What: Seed Planting Workshop with James Blyth
When: Saturday 22 June 2019, 10 - 11.30am
Where: Griffith University Art Museum, 226 Grey Street South Bank
All ages workshop
The whole family can enjoy this easy hands-on workshop with James Blyth! Learn the basics of plant care and discover how growing and eating your own food improves the health of yourself, the soil and the planet. Each participant will be guided through the process of planting their own seed to take home and nurture.
All materials provided.
James Blyth is co-founder of Sun and Soil, an organic gardening and permaculture business. He is passionate about educating and empowering people to grow real food in a way that improves the health of their own bodies, the soil and the planet. James is an experienced organic gardener and has specialist knowledge in organic market gardening, urban farming, garden education programs in schools and permaculture design. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering and has a deep understanding of earthworks, soil biology and water treatment.
Since mid-2017 James has been employed as a Garden Specialist in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program at Bulimba State School, educating around 600 primary school aged children about how to grow food for themselves. He has spent several years working and volunteering on various organic farms and permaculture projects around the world in places such as Canada, Ecuador, Colombia, Hawaii and Australia. In late 2017 he completed his Permaculture Design Certificate in rural Nepal, followed by a Permaculture Teacher Training course in 2018. James has an infectious enthusiasm for organic gardening and is set on motivating both children and adults alike to start learning where food comes from and how to grow it for themselves!