Vegetable Growing Intensive

Brought to you by The Diggers Club

Your Masterclass

We all desire to enjoy fresher, more nutritious and more delicious food. With rising food prices, the best way to eat an abundance of nutrient rich, organic produce most affordably is to grow your own. Growing your own food not only helps you save money on your food bills, your produce is more nutritious, fresher, tastes better and the act of vegie gardening has proven mental, physical and environmental health benefits!. Join this intensive masterclass to learn all the best tips and tricks to creating your own abundant vegie garden.                             

What will you learn?

  • How to build a vegie garden from the ground up
  • Improving soils
  • Cultivation and planting
  • The best seasonal varieties
  • Pest, disease and weed control
  • Companion planting
  • Crop rotation, succession planting for year round abundance
  • Reducing waste in the garden (composting, worm farming, seed saving)
  • Maintaining your patch

Learn all the best tips and tricks to creating your own abundant vegie garden.

Lunch pack is included.

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Your Presenter

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.

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The Location

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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Vegetable Growing Intensive

20 July 2024

Heronswood (Dromana)

Saturday 10am - 1pm

Limited tickets, don't miss out.

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