Joe’s Connected Gardens extravaganza! 

It’s that time of the year again Our friends at Joe’s Connected Gardens are having their Open Gardens event this coming weekend. 

It’s always a fun, educational experience where everybody can learn something about plants and permaculture. 

This event has been getting bigger and better every year with ever larger crowds learning ever more. It’s awesome and we’re really happy to be a small part of it. 

There is legion of talks and events given by various luminaries (but the best looking one is on Saturday at 12.30!

Here’s the lineup –


11.00   Andrew Barker  Grow Free

11.00 – 11.30 Andrew Thompson Espalier pruning 

12 – 12.30 Phil Curl wicking boxes 

12.30 Malcolm Haines  Edible weeds walk

12.30 – 12.50 Rosanne on composting

1.00pm – 2.00 Sophie Thomson 

2.00-2.30 Rosanne   “The connecting of the gardens; how JCG came to be”

2.30 – 3.30 RFS panel Q&A

3.30 – 4.00  Joe  demonstration “Planting fruit trees in clay soil”

10.30 -11 Rosanne  “The connecting of the gardens; how JCG came to be”

11.00am – 12.00 Harry Harrison  Worms and soils 

12.00pm -12.30 Harry summer pruning 

12.30pm -1.15 Geoff Coombe  “Snakes: safety and First Aid”

1.15-2.00 Prof Drew Dawson  on Fermentation

1.30pm – 2.00 Andrew summer pruning

 2.30pm – 3.30 RFS panel Q&A

3.30pm – 4.00 Joe demonstration   “Irrigation”

I’ll be doing my usual weed walk, chatting and answering questions about the wild plants in the gardens. 

It’s always good fun, so come along!

I’d better have a shower and start getting ready! 

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