CCS Master Gardening program winter 2012

Then come along to the Master Gardener course – a practical, hands-on course which teaches people to become gardeners – and gardeners to become master gardeners.  This course is accessible for every body.

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.

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.

The next course starts on Saturday 9 June and is held weekly 9:30-12:30 until 11 August for 10 weeks at CCS Disability Action at 14 Erson Avenue in Royal Oak.

Booking: Contact Scott Thiemann on 09 625 9811 or by email for the extended course description. Registration closes Friday, 1 June.

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