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Online Workshops

Online Event

Saturday 17th September 2022 - 3:00pm

How to grow and make an ancient garden salad with Paul West

Did you know that the 'salad' was first popularized way back in the Roman Empire. It first appeared in the form of raw leafy vegetables covered in salty, oily dressing (the word salad comes from sal, the Latin word for salt). Back in those early salad eating days (circa 1st century CE), ancient Romans gathered and layered raw vegetables, drizzling vinegar, oil, and herbs over top to create the world's first salad. Whilst salads evolved and became increasingly complexity through the ages the original Roman version - the garden salad - retained its simplicity and still lives with us today, largely unchanged. And with lettuce prices the way they have been lately, it’s time to take matters into your own hands! Never Pay $45 for a lettuce again? Well, maybe you never paid $45 for a lettuce in the first place, but that doesn’t change the fact that growing your own lettuce is super easy, takes up hardly any space and will have you out in the patch, picking your own fresh salad in no time. Join leafanatic and salad lover, Paul West as he shows you how you can easily grow your own lettuce leaves and make an ancient garden salad no matter how much space you have! Register now for this free, live and exclusive session!

Online Event

Thursday 13th October 2022 - 6:00pm

Become a Garden Detective with Sophie Thomson

This session will look at how to deal with garden pests and diseases in an organic and sustainable way. First, you need to understand why the problem occurred in the first place. Sophie will share how to make your plants happy and healthy so they don't get sick in the first place, as well as how to encourage garden guardians into your patch so they can help you deal with the bad bugs. Sophie Thomson has continued to light up the screen on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia with her infectious enthusiasm for more than 16 years. She is generous with her knowledge as a horticulturist gleaned from over 35 years of hands-on gardening experience. She shares her insights, tips and knowledge nationally through public speaking engagements, media columns, talkback radio and her recent best-selling book Sophie’s Patch. Aside from the obvious environmental benefits, Sophie believes gardening improves our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as that of the broader community. Since 2020, she has been working to support fire-affected communities on Kangaroo Island and in the Adelaide Hills helping them rebuild their gardens. Register for this free, live digital session as below. SUPPORTED BY GREEN ADELAIDE

Online Event

Saturday 29th October 2022 - 3:00pm

How to grow a tea garden for health & wellbeing

Herbs are among some of the easiest and most attractive plants to cultivate in the garden. Herbal teas can actively improve our health and ease the symptoms of common conditions such as anxiety and digestive problems. In this highly practical session Casey Lister (@gardeningwithcaseyjoy) will introduce a variety of herbs you can grow to make delicious herbals teas at home regardless of your time, space or skills.

Online Event

Saturday 12th November 2022 - 3:00pm

Ten Commandments of Composting

Join us for this super special session with the queen of composting Compostable Kate as she talks us through the ten commandments of composting as a means to reduce your food waste and enhance your edible garden. Compost is an edible gardeners best friend, it enriches the soil, helps retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. Compost reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. Register for this exclusive, live session with the forever inspiring @compostable.kate Checkout @compostable.kate on instagram

Online Event

Saturday 10th December 2022 - 3:00pm

Christmas presents from the patch

Every year, when Christmas rolls around, are you left scratching your head about what to get your nearest and dearest? Poor old dad, socks again, really? What about aunty Margaret, do you really think that she wants another scented candle? This Christmas, give gifts from the heart, AKA gifts from the patch. In this workshop, internationally renowned radical gift giver, Paul West will inspire you to get creative this silly season with a selection of simple gifts that are guaranteed to have you immediately elevated to favourite child / parent / relative / colleague status Register and join Paul for this exclusive free, live session

Workshops and Events

Monday 29th August 2022 - 10:00am

Wicking Bed Workshop

Join us in this hands on, practical workshop led by Steven Hoepfner of Wagtail Urban Farm as we create our own water efficient, sustainable growing system. During this hands on, practical workshop we will learn all about wicking beds including what they are, the benefits of using them in your garden and how to build one. You will then get to construct your own which you will get to take home. WHERE: The Precinct Community Garden, 112 Coventry Road Smithfield Plains WHEN: Monday 29th August, 10am -1pm COST: $2.00 Bookings essential: https://wbhwickingbedworkshop.eventbrite.com.au This event will be held outside (subject to weather - alternate indoor location is available) so please remember the following: Wear weather appropriate clothing and enclosed shoes. Garden gloves (if you own a pair) Water bottle Practice and respect COVID 19 safe practices and if you are unwell, please stay home. If you have any questions please contact Susan on Ph:0466 937 084 or spetrie@playford.sa.gov.au Proudly supported by Grow It Local & the Playford Wellbeing Hub (To sign up to the FREE Grow it Local platform or to learn more information, please visit: https://www.growitlocal.com/)

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$0.00 - SA, City of Salisbury

Grow Free Cart and Street Library

Our grow free cart and street library are located at the front entrance to Morella Community Centre, or inside the front foyer dependent on weather conditions. The grow free cart is available for members of the community to access free produce from the garden, seeds , cuttings and excess produce from community members. The street library allows members of the community to access free books , some donated from the City of Salisbury Libraries. Our carts are available during opening hours of the Centre

$4.50 -

BASILEA FARM OPEN DAY - SATURDAY 20TH AUGUST

Basilea Farm opens to the public for direct seedling sales on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Next Open Day is Saturday 20th August from 9am - 1pm. Located at: 135 Hawthorn Rd, Burpengary Qld. A huge variety of spray-free seedlings, herbs & edible flowers. Excellent value with each pot containing many seedlings to plant out. Farmer and growing expert Sarah will be on-hand for selection assistance and to answer questions. Eftpos is available, and don't forget your carry bag or box to take plants home safely. Enjoy a stroll around our farm & learn new things. ALL WELCOME

$5.00 - Toongabbie, NSW

Jerusalem artichokes

Jerusalem artichoke tubers ready for eating or growing. Despite being in heavy clay and waterlogged for much of this year, the Jerusalem artichokes have delivered well for us this year. Harvested over 60kg so far. They are a perennial sundflower, grow to +300cm and have a ginger like tuber. Die off at frost which is when cut them down. We store them in the ground as they don’t keep well. Can eat roasted, as soups, a little raw in salads. Very high in inulin, so take it slow if you have never eaten them before. Crippling flatulence may occur if eat too many or with beer/heart food. Have a few kg for sale. Pick up from Toongabbie in Sydney. Will be sell for $5 bag (about 10 tubers).

$2.50 -

Baby Cos Lettuce

Fresh cos lettuce

$8.99 - NSW, Waverley Council

Grow It Local Seed Service - Garden Salad Edition

Be a part of Grow It Local's Seed Service and learn to grow a classic garden salad this spring alongside thousands of other aspiring growers across Australia. Join us for a patch-to-plate adventure with broadcaster, author, chef and River Cottage Australia host Paul West as we celebrate this timeless classic. Did you know that the garden salad was popularised in ancient Rome circa 1st century. It first appeared in the form of raw leafy vegetables covered in salty, oily dressing and indeed, the word salad originated from ‘sal’ the Latin word for salt. Sign-up today for $8.99 and receive two packets of easy-to-grow organic lettuce seeds delivered direct to your door and instructional how-to-grow videos from @_paul_west_ . You’ll learn about the plant origins, nutritional value, tricks and tips to growing success, harvesting recommendations and recipe ideas too. It's your very own seed-to-salad adventure! WHOSE THIS FOR Seed Service is for anyone interested in growing or learning to grow, whether in pots on a balcony, in a courtyard, community garden, school patch or in a backyard. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE 1. Two packets of organic seeds including delicious green buttercrunch and red lettuce salad bowl varieties 2. Instructional how-to-grow videos from Paul West accessible via QR-code on the back of each seed pack. The videos cover the plants origins, nutritional benefits, tips and tricks to growing success, and wait for it...music to grow to recommendations. Oh yeah.... 3. You'll also receive garden salad recipes from Paul West and an opportunity to join a monthly Ask An Expert session to troubleshoot, ask questions and get advice 4. An invitation to join an exclusive 'Learn how to grow a garden salad' kickoff workshop live with Paul West 5. An invitation to grow-along with thousands of other aspiring growers across Australia SUPER IMPORTANT Make sure the mailing address you give us is 100% correct so we can get your Seed Service package to you WHEN CAN I EXPECT MY SEEDS Seed Service packages will be with be you week commencing 12th September, 2022. For any other queries please contact us via hello@growitlocal.com Can you dig it?!

$0.00 - QLD, Brisbane City

Free Coleus & Geraniums

I have so much Coleus which the bees LOVE! Come by and take some cuttings - it grows so easily!!! I also have loads of geranium - I’m about to cut it all back to save it from the compost!

$5.00 - NSW, Lismore City Council

Jap Pumpkins

W have a glut of our organically grown pumpkins and are selling them for $5 each

$0.00 - Griffin, QLD

Assorted Bottles (Used)

Assortment of liquor bottles available for reuse, some have corks. Collection slowly changes as bottles are used and new ones are added. Washed but not sterilised, labels not removed. Pick and choose what suits your needs. Pick up only.

$0.00 - Griffin, QLD

Assorted Jars (Used)

Assortment of jars available - collection is continuously changing as some are used and some are added. Feel free to pick and choose which ones suit your needs. All washed but not sterilised, some labels removed but not all, some might smell like pasta sauce🙃. Pick up only.

$20.00 -

Raw Turmeric For Sale

Fresh organic Turmeric for sale

$0.00 - VIC, City of Ballarat

Mint

Peppermint, common mint. Rooted pieces for growing, leaves for tea.

$0.00 - VIC, City of Ballarat

Comfrey - free

Dig up a bit of Comfrey root to get it going at your place. It's chook greens, compost activator and one tough plant.

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