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4. LIFESTYLE » House & Garden


Course ID 32624
Price $130.00 (GST included)
Status Module is finished.
Location 2/696 Military Road, Mosman
Tutor Judith Sleijpen
Sessions 1 session of 6 hours
Start date Saturday, 16 September 2017
Finish date Saturday, 16 September 2017
Time 10.00am - 4.00pm

It’s easy to have an organic garden. Whether you have the tiniest balcony or a quarter acre block, discover how to grow your own organic herbs, vegetables and fruit trees; perfect the art of composting and worm farming and explore other methods of recycling. Find out about crop rotation, companion planting and moon planting. Learn how to reduce the incidence of weeds and eliminate the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Comprehensive course notes are provided.

Take some time out to taste the superior flavour and goodness of organically-grown produce.

10.00 am
Introduction to the course
Soil type/Potting mix
Composting/Worm Farms

Morning Tea

11.00am-1.00 pm
Herbs culinary and medicinal
Fruit trees


Crop rotation
Companion planting
Moon planting

Afternoon Tea

Organic pesticides
Origins of organics
Genetic engineering
Chemicals and cancer, Workshop review


Comprehensive notes provided.

About the presenter

Judith Sleijpen
Judith Sleijpen

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years.

As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for "Peninsula Living" and "Northshore Living". She has also published articles in "Landscape Contractor and Manager", "Better Homes and Gardens", "Gardens and Outdoor Living" and "The Garden Gurus".

Passionate about garden design, plants and bees, Judith is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Judith now conducts her garden design and horticultural consultancy business,"Gardens, Balconies and Beyond".

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