Gardening in Gloucester

Gardening in Gloucester workshop: Sat 24 Nov 2018

Everything you need to know about growing in Gloucester!

Poor soil, frost one week, hot sun the next … long dry seasons followed by extended periods of heavy rain – these are just a few of the challenges faced by gardeners in Gloucester.

Whether you want to grow fruit and vegetables, flowers, shrubs or trees – or all of the above – this workshop will help you to understand the current and changing growing conditions affecting the Gloucester area and give you the best chance of success.

It’s official: A CSIRO report confirms that Gloucester now has one month less winter and an extra month of summer (not spring or autumn…sigh!).

In recent years there have been significant changes affecting weather patterns, with more changes predicted.

With increasing temperatures, pests and diseases are on the increase. How can we combat these without the use of chemicals?

How can we improve our soil, both to boost the health and growth of our plants and to hold moisture?

Which plants and varieties will grow best in the Gloucester region? And how can we protect them from extreme variances and sudden changes in the weather?

These are just a few of the topics to be covered in this short course, presented by qualified horticulturalist and long-time local grower Marnie Johnson. Marnie has already presented myriad successful workshops on growing and gardening and is a wealth of knowledge and tips and tricks for a flourishing garden.

What to wear/bring: Comfortable clothing and shoes, a hat, gloves, drinking water and a USB stick (optional) for notes to take away at the end of the session. Note: If the weather is fine the workshop will be held outdoors in the Food Forest in a shady area, moving as required if it gets too hot; if it’s raining on the day it will be held in the green shed.

For more information please call 0484 001 390.

WHERE: The Tucker Patch, 62 Cemetery Rd Gloucester

WHEN: Saturday 24 November 2018, 10am-11.30am

COST: $25 (Tucker Patch members $15), book at the Tucker Patch Friday Farmgate by Fri 23 Nov or at Gloucester Health Foods by Wed 21 Nov.

CONTACT: More details at www.tuckerpatch.com.au  or call 0484 001 390 or  info@gloucesterfoodhub.org