The secret to a great garden is in growing good soil. We often forget that soil itself is made up of living organisms. Understanding these systems can reduce the amount of hard work required to grow good crops.
As a result of years of research and experience conducted by Jim O'Gorman, who runs his own backyard production in North Otago, Dirt Doctor seminars are designed to teach individuals how to make the most of their own resources. Essentially, we specialise in biological-intensive methods - maximum yield from minimum land - and our goal is to teach people the most fundamental, and these days, the most empowering skills one can have, which is the know-how needed to feed ourselves and our families.
Instead of spending time and money on quick and instant, but not lasting, remedies and supplements for your garden, Dirt Doctor teaches you the tried and true secrets for using what you already have on-site.
Hosted at a garden in Mt Victoria, the sessions will be divided between on-site observation, assessment and demonstration, as well as hands-on experience with specialised tools and techniques.
URBAN COMPOSTING, August 7, 2-4pm
Learn how to create an thermal compost that will effectively turn your food scraps and garden waste into the most valuable nutrients for your soil. To demonstrate, we will be creating a compost from scratch during this seminar, so we can also address any questions that come up in the process.
WEED MANAGEMENT, August 14, 2-4pm
Make the most of your weeds and learn how they can be best used to benefit your garden. Learn when to weed, how to weed and why weeds are important for a productive garden.
MICROBE BREW, August 21, 2-4pm
Discover the microorganism technologies in compost tea and mulching. Learn the benefits of a healthy soil food web and how to create one in your own garden.
* It is recommended that participants sign up for all three seminars as each plays an important role in creating a complete Dirt Doctor garden
*Places are limited to 10 per session so as to allow participants sufficient time for questions and discussion.
* The 2-hour sessions also include afternoon tea.
* Leave with a whole new perspective of your garden and what you need to create rich and productive soil.
For more information ring: 021-766-827
or email Jacob at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment in advance of $30/session is required to confirm your spot.
Dirt Doctor seminars are focused on applying these methods to the urban setting and the various circumstances in which individuals live and work in the city. They provide useful information, tips, and techniques for people with all ranges of gardening experience and are also popular with coordinators of community gardens, school gardens, groundskeepers and teachers.