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Garlic Planting Workshop Saturday 30th March 2019

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Location  Backyard Farm@Burpengary. Time 9.00am to 1.30pm Lunch is included

Growing Garlic in SEQ & N.N.S.W

Join us for a hands-on day planting in the soil and learning all there is to know about growing  Garlic here in South East Queensland. Gary Hands from Kookaburra Organics is sharing his wealth of knowledge and demonstrating how easy it is to grow Garlic.

Have you wondered when is the right time to plant & harvest your garlic ? Many who plant garlic either dig it up too soon or leave too late too plant. This is a hands on workshop which will provide you an understanding of the growing process from planting to harvest.

WE will also show you a little technique on how to grow Carrots and Parsnips

All our workshops are conducted in a relaxed and fun environment.

In this workshop you will learn all about:

  • Choosing the right garlic root stock.
  • Soil preparation.
  • Planting techniques.
  • Harvesting
  • Maintenance fertilizing, watering and pest control.

This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your gardening gloves, sun hat, water bottle note book and a chair .


Lunch and Morning tea will be provided. Lunch will be Italian style with a Garlic theme


Gary Hands is an  Organic grower of fresh produce including survival & Heirloom plants. Kookaburra Farm is a Organic and sustainable, naturally farmed market garden on the Sunshine Coast,Qld.  https://vimeo.com/239227208

Gary is well known for his knowledge in organic growing in both temperate & sub–tropical areas.  He is a regular speaker at Garden Clubs, Sustainability Expo's and Organic Food groups.  He regularly presents a range of vegetable growing workshops catering for beginners through to the very experienced gardener. Gary also privately consults on creating small scale Backyard Farms and market gardens for sustainable food crops, using aspects of permaculture design and holistic approach. https://www.facebook.com/kookaburraorganics

Lise Hay is Kookaburra Organics Australia's expert on soil creation, worm farming, moon planting and loves to see a No Dig Garden built in next to no time. Her passion is reducing landfill by collecting organic “waste” from local cafes and feeding this to her ever-expanding worm farms and composting systems. She is creating an urban farm at her home in Burpengary. She grows food by the cycles of the moon and has achieved abundance using this ancient method of gardening. Lise has heaps of fun at workshops and takes great pleasure in being with food growers, both old and new.

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