Olives - Grow, Harvest & Perfect your Brine

Saturday 21st April at 1.00pm

Easy to grow, delicious to eat, and prolific at harvest time - Olives!

Love them or hate them, they are an attractive and highly functional tree, with a fruit that can be used in a myriad of ways.

Even if you don't have one in your backyard, we all know someone with a tree bending under the weight of the usually abundant annual olive crop, with fruit crying out to be picked and enjoyed.

 Join Richard Seymour, General Manager of Mount Zero Olives, in this fabulous workshop where you'll discuss all things olive!

From olive varieties, to their required care, recognizing when and how best to harvest, and of course olive products, in particular how to brine your own olives perfectly at home.


PS. You're welcome to bring along some of your own olives!

 

Presented by Richard Seymour. Richard and his parents Neil and Jane, of Mount Zero Olives, grow and make olive-based products, bio-dynamically and sustainably, in their olive grove near the Grampians, that was planted in the 1940's. As a family they have spent the past 24 years nurturing the previously abandoned olive grove back into mass production, and building an iconic Australian brand. 


Heronswood Gardens

105 Latrobe Parade Dromana, VIC, 3936

Bookings essential on 03 5984 7321

Diggers members: $39, non-members: $49

Workshops run for approximately 1.5 hours

Workshops at Heronswood

Olives - Grow, Harvest & Perfect your Brine

21 April 2018 13:00
Easy to grow, delicious to eat, and prolific at harvest time - Olives! Love them or hate them, they are an attractive and highly functional tree, with a fruit that can be used in a myriad of ways.

Rare and Unusual Trees to add Value and Diversity

12 May 2018 10:00
If you are planting rare or unusual trees, history is on your side, and you now become part of a multi-generational legacy that will continue long after your time.

The Art of Gardening - Your Ultimate Q&A! - Extended Workshop

12 May 2018 13:00
We all have nagging questions that, despite asking Google or a neighbour, just don't get properly answered... In this ultimate 'Q&A' forum, throw your best questions in the ring for Julian and your workshop peers to answer for you, once and for all!

Fermenting your Home Grown Harvest

27 May 2018 13:00
For beginners through to intermediate, this fun and interactive workshop shows you how easy it is to make nutrient-dense, probiotic-rich fermented vegetables at home, to help improve and maintain optimum health

The Art of Espalier

03 June 2018 10:00
Espalier is an ancient form of space saving tree pruning that enables many larger and also highly productive fruit trees to be grown in a small space. This workshop books out fast so don’t miss out!

Winter Fruit Tree Pruning and Care

03 June 2018 13:00
Winter is the perfect time to get into the orchard and tidy up all your fruit trees, to then achieve the best possible crops later over the warmer months.

Complete year-round care of Roses

09 June 2018 10:00
Join us to learn the very best tips and tricks for ensuring a magnificent display from your roses, this year and every year. From pruning, re-shaping, feeding, pest and disease prevention and much much more, we'll cover it all!

Your ultimate guide to Tools – care, maintenance and advice

09 June 2018 13:00
Being a successful gardener isn’t just about having a keen interest and good gardening know how, it is also about having the right tools to assist you in achieving your best results, just like a reliable right hand man!

Botanical Sketching and Watercolors for Beginners

23 June 2018 10:00
Botanical Art has a long science and art based tradition beginning in the 15th century, and this workshop will get you started in creating your own botanical masterpieces and capturing the beauty of nature around you

Potatoes – More than just a simple spud!

23 June 2018 13:00
A staple in most homes, versatile in cooking, and loved by the masses when chipped, chopped, mashed, scalloped or roasted – we all love potatoes. and they’re so easy to grow - join us for all the top tips!

ALL DAY INTENSIVE - Spring Vegie Patch for Beginners

01 September 2018 09:30
Soil preparation, seed sowing and transplanting in the kitchen garden for budding gardeners.

ALL DAY INTENSIVE - Spring Vegie Patch for Beginners

07 October 2018 09:30
Soil preparation, seed sowing and transplanting in the kitchen garden for budding gardeners.
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