Heather passed on info about this upcoming workshop at The Hub in Castlemaine. The Hub Plot (and the adjoining building) is well worth a visit – they have regular gardening from 9am Monday mornings. The plot stemmed from the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group’s food production project, to set up a sustainable demonstration garden. In a small space behind Castlemaine’s main thoroughfare, the group have set up composting systems, chooks, low water use beds, fruit trees and companion planting.
The workshop will cover the basics of building a healthy soil for yor vegetable garden and fruit trees: the structure of soil, the importance of air, soil biology and other important contributors to a thriving garden.
Presenter: Katie Finlay, from the Mt Alexander Fruit Gardens
Date: Sat. 15th September, 2012
Time: 12 noon for a cuppa and a 12.30pm start.
Place: The Hub Plot, MASG’s demonstration food garden, rear 233 Barker St,
Castlemaine, info: Heather 0409 327791
We’ll have visitors to our garden this week as well, Maldon’s sustainable garden course group on Monday and participants in Mount Alexander Shire’s ‘come n try day’ on Tuesday. Thanks Saide and Liz for showing them around.