Golden Plains Shire Council

04/03/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/02/2024 16:44

Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency Workshops for Edible Gardens Lovers

Golden Plains Shire Council will be delivering a series of Edible Gardens - Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency Workshops across the Shire from April to June 2024.

Facilitated by Horticulturist Craig Castree, the workshops aim to bring together the knowledge gained throughout the Edible Gardens Webinars and help participants take their gardening skills to the next level through sustainable and self-sufficient practices.

The workshops will be held on:

  • Saturday 27 April from 10am to 12pm at the Dereel Community Hall, 14 Swamp Road, Dereel.
  • Saturday 4 May from 10am to 12pm at the Bannockburn Cultural Centre, 27 High Street, Bannockburn.
  • Saturday 25 May from 10am to 12pm at The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.
  • Wednesday 5 June from 6 to 8pm, online via Zoom.

The workshops will cover techniques for improving soil health in our gardens and the associative health benefits, innovative gardening methods to lowering heating and cooling expenses, strategies to decrease running costs of maintaining a garden, utilising battery-operated equipment charged from solar panels, how to produce chemically free staple foods, how to preserve what we grow for later use and how to harvest water.

Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Brett Cunningham encouraged community members to attend the workshops.

Whether you're new to Edible Gardens or a previous webinar attendee, these workshops are a fantastic opportunity to elevate your gardening abilities and create the necessary skills to nurture your garden," Cr Cunningham said.

We look forward to welcoming back Craig and his wealth of knowledge in the food and gardening sector as we continue to deliver this insightful and highly successful program for our local community.

To register for the workshops, visit Places are limited.

For more information, contact Council's Health and Wellbeing team at [email protected] or call 5220 7111.