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Connect and Learn + Share Table

Growing for Year Round Harvests – presented by David Weekes, Growerly

Monday 19 August 2024

6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Attend in person or via Zoom

Join us at Level 3 Meeting Rooms, Toowoomba City Library, Corner of Herries and Victoria Streets, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, or attend online.  We’ll send you the Zoom link once you book.

This is the monthly Connect and Learn evening for Permaculture Toowoomba Inc.

Bookings are Essential

Bookings are essential so we have contact details and know how many will be attending.  Book Here

What We’ll Do

6.30 pm – Learn – Growing for Year Round Harvests

Presented by David Weekes, Growerly

David will share his knowledge and tips to help us plan and grow an edible garden that produces a harvest all year long.

We’ll learn about:

  • Seasonality – Why the 4 seasons model doesn’t work so well for us in South East QLD, and what we can do instead
  • Looking to the wild – How the origins of our veggies, herbs and flowers can help us determine how to grow them today
  • Growing from seed – The 3 most important blockers to seed germination and how to nurture your seeds to sprout
  • Cold season extension – Stop frost from killing your tender plants
  • Hot season adaptations – Gardening methods to help with the heat
  • Observe and learn – How you can track along with your garden to discover your own dynamic microclimate and grow year round

About David

Read about David’s journey to year-round gardening here https://learn.growerly.co/lear…

A few words from David

As a crazy little family, we have always embarked on the mission of growing our own food. From filling our balcony with hanging pots full of veggies and flowers to running a 1 and 1/4 acre market garden selling produce into Toowoomba. So now at Growerly, we want to share the best ecological knowledge, gardening knowledge and regenerative knowledge with you so that you can find peace, connection and beauty in your garden. We’d be stoked if our knowledge could help you.

Growerly

In our busy world, it’s tough to find the time to get out there and get your garden growing.  So David at Growerly wants to make it as easy as possible. Similar to your dinner box services like HelloFresh or EveryPlate, they package up all the basics you need to grow abundant organic veggies and deliver it to your doorstep.

Growerly boxes include all the:

  • Plants
  • Seeds
  • Liquid nourishment
  • Soil food

You need to start your garden and step-by-step guides to take you from garden prep through to harvesting your veggies.

Website – https://growerly.co/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/growe…

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/grow…

Growerly

 

7.45 pm – Connect – Light Supper (provided) and Share Table

A light supper will be served (including Gluten Free and Vegan options).

Sharing of produce on the Share Table opens after the presentation to allow plenty of time for everyone to place their donations, and then allow you to browse, connect and make your selections during supper

Share Table

Do you have surplus?

We encourage you to bring your surplus produce, plants, seeds, books, craft supplies, and resources to share with others at our monthly Connect and Learn evenings.

Some ideas of what you could bring include – fruit, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey, milk, jams, pickles, preserves, jars, ferments, starters, SCOBYs, seeds, plants, seedlings, cuttings, tubers, pots, tools, gardening magazines, permaculture books, recipes, patterns, manure, coffee grounds, compost additives, worms, mealworms, wool, fabric, craft supplies, soap, natural cleaning products, plastic alternatives, produce bags – the list is extensive.

Please bring whatever you can and then take home whatever you need within our culture of generosity and free sharing

Membership

2024 Membership

  • Annual Membership of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. is due by 31 December each year.
  • It’s only $40 per person or $30 for a second or subsequent adult living in the same home.
  • It’s pro rata 1/2 price for 1/2 year after 30 June.
  • Financial Members can attend events and workshops during the year at no cost.
  • You can pay your membership for 2024 at checkout when you book to attend this event.
  • Membership forms will be available at the event for anyone wishing to join, or available here for download at http://www.permaculturetoowoomba.com.au/membership/

Parking

Free off-street parking is available under the library (enter from Victoria Street).

Access

The venue has access for wheelchairs, walking frames, and strollers as needed. Everyone is welcome (including children with parental supervision).

We hope we see you there!

Cost

  • Financial Members of Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. – Free
  • First-time Visitors to a Permaculture Toowoomba Inc. Event – Free
  • Non-Members – $10 per person
  • Children attending with an Adult – Free (but please book so we know the total numbers)