REthink your garden and outdoors

Next date: Saturday, 01 February 2025 | 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Do you dream of a backyard that's not just beautiful, but also sustainable and resourceful? In this exciting workshop, we'll explore how the principles of the circular economy can be applied right outside your back door.

We'll delve into the world of vegetable gardening, learning how to grow delicious, healthy food while minimising waste. You'll discover techniques for composting kitchen scraps and yard trimmings, turning them into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants. Forget throwing away broken tools! We'll explore the art of tool maintenance, teaching you how to extend the lifespan of your gardening equipment through simple repairs and proper care.

This workshop goes beyond the garden shed. We'll also introduce you to the principles of 'permaculture', a design system for creating self-sustaining landscapes and communities. You'll learn how to design a productive and comfortable outdoor space, and create a closed-loop system in your backyard, where waste from one area becomes a resource for another.

Whether you're a seasoned outdoors person or just starting out, this workshop has something for everyone. Join us and discover how to create a backyard that's not only productive but also environmentally responsible!

Topics include:

  • permaculture principles in garden design
  • designing for sunlight, water and plants
  • making your own slug and snail traps
  • sowing herbs and vegetables from seed
  • maintaining and repairing hand tools
  • growing organic herbs and vegetables
  • dealing with issues related to pests, trees, drainage, slopes and shade



  • Saturday, 01 February 2025 | 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM


Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Road, Eltham, 3095, View map

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