Kingston Council offers free gardening workshops. Their next one will be presented by the 'Very Edible Gardens' (VEG) team on Saturday the 25th of November.
In this practical workshop, you'll learn about the science and logistics of building a wicking bed. For those (like me) who've never heard of a wicking bed, it's a garden bed with a waterproof lining. So, it's sort of like creating a self-watering pot but directly in your garden.
There will be a "how-to component involving converting an existing bed, we'll explore the common pitfalls of building a wicking bed and how to avoid them, and have some fun along the way!"
Physical participation is voluntary and further online reading and resources are provided.
"Wicking garden beds use much less water and, even better, require less maintenance than conventional garden beds to produce an abundance of vegies and other plants. In this workshop, you'll learn how to build one as we construct one for a local school."