Olives - Grow, Harvest & Perfect your Brine

Sunday 15th April at 2pm

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 Neil Seymour, Owner 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 at home.

 

Presented by Neil Seymour. Neil is the owner and Director of Mount Zero Olives, who grow and make olive-based products, bio-dynamically and sustainably, in their olive grove near the Grampians, that was planted in the 1940's. His career has taken him from orchardist to forester to open space planner, and he and his wife Jane have now spent the past 24 years nurturing the previously abandoned olive grove back into mass production and building an iconic Australian brand. 

 

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

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Discover the wonder and joy of successful seed sowing. Includes choosing seed for beginners, sowing methods, propagation units, soil mixes and more.

Discover pests, predators and pollinators!

28 January 2018 14:00
Learn how to identify common pests, predators and pollinators in your garden and organic treatments to keep your garden healthy.

Summer fruit tree pruning and espalier

04 February 2018 11:00
Pruning in summer has many benefits. It is the best way to train your espalier and fan trees, but also the easiest way to maintain your fruit trees at the height and in the shape you need to suit your garden. Join us to learn more.

Glorious Garlic!

03 March 2018 11:00
Join garlic guru Penny Woodward as she shares her secrets to growing garlic successfully as well as how to harvest and efficiently store your crop for use all throughout the year.

"This goes with that" Perennial Design

03 March 2018 14:00
The Diggers Club prides itself on our perennial borders and our 'This Goes with That' philosophy makes it even easier to design and plant a stunning garden.

Plan & Plant your best ever Winter Vegie Patch

10 March 2018 11:00
Learn how to avoid gluts and have a steady supply of food all year through successive planting, crop rotation, using cold frames and hot houses and making the most of your local climate.

The art of gardening - your ultimate Q&A!

10 March 2018 14:00
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!

Worm farms, composting, tea and bokashi!

11 March 2018 11:00
Do you want to become more self sufficient and enjoy compost from your own household and garden waste? You can 'make your own' compost, learn the necessary conditions and components, incorporating wonderful worms, make a garden tea, and what is bokashi?!

Saving your Heirloom Seed

25 March 2018 11:00
The ideal workshop to understand open pollination, and the science behind seed saving. Learn basic techniques on collection and storage of vegetable and flower seeds, as well as more advanced techniques of harvesting, cleaning and long term storage.

Sowing your Wildflower Meadow

25 March 2018 14:00
Make growing wildflowers a successful pleasure, while also improving your garden's health by encouraging beneficial bugs!

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 1: The Basics

14 April 2018 11:00
Part 1 of this fascinating workshop series provides an intimate look at the life of bees. A must for anyone who grows their own fruit and vegetables or wants a hive of their own.

Beekeeping for Beginners - Part 2: Extraction

14 April 2018 14:00
Now that you know how to care and nurture your bees, this afternoon’s workshop will teach you all you need to know to harvest the honey.

Olives - Grow, Harvest & Perfect your Brine

15 April 2018 14:00
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.
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