Ben Shaw Permaculture and edible garden design, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula

WHAT WILL THE WORKSHOP COVER?

  • Urban garden design

  • Garden bed preparation

  • Building great soil

  • Integrated pest management

  • Planting strategies

  • Fruit trees - what, where, and other tips including espaliering

  • Building diversity into your garden

  • Chooks and gardens

 Ben Shaw Permaculture and edible garden design, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula

TAKEAWAY

After completing this workshop you will be armed with the tools, knowledge and inspiration to design and build a beautiful, productive permaculture garden.

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP

  • Packet of seeds

  • Coffee/tea + homemade seasonal cake

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

Ben has been honing his gardening skills for over 2 decades, in particular through his work at Basils Farm where he established the pottager garden and market gardens which provide fresh produce for the restaurant. Ben has also been facilitating edible garden workshops since 2014. Ben completed his Permaculture Design Course in 2011 and has since been using permaculture design principles to design and improve his urban backyard food forest and helping individuals and communities create edible gardens.

ABOUT THE VENUE

Ben has transformed his previously barren backyard in Manifold Heights, Geelong to a bountiful food forest using permaculture design principles and organic gardening. Ben's house has been used as an example of sustainable gardening for Sustainable House Dayon three occasions. His garden has also been featured in the Age, Green Magazine & Homelife as an example of a well designed, productive permaculture garden.

2018/19 DATES

Workshops will run from 10-12pm on the following dates:

  • Sunday 7 October 2018 - SOLD OUT

  • Sunday 21 October 2018 - SOLD OUT

  • Sunday 11 November 2018 - SOLD OUT

  • Sunday 25 November 2018 - SOLD OUT

  • Saturday 9th February 2019

  • Sunday 10th February 2019

  • Saturday 23rd February 2019

  • Sunday 24th February 2019