Introduction to Horticulture

Learn how to grow your own food


by The VRI

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Our class is flexible and hands on. You can complete each unit of the course through a combination of learning and applying skills in our community garden. You can start at anytime but will need to commit to 72 hours to complete the training. 

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What you will learn
  • Learn planting and propagating techniques, planting seeds, cuttings, pots, tubes, vertical garden & raised bed.
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Organic Fertilisation principles - soil management techniques, mulching techniques
What you will get
  • Learn to grow food and take food to markets

What to bring
  • Lunch & water bottle
What to wear

Hat, closed shoes (work boots preferred), appropriate clothing for getting dirty in garden

Appropriate for

No prior experience necessary



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 -

We value learning by doing and we make learning fun!

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Our tutors and teachers purchase materials and prepare based on your booking. So please check your calendar before you make a booking to ensure you are able to attend. 

We know that sometimes things happen and if you are unable to make a class and give us plenty of notice, we may be able to fill that spot and in that instance give you a refund or transfer you to a future class. If we don't fill the booking, we won't be able to offer a refund. You can notify us by emailing Please include your name and the name of the class you have booked into and we will respond to you as soon as possible. 

Refunds can not be given for non attendance on the day. 

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Terms & Conditions

The VRI will notify participants of cancellation of classes at the earliest convenience via the phone number and email provided. If for any reason we need to cancel a class you will be refunded your payment. 

The office hours for The VRI are Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm. 

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