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Weed identification and natural pest control
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Weed identification and natural pest control

Is it a weed or a plant?This is a common question that gardeners ask themselves when expecting seedlings to sprout. We will take a look at what’s growing in the garden and help you distinguish between the weeds and wanted plants. We will also explore natural pest control methods to help you protect your crops without polluting them.

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Forest Gardening
Feb
7
11:00 AM11:00

Forest Gardening

Forest gardens can give a multitude of yields while supporting biodiversity and a number of other ecological functions. With this session you will get an overview of the main characteristics of forest gardens, what to look out for when designing your forest garden as well as some practical skills for maintaining the existing forest garden at Glengall Wharf. 

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No Dig Gardening
Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

No Dig Gardening

In some cases digging is necessary. In most cases it disturbs soil life, lessens soil moisture and causes weeds to grow. This two-hour session is an introduction to the why and the how of no dig gardening. Participants will walk away with a clear idea of how to start a no dig garden as well as how to maintain it.

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Soil Care & Compost
Jan
24
11:00 AM11:00

Soil Care & Compost

In the soil care and composting session, we will examine what the components of good garden soil are, how we can keep it healthy for producing food and flowers and how to improve it using different composting methods. We'll explore techniques that are applicable on different scales, from the community garden to the back garden or the balcony.

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Natural Pest Control
Jan
17
11:00 AM11:00

Natural Pest Control

Pest or guest? In this two-hour session you will become familiar with common garden pests and diseases such as slugs, aphids, blight and pigeons. We'll be looking at practical tools and strategies to overcome these unwanted visitors, including some companion planting ideas, and implementing some tried and tested techniques to help prevent them.

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Soil & Compost
Nov
19
10:30 AM10:30

Soil & Compost

We will examine what the components of good soil are, how we can keep it healthy for producing food and flowers and how to improve it using different composting methods. We'll explore techniques that are applicable on different scales, from our community garden to containers of pots on a balcony.

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Growing Low Maintenance Edible Landscapes
Oct
30
10:30 AM10:30

Growing Low Maintenance Edible Landscapes

In this two hour workshop we will explore some of the design principles that can help us create low-maintenance edible landscapes using perennial fruit and vegetables. These edible landscapes, on a larger scale also forest gardens, can provide food, but also other resources such as timber and firewood as well as valuable habitat for wildlife.

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