Monday, November 8, 2010
No Dig Gardening
Last weekend Martino and I attended a fantastic 2 hour workshop entitled 'No Dig Gardening' run by The Watershed in Newtown. No dig gardening is a versatile method of growing food in an urban environment, particularly, in apartment balconies and pots. By growing food in small spaces, you can maximise the productive use of urban space, reduce food miles and grow organic and wholesome food. In the workshop we were taught to create a perfect composting environment by layering nitrogen (such as manure, comfrey) and carbon (such as dry leaves, sugar cane mulch, straw) in your container of choice (such as pots, buckets, wooden boxes, tin cans). All things that are brand new and very exciting to me!
We both got to get our hands (or gardening gloves) nice and dirty and create our own little take home container with our new plants. Mine is parsley and basil and Martino has lettuce and runner beans.
It really is great to see local councils running these workshops free of charge showing you what is possible, regardless of the size of your living space. So check out what your local council is doing.