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Wicking Bed workshop



Join our Garden Coordinator, local horticulturist Melissa Houselander, to learn how to make a wicking bed from scratch and set it up to grow your own fresh produce. The concept can be applied to any size bed to fit any garden.  

In this workshop we will be building a wicking bed for the Panton Hill Community Garden. You will learn:
- about the concept of a wicking bed and how it works
- what materials to use
- how to layer your wicking bed
- tips and tricks for growing plants in your wicking bed
- ongoing maintenance and care for your wicking bed

This workshop will be held at the Panton Hill Neighbourhood House - 18 Bishops Road, Panton Hill

You will received diagrams and instructions to take home as well as links to further resources. 

A light lunch will be included

What to bring

- clothes suitable for gardening
- gardening gloves

About the Tutor

Melissa Houselander is an avid gardener and qualified Horticulturist, passionate about growing nutrient-dense food using permaculture and regenerative gardening practices. Melissa tends her large vegetable patch and orchard, keeps chickens, ducks and bees, sharing her knowledge and experience as a Horticultural Educator and Garden Coordinator in local community gardens.

Concession fees

A Concession fee of around 10% off is available to holders of Health Care Cards, Pension concession cards or Veterans Gold cards. 
If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount".
You may be asked to present your Health Care card, Pension concession card or Veterans Gold card for verification when attending a course or activity.    

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  • Diamond Creek
  • 119 Cowin Street
  • Diamond Creek 3089

  • Eltham
  • 739 Main Road
  • Eltham 3095

  • Panton Hill
  • 18 Bishops Road
  • Panton Hill 3759

  • Nillumbik Shire Council trading as Living &
  • Learning Nillumbik, Registered Training
  • Organisation No. 3989, ABN 64 487 894 794

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