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Growing Community, Growing Food at the River Garden - Hands on learning day...

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2-4 Bass School Rd

2-4 Bass School Road

Bass, VIC 3991

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Come along and 'learn by doing' to help establish this great community space. Expert horticulturalist Jarrod Ruch will lead a series of four practical hands on days, sharing his wealth of knowledge on sustainably growing food at the River Garden in Bass this year.

Saturday 24th March

Discussion topics - Property management planning and land capability, Rotational grazing systems, promotion of pasture species diversity, Natural/biological soil improvement, non-chemical weed control methods, steaming, scythe, solarisation, newspaper and mulching.

Hands on activities - Assisting with Sheet Mulching, solarisation, weeding trials.

Saturday 28th April

Discussion topics - Crop diversification, Stacking and sequential rotation, Compost trials/teas – aerobic and anaerobic systems, Mineral additives, The making and use of biochar

Hands on activities - Compost Trials, making compost teas, planting.

Saturday 26th May

Discussion topics - Alternative crop trials for a changing climate, including aquatic plants, aquaponics systems, fruit and nuts, Extending the seasons for crops, Novel crops, Pests and diseases.

Hands on activities - Sheet Mulching, setting up new beds, planting,

Saturday 30th June

Discussion topics - Shelterbelts, structure, succession, species selection, zones and sectors, Food forests, Bush food plants and indigenous cultural heritage, Trees on farms, Fire protection plantings.

Hands on activities - Sheet Mulching, planting, food demonstrations

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2-4 Bass School Rd

2-4 Bass School Road

Bass, VIC 3991

Australia

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