A full day hands-on workshop covering the following:
Seed sowing and pricking out – learn how to successfully sow and then prick out a variety of vegetables and perennial companions to ensure strong and healthy plants in your garden. The workshop also covers potting mixes, growing conditions, direct sow vs transplanting seedlings, seed treatments, sowing seeds of trees and shrubs. You will have the opportunity to sow some seeds and prick out some seedlings to take home with you for planting.
Propagation by cuttings, division and layering. You will be able to see the results of these methods in our nursery, and have the chance to try most of them yourself .
Grafting and budding – a 2 hour grafting session in which you will propagate your own apple trees to take home and learn to top graft a tree in the field. Clare Buckner will be leading this session. Clare runs her own biodynamic apple and plum orchard, Te Koha, and is a Fruit Production tutor at EIT, and a “core” (pun intended!) member of the local Tree Crops Association.
Date and time: Fri 16th September 10.00 – 4.30
Cost Options (includes plant material to take home) – Please select the correct option when you add course to your shopping cart:
Earlybird rate – bookings before August 16th:
$170 per person
Bookings after August 18th:
$190 per person
Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel a course or workshop place more than 2 weeks before the start date we will give you a full refund minus a $10 admin fee. If you cancel your place within 2 weeks of the start date no refunds will be given but a course place may be taken up in the future on the same or other course or workshop, or you may transfer the place to a friend. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there are not enough registrations or for other reasons. A full refund will of course be given. Please consider this when making travel plans.
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