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Growing Nutrient Dense Food

Intermediate Edible Gardening

Grow better quality, nutrient-rich and healthy produce at home – even in small spaces.

This five-hour workshop will introduce you to growing better quality, nutrient-rich produce at home, even if you only have a tiny growing space.

We’ll focus on growing nutritious, bountiful and delicious produce in your home garden in containers, raised beds or in the ground.

When homegrown food is nutrient-dense it naturally tastes better, is better for you and plants are less susceptible to diseases and insects.

This workshop is perfect for people who have had a little bit of experience growing some of their own food and now want to focus on producing and eating high quality, nutrient-dense food from their garden.

The workshop includes:

  • Selecting your crops
  • Transforming your soil by focusing on the soil food web
  • An introduction to soil minerals and going beyond NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium)
  • Creating nutrient-rich composts
  • Fertilising your plants for maximum nutrition
  • Harvesting and preparing produce to maintain nutrients
Meet your trainer

Donna Livermore is an educator, biologist, permaculture and gardening teacher, and community activator.

She is passionate about living a life of good health, sustainable abundance and with a strong connection to the environment and local community. Donna has an on-going commitment to school education through her work in sustainability and biodiversity education.

With chickens, worms and a productive food garden in the front yard of her tiny suburban block, Donna is reimagining what it means to live a good life in the city and shares this with others in her local community and through her Instagram page @AGoodLifeintheCityandTown.

Workshop Specifics

What will I learn?

  • Crop selection
  • Soil transformation, minerals and going beyond NPK
  • Creating nutrient-rich composts
  • Fertilising plants
  • Harvesting and preparing produce

What should I bring?

  • Gardening gloves
  • Pen and writing material
  • Lunch

What should I wear?

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear

Terms and conditions

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


October 5 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

5 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

Concession Available.


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Nutrient Dense Food October Full Fare
$ 145.00
14 available
Nutrient Dense Food October Concession
$ 130.00
14 available
Nutrient Dense Food October CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 130.00
14 available

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