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Growing a garden is a great way to produce healthy vegetables, herbs, and fruits to enjoy your favourite fresh foods at home. It may be seen as a luxury afforded to only those with larger gardens but we can show you how much can be grown in a small space. In this Masterclass you will learn the simple solutions to transform your small garden space into a productive garden oasis.
What will you learn?
- Layout considerations for small gardens
- Improving soils
- Succession planting
- The best seasonal varieties
- Crop rotation
- Companion planting
- Intensive planting methods to maximise every inch of your garden space for growing
- Reducing waste in the garden (composting, worm farming, seed saving)
- Container gardening techniques and principles
You will learn how to maximise your yield, in particular for those with garden space constraints.
Lunch is included.
After twenty years working in various roles within the nursery and garden industry it was with great pleasure that Ryan came to work for the Diggers Club in mid-2018, both his and the Diggers Club’s 40th birthday. His connection to the club stems from his childhood where his parents were Diggers members, he fondly remembers pawing over the extensive seed catalogues of which he and his brother where allowed to make three selections each.
The first book in his now extensive gardening library was Clive Blazey’s 1999 “The Australian Vegetable Garden-What’s new is old”. Coming to work for the Diggers Club felt somewhat of a homecoming, and it has been noted on more than one occasion that he bears a striking resemblance to the Diggers man logo. During his time with the Diggers Club, Ryan has been lucky enough to experience several different aspects of what Diggers do. He started at the Heronswood retail garden shop then spent time as the garden supervisor for the wonderful Heronswood gardens.
He kept himself busy during lockdown as our nursery production manager, then came full circle to return to the Heronswood garden shop where he enjoys engaging with passionate gardeners daily. Not only does Ryan find helping others with their gardening endeavours highly satisfying, but in helping others he is also enriching his own progression as a gardener.
Heronswood is the home of The Diggers Foundation, a living catalogue of garden treasures showcasing all that can be found in Diggers Club magazines and books.
At the heart of Heronswood is a cottage garden of meandering paths and lawns, seamlessly combining edible and ornamental plantings. Australia’s first certified organic open garden, it is the place to learn about sustainable practices and the preservation of heirloom flowers and vegetables.
A working garden for gardeners, with new projects always on the go and ideas to take home to your patch. Heronswood delights throughout the changing seasons, with the warmer summer months bringing the stunning perennials into full show.
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Gardening in Small Spaces
23 November 2024
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Limited tickets, don't miss out.