Edible Garden Workshops With Peter Coppin

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In the nursery, we get lots of questions regarding fruit trees. How to plant them, train them, prune them, water them and what to do when things go awry.   While we are always happy to discuss and answer your questions and dilemmas, we thought we’d get one of WA’s most respected horticultural consultants, Peter Coppin to come and host a series of 3 x 1 hour workshops as a way to educate you, and keep you excited about your edible gardens.  Peter has years of experience in dealing with our local environment and will tailor these courses to suit our SouthWest Conditions.

Both the Sat & Sun workshops have been sold out. Sorry if you missed out. We’ll plan another workshop real soon. What do you reckon?  If you would like to be kept in the loop on upcoming workshops and events, we use email first to notify everyone. Just leave your details above on the top right – ‘sign up to newsletter’.

We have 3 workshops available on Saturday June 20 2015 and is for customers who have purchased plants through us. (not a customer yet? no probs, just buy your plants from us first! )   Cost is $15 per workshop, each running for 1 hour.  Come to one, or come to them all.  Spots are limited – with 10 spots per workshop available. Each workshop attendee will get a complimentary bag of our compost planting mix ($10value) and 20% discount on all plants in the nursery on the day (excluding grass-trees)

Each workshop must be pre-paid.  Click each workshop below to grab your spot or go here.

Workshop 1 – Planting & Care  10am-11am

  • Designing and Planning an edible landscape
  • Selecting the best position for your fruit trees/plants
  • Soil Preparation – building healthy, living soils.
  • Growing fruit trees & ornamentals in pots and containers
  • How to Plant for longevity
  • Care & Nutrition
  • Q&A session

Workshop 2 – Pruning & Maintenance  11.30am – 12.30pm

  • Pruning Training and espaliering fruit trees & vines
  • How to correctly prune for high fruit yields
  • Care & nutrition of your trees
  • Q&A session

Workshop 3 – Pests, Diseases & Disorders  1pm-2pm

  • How to Identify pest or disease
  • Corrective Measures
  • Care & Nutrition
  • Q&A session

Tea and coffee and nibblies will be available throughout the sessions, however, byo lunch if staying for all three.

You will walk away armed with the knowledge needed to grow your own fruit in a safe and sustainable way.