Growing with your garden

Posted on: August 12, 2009

[image from flickr]

Last year I had a grand ol’ time at my local council‘s free gardening workshops. They hold them every spring and there’s always so much to learn!

I’m very pleased to report that the gardening workshops are back this month and this surely must be their biggest programme of gardening workshops yet! AND they’re running their second Local Edible Gardens Tour too. We had the best time at the last one, it was so inspirational to see all the amazing edible gardens in our own neighbourhood!

And, I do believe you don’t actually have to be a Maribyrnong Council resident to attend these workshops. I remember the odd person attending who lives in another municipality but heard of the workshops through a friend or because they work at council. So it’s well worth enquiring if you’re keen.

Maribyrnong Gardening Workshops 2009:

  • Sun 9 Aug – Home fruit growing
  • Sun 9 Aug – Fruit grafting workshop
  • Sun 16 Aug – Getting an early start on spring veggies
  • Sun 23 Aug – Spring cleaning: the eco friendly way
  • Sun 6 Sep – Gardening in small spaces and containers
  • Sun 20 Sep – Cook pizzas in a wood fired oven
  • Sun 27 Sep – Edible gardening for kids and their parents
  • Sun 4 Oct – Mosaic art for the garden
  • Sun 11 Oct – Summer salad garden
  • Sun 18 Oct – What is this thing called Permaculture?
  • Sun 25 Oct – Planning your Autumn/ Winter veggie garden
  • Sun 8 Nov – Local Edible Gardens

Full programme details here.

You can read about some of the fun we got up at last year’s workshops here:

[from the Local Edible Garden Tour 08]

I am also very excited to see that there are some upcoming Permablitzes in MY neck of the woods. I’ve been itching to get to another once since my first Permablitz experience last year but they have always clashed with other commitments. But with 2 western suburb ‘blitzes planned in coming weeks you can be sure for some ‘blitz bloggin’ shortly.


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