Beginner's Home Gardening Workshop
or 6 weekly payments from $32.50 learn more
Tutors: Harry Parke and Yotam Kay
9th October 2021 (Saturday)
30th October 2021 (Saturday)
15th January 2022 (Saturday)
5th March 2022 (Saturday)
Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
Come and learn everything you need to know to grow nutritious food for you, your family and community. In this comprehensive workshop, we will cover all the essential topics that will help you grow a productive vegetable garden. No prior knowledge is needed.
We will cover the following topics:
- Basic principles in organic gardening: soil health, building and maintaining a high level of fertility.
- Considerations in choosing the best location for your garden.
Staring a new garden using no-dig methods, including; converting a lawn into a
garden, garden bed designs, in-ground beds and raised beds.
- Recommended tools.
- Propagating your own plants and growing healthy seedlings.
- Growing microgreens.
- Direct seeding in the garden.
- How to plant in the garden.
- Plant care and getting the most out of your garden.
- Weeding strategies.
- Watering systems.
- Crop planning for a four-season harvest.
- Companion planting and crop rotation.
- Plant health and managing pests and diseases.
Organic morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
Please bring a plate to share for a potluck lunch.
The workshop is limited to 16 participants.
Plan your visit to Thames
"I thoroughly enjoyed the beginners home vege gardeners workshop last weekend. It was easy to understand, follow and have a try. It was really interesting seeing the two different types of vege gardens on the farm and a different view to each one. I feel much more confident preparing my own garden now and sowing seeds. I wasn't a total newbie at growing vegetables, however growing them successfully is another thing and probably arrived with a little more knowledge than others having read ‘How to grow more vegetables that you recommend but seeing it in person gave me the confidence I needed and being able to ask questions was helpful. I learn best by seeing and asking questions than just reading and your farm is very inspiring". Sharleen B.
"I went a long to their beginners day this past Saturday. It was on growing your own organic veggies and how to make your home garden sustainable. I didn’t know much to begin with but by the end of the day I had confidence to go ahead and start my own garden. Yotam was superb in sharing his passion and wealth of knowledge with the group and with help from Harry and Jeanette as well. There are a lot of small details that I never realised that can help your crops and garden succeed. Highly recommend there beginners course if you want to grow your own food or get into gardening more". Mathew H.
I have just done the beginner workshop and really enjoyed it. I do recommend the course you can learn a lot of helpful tips. The course is well structured and he stays on top of the topics! Thanks". Chicca S.