Food Growing Workshop
Growing one’s food at home is an excellent way to promote healthy eating habits, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. With the rise of food insecurity and the increasing importance of sustainable living, growing one’s food has become a useful skill for individuals and communities alike.
In this workshop, participants will learn practical techniques for growing their own food at home, no matter their level of gardening experience or the available space.
- Discover how to choose plants suited to your local climate and gardening expertise, focusing on easy-to-grow, low-maintenance options perfect for small spaces.
- Mastering Gardening Techniques: Learn soil preparation, seed planting, and year-round plant care, covering watering, fertilizing, pruning, and harvesting.
- Thriving in Containers: Gain insights into successful container gardening, from selecting the right potting mix and containers to ensuring proper drainage for your plants.
- Solving Common Growing Challenges: Equip yourself with the skills to identify and address typical issues like pests and diseases in your garden.
- From Garden to Table: Explore practical ways to incorporate your home-grown produce into everyday meals, turning your garden’s bounty into delicious dishes.
We deliver growing kits for virtual attendees to take part at an additional cost. Alternatively, the following materials can be individually sourced:
- Seeds (the workshop instructor will provide suggestions for easy-to-grow plants, but participants are free to choose their own seeds)
- Soil (potting mix or a combination of compost and soil)
- Plant containers (e.g., plant pots, recycled containers, upcycled items like egg boxes or mushroom packaging)
- Watering can or spray bottle
- Gardening gloves (optional)
- Plant labels or markers (optional)
Note: The instructor will provide guidance on using upcycled items as plant containers, such as egg boxes or mushroom packaging. Participants are encouraged to be creative and think outside the box when selecting containers for their plants.