You want to grow nice, clean, organic food at home. But caterpillars, aphids, powdery mildews and all manner of pests and diseases can make that tricky for the best of us. Skipping the commercial and chemical solutions is the best choice for the health of ourselves, the soil and beneficial insect life. And there are other ways to keep the pests at bay.
This workshop will teach you the skills you need to manage unwanted guests in your garden using a nature-based, chemical-free approach. You'll learn of common pests and diseases to watch out for, why they actually turn up and how to make and integrate control techniques and organic sprays into your food growing so more food ends up on your plate.
Suitable for: All ages. Beginner to intermediate gardeners.
Provided: Detailed notes.
Bring: Paper, pen, hat + gloves.
Our teacher: Adrian Baiada is an urban farmer, consultant and educator with a background in environmental sustainability, permaculture and biological agriculture. He founded My Square Metre to get people growing food and connecting with nature through establishing edible gardens, environmental education and garden training, and is a board member of Pocket City Farms.