Soil Testing & Fertilisers: Growing Nutrient-dense Foods

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

You are not imagining that veggies were tastier in the ’60s and ’70s … they actually were! You are what you eat, and plants are no different. Discover the importance of soil in growing nutrient-dense food. Enjoy some tomato taste tests and understand how nutrient density is directly correlated to flavour. Learn some simple ways […]

$100

Garden Pests and How to Control Them: Population Ecology

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Come on a mini-beast safari and learn more about the creatures, who may call your garden home! Pest control becomes easy when you change your perspective from having a garden to having an ecosystem. Develop understanding of population dynamics and pest predator interactions and how nature corrects imbalances. Look at how common pests can be […]

$100

Fruit Tree Grafting, Seed Saving and Pollination: Plant Propagation

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Plant reproduction is essential to our food production systems. Delve into the world of pollination and understand why some plants need cross pollinators and others are self-fertile. Understand vegetative methods of plant propagation, including different types of cuttings. Learn how to graft fruit trees and how to choose the right rootstock. Explore seed saving, and […]

$100

Fruit Tree Pruning and Plant Manipulation

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Understanding that the underlying principles of plant physiology can make all the difference to the activities we perform in the garden. Knowing the function of apical meristems and how they relate to pruning, will finally give you the confidence to tackle those fruit trees. We will explore the functions of the cambium layer, bark and […]

$100