Starting the Backyard Veggie Patch
Date(s) - October 28, 2017
Time - All Day
Location - Heronswood Gardens
Does anything compare to harvesting bountiful homegrown food from your own garden straight to the kitchen table? Getting a backyard vegetable patch started can be as simple as finding a space big enough to grow your herbs and leafy greens.
Join The Diggers Club for a practical all day workshop and get started with the right garden ‘know how’ for a happy harvest!
Perfect for keen beginners and gardeners who want to turn lawn into food production. The day will include the basics of site selection and soil preparation, based on the successful organic principles applied in Heronswood’s very own Kitchen Garden. Learn what seeds to select for the appropriate season and your home climate, and how to sow seeds and transplant your seedlings with skill.
Robyn will also cover creative crop rotation, composting, and the most effective irrigation for your situation. The workshop will have ample time for Q&A, so you can go home from this intensive workshop with the confidence to get started in your own backyard.
The Diggers Club offers a whole world of wonder with our vast selection of tasty and interesting heirloom vegetable seeds.
This workshop will includes take home notes, and a ‘Lunch Box’ from Heronswood’s Fork to Fork Restaurant. Please let us know of any dietary requirements at booking.
To book, call The Diggers Garden Shop, Heronswood on (03) 5984 7321
Presented by Heronswood’s Kitchen Gardener Robyn Fox. Heronswood’s former Kitchen Gardener is passionate about organically grown heirlooms and the wonder of growing vegetables straight from seed. A qualified chef for 12 years before gardening, Robyn is a testament to the Fork to Fork movement.
Bookings essential on 03 5984 7321
Diggers members: $99, non-members: $129
Extended workshop runs for approx 5 hours, includes lunch.