CancelledStarting spring and summer veggies from seed

This event has been cancelled to to the lockdown extension. A new date will be scheduled soon.

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There are loads of benefits to starting your own veggies and herbs from seed, including stronger plants, more variety, and reduced costs.

This hands-on workshop for beginners will teach you the basics of growing fresh food from seed and will cover:

  • what to plant when
  • how to make your own seed-raising mix
  • looking after your seedlings once they’ve sprouted
  • troubleshooting common problems such as poor germination, transplant shock, and pest attack.

You’ll also learn about Nillumbik’s new seed libraries, and how you can help grow, harvest, and give back to the community.

Participants will pot up a variety of veggie and herb seeds during the workshop to take home and plant in their own garden.

Proudly brought to you as part of Nillumbik Shire Council’s annual Spring Outdoors program in conjunction with Manningham and Banyule councils.

Jules Jay

Jules Jay of Positive Seeds is a writer, permaculturalist, and positive psychology practitioner. She’s passionate about all aspects of sustainable living as well as helping people reconnect with nature and their community. Jules lives on an 18 acre permaculture property and convenes a local community garden called the Edible Hub. 

For the past few years her research focus has been on the links between human wellbeing, arts practice, sustainability, and environment. Her particular interest is combining creative arts with permaculture teachings to design workshops and community-based programs that can help people live more happily, healthily, and sustainably.

What you will learn

  • All the supplies and steps involved in growing your own fruit and vegetable plants from seed
  • Troubleshooting tips for pests and other problems

What you will get

  • Some potted seeds to take home for your veggie garden

Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • Gardening gloves, note pad and pen

What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

beginner home gardeners and urban farmers, permaculture

Please note, this event will be subject to current Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines.

If cancelled a full refund will be issued.

If you have accessibility requirements please contact edendale@nillumbik.vic.gov.au to discuss

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When (All dates cancelled)

  • Saturday, 18 September 2021 | 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

Location

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:
-Riding your bike
-Public Transport
-Walking
-Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham 3095  View Map

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