COMPOST IS A REVOLUTIONARY ACT!
We’ve all heard about the importance of compost in the home garden, but why is compost so valuable? And how can you produce your own high quality, nutrient rich compost in a suburban garden? Join the Patch of Plenty team where we will demystify the world of compost and get you set up to create black gold in your patch. We’ll talk about affordable backyard systems, how to integrate helpful animals (chooks), and manage unhelpful vermin as well as the differences between hot and cold compost. We’ll also take a deep dive into compost making for different abilities and bodies, community compost systems and accessing local, sustainable sources of carbon for blending with your patch’s resources. This session will include practical components so please bring a pair of gloves!
Date: Thursday 5th May
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: Weigall Oval Reserve
Oval Terrace, Plympton SA 5038
STARTING YOUR PATCH
We all want to make the most of our garden spaces. It doesn’t matter if you have a large property or you’re renting in a small unit with a patio – there are always smart ways to pack more in, get systems pumping and keep our patches grounded in local ecosystems. In this workshop, we’ll use permaculture design techniques to assess our own gardening context and create the patch that works best for our needs, abilities and site. We’ll discuss observation, sector analysis and locating your patch, as well as considering our resources and physical abilities as gardeners. We’ll then look at different techniques for establishing a food-producing space, including bed preparation, planting and responding to feedback from your garden.
Date: Wed 18 May 2022
Time: 10am - 12pm
Venue: Mitcham Memorial Library
154 Belair Road, Hawthorn
PLANNING FOR A YEAR ROUND HARVEST
With the right planning, you can be eating out of your veggie patch all year round. In this workshop we discuss effective crop planning and show you how to implement it at your patch – no matter the size. We’ll talk about succession planting, seasonal eating and choosing the right varieties to have you eating out of the garden 365 days a year. Participants will get straight into planning their upcoming season, with a chance to ask plenty of questions and discuss tips and tricks for success in your patch.