Grow productive lemons, limes and oranges

Nunawading Library 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, VIC

Now Booked out! Sign-up to our wait list by following the booking link. Do you want an abundant citrus crop at home? Duncan Cocking is joining us to talk about growing lemons, limes, oranges – citrus galore.

Spring into Gardening

Victoria Gardens High St, Prahran, VIC

Celebrate sustainability and all things green with the City of Stonnington at this popular one day event. Hosted by Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis, enjoy the lush Victoria Gardens while sampling goodies from food trucks, market stalls and live music.

Stringybark Festival 2018

Rowville Community Centre Playground 40 Fulham Road, Rowville, VIC

Stringybark Festival is on again! This year’s FREE festival will feature performances, nature play, interactive games, food and lots of free activities for the kids. Head to our website to find out more about the activities and programs on offer. knox.vic.gov.au/stringybark

Edible Gardening In Small Spaces

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Having your own home grown produce is convenient, healthy and tasty. But what if you’ve only got a small space to work with? Duncan will share his experiences with growing food in small spaces. Discover how easy it is to grow your own food, even in limited space. Explore novel ways to make the most […]

Low Maintenance Backyard Orchards

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Think you’re too busy to grow your own food? Think again! Duncan will share his experience with designing and implementing Edible Forest Gardens across Melbourne. Find out why this low maintenance and productive form of gardening is the key to feeding our suburbs in the future. Learn how to design an Edible Forest Garden and […]

Easy Pest Management

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Aphids, slugs, whitefly, cabbage moth, earwigs and snails… they’re the bane of many a gardener. The more Duncan learns about gardening, the more he comes to appreciate the importance of “bugs”. By understanding the basis of pest-predator interactions, you too will become an advocate for “Do-Nothing Gardening”. Learn how to enhance your garden to ensure […]

Grow Great Citrus

Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Do you want an abundant citrus crop at home? Whether you are getting started or you want to know how to care for and maintain your fruit trees, Duncan will share his knowledge and research with us. Find out about optimal growing conditions for citrus and how to care for them. Understand how to fertilise […]

Planning Your Winter Veggie Patch

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

It’s time to start planning your winter veggie patch. Join us for a fun afternoon on how to plan and prepare your veggie patch for maximum productivity during winter. We actually prefer growing veggies over winter to growing during summer. Winter veggies require less care and attention. With our cool, wet Melbourne climate, winter veggies […]

$38.50 – $49.50

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Espalier Workshop: Create your own Garden Masterpiece

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Espaliered fruit trees are a great way to make use of small and narrow vertical spaces in the garden. Deciduous espaliers provide year round interest with: - Blossom in spring - Fruit in summer - Autumn Foliage - Stunning architectural framework in winter Come along to our espalier workshop to learn how to set up […]

$71.50 – $82.50

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Edible Forest Gardening: Design a Low Maintenance Foodscape

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Edible forest gardening is the ultimate in producing food whilst keeping in harmony with nature. This workshop will give you an understanding of how to design and implement gardens, to mimic natural forest ecosystems. It is suited to anyone looking to grow a low maintenance, aesthetic landscape of any size or scale. Edible forest gardeners […]

$176 – $220

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Beautiful Berries Workshop

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Berries…. Delicious little packets of wellness. They’re also very expensive and if you have kids, you’ll know how quickly they’ll hoover up a small punnet of raspberries. Most berries can be grown in small spaces, including pots. Come along to this workshop to learn how to propagate, plant and maintain: - Blueberries - Raspberries - […]

$99 – $132

Introduction to Backyard Orchards

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Learn how to design, implement and maintain your backyard orchard. This workshop is suited to anyone looking to grow fruit in courtyards, backyards or larger acreages. You’ll come away with an overview of what’s important (and what’s not!) when planting and maintaining a backyard orchard. This workshop will give you an introduction to: Fruit tree […]

$75 – $95

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Grow Great Tomatoes Workshop

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Nothing says Summer like the smell of watering tomato plants in the garden. Even though we’re still in the depths of winter, it’s time to start planning your tomato crops! Duncan and the team at Leaf, Root & Fruit have been maintaining veggie patches for clients for over 5 years. In that time we’ve learnt […]

$25 – $30

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Small Space Foodscape Design Class

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along to our Small Spaces Design Class to gain an understanding of the Leaf, Root & Fruit design process and how it applies to small spaces. Our design process takes 50 to 80 hours to complete for each client. Lots of energy and effort goes into ensuring that our designs generate great outcomes for […]

$350 – $400

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Planning Your Summer Veggie Patch

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Great planning is the key to a successful and productive veggie patch. Come along to this workshop to learn how to plan, plant and maintain your veggie patch this summer. This theory-based workshop set in our Depot Classroom (located in Burwood, Melbourne) will cover: • Setting up raised garden beds and wicking beds • Preparing […]

$90

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Plant Propagation Workshop

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Plants are expensive to buy. Learn to propagate your own and find out how money can actually grow on trees. Be amazed at how easy and fun it is to grow your own plants. I am continually amazed at how we can take a little tiny seed and grow it into a large, productive plant. […]

$200 – $250

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Leaf, Root & Fruit Gardening Community Night – FREE!

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Leaf, Root & Fruit Monthly Community Night and Food Swap

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Leaf, Root & Fruit Monthly Community Night and Food Swap

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Productive Edible Gardening for Renters

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Stuck renting but still want to increase the amount of food you produce? Come along to our upcoming workshop to be inspired to get more self-sufficient. Learn what to grow in your rental property and how to get it thriving! Duncan Cocking from Leaf, Root & Fruit and Morgan Koegal from 3000acres are teaming up […]

Leaf, Root & Fruit Monthly Community Night and Food Swap – CANCELLED

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Backyard Orchards: Design, Implement and Maintain – CANCELLED

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Learn how to design, implement and maintain your backyard orchard. This workshop is suited to anyone looking to grow fruit in courtyards, backyards or larger acreages. You’ll come away with an overview of what’s important (and what’s not!) when planting and maintaining a backyard orchard. This workshop will give you an introduction to: - Fruit […]

Leaf, Root & Fruit Monthly Community Night and Food Swap – CANCELLED

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Come along and meet like minded gardeners from your local community. Leaf, Root & Fruit are hosting a monthly community night on the first Thursday of the month. The evening aims to connect growers and give them an opportunity to share knowledge, skills and ideas. Leaf, Root & Fruit staff members will be on hand […]

Espalier Workshop: Learn How to Create a Garden Masterpiece – CANCELLED

Leaf, Root & Fruit 11 Millicent St, Burwood

Espaliered fruit trees are a great way to make use of small and narrow vertical spaces in the garden. Deciduous espaliers provide year round interest with: - Blossom in spring - Fruit in summer - Autumn Foliage - Stunning architectural framework in winter Come along to our espalier workshop to learn how to set up […]

Making a Tree Change

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Sea changes and Tree Changes have been in vogue for a few decades. But now they are becoming more popular than ever. Come along to our Making a Tree Change Workshop to understand more of the realities of making such a change. The recent Covid-19 Crisis highlighted how fragile and artificial our modern lifestyle has […]

Grow Great Tomatoes Workshop

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Nothing says Summer like the smell of watering tomato plants in the garden. Even though we’re still in the depths of winter, it’s time to start planning your tomato crops! Duncan and the team at Leaf, Root & Fruit have been maintaining veggie patches for clients for over 6 years. In that time we’ve learnt […]

Backyard Orchards: Design, Implement and Maintain

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Learn how to design, implement and maintain your backyard orchard. This workshop is suited to anyone looking to grow fruit in courtyards, backyards or larger acreages. You’ll come away with an overview of what’s important (and what’s not!) when planting and maintaining a backyard orchard. This workshop will give you an introduction to: - Fruit […]

Espalier Workshop: Learn How to Create your own Garden Masterpiece

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Espaliered fruit trees are a great way to make use of small and narrow vertical spaces in the garden. Deciduous espaliers provide year round interest with: - Blossom in spring - Fruit in summer - Autumn Foliage - Stunning architectural framework in winter Come along to our espalier workshop to learn how to set up […]

Carbon & Nitrogen cycles: The Science of Compost (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series) – CANCELLED

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Do you vaguely remember your high school chemistry days and your teacher trying to show you the carbon and nitrogen cycles? They are critical to life on Earth. Learn how both these cycles underpin the making of great compost. During this workshop we will explore different composting methods and the science behind them: • Cold […]

$100

Small Space Foodscape Design Class – CANCELLED

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Come along to our Small Spaces Design Class to gain an understanding of the Leaf, Root & Fruit design process and how it applies to small spaces. Our design process takes 50 to 80 hours to complete for each client. Lots of energy and effort goes into ensuring that our designs generate great outcomes for […]

Ecological Succession and Soil: Working with Nature (as Part of the Science of Edible Gardening series) – CANCELLED

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Great soil is critical to successful gardening. Discover how soils are created and understand how ecosystems evolve over time. Bring along a soil sample for us to analyse together as we explore different soil types. Discuss how different soil types can impact your gardening, and how to improve your soil. Understand how nature manages soil […]

$100

Edible Forest Gardening: Create Low Maintenance Foodscapes – CANCELLED

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Edible forest gardening is the ultimate in producing, food whilst keeping in harmony with nature. This workshop will give you an understanding of how to design and implement gardens, to mimic natural forest ecosystems. It is suited to anyone looking to grow a low maintenance, aesthetic landscape of any size or scale. Edible forest gardeners […]

Photosynthesis: Just add Water, Air and Sunlight (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series) -CANCELLED

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Photosynthesis is the method by which plants use sunlight to convert water and air to sugar. It is an essential process that, in one way or another, supports all life on Earth. This workshop in the Science of Edible Gardening Series, looks at the three inputs into photosynthesis: Sunlight Water Air Explore how light changes […]

$100

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

EVENT POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 20th FEB DUE TO 5-DAY LOCK DOWN.   Participants please check your inbox for an email with an update regarding options for refunds etc.   It’s a commonly held misconception that fruit trees are best pruned in winter. In most instances fruit trees should actually be pruned in summer (it’s why […]

$120

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

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

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 […]

$100

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

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

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

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

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. […]

$100

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

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

Seasonality and Timing: Environmental Gardening Influences (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Timing of garden related events is critical to successful gardening. We develop an understanding of how seasonality moderates your garden through the influence of: • Weather and rainfall • Pests and diseases • Flowering and fruiting patterns • Deciduous trees such as fruit trees • Spring ephemeral bulbs This workshop in the Science of Edible […]

$100

Backyard Orchards: Design, Implement and Maintain

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Coronavirus Restrictions this event has been postponed until Saturday 7th August. Learn how to design, implement and maintain your backyard orchard. This workshop is suited to anyone looking to grow fruit in courtyards, backyards or larger acreages. You’ll come away with an overview of what’s important (and what’s not!) when planting […]

$150

Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles: The Art of Compost (as part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Do you vaguely remember your high school chemistry days and your teacher trying to show you the carbon and nitrogen cycles? They are critical to life on Earth. Learn how both these cycles underpin the making of great compost. During this workshop we will explore different composting methods and the science behind them: • Cold […]

$100

Ecological Succession & Soil: Working with Nature (part of The Science of Edible Gardening Series)

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

Great soil is critical to successful gardening. Discover how soils are created and understand how ecosystems evolve over time. Bring along a soil sample for us to analyse together as we explore different soil types. Discuss how different soil types can impact your gardening, and how to improve your soil. Understand how nature manages soil […]

$100

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

It’s a commonly held misconception that fruit trees are best pruned in winter. In most instances fruit trees should actually be pruned in summer (it’s why we don’t offer fruit tree pruning classes during winter). Our Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop will give you the confidence to plan and undertake pruning and training of your […]

$100

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

Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton

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 […]

$100

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

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