Small Space Gardening Class

How to garden in a small space


Marianne Cannon
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

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3 hours 1 to 12 label $110 - $129 ($129 per student when you book for 1 student, $117 for 2 students, $110 for 3+ students)


Learn Small Space Gardening in Sydney.

Discover how to plan and create your own compact green space.

Living in the urban sprawl of Sydney is great for lifestyle, food, entertainment and action. It often means though that we are competing for space and the thought of a lush green backyard or green domestic spaces becomes a thing of dreams. But that doesn’t have to be the case!

In this course learn how to plan and create your own small space urban garden in Sydney. Adapt to your environment and push boundaries, get in touch with the plants around you and most importantly get creative and have fun!

Small gardens can be created for food, enjoyment, interest, improving your environment and general well being, for exercise, to build a community and to satisfy our need to connect with the natural world (biophilia). Whatever your reason, together we will go through the steps required to create your green space.

This course will teach you the basic needs of flora and the fundamentals of garden design planning and how to go beyond these to make the most of your small space.

Ideal for

This course is ideal for beginner and home gardeners.

Course content

  • Garden design basics – light, soil, water, space, plant types
  • Thinking differently to use the 3-D space (instead of being limited by a lack of horizontal space)
  • Designing gardens to suit the amount of time and effort available for maintenance
  • Designing to suit the needs of different users
  • Garden types: small front and backyards, streetscapes and options for street gardens, indoor rooms and balconies
  • Indoor plants options
  • Veggies and fruit for small spaces, including espalier techniques
  • Keeping chooks or bantams
  • Learn easy ways to propagate new plants. You will be shown how to take: Leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, division and which plants are more suitable for which method.

Learning outcomes

After this course you will have learned how to:

  • identify the key elements that make a small garden work
  • use basic plant biology to keep your plants happy long term
  • consider the 3-dimensional space in your garden design
  • plan a garden that suits your lifestyle and its users
  • identify appropriate planting options for small spaces
  • plan for garden rotations and soil development through composting.

Please bring to class

  • a sketch pad, pencil and eraser as well as a notepad and pen or tablet to take notes

 


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This class is popular for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Marianne Cannon

Marianne Cannon



Marianne Cannon began studying Horticulture Certificate III at Ryde Tafe in 1995.
I don’t know how I managed because I was teaching Television Production full time at North Sydney Tafe too!

I went on to study the Diploma of Horticulture, which I completed with Distinction in 2002.
From the time of the Sydney Olympics, I worked as a freelance technical director/technical producer for various TV networks and at Yates Consumer Advice.

In 2006, I was lucky enough to get a contract with Better Homes and Gardens TV for one year, researching the gardening segment with presenter Graham Ross.

I have my own gardening radio show and have been broadcasting as Real World Gardener on radio 2RRR 88.5fm in Sydney, since September 2009. The program is now syndicated to 25 radio stations around Australia via the Community Radio Network.

Working as an Education Officer at the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens for 9 years, I wanted to provide a show with an educational focus. The idea of using segments, came about from my broadcast experience and horticultural background.

Real World Gardener is a gardening show with a twist with many segments covering all aspects of gardening and horticulture. Segments include, garden design, plant doctor, herbs and spices, permaculture, wildlife in focus, -about Australian birds, growing your own, favourite plants, and gardening tools. All segments are with co-presenters who are representatives in their field of expertise.

I have a large garden that is stuffed full of a huge variety of plants but also includes a veggie garden and a chicken coop with 3 Bantam chickens.

I look forward to leading a workshop on Small Space Gardening and passing on all sorts of interesting gardening information.




Your host
Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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