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April 2020

*Postponed* Gardening for habitat – FREE workshop!

Thursday 2 April @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens, Hardacre Street
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2452 Australia
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FREE

Every garden is a place where wild plants and animals shelter, visit, or make their home. And they have much to contribute! Many gardeners have always enjoyed inviting native wildlife into the garden, but the changing climate and bush fires have meant the preservation and creation of wildlife habitat is a vital endeavour. Learn how to preserve and create habitat for a range of native animals from, koalas, reptiles, sugar gliders, insects, birds to frogs etc. This will be a…

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*Postponed* Practical Permaculture – FREE workshop

Sunday 5 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map

The primary focus of permaculture has been the redesign of gardening, farming, animal husbandry and forestry. But there is so much more! Popularly seen as a ‘cool’ form of organic gardening, permaculture could be better described as a design system for resilient living. This FREE workshop will provide a taste of this big and beautiful picture with information on permaculture principles and practical ways of using permaculture in the garden. Permaculture is an evolving sustainable practice in gardening and agriculture…

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Organic Pest Control – FREE workshop

Sunday 26 April @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Woopi Community Gardens, 82/74 Scarborough St
Woolgoolga, NSW 2456 Australia
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FREE

We've all spent weeks watching in anticipation for home grown edibles to be ripe for the picking only to find a hungry pest has stopped in! But preventing garden pests is far easier (and more fun!) than dealing with pest outbreaks after they show up. Join enthusiastic and wise woopi gardens members at this FREE workshop to discover the basics of how to organically manage the pests in your garden. This workshop is a combination of theory and hands-on using…

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May 2020

FREE workshop! Wicking beds

Sunday 10 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
south coffs community garden, Bruce King Drive
Boambee East, NSW 2452 Australia
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FREE

Wicking beds water plants from below rather than above and can be a terrific approach for dry times and small spaces. *Stay tuned! More details about this workshop to come*  Follow us on Facebook & subscribe to our monthly enewsletter to stay connected. Please register tickets for all attendees including children aged 3+. All our workshops are are held out of doors in a natural environment so please ensure you wear appropriate clothing, shoes & hat. Help up to keep…

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Plant propagation & grafting – FREE workshop

Sunday 24 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
FREE

Are you ready to be amazed at how easy and fun it it is to grow your own plants? Then this workshop is for you! Come along to this FREE workshop and learn to propagate your own. The workshop will provide theoretical knowledge about propagation in the garden and practical propagating techniques - in particular grafting. If you are continually amazed at how a little tiny seed can grow it into a large, productive plant, or just love the completely…

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June 2020

Fermentation of garden produce – FREE workshop

Sunday 28 June @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
FREE

The ancient method of fermenting is a fantastic and creative process that can apply to any seasonal produce. This workshop is designed to give participants an understanding of the fermentation process through hands-on learning experience. You will learn about fruit and vegetable seasonality and how important it is to eat sustainably grown seasonal produce and how to create your own ferments to make the most of abundance. Tom Rothsey is well known for his ferment skills and knowledge and we…

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