Monday, October 22, 2012

Free sustainable gardening workshops (including one at our garden!) - get in quick

I wanted to let you all know ASAP about some stuff Moreland Council is doing around sustainable gardening. 

In particular, we were offered the chance to host a workshop on Organic Soil Management on January 13th (the last one in the list below) - places are limited so get onto it! Read on for more info.

Moreland City Council is proud to release two new gardening booklets this spring:
  • Sustainable Gardening in Moreland - Tips and tools to help you develop your own sustainable garden haven 
  • Home Harvest - How to grow your own delicious fresh food
Download a copy of the booklets from Council’s website or visit one of Councils Citizen Services Centres for a hardcopy.

Sustainable Gardening workshops
As part of the release of these booklets, Council is offering a range of FREE gardening workshops in partnership with local community and garden groups across Moreland.

Presented by qualified horticulturalists from Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA), these workshops will provide you with the practical skills to get your garden up and growing.

Workshops are open to all residents but spaces are limited so book early. Call Council’s Operation Centre on 8311 4300 to reserve your place. See this flyer for more information.

Refreshments will be available at each workshop. Copies of the booklets will also be available at these sessions

Herbalicious (1 hour) - A little sage advice on how to grow happy herbs in no thyme
Wednesday - 31 October - 6 pm – 7 pm
Fawkner Community House, (As part of Fawkner Fiesta) 79 Jukes Road, Fawkner

Sustainable garden design (1 hour) - The basics on designing a sustainable garden
Wednesday - 31 October - 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Fawkner Community House, (As part of Fawkner Fiesta) 79 Jukes Road, Fawkner

Gardening in small pots and spaces - Productive pots or small plots, gardens to fit anywhere
Saturday 10 November - 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Peppertree Place (as part of Garden Fiesta) 512 Sydney Road, Coburg

Organic Pest Control - Simple strategies to keep the bugs away without the spray
Sunday 11 November - 12 noon – 2 pm
Merri Corner Community Garden, Corner Harrison and Donald Streets, Brunswick East

No Dig Vegie gardens - Setting up and growing in no-dig beds, including raised garden beds.
Saturday 24 November - 11 am – 1 pm
Mulberry Gardens, 120 Glenroy Road, Glenroy

Organic Soil Management - Dig deeper and get some simple tips for healthy productive dirt
Sunday 13 January - 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
West Brunswick Community Garden, Dunstan Reserve, Everett Street, Brunswick West

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We're working together for a vibrant, sustainable network of community gardening locations in Moreland.

Our a 100% volunteer-based non-profit community group currently manages two community gardens in West Brunswick and Pentridge a food forest (also in West Brunswick).

Stop and think for 1 minute and you'll come up with at least one good reason for having community gardens all over the place. In case you don't have a minute or need some help, here are our top five!
  1. To bring people together.
  2. To hold on to Moreland's character and gardening knowledge.
  3. To provide somewhere where people can do some physical activity, relax and enjoy themselves
  4. To encourage sustainable gardening
  5. To make it easy for people to get hold of healthy locally grown food