Starting a Vegetable Garden Workshop

Torello Farm

No booking fee
Cancel up to 48 hours beforehand

Regular price $65.00

Want to grow your own food, but just don’t know where to start? We’ve designed a workshop to help you overcome your fears, so you can begin growing your own vegetables this Autumn without wasting time and money on unnecessary mistakes!

Where: Dromana, Mornington Peninsula


The plan

Local horticulturists, Mike Nielsen and Camilla Lazaar from Nielsen’s Garden Development, will conduct this hands on workshop at Torello Farm covering topics like where to set up your vegetable garden, what structures and materials you can use, soil media, water requirements and what to plant and when.

Between Mike and Camilla they have over 60 years experience gardening on the Mornington Peninsula, including working for The Diggers Club and Botanical Gardens, and promise to get workshop participants inspired, motivated and empowered with plenty of knowledge to go home and get digging!

This is a hands on workshop so participants will be required to bring gloves, sun hat, sturdy boots and, if necessary, a rain coat.

The fruits of your labour

Workshop participants will be provided with detailed notes about how to start their own vegetable garden at home. Morning tea will also be served after the workshop.

The kit required

At all our events at Torello Farm, we aim to inform, educate and, hopefully, entertain participants. We recommend you wear sturdy boots, a sun hat and raincoat (if required) as events will be held on the farm in our outdoor classroom.
Using biodynamic principles, we grow a diverse range of produce including specialty potatoes, heirloom vegetables and tree-ripened fruit – all of which is available from the farm-gate shop, along with other local Mornington Peninsula produce.

For those who'd like to learn more about growing their own food, we run regular workshops at the farm sharing our knowledge and expertise.