Courses

SHORT WORKSHOPS
(small groups of 12 people max)

Propagation
Saturday 19 June 2021
Sunday 4 July 2021
Saturday 10 July 2021

Pruning
Saturday 1 August 2021
Sunday 7 August 2021
Sunday 22 August 2021

All workshops come with detailed notes, and we stop for morning tea, which is provided

Propagation Workshop (Jun-Aug only)
Learn to propagate productive plants for your garden, and take them home – $50

Pruning workshop (Aug only)
Learn how to prune pipfruit, stonefruit, citrus and feijoas – $50

Propagation Workshop

Learn to propagate using a variety of methods:

  • Hardwood cuttings
  • Semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Root cuttings
  • Stolons
  • Layering
  • Bulbs
  • Seeds – scarification and stratification

A mix of theory and practical propagation where the workshop participants get their hands dirty and propagate a number of productive plants such as:

  • Comfrey
  • Rhubarb
  • Fig
  • Elderberry
  • Chilean guava
  • Mints/herbs
  • Alpine strawberries
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Lemon verbena

Participants will then be able to propagate their own material at home, as well as go home with 20+ propagated plants during the workshop

$50 cost including morning tea

Pruning Workshop

Learn to prune a variety of productive fruit trees:

  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Stonefruit
  • Citrus
  • Feijoas

Workshop participants will learn about:

  • Equipment
  • Techniques
  • Apical dominance
  • Shapes
  • Timing of pruning
  • What to prune
  • Identifying fruiting buds
  • Tying down

Workshop participants get hands on experience of making pruning cuts, deciding on tree shapes, pruning, and tying down.

$50 cost including morning tea