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March 2021

Nutrients & Fertilizers: Growing Nutrient Dense Foods (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

March 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100

You are what you eat, and plants are no different. Nutrient dense food is healthier and tastier than plants grown with synthetic fertilisers. You are not imagining that veggies were tastier in the 60s and 70s … they actually were! 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 to increase the nutrient density of your food, and explore options…

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April 2021

Population Ecology: Pests & How to Control Them (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

April 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100
Sciecne of Edible Gardening Workshop Melbourne

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 managed with minimal effort. Improve the resilience of your garden through making a few small changes or implementing a simple project or two. Explore how…

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May 2021

Reproductive Genetics: Seed Saving & Pollination (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100
Science of Edible Gardening Seed Saving

Plant reproduction is essential to our food production systems. Plants produce tasty apples or tomatoes to reproduce themselves, not so much as for us to eat. 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 the difference between hybrid, heirloom and GMO seed.…

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June 2021

Plant Physiology: Pruning & Plant Manipulation (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100
Fruit Tree Pruning 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 heartwood to discover how they relate to grafting, plant health and diseases. This workshop in the Science of Edible Gardening Series, looks at plant structures…

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