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Masterclass: "The Art of Raising Healthy Seedlings" Saturday 16th Feburary 2019

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Location Backyard farm @ Burpengary 9.00am to 12.30pm

Raising your own seedlings is far more cost effective and reliable. It's as simple that!

The cost of seeds and seedlings continue to increase, and are they from a trustworthy source ? Will they germinate ?

Growing your own seedlings will provide you with hearty vegetables and stock to harvest your own seeds, that have been acclimatized to your region.

Many people have turned the art of seed raising into small thriving businesses.  

In this workshop we will be covering:

Seed sources.

Seed storage.

Seed raising/soil mixes.

Seed planting

Germination techniques. 

How to identify healthy seedlings?

What type of fertilzers to use.

Planting out techniques.

Your facilitator is

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

Bring you camera/phone,note taking materials, garden gloves, sunhat and water bottle. Morning tea will be provided.

Seeds & plants available on the day.

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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