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Self-watering Garden Beds

An exciting workshop on building and managing a wicking bed - a self-watering garden. 

What is a wicking bed? 
Wicking beds are a unique garden with a water tank at the base. They are designed so the water 'wicks upwards' into the soil, like a candle wick. These gardens are self-watering for times when you are not home!

There are commercial wicking beds available on the market for purchase, or you can attend this workshop at the Eco House and learn how to make your own! In this workshop, Peter Rutherford, Kimbriki's Senior Ecologist will tell you the secrets of wicking bed design and management. Each workshop participant will make their own small wicking bed on the day, including planting some vegie seedlings, and you'll be able to take this home. 

You will be able to see examples of different types of wicking beds in the Eco Garden.

Maximum 25 attendees, please book early. 

Date:  Friday 26 July & Sunday 28 July, 2019
  Friday 29 November & Sunday 1 December, 2019
Cost: $45 per person
Time:  10am to 1pm 
Venue:  Kimbriki Eco House & Garden
Note:  Booking fee is not refundable.

The Eco House & Garden Learning Centre is located within the Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre, Kimbriki Road, Ingleside. Access is by vehicle only – as there is no pedestrian access to Kimbriki, please make arrangements to arrive by vehicle. Please enter via the Weighbridge and speak to the Operator before proceeding.