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Focusing on chemical free, water saving, time saving, water saving & sustainable techniques.

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SIPPY DOWNS

‘COMMON SCENTS ORGANIC GARDENING’

PRESENTATION & WORKSHOP

Saturday 1st September 2018

9.30 am to 12 noon 

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL 

The ‘Common Scents Organic Gardening’ Presentation and Workshop will highlight chemical free, water saving, time saving, cost saving and sustainable techniques.

Cost: FREE

WHAT TO BRING: Bag of ‘kitchen leftovers’, hat, sunscreen and bottle of water

9.30 am – 10.30 am (LECTURE THEATRE 7) 

Overview will include the following:

  1. Tools & Equipment
  2. Site Characteristics (including aspect, soil & slope)
  3. Garden Layout
  4. Keeping Chickens
  5. Creating ‘Viable’ Soil
  6. Plants suitable for growing on the Sunshine Coast including Propagation, Transplanting and Watering
  7. Dog Patrol
  8. Importance of above and below ground organisms i.e. ‘Workers’ (e.g. pollinators) & ‘Warriors’ (e.g. predatory insects, spiders & birds)

  

10.45 am – 12.00 noon (WORKSHOP at the ‘Moving Feast Garden’)

WORKSHOP at the ‘Moving Feast Garden’ will comprise sorting kitchen scraps/leftovers, creating ‘viable’ soil followed by a ‘digging in’ demonstration and planting/watering techniques.


SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL

LIBRARY PRESENTATIONS 2018

‘CREATING VIABLE SOIL’ 

Vivid and bountiful gardens are built from the ground up. Soil that is rich, dense and full of nutrition is the key. Join Pia Dowling, author of Common Scents Organic Gardening as she discusses how to turn your garden into a haven for plants.

Learn which microbes and minerals make up good soil and how to manage some of the common problems that impact on quality.

This session delves deep into the chemical make-up of soil and gives you a close look at what’s really going on under the ground.

Library

Day

Date & Month

Time

Beerwah

Saturday

18 August

10 – 11.30am

Caloundra

Tuesday

17 July

10 – 11.30am

Maroochydore

Thursday

19 July

10.30 – 12pm

Nambour 

Saturday

4 August

10.30 – 12pm

NAMBOUR  LIBRARY

PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

Very much enjoyed your practical, ‘keep it simple’ approach to creating 
viable soil

Very well done, inspiring

One of the best Power Point presentations – clear and colourful, easy to understand, thank you for a very interesting talk

Very interesting, picked up many tips

Very well done & most informative

Great – very enlightening

Lots of good information, good to encourage questions & answer them well

MAROOCHYDORE  LIBRARY

PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

Good, commonsense information to help gardeners

Like the idea of keeping it simple

Very informative, keen to learn more

Great presentation, very easy to understand, made it sound simple, thank you

Excellent presentation, very informative

Sounds like a simple way of gardening

Very informative, thank you

Wonderful, lots of information, well rounded presentation, interactive, interesting

Excellent

Informative, interesting

Brilliant! Thank you! Greatly appreciate you sharing your knowledge Pia, I’m inspired

Excellent! Best presentation yet

Excellent presentation, topics well covered & informative

Very well presented, good time had

Well presented, knowledgeable presenter, interesting

Thanks for an innovative way to garden. You made it so simple

Vibrant, passionate about her topic, very knowledgeable

CALOUNDRA LIBRARY

PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK

Really appreciated your work, overall a huge amount of work & I appreciate your efforts

I am looking forward to incorporating what I have learnt into my new garden in early September

Very professional & informative

Fabulous PowerPoint, thoroughly enjoyed

Well presented

Very informative 


SUNSHINE COAST COUNCIL

LIBRARY PRESENTATIONS 2018

‘DARE TO DANCE’ 


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Pia is the PRINCIPAL & TRAINER of PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING SERVICE® specialising in behaviour modification.

INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP BOOKINGS

  • Puppy Training
  • Walking on a Lead
  • Improved Socialisation Skills
  • Swimming Skills

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Pia is also the Author of Wisdom of the Dogs containing over 150 inspirational and motivational quotes.

 

“Take control of your life; steer in the direction of happiness” .

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