Growing Spring Veggies

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Prepare for the Spring growing season and learn how to successfully grow nutrient-dense spring and summer veggies in this fun and interactive one-day class. 


This workshop will teach you all you need to know to plant and grow a productive spring and summer vegetable garden. Through a combination of theory, discussion and hands-on activity participants will:

  • learn about the importance of preparing soil before planting
  • learn about soil testing, adding soil conditioners, amendments and fertilisers
  • learn how to grow and maintain spring and summer veggies, including protecting plants from pest and disease during the growing season
  • create a seed/seed raising mix, sow seeds, prick out seedlings and plant or pot them up

All participants will take home a seed punnet with seeds or seedlings and the skills required to nurture them to harvest. 

This workshop is open to people aged 15 years and over. No previous gardening knowledge required. 


Location Date and Time

Location: Eltham Living & Learning centre, 729 Main Rd, Eltham

Date: Saturday 8 October

Time: 9:30am-3pm


Full fee- $85

Concession - $76

About the Tutor

Melissa Houselander is a qualified Horticulturist, with experience and passion for social and therapeutic horticulture, native gardens and tending her own orchard, large vegetable patch and keeping chickens.
Melissa is a local, and runs her own business providing horticultural services, sustainable landscape design and is a Tutor of Horticulture.


What to Bring

Please bring:

Gardening Gloves
Covered shoes

Water Bottle and Lunch

Tea and coffee will be provided

How to Enrol

Applications for enrolment can be processed using our online system.

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If you are a concession card holder you will need to present your concession card at one of our centres prior to the start of the course in order to be eligible for the concession fee.