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Spring gardening

FAA is launching a spring gardening programme with two courses.

The first course will start with sessions from landscape architect Antoine Gatt, who will be presenting information on Maltese flora and garden landscaping. The course will move on to a session on growing one’s own food by The Veg Box’s Emanuela de Giorgio and another session on window boxes and hanging gardens by Peter Calleja, before closing up with sessions presented by Greenscapes. The eight sessions include a visit to the University of Malta’s roof garden and a guided eco tour of Dingli cliffs.

The second course is entitled Growing Your Own Food and will be delivered by De Giorgio. Whether one has a hectare of land or just a couple of pots, De Diorgio may help one get the most out of his efforts.

The six sessions cover composting, preparing beds, indoor planting, seasonal growth, companion planting, and organic and natural pest control. The course is also rounded off with a visit to the University roof garden and a guided eco-tour of Dingli cliffs.

This course will be limited to 10 participants, and will feature hands-on practical elements.

 

The FAA gardening courses will start on  April 22 at 10am. The course on how to grow food will be held at the Villa Bologna Garden and includes practical elements.  The other course is a general gardening course with a lecture format. Both run for eight weeks.  For more information, visit [email protected] or  call 2010 6428. Booking can be made online on www.faa.org.mt.

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