Friday, 28 March 2008

Next Seeds for Health Course

Diana Bickford's next organic gardening course is starting soon at Fern Ave, Fullarton. Details below. Many of the Hills and Plains Seedsavers have done this course and would recommend it to anyone wanting to grow some of their food. Diana is an inspirational person and a leader in vegetable growing in South Australia. Here is a message from Maggie: This is a really great and fun course there is always so much to learn from Diana, Kath and all the people who attend the course. Please tell your friends. I have done this course twice and could do it again. And Fern Ave is a great place to spend a morning.

Cancer Care Centre Inc

SEEDS FOR HEALTH

AUTUMN 2008 Organic Gardening Course

Held at the beautiful Fern Ave Community Garden, Fullarton

This 7 week ‘hands-on’ organic gardening program is for those who are interested in improving their health by learning how to grow your own organic vegetables….. and having fun doing it.

This program is practical and is held in the organic Community Garden at Fern Ave, where you will experience the joy of home-grown produce. After each morning’s session, we enjoy a delicious Organic Lunch from our garden plot.

During the program you will start to sow “Seeds of Health” as you create your own ‘Take Home’ projects and also work in our ‘Cancer Care’ garden. There will be an interesting field trip along with some sessions including inspiring guest speakers.

Week 1

2 April

As ye shall sow…. So shall ye reap

Intro to Organics & Permaculture

Seeds to Sow … a home-grown project

Week 2

9 April

Kitchen garden inspirations

plus more seeds to sow…… Wheatgrass - What, why & how

Week 3

16 April

The Good Earth - care of the soil with organic practices …. cultivating healthy soil – healthy plants – healthy people

Week 4

23 April

By Design - from balcony gardens and beyond…..

plus All you need to know about heirloom seeds and the Hills & Plains Seedsavers Network

Week 5

30 April

Compost – with Tim Marshall.

Tim, author of ‘Recycle Your Garden’, demonstrates why this is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and for the health of the planet right now.

Week 6

7 May

Field trip to The Food Forest, Gawler - an inspiring model for sustainability and permaculture (twice awarded prestigious Premier’s Food Award for Sustainability)

Week 7

14 May

Seeds for the Future - Kitchen Garden productivity

Course is held Wednesday mornings 10am – 12noon

( with delicious, organic ‘lunch from the garden’ 12 – 1pm)

COURSE BEGINS Wednesday 2nd April until Wednesday 14th May (7 weeks)

Course facilitator: Diana Bickford

COST : $50.00 for Cancer Care Centre members

$80.00 for non-members

BOOKINGS TO CANCER CARE CENTRE 8272 2411

4 comments:

Maggie said...

This is a really great and fun course there is always so much to learn from Diana, Kath and all the people who attend the course. Please tell your friends.
I have done this course twice and could do it again. And Fern Ave is a great place to spend a morning.

Will said...

I'd LOVE to do a course like this. Do you know if she ever comes to Melbourne?

Maggie said...

No Will, Diana is busy growing seedlings for Adelaide.
I lived in Melbourne for 2 years and visited Ceres many times.
Maybe you would find like minded people there, I hope so.
If not there are many community gardens at South Melbourne, or Richmond or St Kilda, do a web search. Good luck. Lets know if you are unsuccessful, maybe I can suggest something else.

Kate said...

Will, come over to our place for a week and I will teach you. Anyhow, Jack knows a lot of this too. Maybe...you should ask him!