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Organic Kitchen Garden Workshop – Winter

June 1, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


For people interested in producing abundant winter 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 Winter, then this workshop is for you. It will show you what to do in the garden for winter; species selection and planting for winter; farming worms in the garden; kitchen garden harvests and how to use them (creating sensational soups) winter propagation (hardwood cuttings); pruning deciduous trees and shrubs; preparing for frosts; soil health & nutrition (legumes & green manures).

This workshop is one of four specifically tailored seasonal organic garden workshops conducted throughout the year. Save 10% by booking into all four seasonal organic garden workshops for $495

About the Trainers

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.

penny-portraitPenny Pyett
 BA (UNSW), Cert. Welfare Work (St George TAFE), Dip Hort Science (Ryde TAFE), PDC (Permaculture Institute).

Penny Pyett is the director of the Permaculture Sydney Institute, an institute she is currently developing with others as a Permaculture Education and Demonstration Centre on 55 acres in St Albans on the outskirts of Sydney. Penny has extensive knowledge and experience in permaculture, horticulture, community development, management and business. Over the last ten years Penny has been teaching  permaculture and horticulture courses for community organisations and at various colleges for TAFE NSW including  Introduction to Permaculture, Permaculture Design Certificate and Gardening for people with disabilities courses. Through TAFE outreach she also teaches Permaculture design courses for school and community garden groups, facilitating groups with the design and development of their own school or community garden.

In 2002 Penny completed her PDC with Bill Mollison and since then has played a leading management role with Permaculture Sydney North (the leading group of Permaculturalists in the Sydney bioregion) on the management committee and as President (2005-09). She was one of the key initiators and the national coordinator of National Permaculture Day and convener for the National Permaculture Convergence APC9 in 2010.

In 1999 Penny designed and developed her own urban permaculture garden at Ryde, which has won numerous awards and acknowledgment for best sustainable eco-garden and edible landscapes.

A community development worker for many years, for both local government and the community services sector, Penny has worked with many individuals and community groups in developing programs and services for their communities as well as neighborhood precinct committees. She has provided facilitative training for community groups, schools and organisations for over 20 years.

As the sometime owner of successful secondhand businesses, Penny likes to reduce waste and re-use second-hand materials in landscape design that is functional and aesthetic.

As well as quality permaculture and sustainability education, the Permaculture Sydney Institute (PSI) also offers permaculture consultation, design and community development and group facilitation services.

Part LETS accepted. 10% discount for PSI members (if attended a workshop in the last 12 months)


June 1, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Karonga School Epping
Karonga Close (off Dent Street)
Epping, NSW 2121 Australia
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Hat, gloves, water bottle, hand tools, sun block, camera, note book and pen.
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organic lunch, morning and afternoon teas; notes and products to take home