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Winter Master Gardener Programme IX

When:

Sat 16 Jul 2011, 9:30am–12:30pm
Sat 23 Jul 2011, 9:30am–12:30pm
Sat 30 Jul 2011, 9:30am–12:30pm
Sat 6 Aug 2011, 9:30am–12:30pm
Sat 13 Aug 2011, 9:30am–12:30pm

Where: CCS Disability Action, 14 Erson Avenue, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: ccsdisabilityaction

Would you like to grow your own fresh veges and save money at the same time? Are you not sure how to get going? Do you want to get more out of the garden you already have?

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 everybody.

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.

The next course starts on Saturday 11 June and is held weekly for 10 weeks.

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.

Also includes a couple of field trips to well-established gardens organised by some of the most knowledgeable people in the field. Plus many opportunities to practice the art right here in our own gardens. Plus multiple plant starts and seeds to take home. There’s more? Yes, plus the opportunity to learn all of this in the camaraderie of others of similar mind.

Even more interested? Contact Scott Thiemann on 09 625 9811 or by email on scott.thiemann@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz for the extended course description.

Registration closes Friday, 3 June. During the period of time from 27 May until 3 June, please direct inquiries to Shirin at 09 414 9788 or email shirin.jayawant@ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz.

Limited spaces available - enrol now to be part of this innovative and informative programme.

The Master Gardener Programme is one of many events held by CCS Disability Action to demonstrate our commitment to building sustainable communities. For more information about what we are doing in our community gardens, visit: www.northern.ccsdisabilityaction.org.nz.

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