Hibernation season is over and the air is starting to smell like Spring! Now is the time to prepare your beds, make your seaweed sprays and start those seedlings to ensure a fresh bounty of veggies all summer long. Imagine all the sweet fresh tomatoes, crispy beans, crunchy carrots, juicy strawberries, plump peaches.... It's enough to make one salivate... and grab the gumboots!
For those of you wishing to expand your skills and knowledge to give your garden a boost, Dirt Doctor will be leading a weekend Urban Eden workshop on September 17th & 18th teaching sustainable food production methods focused on getting greater yields, healthier plants, and growing fertile living soil! Spread the word!
The workshop will cover the following topics (schedule and contact details can be found below):
Compost - Making the Most of Waste
Learn techniques that use your food and garden waste to create biologically rich compost. Discover the links between compost, mulching and a healthy soil that can become more fertile season after season.
Soil - Transforming Grass into Garden
Learn how to create productive and constantly improving garden beds using the soil you already have. Workshop includes discussion and demonstration of basic design, simple soil tests and easy double-dig methods.
Seedlings - Growing Healthy Plants from Seed
Learn how to make your own seedling mix and the key steps to growing healthy, pest-resistant crops.
Weeds - Taking Out the Hard Work
Learn when to weed, how to weed and why weeds are important for a productive garden. Discover how smart weed-management means less time in the garden.
Microbes - Bringing Life to Your Soil
Learn why a healthy, living soil means less work for you and how to introduce beneficial microbes into your garden using compost and compost tea.
Day 1: Soil, Compost, Weeds (Knowing Your Weeds)
Sat, 17 September 2011, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Day 2: Seedlings, Weeds (How to Weed), Microbes
Sun, 18 September 2011, 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Melrose, Wellington
- $100 per day, or $150 for the full weekend.
- Places limited, please book early to secure your place. Jacob@dirtdoctor.co.nz / 021-766-827