Edible Garden Workshops

Leaf, Root & Fruit offer a number of exciting edible garden workshops. These workshops are available for local government and council groups, gardening groups and community gardens, business and private sectors. For Primary School or Early Childhood based programs, please refer to their specific pages.

Our workshops are entertaining and informative, and delivered to engage and inspire participants. Each workshop is tailored according to the aims and the audience. Contact us today to discuss your edible gardening workshop requirements.

Some of our workshop topics include:

Leaf, Root & Fruit Philosophy of Edible Gardening Workshop (1 hour)

An introduction to growing your own vegetables, aimed specifically at container gardening newbies:

  • Plant requirements and how they affect container gardens
  • Types of plants suited to container gardens
  • Hints and tips on getting the most out of your containers

Sustainable Gardening: A Beginners Guide Workshop (2 hours)

  • Starting a compost heap
  • Setting up a worm- farm
  • Organic, home-made remedies for plant pests and diseases
  • Saving seed for future generations
  • No-Dig Gardening

Upcycling Pallets Workshop (1 hour)

Seen a clever idea on Pinterest? Not sure where to start? Want to make yourself some cheap furniture or a garden bed? There’s plenty of pitfalls when up-cycling pallets. This workshop aims to inspire participants to have a go themselves, while identifying the risks involved so that they can do it safely, both for themselves and their families.

  • Choose your pallets wisely
  • How to dismantle a pallet
  • Creative ideas for using pallets
  • Pallet Gardens

We can also turn this into a longer, “hand’s on” workshop for small groups.

Sowing with the Seasons Workshop (2 hours)

A general introduction to growing your own edibles including:

  • Garden types
  • Soil preparation and fertilizers
  • What to grow and when
  • Growing from seed vs growing from seedlings
  • Companion planting

As a guide, prices for our workshops delivered in Melbourne for up to 20 participants are $300 for a one hour session, $550 for a two hour session. Prices include GST. Contact us to discuss options for larger groups or if you have specific requirements.

Whilst the workshops outlined above are routinely delivered in a classroom type environment, we can also head outdoors. This incorporates practical aspects to our workshops to reinforce learning. Consider having us add activities such as these to your workshops:

  • preparing worm-farms
  • compost heap building
  • setting up no dig gardens
  • propagating seeds or cuttings
  • planting out garden beds
  • upcycling pallets

Contact us today to discuss your workshop requirements.