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Intro to Growing Vegetables Course Weekly Starts Wednesday 16th October Palmwoods 2019

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Location Homegrown Cafe Palmwoods,Sunshine Coast.

This going to be quite special, we will be creating the Homegrown Cafe's Kitchen Garden

Limited with time and budget. Mid workshop for just $20.00 per person per session Every Wednesday Grow your Knowledge & Skills

Introduction to growing vegetables.

If you are not sure where to start or not getting the most from your patch, this course we cover ALL you need to know ! Conducted over 5 consecutive (Wednesdays)

Starting 16th Oct 9.30am 12.30pm (3hrs)

. Starting Point Build a Vegetable garden from Scratch
. Understand the benefits of building good Soil
. Start a low cost Worm Farm and brew worm juice
. Plant Seeds & Seedlings and find out seed saving secrets
. Make Natural Pest Controls from house hold scraps
. Mix up Natural Fertilsers and apply them
. Make compost from garden waste
. Learn how to mulch effectively to reduce water consumption
. Learns the secrets of growing root crops including carrots
. Create strategies for humid and harsh weather conditions
. Master planting by the Moon
. and Much more

. Harvest the crops and indulge in feasting on your work

BOOKINGS Essential $20.00 for each sessions


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.

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.

Special guest presenter Paula West is the Queen Bee/ Apiarist of Adopt a Beehive. www.adoptabeehive.com.au  Paula’s approach to beekeeping is totally holistic and natural and she will impart some vital “must know” info about bees, pollination and your veggie garden.   Her expertise and comments are regularly sought by media groups.

Several articles have been published about Adopt a Beehive in the Sunshine Coast Daily and the prestigious Salt magazine. Recent interviews with Win TV news were broadcast nationally regarding her approach to improving the number of bee colonies and her training of the “Next Generation of Beekeepers” programme she has in place.  Adopt a Beehive needs your help as we focus on “Pollinating Australia’s food crops” thus contributing to the nation’s food security. https://www.facebook.com/adoptabeehiveaustralia

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