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Garden Design

Develop the tools to conceive, design and build your own garden oasis

This 5-hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2021:

Saturday 19 June

from $99
1 day

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So you want to create your own edible oasis, but you just don’t know where to start? Join this informative 1-day workshop and learn the basic steps to help you design your garden to grow your own vegetables, fruit and herbs. The workshop will focus on:

– defining what you really want from your garden

– understanding your garden through site analysis

– developing a base plan

– plant choice and how & where to grow them

– incorporating animals into the garden design.

This workshop is suitable for the beginner gardener with a small balcony, courtyard or larger garden.

Educators – CERES can invoice your school

With many years working as a primary teacher, community development worker and horticulturalist, Carol combines these three passions by running school garden programs with Cultivating Community and facilitating adult workshops at CERES.  Drawing garden wisdom from permaculture principles, conventional horticulture and chats with elderly neighbours, she loves sharing her enthusiasm for everything connected with growing and learning in natural environments. Carol is studying a Master of Urban Horticulture at Melbourne University (Burnley) majoring in urban food production.

What you will learn

  • Site analysis
  • Landscaping features and design tricks
  • Planting styles

What you will get

  • Handouts
  • Your own garden design

What to bring

  • Notepad, pen and pencil
  • Your own garden plan if you have one

What to wear

Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes/boots

Appropriate for

Those wanting to create their own garden design

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.