Happy New Year!
Have we good some food growing fun for you.
Some of the best food growers in Geelong have made themselves available to teach you the basics plus tips and tricks they’ve picked up and developed over many years.
food in our front and backyards and even inside our homes helps in so
many ways; it reduces the energy and water required, reconnects us and
children with the wondrous natural world, can provide habitat for other
life, gives us an abundance to eat, preserve and share, allows us to
protect our food source in varying weather conditions, can increase
community connection, keeps food affordable, is fun and very
importantly, increases food security. Bring your questions.
Growing Food at home especially in our front yards is also an inspiration to others to do the same. Just one front edible garden can inspire many more to get started and some may even utilise other available plots as well. Our vision is for Geelong to be self supporting with food.
The more of us that do it and share the joys of it, the better!.
We have an exciting line up of workshop facilitators including one on children’s gardening (age 5-10), how to grow oyster mushrooms, growing sprouts, market gardening on an urban rental block and propagating reliably from seed and planting out. Some workshops will run at the same time as others.
** Please only book if you are definitely coming. These workshops cost a lot to put on and they are free to the public as part of our funding agreement. Not showing up or cancelling at the last minute wastes our funds, opportunities for others to learn and robs the community of skill building. Limited numbers apply.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT 12.45 FOR A 1PM START IF BOOKING IN FOR 1 SESSION AT 1.30PM AND ANOTHER AT 3.00PM. IF COMING ONLY TO A 3PM SESSION PLEASE ARRIVE AT 2.45PM. THE EVENT FINISHES AT 4.15PM.
IF BOOKING THE SESSION FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR SUPERVISING ADULTS, 1 TICKET WILL COVER 1 CHILD &1 ADULT. PLEASE COMPLETE AN EVALUATION FORM BEFORE LEAVING.
ALL OUR EVENTS ARE FREE TO ATTEND BUT YOU DO NEED TO REGISTER AS WE DO PROVIDE CATERING AND HAVE CAPPED NUMBERS DUE TO TEACHING REQUIREMENTS AND VENUE SIZE.
PLEASE BOOK HERE
Or, it is always a great idea to check INTERESTED (not GOING) on our Facebook Event to get any updates
This workshop is one in a series funded by Victorian State Government’s Pick My Project Grant.