In lockdown, the garden can be a salve for the weight of the world we carry at times. It's a meditation with intent and the joy of getting back what you put into it. What better time than to get your hands dirty and learn all about veggie gardening and growing your own food! Laneway Learning Melbourne are hosting Veggie Gardening with Patrick, online, and all you'll need is a notepad and pen. Register for your tickets here. Early bird special tickets are $9 and general admission $14. You can get general admission and pay it forward for $18, which helps sponsor a class for someone in need.
This introductory course is for the novice gardener, and it'll give you all the knowledge you need to have success on your plate. It'll cover the following fundamentals.
Why you might grow your own veggies
Some basics about plants and plant needs
How to choose the location of your vegetable garden
How to create a vegetable garden bed
Different types of crops and how to choose
When and how to plant your crops, including crop rotation
How to maintain your vegetable bed
When and how to harvest your crop
How to save seeds for your next crop
Pat is a Horticultural Masters candidate, permaculturalist, landscape designer, veggie grower, native plant enthusiast, house plant hoarder and all-round green thumb. Find more details via the event page. For a plethora of other Laneway Learning Melbourne events, see here.