Organic Gardening Workshop Series
with Ian Onley
4 sessions focused on practical learning and participation.
In these sessions you'll learn about how to create healthy soils, the foundation for healthy plants and healthy food. Each session will aim to be inclusive and informative to newcomers and regulars alike, and will strike a balance between hands-on learning and group discussion.
These sessions will be held weekly on a Saturday to align with the May Harvest 50 Mile Farmers Markets.
What will be covered?
- The role of soils in plant function
- Water soluble fertilisers VS organic matter
- Principles for plant health
- Treating soils
- Assessing site and season
- Techniques for cultivating fertile soil
- Raising seedlings
- Managing weeds
- You'll also learn ways you can take part in the Get Stuffed Food Network
Saturday May 6:
50 Mile Farmers Market, The VRI, 18-20 Queens Pde Traralgon (1st hour theory & discussion; 2nd hour hands-on)
Saturday May 13:
50 Mile Farmers Market, Tarwin St Morwell, then on location in Morwell (1st hour theory & discussion; 2nd hour hands-on)
Saturday May 20 & 27:
On location in Morwell (location TBC)
Saturday each week, 11am -1pm*
(Saturday May 6 - Saturday May 27)
*Saturday May 13 class will go until 1:30pm
About Ian Onley
Ian Onley is a local 'Demeter' Biodynamic farmer for over twenty years, he has experience in dairying, beef and commercial vegetable growing. Ian now concentrates on free range egg production and home gardening.
Ian is excited to part of Get Stuffed because it has the potential to bring many to a place where they can support themselves and grow a food based business. He wants to help people breathe life back into their soils so they can grow beautiful tasting, nutritious food that will keep people coming back for more.