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TTG Kitchen Gardeners’ Summer Veggie Patch Workshop

vege basket

A summer of fresh vegetables.

Attended our winter veggie patch workshop? Then you’ll be keen to know what to plant now that it’s coming up to a Perth summer. Come along to our second last workshop for 2015 and learn tips for veggie success.

The workshop will be run by members of Glen Forrest Community Garden, meeting since 2008 to offer everyone the opportunity to grow whatever they like in a fun, permaculture inspired way. You may even join the Community Gardeners every Sunday morning after our visit!

Kids’ Club

Kids are welcome – we’ll have some hands-on children’s activities happening in conjunction with the workshop if your child wishes to play, so please make sure they are wearing gardening clothes. You may like to bring little gloves too.

We like to share. Please bring:

    • Something from your garden/kitchen for the sharing table (eg. seedlings, fruit, herbs, eggs etc)
    • Something to share for afternoon tea.

Event details:

RSVP: Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.

Cost: Workshop entry by donation as always.

Date: Sunday 11th October

Venue: Glen Forrest Community Garden. Corner of Hardey Road and Glen Forrest Drive, Glen Forrest.

Time: Join us from 1pm until 3pm.

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From Verge to Veges

Workers pose in front of their labour

Workers pose in front of their labour

Last Saturday we transformed Emily’s front verge into a vegetable garden. We had 10 people wheelbarrowing multiple loads of home made compost from the back garden to the front verge. And in no time at all the seedlings were planted… and you can see the results.

Hard at work

Hard at work

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James McDonald was on hand to give advice and by the end of the afternoon the coffee and delicious cake were very welcome.

natives 1 For those interested in growing natives, on 25th July we have a free workshop in Guildford. Natives help create wildlife corridors, look great and save water. This is a free workshop.

To register, email Pam on  pamela.riordan@gmail.com.

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TTG Kitchen Gardeners’ Backyard Chickens Workshop

three inquisitive backyard chickens against a wooden fence

The best pets ever.

Ever dreamed about keeping chickens? This is the best time of year to get started so that come spring you’ll have happy, egg laying chooks to eat your scraps and fertilise your garden. Following our very successful previous chicken workshops, join us for our fourth workshop of 2015 to learn the basics of chicken keeping.

This workshop is primarily for beginners and people considering getting chooks but not sure yet. The workshop will be run by Kitchen Gardeners’ resident ‘chook lady’ and veternarian Barb Frey, who will cover the basics of set up including council rules, chicken care, and her new favourite hobby – natural chicken food! She’ll also cover how to rule out the risk of pesticide residue in your soil before you start. We’ll be at Flo’s house who has a very impressive chicken coop and run, some newly hatched chicks and is sure to inspire. 

Kids’ Club

Kids are welcome – we’ll have some supervised hands-on children’s activities happening in conjunction with the workshop if your child wishes to play. 

We like to share. Please bring:

  • Something from your garden/kitchen for the sharing table (eg. seedlings, fruit, herbs, eggs etc)
  • Something to share for afternoon tea.

Event details:

RSVP: We’ll be in a Guildford back yard. Please RSVP via Eventbrite so we can have an idea of how many people to expect.

Cost: Entry is by donation to cover basic costs – coffee and tea etc

Date: Sunday 19th July

Venue: It looks like it will be raining, so we’ll meet at the Mechanics Institute (20 Meadow street, Guildford). And try to visit Flo’s place round the corner if the weather permits.

Time: Join us from 1 pm until 3 pm

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