one of five in a Masterclass Series "Growing the Foundation Soil Series". Other topics include – No Dig Gardening. Biochar 101, Perennial Food Growing and Getting deep with soil - How soil health effects water retention, pests and produce nutrition. Book the Series Package for discount.  Friends of SGA receive a 15% discount on all Master Classes. You can become a Friend of SGA here and GGPs receive a 30% discount. 

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What you will learn

  • How much is enough when it comes to organic matter, compost and mulch

What you will get

  • Access to recording for two weeks

What to bring

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What to wear


Appropriate for

Gardeners who want to ensure they are putting on optimum quantities of soil conditioners

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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Your Teacher

Karen Sutherland has been growing food since she was 8 years old and has had 40 years training and experience in horticulture, specialising in edible gardening for the last 15 years. She teaches, writes, and consults on edible gardening, with an emphasis on native Australian plants for food and health. She co-authored the award-winning book ‘Tomato, Know Sow Grow Feast’ in 2018.

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4.0 (2 reviews)
Gailrated it
06 Mar 2024
Great content and very knowledgeable speaker. Would love to see it go for another half hour.
Meredithrated it
07 Mar 2024
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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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