S O I L workshop 27 August 2017

S O I L workshop 27 August 2017

S O I L workshop by Bob of Flowers Dharma

Come learn more about one of the most important and traditional media in growing your own food. In this workshop, gardener Bob will share pointers about the basics of soil care plus personal pointers from his own years of experience. Find out more about the various types of soil amendment suitable for growing your own food. There will also be a demonstration on soil mixing and repotting. This workshop is suitable for first-time horticulturalists.

Date & Time: 27 August 2017, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Venue: NÓNG at HortPark (33 Hyderabad Road (Off Alexandra Road), Beside the Lawn, Singapore 119578)
Nearest MRT is Labrador Park.
Nearest Bus Station is SP Jain (Bus Stop ID: 18011) 51, 61, 93, 97, 100, 120, 166, 963.
The cost is $45 per person, with limited spaces available, so booking is essential.
    What you will learn in this session :
    • Types of soil.
    • Types of soil amendment.
    • Compost vs Fertilisers.
    • Tips on growing from seeds or stem cuttings.
    • How to do a proper repotting/transplanting.
      What you will take home :
      • One planting trough of dimension 33.5 x 18.5 x 14.5 cm.
      • Bone meal.
      • Chicken/Sheep manure.
      • Coco peat.
      • Compost.
      • Gardening sand.
      • Perlite.
      • Potting mix.
      • Cuttings from the garden at NÓNG.
      Instructor Bio :

      Bob previously ran his own nursery and landscaping company in Singapore where he was involved in the design, the implementation and maintenance of his landscapes. Currently retired, he spends his time tending to his community plot in HortPark, guiding garden tours for kids and adults, as well as, conducting workshops for NÓNG, NParks and providing private classes.

      Bob has facilitated courses, talks and demonstrations for many community centres, the Clementi School of Commerce, the National Youth Leadership Training Institute, various primary schools and companies such as Ascot Hotels and Shell. He has been interviewed on radio shows and wrote and "acted" in his own gardening series for Sunday Morning Singapore.

      *Kindly present your workshop purchase confirmation email on your mobile or in a printout version on the actual date of the event for entry. There will be no notes handed out so please bring your own writing materials for note taking.