Edible Gardening for Beginners

Saturday 19th October

$75 per person

Ideal for beginner gardeners needing inspiration and advice!

This course is aimed at keen gardeners who have not yet started or are at the early stages of planning their veggie garden. Nicki looks at the pros and cons of raised beds compared to regular garden beds. She discusses the important elements of garden design, including aspect and location, layout, paths, water source and composting. She will also share the basics of her gardening methods and highlight the essentials of soil health, crop rotation and companion plating to get you started.


09:30 - 12:30



9.30 arrival. Start the day by meeting Nicki and our other attendees and share introductions over a tea or coffee with tasty treats provide by The Falls Retreat kitchen

10am – 11am Gather around in the rustic Bistro Barn to hear Nicki’s advise on getting started and her tips and techniques for growing nutrient dense healthy veggies.

11am – 11.30am Head into the Falls Retreat kitchen veggie gardens to see first hand the elements of good garden design, companion planting and crop rotation and learn how these can be applied at home

11.30am  – Back to the Bistro Barn for a delicious pizza sharing lunch which includes salads using produce harvested from the gardens and a drink to accompany your meal.

Nicki joins for you for lunch so this is your opportunity to pick her brains and ask questions which apply to your own garden.

Timing is approximate and course content may be subject to change.

What’s included:

  • Morning tea on arrival – delicious nibbles from Bistro kitchen served with your choice of Rocket coffee and TeeTotal loose leaf tea

  • Interactive session in the garden

  • Light lunch - gourmet wood fired pizzas and salads shared in our rustic barn.

  • Take Home notes

What to bring:

Gum boots or suitable footwear and raincoat in case of inclement weather