For people interested in producing abundant autumn harvests of organic, fresh, healthy, living, fruit, vegetables and herbs throughout the season.

About the workshop

If you’re wondering how to have a productive and diverse kitchen garden throughout Autumn, then this workshop is for you. It will show you what plant for this season; how to maintain your garden and all sorts of Autumn activities that will set you up for not only this season but for the others to follow.

Autumn is a wonderful transformative season in the kitchen garden. A season of change in the temperate zones as temperatures drop, day length changes, growth slows and colors change. Its an important time to prepare your gardens for the hungry gaps and a great time to do many garden activities such as: collecting mulch for the compost; fertilizing your garden; planting veggies for this season and winter; propagation; regenerating your ponds and autumn propagation such as division; semi-hardwood cuttings and more.

Workshop Program

This workshop will show you all this plus –

  • How to use last seasons harvests in the kitchen;
  • Soil care and nutrition; preparing the soil for autumn;
  • Plant selection and autumn plantings;
  • Organic fertilizers (making organic teas and brews for the garden);
  • Ponds and water edibles;
  • All about berry fruits and herb harvesting and drying.

This is horticulture at its best – working with nature – not against it!

About the Trainer

Nicholas Crook has 30 years experience as a gardener and Horticulturist, and studied at Pershore College of Horticulture, Worcestershire. He started growing vegetables at an early age, and worked in historic houses and nurseries in Great Britain, before emigrating to Australia. He has wide experience as an organic grower of fruit, vegetables and herbs, based on Permaculture principles. His gardening career has included garden design, consultation, propagation, garden maintenance, teaching horticulture and Permaculture, nursery management and garden writing. Nick works at Ryde College of TAFE as a teacher of Landscape and Horticulture.


Course Details

When: Sunday 24th February 2013 – 9am to 5pm
Note: This workshop is one of four seasonal garden workshops conducted throughout the year. Seasonal garden workshops are held the first Sunday of each new season.

2013 Workshops are: Autumn – Sun  24th February; Winter – Sunday 26th May; Spring – Sun 25th August and Summer – 30th Nov. Book now for all four and save 10%.

Where: Karonga School in Epping, (Karonga Close (off Dent Street) an excellent learning venue with many examples of permaculture in action.

Who: Nicholas Crook.

Costs & inclusions: $135 per person. Cost includes organic lunch, morning and afternoon teas; notes and products to take home.
Book into all four seasonal kitchen garden workshops for $495 and save 10%
. Each workshop is different and specifically tailored to the seasons – Click here to view the program.

Bring: Hat, gloves, water bottle, hand tools, sun block, camera, note book and pen.

Bookings & Enquiries: Phone Penny on (02) 9888 2575 or email info@permaculturesydneyinstitute.orgor use our online booking form at the link below.