Master gardener program spring 2011

Master gardener program spring 2011 at the CCS Disability Action Community Gardens

The course is taught by a stunning line-up of New Zealand’s organic gardening experts and will show you how to create your own successful organic garden and contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly urban environment.

The next course starts on Saturday 1 October and is held weekly 9:30-12:30 until 10 December for 10 weeks at CCS Disability Action at 14 Erson Avenue in Royal Oak. Contact: Scott Thiemann Scott.Thiemann@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz

Basic topics covered include getting started and garden design using permaculture principles, soil health and how to maintain it by using various garden techniques, introductory botany, herb cultivation, composting, worm farming, growing fruit trees suited for our region successfully, managing pests and diseases by various organically safe methods, successfully saving seeds, creating food forests, and tools that make it easy.  PLUS a couple of field trips to well-established gardens organised by some of the most knowledgeable people in the field.  PLUS many opportunities to practice the art right here in our own gardens.  PLUS multiple plant starts and seeds to take home.  There’s more?  YES, plus the opportunity to learn all of this in the comraderie of others of similar mind.

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