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Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

Behind the Goodman Building, Hackney Road

Adelaide, SA 5000

Australia

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Learn some practical and easy gardening ideas to get the best out of your garden by booking into one or more of our Kitchen Garden workshops

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Come and join our Botanical Educator Ian Wilson for some interactive Sunday afternoon workshops in the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium’s Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden. These workshops have been designed to give participants practical and hands on knowledge of how to start and maintain a healthy Kitchen Garden.

This 2020 Workshop Series offers a number of topics designed to give a solid foundation into good gardening practices and how to build and maintain a bee hive. Ideal for people new to horticulture or those who would like to expand their gardening knowledge.

Learn some practical and easy gardening skills to get the best out of your garden by booking into one or more of our Kitchen Garden Workshops.

Topics are:

Practical Soils: The soil is the heart of the garden. Soil fulfils many functions and creating the right soil in a Kitchen Garden is particularly important. This workshop will teach you how to analyse soil, how to improve it and get you started on a journey to start a healthy garden.

This course will cover:-

  • Parts of the soil.
  • Soil chemistry.
  • Water in the soil.
  • Testing the soil.
  • Critical nutrients.
  • Building soil to get the most out of your kitchen garden.

Date: Sunday 2 August 2020

Time: 1.30pm to 4.00pm

Cost: $70.00 per person

Building a Bee Hive: Everyone is talking about bees! In this workshop participants will develop an understanding of the honey bee hive; how it works, how it is put together and how to create a welcoming home for honey bees.

This course will cover:-

  • Structure of a hive.
  • Bee space.
  • Wiring frames.
  • Use of foundations.
  • Locating your hive and bee place.

Starting a Kitchen Garden: Have you ever wanted to start a kitchen garden but wondered where to start? This practical and hands on workshop will give you the basics to confidently start your own bountiful, varied and colorful kitchen garden.

This course will cover:-

  • 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.

Compost and Worm Farms: The health of a garden is due in many parts to the health of the soil. Compost and worm farming can really improve and maintain a vigorous and healthy garden.

This course will cover:-

  • Compost, what is it?
  • Getting started with compost.
  • How does composting work.
  • Locating and uses of compost.

Pest and Disease: Look at different ways to manage pests in an environmentally sensitive way by using Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The aim is to prevent problems from occurring and reducing the need for pesticides. Learn about weeds, pests and diseases common to South Australia and methods of control.

This course will cover:-

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

How to keep Bees: This workshop aims to give an understanding of the workings of the hive, and the requirements of the apiarist to maintain the health of the bees. It will also cover honey production and the tools used in its production.

This course will cover:-

  • 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.

To receive 10% discount when purchasing 3 or more tickets, please email pamlea.bremer@sa.gov.au to receive your discount code before you purchase.

The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming our programmes, 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)

For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.

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    Adelaide Botanic Gardens

    Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

    Behind the Goodman Building, Hackney Road

    Adelaide, SA 5000

    Australia

    View Map

    Refund Policy

    Contact the organiser to request a refund.

    Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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