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Worm Workshop

Worm Workshop

October 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Atwell Community Centre, 9 Lombe Gardens, Atwell 
Cost $5
https://events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/worm-farming-workshop-October

October 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre
Free
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/worm-farm-workshop-tickets-47341554865

This Worm workshop, presented by Kevin Smith from The Worm Shed, features a presentation covering all aspects of worms, worm farming and the roles worms play in recycling and waste management. This is followed by an informal question time and a practical demonstration in setting up, operating and maintaining a worm farm.

Worm Farms, Worms, Castings & WormWiz will be available for purchase at the workshop. City residents can purchase either Worms or a fully established Worm Farm package (including worms) at a discounted price.

Bookings essential!

Mushroom to Mushroom Workshop

Mushroom to Mushroom Workshop

October 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
BAYSWATER FAMILY CENTRE INC, 53 Murray St, Bayswater WA 6053, Australia

Join Urban Kulture in their never ending tour of Australia as they bring you a wonderful presentation and hands-on skill development in gourmet mushroom cultivation… Learn how to grow your own Oyster mushrooms as we take you through the steps of mushroom cultivation, with a focus on using urbanly available waste products all in a fun and friendly environment!

Our workshop covers the production of mushrooms using non sterile techniques. You will learn about all the steps involved in mushroom production, from making cultures, to creating spawn and fruiting substrates. We will teach you to create your own cultures using nothing but waste stem butts from fresh mushrooms, and how to make mushroom spawn from recycled paper pellets and fruiting blocks using five different urbanly available substrates: Cardboard, Paper Pellets, Hardwood Pellets, spent coffee grounds and straw!!

Cost: $110
https://www.urbankulture.com.au/product-page/bayswater-wa-mushroom-to-mushroom-workshop

Organic Gardening Workshop

Organic Gardening Workshop

September 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

Join us for a fun morning of Organic Gardening Information!

In a world where the future is uncertain and for most of us money is tight we need to prepare ourselves for self-sustainability as best as we can.

Learning how to grow your own food for at minimal cost is a skill everyone should have. At our workshop you will learn these skills and more, preparing you for your future.

At our organic gardening workshop you will learn the skills to grow food for the rest of your life, at a minimal cost. These lessons will help you get maximum yields out of your vegetable patches and increase your health and vitality.

Things we will cover in this workshop:
-What happens to conventionally grown food and why it is best avoided
-Vegetables you can regrow for free from scraps you would normally throw away
-Growing superfoods for free
-Growing spices for free
-Seed Saving and storing for free lifelong supplies of seeds
-Harvesting your produce for extending the life span of your vegetable patch
-Storing and preserving your abundant harvest for a longer supply
-Companion planting tips
-Edible weeds – Free salad anyone?
-Soil Health
-Organic Pest Control
-Organic Fertilizers

The course comes with a workbook with detailed instructions on the methods of organic gardening. I will also be providing a light lunch of delicious nutritionally dense organic superfoods, incorporating things I have grown at home in my kitchen or garden.

To secure your spot purchase your ticket via the link, be quick as numbers are limited.

Cost: $50
http://www.gaiasorganicgardens.com.au/events-and-workshops/

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

Community Garden Produce Swap & Share

Oct 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nov 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
RCNC Community Garden, Humphreys St, Lockyer, Western Australia

Come along to our monthly Produce Swap & Share! All welcome, bring excess produce, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, jars etc. Anything a suburban gardener might want or need! Or just come along for some interesting conversation, local knowledge and information. Cups of tea and coffee provided but please feel free to bring along some morning tea to share 🙂

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Happenings Events

Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share

November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Swan Valley Gourmet B&B, 1056 Great Northern Hwy, Baskerville

Hate waste? Want to share seeds, plants, herbs, cuttings, excess produce, home-made stuff?

If that sounds like you, come along to the Swan Valley Swap Shuffle Share at 10am at West Swan Hall, opposite Mash Brewery, Henley Street and Park Street on the West side of the road.

We have heaps of fun – you can meet like-minded people and share a cuppa! Bring your travel mug, goodies to share and a smile! If you have nothing to bring, bring some morning tea. If your goodies aren’t taken, please take them home with you at the end.

 

Grafting and propagation

October 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm
West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Rd, Henley Brook, Western Australia

Ever wanted to graft your own plant? Grow your own rootstock? Create multi-grafted plants? Welcome to our grafting and propagation workshop, held on October 8, 2017 from 10am to 12pm at Tass 1 Trees. At this workshop, Joe Tassone will show you how simple grafting is with practice. Learn to do chip/bud, cleft and top grafts and discuss other grafting related issues.
Pricing:
Financial members: $25.00
Non-members: $30.00
Workshop + membership: $50.00

 

Green Life Soil Co Events

Green Life Soil Co Events

Introduction to Gardening in Bushfire Country

October 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Green Life Soil Co, 178 Farrall Rd, Midvale WA 6056, Australia

Learn how good garden design and landscaping can protect your home from bushfire.
With some basic knowledge about how fires behave and how homes are vulnerable, we can design landscapes and select better species to reduce the risk to your life and home from bushfire.

In this workshop you will learn how a garden and landscape can be designed (or modified) to reduce your bushfire risk. Living in a bushfire prone area comes with its unique challenges, but increased knowledge gives you confidence to take control of your circumstances, understand your bushfire threats and pro-actively reduce your risk.

The session is engaging and interactive. Everyone is provided with a detailed aerial photo of their property. The session will follow the risk management process so participants really understand their opportunities to reduce bushfire risk using garden and landscape design principles.

In this 3 hour workshop you will take away an understanding of:
-How to assess if your home is likely to be exposed to flames, radiant heat or embers
-How to landscape around your home to reduce ember attack, flames and radiant heat
-How to select plants with beneficial characteristics to lower your risk
-How to manage fine fuel loads and fuel structure in your garden
-How to prioritise and where to start

Cost: $39

 

Propagation workshop

October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Green Life Soil Co, 178 Farrall Rd, Midvale WA 6056, Australia

This course is designed for gardeners who would love to be able to propagate their own plants and save money!

This will be a hands-on opportunity to try a number of different techniques, and learn the best way to get successful germination and improved strike rate of your cuttings.

What will be covered in this workshop:

• Learn what time of the year to do propagation
• Learn the right way to sow seeds: How to treat different seeds and the germination process
• Seed saving and storing of you seeds
• When to transplant, how to transplant and when to fertilise
• Dormancy factors affecting germination
• Learn how to do various cutting techniques
• Water propagation
• Learn how to do root division, growing from rhizomes and layering
• Re-grow plant from kitchen scraps, and re-grow plants you have already harvested.

Designed to be fun, interactive and to give you confidence to grow your own Food and Medicine at home.

Includes all materials (you’ll take home LOTS of goodies), class notes and tea and coffee.

Cost: $49

Permaculture Design for Beginners

October 28, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Green Life Soil Co, 178 Farrall Rd, Midvale WA 6056, Australia

A lot of people come to Permaculture from a gardening angle, not realizing what the original question was that started the ball rolling or where Permaculture came from (it was Tasmania by the way), nor understanding the 3 ethics that form the “hub” around which are the commonly used 12 principles of Permaculture.

This workshop is a great introduction for those people who’re considering doing a more in depth 72 hour Permaculture Design Certificate and want to cut their permaculture teeth on the “HOW and WHY” the design system thinking and get their heads around why this works.

Starting with defining Permaculture, we will explore the ethics, principles, sector analysis, zones & element functional analysis and how we put this (literally) into a design. Hands on, standing up, sitting down, this workshop covers all learning styles and invites discussion between participants.

Cost: $39

All workshops held at The Green Life Soil Co, 178 Farrall Road, Midvale.

Book via the website.

http://www.greenlifesoil.com.au/events

Hills Food Share

Hills Food Share

Held every third Sunday of the month, 9-10am
M J Morgan Reserve, Railway Tce, Glen Forrest

Upcomiang dates:
Sunday September 16 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday October 21 @ 9 – 10am
Sunday November 18 @ 9 – 10am

The Sharing Economy is alive in the Hills!

Bring your surplus garden produce: Fruit, Veggies, Plants, Cuttings, Seeds, even garden paraphernalia & books

Share what others bring… or just hang out & chat..
Eat really local food (talk to the person who grew it!)
Share cultivation & preparation tips
Come and be part of our growing community.

http://mt.org.au/?p=1083

Beyond Gardens Events

Beyond Gardens Events

 

Gardenwise Workshop – Carramar

October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Carramar Community Centre, 5 Rawlinna Pkwy, Carramar WA 6031, Australia

Good for beginners and experienced gardeners alike, the presenters are not sponsored by product manufacturers so workshop participants will receive unbiased advice.

Backed up with audiovisual presentations topics covered include:
– Environmental consequences of current gardening practices
– How plants grow – you will be surprised how many current practices are out of sync with the way plants grow
– Understanding and improving your local soils – find out how digging can be counterproductive
– Nutrients – what plants actually need
– Recycling for a healthier garden – the real story about composting, worm farms and the rest
– Mulching – not all mulches work, find out which ones actually save water
– Choosing the right plants for your garden – why some are better than others
– Garden Design – tips from the experts
– WaterWise Ways for WA ways to use a fraction of the water
– Irrigation – which systems are best, some waste over 60% while others are 95% efficient (and are the cheapest on the market)
– Gardening myths and why gardening in WA is different to what is shown on TV
– Questions & Answers
…and much more… �and at half time light refreshments are served

This workshop is FREE of charge, but you must register to attend
http://www.beyondgardens.com.au/events.php