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Introduction to Growing Microgreens

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

This workshop runs on the following dates in 2022:

Sunday 31 July /  Sunday 2 October

from $54 | 1/2 day

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Join Jess, CERES’ microgreens manager for a tour of the farm and an introduction to growing microgreens. Jess will walk you through the production process from start to finish, answer your questions, and share what she’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 CERES Fair Food at 20 Water Road, Preston.

Jess Holland is a budding horticulturist with an enthusiasm for sustainability, local food systems and urban farming.  Jess completed a bachelor in Environmental Science and Business Management in 2017 since then she has worked for various bush regeneration businesses learning conservation and land management practices to revive grasslands within Victoria. She has experience in wholesale propagation for native plants and studied a Permaculture Design Course in 2019 through Noosa Forest Retreats. She joined CERES Microgreens in 2020, a social enterprise producing certified-organic microgreens for wholesale and retail, she now manages their production and supply as well as promoting them through education programs as an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional salad greens.

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.