Crops in Pots


Feel that you are missing out on growing your own veggies, herbs and flowers due to lack of space?

Learn to transform a shady garden, balcony, courtyard, patio or windowsill into a productive edible garden by using containers. This workshop is particularly ideal for the elderly, those with mobility restrictions, renters and beginners concerned with tackling a backyard veggie patch.

This hands on workshop with Karen Montgomery will cover:

  • Choosing the right container
  • Understanding what to grow based on seasonality and what you eat
  • Potting mix, compost and other media
  • Fertilising - what does NPK mean?
  • Watering options
  • Pest contol - things to consider

There will be time for Q&A and all participants will take home a container they have planted with edibles.

About the presenter:

Karen Montgomery is a horticulturalist with a passion for growing food and sharing knowledge to build healthy communities.

She is a garden consultant, designer, workshop facilitator, trainer, garden writer, radio presenter; current past CEO of the Master Landscapers SA, President of the Horticultural Media Association SA and involved with the Horticultural Therapy Association and The Rare Fruit Society. She can be heard regularly on ABC Adelaide &
5AA radio stations and contributes to print media such as SA Gardens and Outdoor Living magazine.

Karen lives in the Adelaide Hills, where she tends her 1 acre garden shaded by large trees. Her garden includes a 35m² veggie patch, orchard, bee hive and chicken run which she shares with her family and dogs. Along with the possums, koalas and kookaburras just to name a few permanent visitors.


The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is proudly supported by the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

May 26, 2019 at 10:00am - 1pm
The Joinery
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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Diane Salvi · · (08) 7123 2166
$20.00 AUD · Purchase tickets

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