Salisbury Community Garden To Host Free Workshops

Salisbury Community Garden
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Heads up, green thumbs of the community! The Salisbury Community Garden, located within Salisbury State School, will be hosting two FREE workshops this April and May 2023. 

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Salisbury Community Garden will be hosting these workshops so people could learn how to grow local food to save money and become healthier and connected to their community. Here are the details on the upcoming workshops.

Waterwise Gardening and Design

Salisbury Community Garden
Doreen Jachmann (Photo credit: Bloomfield’s Homestead/Facebook)

To be held on Sunday, 2 April from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, the first of the two workshops will focus on garden design and water saving strategies. You will also learn how to fill a raised garden bed sourcing local materials, such as compost, leaves, and branches.

The workshop will be facilitated by Doreen Jachmann from Bloomfield’s Homestead, who is an expert on Permaculture Consulting and Design. She has formal education in Environmental Monitoring of Soil and Water and achieved a Bachelor in Horticulture.

Register on Eventbrite to join Session One: Waterwise Gardening and Design.

How to Create a Food Forest

Salisbury Community Garden
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On Saturday, 6 May, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Ms Jachmann will once again hold a workshop, this time focusing on creating a food forest. Soil health and nutrition will also be discussed, aside from introductory strategies on creating your own food forest in your own backyard.

Register on Eventbrite to join Session Two: How to Create a Food Forest. Registering is highly encouraged so they will be able to manage the guestlist and attendance.

Don’t forget to bring your own gardening gloves, a chair, water bottle and sun safe equipment for yourself when joining these workshops. Again, these sessions are free and open for all ages. You don’t also need to be a member of the Salisbury Community Garden to come along.

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The workshops are supported by Oxley Creek Catchment Association, with funding support from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

Published 24-March-2023