Olive Preserving Workshop

Olives

Sunday 2 June 2019 at 10:30am
Lucinda’s Place, Hurstbridge

Join us as we go over several different ways of curing and preserving green and black olives, along with tastings, so you know what to expect. This workshop will take the mystery out of the process and give you the knowledge of how to create delicious additions to your antipasto platters.

Your host, Maria Ciavarella, will share her great knowledge on this fine art so you will be an olive aficionado before you know it! Just bring yourself, all necessary ingredients will be provided.

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Dan’s Garden

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Saturday 11 May, 11am – 1pm.
Host: Dan Milne, Montmorency

1400m2 sloping suburban block with early mud brick home, young family. Since we moved in three years ago, we’ve started developing productive gardens, soil, water systems. The home includes gravity-fed drip irrigation with a measured irrigation controller, terracing, two year old orchard area, berries, grape covered pergola, modest solar array with battery backup system, baker’s oven, wicking vegetable beds, greywater dispersal via splitter system. Plenty of observations, successes/failures to talk about. Probably the watering system is of greatest interest to the group.

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Thanks to Nicole for the documentary photos

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pergola with ornamental grape vine for shade

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Baker’s Oven

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Greywater diversion from shower and bath to orchard

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greywater splitter

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greywater splitter and resident snails

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demonstration of greywater system using tankwater

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grewater outlet

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curing butternuts

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cranberries in acidic potting mix and waterbath

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living fence of raspberries

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firewood along fenceline

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outdoor sink

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blueberries with wicking bed

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devil plant for grafted eggplants

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wicking beds under gumtrees

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orchard area including pears stunted by nearby gums

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measured irrigation

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measured irrigation for veg and orchard

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measured irrigation evaporators with probes