A – Z of Grow your own fruit & vegies – July

A – Z of Grow your own fruit & vegies – July

Have you always wanted to grow your own fruit and vegetables but don’t know where to start?

Or do you have an existing productive garden but want to learn more?

A – Z of Grow your own fruit & vegies is all about learning the in’s and out’s of growing organic produce in abundance! You’ll be guided through Garden design & layout, soil preparation methods and what to plant.

Learn about:

Composting & no dig soil preparation

Growing vegetables to suit your conditions: balcony, suburban, acres

What to plant for a bumper Winter harvest

Companion Plants for the Winter garden

Integrated Pest Management

Permaculture Tips & Tricks including nutrient cycling & zones

Organic Garden Design

Thai beef saladCup cakes

Enjoy: A delicious harvest lunch & afternoon tea

Workshop: 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • 10.00am – 10.30am – Welcome & Introductions in our Rammed Earth Permaculture Education Centre
  • 10.30am – 12.00pm – Tour of the Permaculture Garden & Composting Session
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm – A delicious homemade lunch celebrating the Winter harvest
  • 1.00 – 3.30pm – Plan your Winter garden from the soil up, what to plant, companions, pest & diseases, hands on planting session
  • 3.30 – 4pm – Enjoy a delicious homemade afternoon tea

About the venue:

The property features a seven year old food forest planted on swales, dripping with delicious sub tropical fruits including bananas, guava, feijoa, fig, mango, citrus and stawberries. A chook tractoring system, no dig gardens and a chop and drop mulching system have improved the soil on this rocky ridge where there is now a productive ecosystem. Happy chickens freerange in a fox proof chook house reusing an old caravan. Starting with zone 0 the house has been developed over the last 10 years with design features of rammed earth, light earth and mud brick, solar passive home including an on site grey water treatment system, solar panels and even home grown bench tops!

Permaculture Education CentreMegan Cooke Permaculture Teacher


About the teacher:

Megan Cooke, director of Garden to Table Permaculture has a combined 20 years experience in horticulture, permaculture and outdoor education. Megan taught a ‘Gardening for Sustainability Program’ for the Great Lakes Council and also enjoyed teaching children about growing their own produce in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

For the past seven years Megan has managed Forster Community Garden, working with indigenous and local community volunteers to produce healthy chemical free food. In 2014 Megan visited Malawi in Africa where she completed her second Permaculture Design Course.

Megan is passionate about teaching people the joys of growing and cooking their own organic food and sharing the knowledge she has learnt from her sustainable living journey of building a rammed earth passive solar house surrounded by Permaculture gardens with her husband and two children in Pacific Palms.

*Part of the proceeds from every course is donated to a Permaculture Project in Africa. With our last donation of $200, a small village in Malawi were able to buy some chickens and build and chicken house. 

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$165 – per person

$145 – Early Bird Price Pay before 15th July


  • A laminated Garden to Table Permaculture Companion Planting guide
  • Course notes

When: Saturday July 18th 2014

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Maximum 12 participants – Book your place now!

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