New classes in PDC Plus in 2022 with new people running these , Also New Biodynamic class is on hold
The new list for bareroot season for Peters-'s new NE Vic nursery is below, bareroot starts June 10th citrus & Avo available April
The funded PDC 2020 @ Monbulk PDC 147 hrs is now open with names being taken via Emerald community house for 2020.
The Kinglake class has transferred to Kushala Prem running this he has been a tutor for years on all 3 PDC we run, many tutors are all still to teach their sections on this class starting Sept 3rd, Peter & Silvia will sill run some sessions and help get it transferred over.
On Sunday December 1st in 2019 10-4pm we will run our usual day class on the basics of fermentation, covering what are REAL cider apples and Perry pears, then make a REAL cider from scratch ( apples) with all the equipment you might use at home, then a dessert fruit wine ( like an 18% fortified one) and then taste up to 20 ciders from round the world.
3 new classes added so can choose from 15 in the year, these classes all come with full Notes and we will tour the collection of over 1000 fruiting varieties here to assist with learning the skills to manage your own trees using Organic and Biodynamic methods so NO chemical use needed, most management of weeds, pests are done by the system reducing 90% of the workload By Design.
Classes are suitable for Beginners, seasoned growers and for those who have completed a PDC somewhere in the world this can add real skills to fit with what you have learnt already.
Any class can be done for $95 each with class times 10-4pm onsite in Monbulk, we also have special deals so if you pay up front for 4 classes you get the 5th one free, (we let you upgrade after one single class too) you can also upgrade to the certificate level with a second set of 5 classes, once you have completed any 10 from the 13 fruit classes offered you will receive a certificate of Organic Orchard Management, or if you have a PDC this becomes an Advanced PDC level 3.
This class now joins our 14 fruit classes and will be a full day in 2019 see advance PDC tab for up dated dates
in 2019 we now run a full day class on Avo growing 10-4pm , if enough people email with interest I might run it again in Oct/Nov 2019.
So After own successful 1.5hr talk at Diggers seeds last month 2018 ( 3 times the people of what the class could hold) we have decided to run a 3 hour class onsite on our farm where we have been growing avo’s since 1998, our oldest tree yielded nearly 400 fruit this season and we have collected 14 varieties here , we will look at these trees and the systems you might need to grow them successfully at your place. we will dispel the large amount of myths about avo growing, why not to grow a pip, a book was written in 1984 on avo growing In Melbourne it covers a few vars but we have been trialing many more here since then.