How to Start an Organic Garden

How to Start an Organic Garden

August 2, 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:45 pm
1 City Farm Pl
East Perth

Have you ever wanted to build your own vegetable garden but are not sure where to start? Or perhaps your first attempt was a #epicfail?

Well, then this is the workshop for you.

Join Carla Weir and the team from Gaias Organic Gardens as they share with you all of the tips for building a successful organic garden.

The Gaias Organic Gardens Team have set up hundreds of vegetable gardens over the years, Right here in Perth. This isolated little city by the sea is like no other when it comes to growing food. With Long Harsh Summers, Strong winds and some of the worst soil on the planet you can see why so many of us struggle to grow food here in our part of the world. Carla Weir, Director of Gaias organic Gardens, has also been featured of the ABCME program Project Planet as a gardening mentor.

We share with you all of the trick and tips of the trade so that you can have wonderful fresh organic nutrient dense produce right at your back door.

Topics we will cover:

Sun- Understand Sun and how to get the aspect of your garden right in both summer and winter
Soil- How to get this essential step right- and how to keep it healthy for ongoing results
Seed and Seedlings- What to look for when purchasing
Watering Systems- Drip or Sprinkler
Which type of garden bed is best for which scenarios
Raised Bed or Dig into the ground?
We will also address:

Wicking Beds
Companion planting
There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions about your garden and receive the guidance you need to get your set up correctly.

Take home notes provided.



10:30 – 11:45 : How to Start an Organic Garden

Tips from the pros on how to (and how NOT too!~) start an organic garden from scratch successfully! Get your garden set up correctly with this beginners session

Break- Light Snacks and Kombucha Provided

12 – 1:45 : Organic Gardening Master Class

Now we have our garden set up how do we keep it all alive and thriving? Learn all the ins and outs of how to manage your garden without the need for harsh chemicals and sprays. From Seed Saving to Composting this session covers the organic gardening practices you need to get the most out of your edible gardens

Break- Light Snacks and Kombucha Provided

2 – 3:30 : Edible Weeds Forage

Learn all about these amazing misunderstood plants we humans have labelled “weeds”. Learn to understand why your weeds are there and what incredible secret uses they have. Manage your “weed Problem” Organically and effortlessly.