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Wicking Bed Design and Soils Workshop

August 12, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


What is a Wicking Bed

Wicking beds are an enclosed garden bed with a water storage at the base, like a self watering pot.  They provide consistent and even moisture to the soil from below.  Reduce the amount of water needed, and loss of surface moisture through evaporation.  Watering from below also helps reduce diseases caused by overhead watering.  Wicking beds are an ideal system for hot summers, and for times when you are not at home.  Learn other water saving techniques in this workshop.

What you will learn

Join Dave Sadler former science teacher and avid gardener, and Lisa Ginns Horticulturist to:

  1. Learn the design principals of wicking garden beds and make a small one suitable for salad greens or herbs to take home;
  2. Make a seed raising mix and a seedling mix;
  3. Learn how to make compost;
  4. Create a soil medium suitable for wicking beds;
  5. Notes for your future reference.

What to bring

Pen and paper to take additional notes, enclosed shoes, sun protection, and water to drink.

Who is this suitable for?

A course for anyone wanting to learn how to reduce water used in their garden.  Suitable for individuals, couples or families.  Children over the age of 8 are welcome, under adult supervision.


Places are limited and bookings are essential to book contact lisa.ginns@diodir.com.au.  If we do not get the required number of participants we will cancel the course and refund your money.  All profits from our workshops go to fund projects and repairs needed to maintain the Corowa Community Garden for the local community to source organic produce.


August 12, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Corowa Community Garden


Community Garden
23 Queen Street
Corowa, NSW 2646 Australia
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