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Preserving and Composting Demonstrations

for a

Sustainable Kitchen Garden

 
with Kate and Alistair Punshon


18 Sandergrove Road Strathalbyn


Sunday 3rd November 2019

 

9.30 Arrival Tea and Coffee

$80 per head  30 attendees

 

 BOOK HERE

 

Kate will take a group of 15 for a preserving demonstration that will include how to use sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and drying to extend an abundant harvest. Alistair will take the other 15 and demonstrate how to set up a sustainable kitchen garden. This will include setting up a 4 bed rotation system, permanent beds and worm farm, the use of chooks as recyclers and the Berkley Hot composting method.

Enjoy a lunch using some of the produce from the garden and a glass of wine.

The groups will change and the demonstrations will be repeated in the afternoon.

 

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Kate and Alistair had very successful careers as restaurateurs for 18 years receiving multiple industry and business awards. They now live in Strathalbyn and tend a large productive garden and orchard. Alistair is responsible for managing the soil by using the Berkley method of composting while Kate preserves their bountiful harvest.

Kate's website 
www.rootsrecipesandreasons.com.au

explores the culinary landscsape of a gardener, cook, forager and artisan.

 

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Preserving and Composting Demonstrations

for a

Sustainable Kitchen Garden

 
with Kate and Alistair Punshon


18 Sandergrove Road Strathalbyn


Sunday 3rd November 2019

 

9.30 Arrival Tea and Coffee

$80 per head  30 attendees

 

 BOOK HERE

 

Kate will take a group of 15 for a preserving demonstration that will include how to use sugar, vinegar, oil, salt and drying to extend an abundant harvest. Alistair will take the other 15 and demonstrate how to set up a sustainable kitchen garden. This will include setting up a 4 bed rotation system, permanent beds and worm farm, the use of chooks as recyclers and the Berkley Hot composting method.

Enjoy a lunch using some of the produce from the garden and a glass of wine.

The groups will change and the demonstrations will be repeated in the afternoon.

 

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Kate and Alistair had very successful careers as restaurateurs for 18 years receiving multiple industry and business awards. They now live in Strathalbyn and tend a large productive garden and orchard. Alistair is responsible for managing the soil by using the Berkley method of composting while Kate preserves their bountiful harvest.

Kate's website 
www.rootsrecipesandreasons.com.au

explores the culinary landscsape of a gardener, cook, forager and artisan.

 

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 The Gale Garden

Morphett Vale

 Sunday Sept 15th

Open 10am-4.30pm

This artistic, skilfully designed and superbly maintained garden will be opening
as a special ticketed event. Please book through Trybooking below.
Entry will be $8 with no concessions.

BOOK HERE

The charity for this Garden is the Fred Hollows Foundation

 

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The smartly stepped and beautifully trimmed grevillea hedge in front of the property opens onto a tree lined drive and immediately it is evident that this is an exceptional garden! More lines of hedging snake curvaceously around; some are double hedges with plant species chosen for their contrasting textures and the varying tones of their foliage. Others, like the vivid cerise flowered bougainvillea add a bold pop of colour. Several very tall hedges have been creatively shaped to form striking focal points, at the same time cleverly screening sheds and tanks. However, it is the multitude of tightly trimmed topiary balls that steal the show! Many are the silver foliage of Teucrium fruiticans (germander) but there are others in all shades of green to provide contrast – and all are pruned to perfection!

 

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Numerous trees add height and shade the lovely early 1900s heritage listed villa. A formal rose garden is enclosed by rosemary hedges and steps lead to another hedged area where an elegant multi stemmed Russian olive is positioned to be the focus for the long vista from the driveway and the lower garden. Tough water efficient perennials along with Australian and Mediterranean plants that have proven their ability to survive the difficult clay over limestone soil are planted in drifts throughout the garden and provide colour and add more interesting foliage combinations. Imaginative garden ornaments, many made by the owner from natural materials are well placed throughout the garden!

 

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Yalamurra Garden Tour

Saturday 19th October 2019

4pm to 7pm

441 Humbug Scrub Road, Yattalunga (near One Tree Hill) 

Cost $35/head   -  Refreshments included  -  25 Attendees

 

SOLD OUT

 

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This is a unique garden! Best described as a little Piet Oudolf-like in design, but only vaguely so; Kurt’s garden has an individuality of its own! Kurt will ‘walk and talk’ around his garden explaining his philosophy and how he experiments with plants to find those that will survive in his very thin, poor soil with limited irrigation. He is passionate and knowledgeable and his enthusiasm is inspiring! 

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Kurt describes himself as a “greenscaper, topiarist, hedger and professional gardener”! When he purchased the property 7 years ago he began by using his trimming skills to shape existing plants into a series of tight domes. The sharp contrast this created with the surrounding jumble of plants appealed to him and he continued to expand and hone the concept, adding more domes and more jumble!

As with Oudolf, Kurt can see the beauty in foliage whether it be living or dead so he allows plants that would usually be thought past their prime to remain if they add to the picture or provide movement in the garden. Similarly with plants commonly considered to be weeds, whilst not encouraged he doesn’t discriminate and if they pop up and their foliage or flowers contribute to his vision, they momentarily become part of the big picture.

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The garden is north of Adelaide and the setting has stunning views over distant rolling hills. The clipped domes artfully mimic the shape of the hills and their distant velvety appearance is a sharp contrast to the froth of planting between the domes. Colour makes a statement too; the usual guidelines for colour combinations have been disregarded and ‘the richer and brighter the better’ is the rule that reigns!

Kurt’s Garden will certainly challenge your concept of what a garden is! Still a young garden and a very much a work in progress, it is original and imaginative, created by a visionary who is not afraid to push the boundaries of traditional garden design. Images of the garden can be seen on Instagram @kurt.wilkinson.

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Espalier Workshop at Carrick Hill

 Saturday 7th September

10am to 4pm

Cost $80/head  -  20 Attendees

Dan Austin, a Senior Lecturer in horticulture at Urrbrae TAFE, will start the workshop with a power point presentation at the Café. This will be followed by a walk to the espalier pear arbor where he will talk about pruning. We then proceed to the propagation area where each participant will be given a branched apple tree to espalier under Dan's direction that they can take home. We will then conclude with a grafting demonstration.

BYO lunch or purchase lunch from the café

Afternoon tea, coffee and cake will be supplied.

 

 SOLD OUT

 

Please continue to folllow our web page as we may run a second workshop

 

 

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History Festival tour of The Cedars

Sunday 5th May 2019, 10am - 2pm

Heysen Road, Hahndorf

 

Join us during the History Festival in May at The Cedars, the historic property of Hans Heysen. The Curator Allan Campbell will take you on a tour of the house, studio and garden. Allan is a walking encyclopedia of this precious and well kept secret in the Adelaide Hills.

Morning tea will be provided on arrival followed by Allan's tour. A boxed lunch will be available outside in an undercover seating area.

Please come prepared for all weather conditions.

Cost for this event is $45

 Limited to 30 Attendees

BOOK HERE

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