Workshops

Workshops in Autumn 2018 – Garlic planting, Composting, veggie garden in winter…. Booking call Lisa 0438983718 or email info@katamatitegarlic.com.au!

All workshops are designed for the home gardener. They give basic specific information to build knowledge and confidence in growing your food organically using Permaculture principles. We also provide support services for basic questions.

For the commercial grower we have consultation services with Grahame based on hourly, 1/2 day and full day rates. For more information please contact us.

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planting garlic demo

Planting Garlic

3 dates to choose from!

Saturday, 17th & 31st March & 28th April – Garlic Planting 10-12
This 2 hour workshop includes;

  • Talk about the different varieties of garlic and selection of seed for growing.
  • All about soil structure and requirements for growing garlic.
  • Preparing seed stock for planting
  • Planting demonstration and participation.
  • We will also discuss mulching and potential pests and diseases of garlic. 
  • If there is time Grahame can answer queries from the group on just about anything to do with growing organically!

Tickets $50 pp for Garlic Planting workshop can be purchased directly (simply choose the date that best suits you!) at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/garlic-planting-tickets-43869599152

Tickets for other workshops coming soon.

composting workshop

Hands on composting workshop

Saturday, 21st April – Compost workshop 10-12
The 2 hour workshop will introduce you to why compost and then the important how to compost! We will go over composting techniques, worms, hot and cold composts. There is a hands on component where we will build a compost and demonstrate how to use liquid manure.

Tickets $50 pp for Garlic Planting workshop can be purchased directly https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/composting-why-how-tickets-44954970527

Saturday, 19th May – Guide to winter gardening 10-12
A 2 hour guide to preparing your garden for winter with an overview of the Autumn fruit and vegetable garden. We will also cover garden tool care.

All 2 hour workshops $50 per person. booking essential, class sizes limited. Call Lisa 0438983718 or email info@katamatitegarlic.com.au!

Sunday, 6th May – International Permaculture Day
Open Day at the farm! Come along and get an introduction to Permaculture by Grahame. Free all day 10-4pm. See our permaculture design for our property and talk to the expert! Small group talks at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Grahame’s Bio -In 2007 Grahame moved with his young family back to Northern Victoria where he grew up. Since then he and his wife Lisa have been working to transform a 1.2 hectare property on the edge of their small town. They make their living from this property, Katamatite Garlic, with their small commercial production, and with property tours. Although Grahame has been a student and practitioner of permaculture for many years, and the property is evidence of that, he completed his PDC in 2017 and found it to be a very rewarding and affirming experience. He is a ‘people person’ who loves plants and particularly loves soil. Grahame completed his Bachelor of Science in Horticulture at Melbourne University, Burnley in 1993.

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NEW EVENT –23rd March 2018 booking online NOW  https://murrayrivertickets.com.au/event/6104

Grazing on Garlix

Grazing on Garlic

As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival our area – Sun Country on the Murray is hosting many events. This year we are hosting an event 23rd March 2018 12-3pm – “Grazing on Garlic in the Garden” – a garlic feast at our farm!!!! Tickets online now or call me and I can process for you! Grazing on Garlic in the Garden Tickets are $69 + $2.25 booking fee. Looking for something different to experience? Come with friends and enjoy and afternoon nibbling different garlic dishes lovingly prepared by Kathy Smits from Long Table Cafe a wonderful local chef with awesome culinary skills!

This unique experience will be set in the gardens of Katamatite Garlic. Enjoy a series of dishes created with garlic as the flavour base and take the opportunity to chat with our local chef and the organic garlic growers. Allow your hosts to take you along the path from the paddock to the plate. With garlic planting and braiding demonstrations and live music. The sample room open for tastings of the Katamatite Garlic range of preserves and pickled garlic this event will not disappoint.

Tickets are $69 + $2.25 booking fee

Garlic Inspired Dishes, Garden Tour, Garlic planting and braiding demonstrations and Live Music. At this stage it is a non-alcoholic event.

The Sun Country Food and Wine Festival promotes a collection of events across the region, highlighting produce that is locally grown and produced. The festival runs in line with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival each year.
A collection of regional events showcasing our finest local produce run during 16-25th March see website https://www.suncountryonthemurray.com.au/see-do/events/sun-country-food-and-wine-festival

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FREE TALKS AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC !!! Sunday 15th Oct

Italian Purple garlic

How does your “purple ” look?

11.30am & 1.30pm – Katamatite Garlic – 2 free Permaculture & garlic growing talks by our garlic guru Grahame. Our farm is a great example of small scale farming providing high quality organic food! come and look around and discover all we have to offer. See the garlic growing in our unique system – next harvest is November. Learn when your own garlic is ready to harvest. Free tastings available in the garlic farmgate store. (normal operating hours Fri-Sun 10am-4pm).

12-2pm biodynamic sausages bbq ($2.50) lunch provided by Eden Farm Produce.

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Permaculture Design Course with our friends at Murrnong, Violet Town Victoria https://murrnong.com/pdc/

PDC poster for course Nov
DATE: Nov 11 2017 – May 13 2018  –  A 14 Day Course, shared over 7 weekend sessions from Spring through to Autumn. This extended format gives you time to take what you’ve learnt each session, thoroughly digest it all, absorb the sometimes life-changing content, and grow together as a learning community through these seasons.

This PDC engages and immerses you in design examples, at Murrnong and at other sites, with examples from intensive urban to rural to bush land. We try to include something hands on and practical each day.

See the Bios on all the tutors https://murrnong.com/pdcteachers/

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