Kitchen Garden Workshops


 

 

Dates: 31 January - 28 November, 2021

Times: Sunday afternoons from 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Where: Little Sprouts Kitchen GardenAdelaide Botanic Garden

Cost: $70.00 per workshop. (Please note that an online booking fee will be incurred. Alternatively, call 08 8222 9311 to book).

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Join us for fun, interactive Sunday afternoon workshops in the Kitchen Garden.

These workshops have been designed to give you practical, hands-on knowledge of how to start and maintain a healthy kitchen garden of your own.

Choose from a number of topics that will give you a solid foundation into good gardening practices to help your kitchen garden thrive.

The workshops are given by our Kitchen Garden Educator, Ian Wilson, and are ideal for people new to horticulture, or those who would like to expand their gardening knowledge.

Grow bumper crops and enjoy the satisfying feeling of harvesting your home-grown vegetables, fruit and herbs!

 

Improving your Soil, Compost & Worm Farms

Sunday 22 August, 2021

The soil is the heart of the garden; it fulfils many functions and creating healthy soil in a Kitchen Garden is particularly important.

Compost and worm farming can really improve and maintain a vigorous and healthy garden. This workshop will teach you how to analyse soil, how to improve it. Start your journey to a thriving garden here.

Learn about:

  • Parts of the soil
  • Soil chemistry
  • Testing the soil
  • Critical nutrients
  • Building soil to get the most out of your kitchen garden
  • Compost, what is it?
  • Getting started with compost
  • Worm farms setting up and using their products

Starting a Kitchen Garden 

Sunday 26 September, 2021

Have you ever wanted to start a kitchen garden but wondered where to start?

This practical, hands-on workshop will give you the basics to confidently start your own bountiful, varied and colorful kitchen garden. You'll be harvesting your own tasty fruit and veg in no time!

Learn about:

  • Why a kitchen garden?
  • Making the best from what you have available
  • Layout of the garden
  • What can you grow and when can you grow it?
  • Types of plants, uses and variety
  • Maintaining a healthy garden
  • Planting and propagating your garden

 

Kitchen Garden Propagation

Sunday 10 October, 2021

This workshop will show you how to propagate plants for your kitchen garden, whether from seed, seedlings or cuttings.

The course will cover the types of propagation, how to prepare your seed bed and cuttings, and which mediums and soils will give you the most effective outcomes.

 Learn about:

  • Soil bed preparation
  • Different mediums for seed beds and cuttings
  • Growing from seed
  • Growing and care of the young plants
  • Fruit trees - seeds and cuttings
  • Grape vines
  • Types of propagating
  • When and how to transplant seedlings

 

Pest and Disease

Sunday 24 October, 2021

Learn about different ways to manage pests in an environmentally sensitive way by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

You will find out how to prevent problems from occurring, and reducing the need for pesticides.

Learn about weeds, pests and diseases common to South Australia, and what methods you can use to control them.

Learn about:

  • Diagnosing plants problems
  • Symptoms of nutrient deficiency
  • Control of diseases and pests by cultural, biological and chemical strategies

 

How to keep Bees

Sunday 28 November, 2021

Gain an understanding of the workings of the hive, and what apiarists need to do to maintain healthy bees.

You will also learn about honey production and the tools used in its production.

Learn about:

  • Types of bees
  • Parts of the bee
  • The role of the hive
  • The roles of the worker, drones and queens
  • Examining the colony for health and production
  • Extracting honey and wax
  • Swarms and how to collect them
  • Pests and diseases of bees and hives

 

Receive a 10% discount when you book into three or more courses. Email pamlea.bremer@sa.gov.au or call 8222 9311 

 

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COVID-19 information 

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer an enjoyable experience for all participants while minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Measures include:

• Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.

• Group sizes have been kept small to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience.

• Participants and staff must practice good hygiene before, during and after sessions.

• Extra cleaning regimes will be in place before, during and after each session.

• Participants must maintain physical distance (1.5m).

 

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