Kitchen Garden Workshop Series 2021

Sun Nov 28 2021 at 01:30 pm to 04:00 pm

Adelaide Botanic Gardens | Adelaide

Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia
Publisher/HostBotanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia
Kitchen Garden Workshop Series 2021
Get your kitchen garden thriving and produce a bountiful harvest with our new kitchen garden workshops!
About this Event

Join us for fun, interactive Sunday afternoon workshops in the Kitchen Garden.

These workshops have been designed to give you practical, hands-on knowledge of how to start and maintain a healthy, bountiful kitchen garden of your own.

Choose from a number of topics that will give you a solid foundation into good gardening practices to help your kitchen garden thrive.

The workshops are given by our Kitchen Garden Educator, Ian Wilson, and are ideal for people new to horticulture, or those who would like to expand their gardening knowledge.

Grow bumper crops and enjoy the satisfying feeling of harvesting your home-grown vegetables, fruit and herbs.

Dates: January - November 2021

Time: Sundays from 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden - the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Cost: $70.00 per person

How to keep Bees

Sunday 28 November, 2021

Gain an understanding of the workings of the hive, and what apiarists need to do to maintain healthy bees.

You will also learn about honey production and the tools used in its production.

Learn about:

  • Types of bees
  • Parts of the bee
  • The role of the hive
  • The roles of the worker, drones and queens
  • Examining the colony for health and production
  • Extracting honey and wax
  • Swarms and how to collect them
  • Pests and diseases of bees and hives
Past workshops
Starting a Kitchen Garden

Have you ever wanted to start a kitchen garden but wondered where to start?

This practical, hands-on workshop will give you the basics to confidently start your own bountiful, varied and colorful kitchen garden. You'll be harvesting your own tasty fruit and veg in no time!

Learn about:

  • Why a kitchen garden?
  • Making the best from what you have available
  • Layout of the garden
  • What can you grow and when can you grow it?
  • Types of plants, uses and variety
  • Maintaining a healthy garden
  • Planting and propagating your garden

Kitchen Garden Propagation

This workshop will show you how to propagate plants for your kitchen garden, whether from seed, seedlings or cuttings.

The course will cover the types of propagation, how to prepare your seed bed and cuttings, and which mediums and soils will give you the most effective outcomes.

Learn about:

  • Soil bed preparation
  • Different mediums for seed beds and cuttings
  • Growing from seed
  • Growing and care of the young plants
  • Fruit trees - seeds and cuttings
  • Grape vines
  • Types of propagating
  • When and how to transplant seedlings

Pest and Disease

Learn about different ways to manage pests in an environmentally sensitive way by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

You will find out how to prevent problems from occurring, and reducing the need for pesticides.

Learn about weeds, pests and diseases common to South Australia, and what methods you can use to control them.

Learn about:

  • Diagnosing plants problems
  • Symptoms of nutrient deficiency
  • Control of diseases and pests by cultural, biological and chemical strategies

Improving your Soil, Compost & Worm Farms

The soil is the heart of the garden; it fulfils many functions and creating healthy soil in a Kitchen Garden is particularly important.

Compost and worm farming can really improve and maintain a vigorous and healthy garden. This workshop will teach you how to analyse soil, how to improve it. Start your journey to a thriving garden here.

Learn about:

  • Parts of the soil
  • Soil chemistry
  • Testing the soil
  • Critical nutrients
  • Building soil to get the most out of your kitchen garden
  • Compost, what is it?
  • Getting started with compost
  • Worm farms setting up and using their products

Irrigation - laying it

Over the last few decades gardens have needed to be water-wise. This workshop looks at ways of reducing water dependency by a variety of means including irrigation design and construction.

It will include water harvesting, storage systems and then look at soil wetters, soil types, mulching and distribution of water. Sprinklers, drippers and micro jets and the tools to build efficient watering systems will be looked at using different sources of water.

This course will cover:-

  • Why plants need water.
  • Water efficiency chemicals.
  • Plant selection.
  • Harvesting and saving water.
  • Good practices in watering.
  • Constructing water and wicking beds.
  • Aquaponics.
  • Hydroponics.
  • Structures to reduce water usage.
  • Irrigation fittings.
  • Drippers, sprinklers, micro jets and misters.
  • Construction of a system.

Receive a 10% discount when you book into three or more courses. Email [email protected] or call 8222 9311

COVID-19 information

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer an enjoyable experience for all participants while minimising the risk of COVID-19.

Measures include:

  • Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Group sizes have been kept small to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience.
  • Participants and staff must practice good hygiene before, during and after sessions.
  • Extra cleaning regimes will be in place before, during and after each session.
  • Participants must maintain physical distance (1.5m).

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden, Adelaide, Australia


AUD 0.00 to AUD 70.00

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