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November 2020

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

November 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100
Science of Edible Gardening Photosynthesis

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 throughout the year and how it may impact your garden. Most edible plants require full sun, but learn about a few that can cope with…

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February 2021

Summer Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$120
Fruit Tree Pruning 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 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…

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March 2021

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

March 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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July 2021

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

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100
Science of Edible Gardening Workshop Kyneton Melbourne

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 Gardening Series, provides the knowledge to plan the timing of planting, watering, pruning and pest control. We look at different methods of record keeping and…

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August 2021

Backyard Orchards: Design, Implement and Maintain

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$150

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 and maintaining a backyard orchard. This workshop will give you an introduction to: Fruit tree selection and why we use grafted trees Different types of…

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

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100
Gardening Workshop Series Permaculture

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 Composting • Bokashi • Hot Composting • Worm Farms • Leaf Mould • Chickens This workshop in the Science of Edible Gardening Series, looks at…

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October 2021

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

October 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kyneton, Victoria Kyneton, + Google Map
$100

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 and ecosystems, and learn to apply this knowledge to your garden. This may be through using weeds as soil indicators (avoid the need for expensive…

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