Horsham Fork to Fork is a new event that aims to bring the local community, of all ages, together on Saturday 22 October to learn how to enjoy their gardens, develop their food gardening skills, improve their garden, use the fresh produce and appreciate a healthy lifestyle.
With special guests, Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC Gardening Australia and Rebecca Sullivan, food entrepreneur and founder of Granny Skills, along with a range of other presenters, participants will be able to get their hands dirty and learn a range of new skills along with managing their home gardens better and producing wonderful fresh produce for their family.
Children accompanied by adults are free.
Workshops will include:
Gardenology – planning new gardens, preparing your garden, pest and weed management (natural), garden layouts for all abilities – raised beds and disability access, dangers of summer garden, biodiversity in your garden.
Aquaponics – 2 workshops – Starting with wicking beds and myths and mysteries of aquaponics
Getting the organics into organic gardening – composting, worm farms and chooks
Garden gluts – what to do with your produce - picking, jamming and fermenting
Seed to seed – from woe to go - collecting, saving, storing and germinating
Gardens up down and all around – vertical and container gardens and how to make them work for you, quirky pots – recycling in the garden
Love your leftovers – cooking with what you have and other uses for what you think might be waste!
Growing healthy children - Engaging children in the garden and eating fresh produce
Feast for the senses – garden botanicals that appeal to your senses including Australian natives, herbs and spices.
There will be four workshop sessions throughout the day - 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon, located at Horsham West PS. The final session will be held at WImmera Lodge, where a newly developed community garden for the residents will be showcased.