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Managing your Garden, with Andrew Laidlaw

Andrew Laidlaw is the gardening expert on Radio 774 Saturday morning talkback, as well as being the landscape architect at the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens and running his own successful practice.

Andrew will be at Danawa to launch the Community Garden Summer Training program, helping you to 'Manage your Garden for successful production', and to answer your questions about gardening issues that you may have.

Topics of the talk will include

  • crop rotation,
  • feeding plants and
  • managing garden pests.

A general Q&A session will follow.

Entry will be Gold Coin Donation.

Wood-fired pizzas / other local food will be served.

Click here to watch a video interview with Andrew


Preliminary dates for the Community Garden Summer Training program are as follows :

Wednesday 17 February, 2016 at  Anglesea Community Garden (Entrance 4, 5 McMillan Street, Anglesea)

Raising crops from seed gathering to harvesting  - with Mike Robinson-Koss from Otway Greening – Native Plant Nursery

                                                >Seed collection and storage

                                                >Propagating from seeds

                                                >Sequencing plantings to produce a regular supply

                                                >The importance of watering

Friday 26 February 2016 at Community Garden 3231(2 Fraser Drive, Aireys Inlet)

Improving the soil  - with Andrew Lucas from Geelong Compost

                                                >The science of soil improvement

                                                >Making compost at home

                                                >Soil testing                      

Earlier Event: January 9
Saturday Twilight Working Bee
Later Event: January 24
Sunday Twilight Working Bee