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Propagation 101 – Vegetables and flowers – rescheduled to 19 September 2021
September 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm$20
Due to the August snap COVID-19 Lockdown in the ACT, this session has been postponed until Sunday 19 September 2021.
We are welcoming some new teachers to our Educational Courses from this month. Jarrod and Aminya have been running their two permaculture farms in Far East Gippsland, growing fruits, nuts and vegetables and keeping bees, dairy cows and goats for decades. The farm often hosts young people looking for experience in an alternative way of thinking about life. In Canberra they sell roast chestnuts in winter, collect rare seed for the National Seed Bank and work as permaculture gardeners designing and developing regenerative landscapes in Canberra and surrounding districts. Jarrod has been training in permaculture for 25 years across SA, Tasmania and Victoria.
If you are just starting out or beginning the season, you will first need some plants to garden at home or in your allotment. Vegetables and flowers together make a sense satisfying, food providing environment for you. It can also give you a more healthy garden, as the mix can encourage beneficial insects to help you in your task.
This first session with Jarrod and Aminya will help you get started on your Spring growing. It covers how vegetables reproduce and how people can assist the plants in this process. As an introductory session it will look at the amazing ways vegetables and flowers have of making new plants. As gardeners, we need to understand the different ways and learn how to encourage reproduction of the things we want to grow in our garden.
- Planting seeds for seedlings
- Direct sowing seeds
- Taking cuttings
- Encouraging off-sets
At the end of the session, you will have enough understanding to face the seed catalogues and nursery aisles with a better understanding of what is likely to happen and how to get started from friend’s plant cuttings. Then the fun begins.