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Introduction to Growing Microgreens

Learn how to grow organic microgreens and sprouts in the tiniest of spaces!

This 2-hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2021:

Saturdays 29 May & 16 Oct

from $54 | 1 day

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Join Daniel CERES’ microgreens farmer for a virtual tour of the farm and lessons in how to grow microgreens at home. Daniel has been growing organic microgreens (mainly pea shoots and sunflower sprouts) commercially for more than 5 years. He’ll walk you through the production process from start to finish, answer your questions, and share what he’s learnt about managing an urban farming business.

Microgreens are densely grown seedlings that are harvested young for their highly concentrated nutrients. They are slightly more mature than sprouts, have an intense aromatic flavour and can be grown in small spaces not suitable for other crops.

The Workshop will take place at 20 Water Road, Preston.

Daniel O’Farrell is an entrepreneur with a passion for sustainability and urban farming. He started farming 5 years ago when he set-up CERES Microgreens, a social enterprise producing certified-organic microgreens for wholesale and retail. Today Daniel manages CERES Microgreens and co-ordinates a R&D project funded by Landcare to promote pea shoots and sunflower sprouts as resource-efficient and environmentally-friendly alternatives to conventional salad-greens. Daniel studied Permaculture at Permaculture College Australia in 2013-14.

What you will learn

  • How CERES produces certified organic microgreens for wholesale in Preston.
  • How to grow pea shoots, radish, and sunflower sprouts at home.
  • How to plan for a continuous supply of these (enough for all your salad needs).

What you will get

  • Microgreens seeds and soil to trial growing at home
  • A set of instructions to raise your first crop

What to bring

  • Closed toe shoes

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.