Castlemaine Permaculture Hub

Learn how to remineralise your soil

Splendid Soil for Vibrant Veggies

Thursday 14th September

1pm - 4pm

followed by an extra hour for Q&A for those who can stay

About the workshop

Are you interested in growing nutrient-dense, mineral-balanced food?

During this engaging, hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the ingredients of Solomon's Complete Organic Fertiliser — and learn what each ingredient does.

Together we will prepare a garden bed area with a broad fork, then mix and apply the fertiliser.

You will leave with the knowledge and skills to remineralise your soil and prepare your beds ready to grow great veggies.

Discover how to:

Why do this workshop?

Who is it for?

It was great to see the soil mix being made and learning about the different ingredients. I enjoyed watching the garden bed take shape, seeing the various garden tools in action, and enjoyed having a go at using the broadfork.

Health begins in the soil

About the tutor

Paul Ward (AKA Speedy) is a self taught botanist with a passion for soil improvement, fungi and useful plants.

He has conducted workshops at Milkwood, The Permaculture Institute, and for Edible Forest Gardening.

A former vegetable fermenter at The Fermentary and gardener at ASQ Skydancers. Speedy possesses an incredible breadth of knowledge — and likes to share his permaculture, gardening and soil wisdom whenever he can.

Speedy (Paul Ward)
Gardener & Soil Expert

This workshop was informative, engaging and fun and made improving soil seem doable.
Worth while for anyone interested in improving their soil.


Course limited to 12 people


$65 concession

  • Castlemaine Permaculture Hub reserves the right to cancel workshops and courses due to insufficient numbers.
  • If we cancel the course you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.
  • If you decide to withdraw 14 or more days prior to the course commencement date Castlemaine Permaculture Hub will refund 90% of your payment, retaining 10% to cover administration fees, merchant facility credit card fees and advertising to fill your place.
  • If you decide to withdraw 7 to 14 days prior to the course commencement date Castlemaine Permaculture Hub will refund 50% of your payment, retaining 50% to cover filling your place, administration, and merchant facility credit card fees.
  • If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the course date Castlemaine Permaculture Hub will retain 100% of your course payment.
  • You may postpone your booking to a future course at no charge providing you notify us more than 7 days before the start of the course.
  • Should Castlemaine Permaculture Hub have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or course. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.

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Remineralise your soil

Splendid Soil for Vibrant Veggies

Thursday 14th September

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