Brought to you by The Diggers Club
The secret to good gardening is good soil and the secret to good soil is compost. Kitchen and garden waste are a large portion of what we throw away at home. Compost and worm castings are both ideal natural fertilisers for your garden. Learn how to take these simple and raw materials and turn them into "black gold" to feed your garden and help the environment. If you're home compost curious but not too sure where to start, join this workshop to learn how to set one up and maintain it, the simple recipe for success, what to add and what not to add.
- The various composting methods: including worm farming, bokashi, backyard chooks
- The role of the Carbon: Nitrogen ratio
- The basic compost recipe
- Hot vs cold composting
- Applying compost for maximum return
This workshop will show you how good composting and soil improvement will turn your garden into a flourishing oasis.
Julian is the Head Gardener at St Erth, where he is curator of the espalier orchard, the food forest, and the bulb meadows, and he is a highly experienced market gardener and passionate fork to fork foodie!
Featuring over 4 acres of food, cottage and bush gardens each season provides different delights and inspiration to both experienced and aspiring gardeners. The gardens are filled with plants which thrive in central Victoria’s cold winters and hot dry summers. A huge range of daffodils, hellebores and other flowering bulbs bring the garden to life in spring.
Visitors can admire the colour and beauty of our perennial flower borders throughout summer and autumn with hardy, long flowering perennials creating an amazing cottage garden display amongst our Australian bush setting.
The Garden has been certified organic since 2008 and Digger’s range of perennials, bulbs and heirloom vegetables are grown at St Erth using the best organic methods. Seasonal produce from our kitchen gardens is served at St Erth café throughout the year.
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10 September 2023
The Garden of St Erth (Blackwood)
Sunday 10am - 11:30am
Limited tickets, don't miss out.