Introduction to Growing Microgreens

Learn how to leverage small spaces to grow organic microgreens and sprouts in the tiniest of spaces.

Person holding micro greens in overalls

Microgreens are densely grown seedlings that are harvested young for their highly concentrated nutrients. They’re delicious, are slightly more mature than sprouts, and have an intense aromatic flavour. Microgreens can be grown in small areas not suitable for other crops, making them perfect for small space food production.

Join Jess Holland, CERES’ microgreens manager, for this introduction to growing microgreens. Jess will:

  • Walk you through the production process
  • Answer your questions
  • Share insights into managing an urban farming business

Course details

Sun 24th Sep
10am – 12pm

CERES Brunswick, corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria

$80*
Concession available

Jess Holland is a budding horticulturist with an enthusiasm for sustainability, local food systems and urban farming. Jess completed a bachelor in Environmental Science and Business Management in 2017. Since then she has worked for various bush regeneration businesses learning conservation and land management practices to revive grasslands within Victoria. She has experience in wholesale propagation for native plants and studied a Permaculture Design Course in 2019 through Noosa Forest Retreats.

Jess joined CERES Microgreens in 2020 – a social enterprise producing certified-organic microgreens for wholesale and retail – she now manages their production and supply as well as promoting them through education programs as an environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional salad greens.

What will I learn?

  • How CERES produces certified organic microgreens for wholesale
  • How to grow pea shoots, radish, and sunflower sprouts at home
  • How to plan for a continuous supply of microgreens to meet all your salad needs

What will I take home?

  • Microgreens seeds and soil to trial growing at home
  • A set of instructions to raise your first crop

What should I wear?

  • Closed-toe shoes

Anything else I should know?

  • Please note that during 2023 CERES’ microgreens enterprise is moving from its current home at CERES Fair Food, 20 Water Rd, Preston, to CERES Community Environment Park, Brunswick East. Check your booking information prior to attending for the correct workshop location.

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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