Seminars

COMPOSTING FROM A TO Z: Bokashi, Worms & Home Composting

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday evening - On 22 February from 5-7pm (Wet weather day 1 March)

The term 1 class has had to be CANCELLED. Composting is the process of using kitchen and garden waste to produce a rich growing medium. Compost can be used to improve the health of all the plants that you grow in pots, beds and open garden areas. Methods of compost making include bokashi, sludging, trenching, 1, 2 or 3 bin system, and worm farming. The class will be held at the Tawa Community Garden in Oxford St. Please bring your own gardening gloves.

Fees: NZ$25

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SOIL BUILDING: Homemade fertilisers, pest and disease control, healthy soil

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday evening - On 8 March from 5-7pm (Wet weather cancellation day 15 March)

The term 1 class has had to be CANCELLED. Soil is the foundation of any garden. Healthy soils create healthy plants that are resilient to pests, disease and unfavourable conditions. In this session we will consider the various properties of soil: physical, mineral and biological. This will be followed by a discussion on how to improve these properties: cover crops, crop rotation, liquid fertiliser, compost, hugelkultur, and pH testing. Please bring your own gardening gloves. This course will be held at the Tawa Community Garden 25 Oxford St Tawa.

Fees: NZ$25

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