What’s it all about?
Microgreens are tiny seedlings of herbs and vegetables which can be used as a garnish on anything from pizza to pasta to salad to curry! They are packed with flavour and are very nutritious with 40% more goodness than the adult version of the same herbs and vegetables! Despite being expensive to buy, microgreens are super easy to grow, both indoors and out, and in the smallest of spaces, making them an ideal choice for budding and keen food gardeners including those with only a windowsill to garden.
What will we cover?
While we’re planting our own microgreen mini gardens to take home, we’ll learn about microgreen varieties, where to source organic seeds or those not treated with chemicals or genetically modified, growing mediums including soil and coconut coir, the nitty gritty of how to grow and care for microgreens, when to harvest them, and how to use them in the kitchen.
Who will be teaching?
Sam Green coordinates a sustainable living program for residents in the Cities of Darebin and Banyule. She is a keen food gardener with a passion for growing food in small urban spaces. Sam practises what she teaches, growing her households vegetables, salad greens and herbs in a very small inner-city front yard.