(see further down for more details of each workshop including booking links)
SATURDAY AUGUST 13th or SUNDAY AUGUST 14th 1:00-4:00 - GRAFTING FRUIT TREES. Hands on practice at creating your own varieties of single or multiple grafted trees with Carolyn Gemmel from the Heritage and Rare Fruits Network. $33 including scion and root stock to do your own grafted tree under guidance from Carolyn.
SUNDAY AUGUST 21st 11:00-1:00 - PRESERVING THE HARVEST - A WIDE RANGING DISCUSSION. A broad look at the many ways that harvested and foraged food can be preserved. Equipment displays. $22 per person.
SUNDAY AUGUST 28th 9:00-1:00 - GROWING MUSHROOMS AT HOME. A hands-on workshop on growing fungi, including making 2 grow bags that each person will take home to start their mushroom growing journey. $85 per person.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 & 14 - KIDS COMMUNITY GARDENING. Running from 4:00 - 4:45. Two sessions of hands-on fun and learning for children. $11 for the two sessions.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21 & 28 - SCHOOL HOLIDAY KIDS COMMUNITY GARDENING. Longer sessions from 2:00-4:00. Two sessions of hands-on fun and learning for children. $22 for the two sessions.
FRUIT TREE GRAFTING - HANDS ON SESSION
SATURDAY AUG 13 or SUNDAY AUG 14
1:00 - 4:00 on either day
Hands on practice at creating your own varieties of single or multiple grafted trees with Carolyn Gemmel from the Heritage and Rare Fruits Network. $33 including scion and root stock to do your own grafted tree under guidance from Carolyn.
Bookings are throughTrybooking
PRESERVING FOOD AT HOME
SUNDAY AUGUST 21st 11:00-1:00
At WCG we frequently get questions about preserving the harvest or foraged food. This workshop is a broad discussion about the many techniques that can be used, and with what types of food. There will be varying degrees of “drilling down” into different techniques according to participant interest, but this workshop is NOT a detailed “how to” workshop on any of them. There may be
workshops on specific methods to follow if there is interest.Bookings are through Trybooking www.trybooking.com/CBJVG
GROWING MUSHROOMS AT HOME
SUNDAY AUGUST 28th 9:00-1:00
This hands-on workshop with Kyle Quinn from fungiFUNGI will take you through all aspects of growing mushrooms at home. You will learn lots of information about fungi and how to care for them. You will prepare two grow bags of your own under Kyle's guidance to take home and start your mushroom growing journey.
In Kyle's words, this half day work shop includes:
Preparing your mushroom grow bags
How to care for your mushrooms & practical home care tips
Recycling of mushroom bags so you can continue to reuse after it has fruited
Different types of mushrooms and their growing conditions
History of cultivation, mushroom life cycle, nutritional and culinary uses
Plenty of time for Q&A.
You will be heading home ready to embrace your home mushroom growing journey!
Bookings through TryBooking www.trybooking.com/CBMVS
Our next block of the after school gardening sessions for children starts September 7th (there are possibilities for August - ask about them). Sessions are designed for ages 8 to 12 years as a guide. Sessions run on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45 pm. This block covers September 7th and 14th. Cost is $5.50 per session, booked together.
September 21st and 28th are in the school holidays and these will be 2 hours sessions - from 2:00 - 4:00.
Missed sessions are non-refundable. For more detailed information click here.Carers must remain on site, and are encouraged to join in with children.
Children need normal protective clothing (eg hats, coats etc as appropriate) and their own gardening gloves. The link for bookings is www.trybooking.com/CBNCC for the 7th and the 14th, and www.trybooking.com/CBNCB for the 21st and the 28th
If you miss a place you can call in to the Garden on a Wednesday at about 3:30 and see if another place can be made available.