About every three weeks we offer a workshop on the essential topic and skill of gardening. New in 2020, the sessions are now available online from anywhere and face to face in Tauranga.
Horticulture teacher, passionate organic gardener, and permaculturalist, Kazel Cass leads a total of 17 sessions on soils, propagation, seed saving, pruning, companion planting, weed management, and lots more.
All the sessions are designed for both beginning and more experienced gardeners. They are suitable for those interested in successfully gardening at home, as well as those who have profit from harvest in mind.
You can learn everything you need to know to confidently grow veggies, shrub and tree crops, and create an income if you desire. Here are the dates and topics:
Session dates 2020
06 Jun Seed Saving – Official start of 2020-21 course
27 Jun Propagation of Winter Hardwoods
18 Jul Understanding Soils 1
01 Aug Winter Fruit Tree Pruning
15 Aug Fruit Tree Grafting
29 Aug Understanding Soils 2
12 Sep Propagation of Spring Seeds
17 Oct Understanding Soils 3
07 Nov Propagation of Summer Softwoods
21 Nov Weed Management
05 Dec Understanding Soils 4
13 Feb Pests
27Feb Companion Planting, plants for bird and insect retention
13 Mar Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
27 Mar Propagation -Autumn Semi-Hardwood
10 Apr Diseases
08 May Crop Management
Tutor: Your tutor is Kazel Cass, with a degree in horticulture and teaching. You can get a sense of her teaching style by attending one of our free events or checking out our archive of recordings on the resources page.
What comes with your course: You are welcome to attend all sessions or just the few on topics that interest you. Each sessions’ tuition includes 4.5 hours of instruction, professional colour handouts, a chance to get your individual questions addressed, access to a growing and supportive GES community, and Kazel’s support and attention if you choose to do a crop research project.