Vegie Growing Intensive

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Your masterclass

Want to grow an abundance of vegies in a small space? Intensive vegetable gardening is the term given to a way of using garden space and soil nutrients to produce high yields of flavourful crops. Best yet, it is seen as the most efficient and effective of all growing methods and is both resource-conserving and sustainable.

In this Masterclass, our experienced gardener, Ryan will provide a hands-on demonstration on how to plant very closely together, so every available inch is utilised and nothing goes to waste. He will cover topics on improving soils, companion planting, crop rotation, using less water and will reveal his tried and true intensive planting methods.

Morning tea will be provided.

Note: All Masterclasses will be filmed by a professional videographer for Diggers reference library. Whilst every effort will be made to film only the presenter, we may inadvertently capture some audience footage. If you do not wish to be filmed, please notify the Masterclass host who will arrange your seating out of camera shot.

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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.

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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Vegie Growing Intensive 

September 10th 2022

Saturday  10am - 1pm

Limited tickets, don't miss out.

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