#GetStuffed Gardening Workshops with Ian Onley


by The VRI


Classes will be held at various locations in Morwell and Traralgon offering information and hands on learning about how to garden at home.

This series will be held weekly on a Saturday to align with the May Harvest 50 Mile Farmers Market, connecting you to our local producers on the first and second Saturday of the month. On market days, classes will start with an hour of theory and discussion in the market place and move to a nearby plot of land where you'll learn practical skills.

On the third and fourth Saturday of May, classes will be held on location in Morwell and will be focused on hands-on learning for the full two hours. (location to be confirmed)

Saturday May 6:50 Mile Farmers Market, The VRI, 18-20 Queens Pde Traralgon (1st hour theory & discussion; 2nd hour hands-on) 

Saturday May 13:50 Mile Farmers Market, Tarwin St Morwell, then on location in Morwell (1st hour theory & discussion; 2nd hour hands-on)

 Saturday May 20

27: The VRI 18 - 20 Queens Pde, Traralgon. 

details to be updated on the website: http://www.50milefarmersmarket.com/workshops/

About the teacher

Ian Onley  is a local 'Demeter' Biodynamic farmer for over twenty years, he has experience in dairying, beef and commercial vegetable growing. Ian now concentrates on free range egg production and home gardening.

Ian is excited to part of Get Stuffed because it has the potential to bring many to a place where they can support themselves and grow a food based business. He wants to help people breathe life back into their soils so they can grow beautiful tasting, nutritious food that will keep people coming back for more.

For more information about our Latrobe Valley food network #GetStuffed see:http://www.50milefarmersmarket.com/getstuffed

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Hours

What you will learn
  • The role of soils in plant function
  • Water soluble fertilisers vs organic matter
  • Principals for plant health.
What you will get
  • Will learn treating soils
  • Assessing site and season
  • Techniques for cultivating fertile soil
  • Raising seedlings
  • Managing weeds
  • Learn how to take part in the Get Stuffed Food Network

What to bring
  • Notebook and pen
What to wear


Appropriate for

Interested Gardeners



Vendor since 2016

The VRI is a project of Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House Inc in partnership with Reactivate Latrobe Valley Ltd. 

We offer a range of classes, workshops and activities including a growing community garden, artist community gallery - Alt_Art and technical support Fridays - LV Digital Shed. A work for the dole program runs Monday - Friday at the hall and volunteers are welcome to join us in making, sharing and connecting through art, gardening, building, cleaning, cooking and using technology. If you have a great idea for a workshop you would like to run get in touch with us - info@thevri.com.au.

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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12 May 2017 • #GetStuffed Gardening Workshops with Ian Onley

A good increase in general compost and soil knowledge. Ian has a fantastic, balanced knowledge base.