Workshop: Growing beautiful, flavourful herbs & veggies


Date: Saturday, 13 May 2017
TIme: 8 to 12.30 am (4.5 hours)
Place: Our home garden in Petaling Jaya (address will be sent to confirmed participants)
Fee: RM 250/person
Pax: 10 max

This will be an engaging and enjoyable small-group, action-packed experiential learning session. There will be a mix of hands-on practice, demos, short lectures and group discussions. This workshop is suitable for beginner gardeners, as well as more experienced gardeners wanting to learn how to apply techniques in BIOLOGICAL AND NUTRIENT-DENSE AGRICULTURE in a tropical urban garden.

You will learn:
* from my mistakes and mishaps as a REAL GARDENER growing food in the city (I wish I had a personal guide when I first started!),
* an easy-to-understand 4-STEP GROWING PROCESS that I have tried and tested for 3 years in 2 gardens with stubborn urban soils,
* from my 3 years in ENVIRONMENTAL AND AGRICULTURAL STUDIES in Australia prior to that,
* relevant tips for growing food in the URBAN TROPICS,
* techniques used by professional growers in biological and nutrient-dense agriculture to INCREASE YIELD AND STRENGTHEN PLANTS AGAINST PESTS AND DISEASES, and
* basic principles of EDIBLE LANDSCAPING to add beauty and imagination to your edible garden.

Fee includes:
– a starter growing kit worth RM50
– handout notes
– brunch of fresh farm & garden produce
– continuous post-workshop support from me through a participant-only Facebook group.

You will leave this workshop with herb & veggie seeds, biodynamic compost, mineral fertiliser, liquid fish & kelp, and most importantly, REAL SKILLS to grow beautiful, flavourful herbs and veggies in your own garden, patio or balcony.

Places will be allocated to the first 10 people to pay the full workshop fee of RM250. Please send me a message at or to check for availability and I will advise you on the bank-in details. Workshop fee is non-refundable. Thanks!

7.45 am Coffee 🙂

8.00 am
Guided garden tour: The story & design of our garden

8.30 am
Discussion: The 3 fundamentals of healthy soil. How to improve poor soil? Introduction to my 4-step growing process.

9.15 am
Hands-on practice: Improving soil & building imaginative planting beds

9.45 am
Demo: Seed-starting & seedling care techniques to yield vigorous, resilient plants

10.00 am
Hands-on practice: Transplanting techniques to yield vigorous, resilient plants

10.45 am
Brunch: Home-made from fresh farm & garden produce

11.15 am
Discussion: Techniques to increase yield and strengthen plants against pests and diseases

11.45 am
Putting my 4-step growing process into action in your garden, patio or balcony.

12.30 am End

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