Monday, 27 July 2009

ORGANIC GARDENING COURSE with DIANA BICKFORD

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SEEDS FOR HEALTH - SPRING PROGRAM 2009

Seeds For Health is an organic, grass roots community garden program combining support, education and focus on health in a hands on program designed to equip people to produce their own organic food. An activity of Adelaide’s Cancer Care Centre, Seeds for Health continues a 20 year tradition of innovative and effective health programs.

The course provides skills in organic vegetable gardening, both in gardens and containers, so it will be possible for people to grow their own ‘healthy food’. A holistic experience - providing the opportunity to connect with nature and gain the important health benefits of relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety, increasing self reliance along with a real sense of achievement, and experiencing the fun of great community gardening.

Held at Fern Ave Community Garden

18–20 Fern Avenue, Fullarton

Wednesdays 10am to 12 noon for 7 weeks

commencing AUGUST12th

(lunch provided for a small donation - 12noon to 1pm)

Course fees: $70 for members of Cancer Care, $90 for non-member.

Phone: Cancer Care – 08 8272 2411

Bookings essential

Course Overview

Seeds for Health - insights to organics, permaculture & biodynamics. Sowing seeds for a home grown project.

Kitchen Garden Inspirations - creating productive organic food gardens.

By Design - permaculture ideas for creative Kitchen Gardens (be it a tub or a backyard!).

The Good Earth - care of the soil with organic practices. Cultivating healthy soil - healthy plants - healthy people.

Compost - the most vitally important key to organic food gardening.

Garden management & container growing …… making it all work!

Seeds for the Future - looking ahead - discovering the Seedsavers network.

Inspirational guest speakers & a field visit included in the program.

This course is open to anyone with an interest in health & organic food gardening.

7 comments:

jennifer said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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Eco Defence said...

Please keep in mind weekday evening Organic Gardening Classes at Fern Avenue by South Australia Soil Association Life Member Professor D. Corkill. These can be a good bargain and offer a superb evening VEGETARIAN meal. Contact Janet Fensome of Fern Avenue Community Garden at 8379 8941 for details.

Maggie said...

We love David's courses, thanks for the reminder.We shall get the details from Janet and post them on the blog.

Maggie said...

Hi Jennifer we are so pleased you enjoy our blog.
There are heaps of interesting posts in the archives here.

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Organic Gardening said...

Nice site about Organic Gardening course. This course will provide the students skills in organic gardening in order for them to grow their own healthy food. Organic gardening is the method of growing plants, fruits and vegetables without the use of chemicals. In organic gardening it is important to prepare the soil for planting of seeds and also microorganism should be present in this type of gardening.

Wanda Linda said...

Hello, I heard Diana speaking at Sophie Thomson's over the weekend and wish to confirm about leaving the hay bales on the soil to encourage worm activity. When I went to purchase them there are straw bales as well. Any difference, preference? Thanks, Linda