You don't just have to spend time in your garden – you should want to! A healthy garden will bring you an abundance of food if you know what maintenance is required in the time you have to spare. We will look at various garden tasks that you will no doubt have have you understanding your urban green space to keep it looking good. We will learn to observe the plants in a garden, apply organic solutions to the soil, pH testing, look at the basics of installing a drip irrigation system, pruning and shaping, planting and transplanting and getting the best out of your garden tools. You'll take home a tray of edible and medicinal seeds, seedlings and cuttings ready to plant in your home garden.
About Urban Growers
Grant LaBrooy and Byron Smith have planted edible gardens in cafés and spaces all across Sydney, including Kitchen by Mike, and have been involved in paddock to plate harvest projects with Grow it Local and OzHarvest. The boys are using Urban Growers as a platform to educate people about small-scale food farming and how to plant, harvest and prepare that food. It might be a few leaves from the basil plant growing in an old boot on your windowsill, or it might be an entire salad sourced from the raised bed in your backyard. As a community, we can grow edible gardens on our balconies, in planter boxes on our rooftops, on the verges on neighborhood streets and in the backyards of our houses. Urban Growers is about doing more with and taking more from our urban spaces, whatever the size, and cultivating them to yield produce that will nourish and sustain us long after the last of the pesto has been licked from the bowl.
$85 at the Kitchen by Mike Physic Garden, 85 Dunning Ave Rosebery. Please meet at the big arrow table as you enter Kitchen by Mike – Grant and Byron will be waiting for you with coffee and pastries.