Bloomin’ Great Berries!

Sunday 22nd April at 11.00am

Imagine stepping out into your garden and returning with bowls of jewel-like berries, freshly harvested and ready to eat.

Avoiding the expensive supermarket price-tag and having enough to not just eat fresh but also freeze or preserve, and also even share amongst your family and friends, you'll be the most popular neighbour in the neighbourhood!

At this ultimate berry workshop, Steve Burns, the very entertaining Scot, will teach you all about soil preparation, berry varieties, planting techniques , propagation, trellising, pruning, and the complete care and maintenance of berries.

Questions are always encouraged, and you'll leave this workshop feeling inspired to give home-grown berries a go!

Presented by Steve Burns. Steve has an 8 acre Permaculture property 'Chestnut Farm' in Invermay, just outside Ballarat, featuring extensive vegetable gardens, berries, and heritage fruit trees, and where he conducts Permaculture and related gardening skills workshops, as well as an annual PDC course. He also champions many local farmers markets, and founded the Ballarat Permaculture Guild in 2008.


The Garden of St Erth

189 Simmons Reef Rd, Blackwood, VIC, 3458

Bookings essential on 03 5368 6514

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

Workshops run for approximately 1.5 hours

Workshops at St Erth

Bloomin’ Great Berries!

22 April 2018 11:00
Imagine wandering through your garden and returning with bowls of jewel-like berries, home-grown and freshly harvested by you! Growing berries is not as hard as you may think, join us and we'll show you how easy it can be!

Introduction to Permaculture - Principles and Design for Beginners

22 April 2018 14:00
Permaculture is a form of landscape design that follows recognised principles, while utilizing the features and patterns occurring in our natural eco-systems.

The art of arranging Autumn flowers, foliage and berries

29 April 2018 11:00
Autumn brings an opportunity to get extra creative with your floral arranging. Move beyond just a bunch of traditional spring or summer flowers, and push the aesthetic boundaries by incorporating stunning autumn foliage, branches, berries.

Soil, Compost, Green Manures and Fertilizers - Extended Workshop

12 May 2018 11:00
Wait!! Before you plant anything, whether it’s a heritage fruit tree, a perennial flower bed, or a winter vegie patch, THE most important step is preparing your soil first!

Simple Cider Making at Home

27 May 2018 11:00
Celebrate the apple season harvest by joining us at the magnificent Garden of St Erth, and learn to become a cider connoisseur

Plan and Plant your Heritage Orchard

27 May 2018 14:00
Whether you are starting from scratch, enhancing your current, or rejuvenating the old and neglected, this workshop will arm you with all the necessary tools to ensure a healthy and productive orchard for many years to come

Complete year-round care of roses

10 June 2018 11:00
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

10 June 2018 14:00
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!
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