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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!

Attend this workshop at the Eco House and learn how to make your own wicking bed garden. In this workshop, Peter Rutherford, Kimbriki's Senior Ecologist will tell you the secrets of wicking bed design and management. Peter will demonstrate how to make a small wicking bed on the day, including planting some vegie seedlings. A set of notes will be provided, and you will be able to apply these principles to making your own wicking bed at home.

There will be time to explore the Eco Garden and see examples of different types of wicking beds.

Cost:  Residents $30 per person, Non-resident $40 per person
TIme: 10am to 1pm
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.