Courses

SHORT WORKSHOPS

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

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

Pruning workshop (winter only)
Learn how to prune pipfruit, stonefruit, citrus and feijoas – $40

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
  • Alpine strawberries
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Lemon verbena

Participants will then be able to propagate their own material at home, as well as go home with 25+ 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.

$40 cost including morning tea