Do you want a pretty and productive garden this spring? Have little space or a whole yard? Want to have an edible garden but have no idea how to achieve it? Maybe you’ve tried to ‘grow your own’ before and not grown much only disappointment.
This is the workshop is for you.
The Mountain Man, who was the Head Gardener of the Brookfield Kitchen Gardens, will take us through the steps to set up (or revitalise) our very own Kitchen Gardens.
I believe that a productive garden can work in any type of landscape or garden and the best way to achieve this is to utilise the principles of the Potager garden. The idea of a Potager garden basically combines the utilitarian nature of the English kitchen garden with the style and grace of French fashion. It is basically an ornamental vegetable garden. Plants are chosen for both their edible and ornamental natures and are put together in such a way that it looks pretty while still providing food.
The Mountain Man will start from how to build the soil right through to what to plant and how to care for our productive garden. He will also discuss and help us solve some common gardening problems/insects that can affect our gardens.
It doesn’t matter if you have never had a productive garden or if you have been gardening for years. There is sure to be something that everyone can take home and apply.
The Mountain Man is a third generation qualified horticulturist with over twenty years experience. He has a background in wholesale and retail nursery, plant tissue culture, soft landscaping. He was also the Head Gardener for the Kitchen Gardens at Brookfield Garden Centre where he maintained the gardens and gave workshops on how to maintain a working kitchen garden.
The Mountain Man is currently specialising in Australian Natives with a semi-formal garden element. His Mission is to work alongside people in the development of their outdoor areas enhancing both look and feel while raising awareness of environmental factors. Using the most sophisticated combination of native, exotic, modern, classical and organic methods and materials.
Ever wondered what to do when or just wondered why your plants always die? Maybe you are confused about when to trim, when to fertilise and what to fertilise with or maybe you just don’t know when to spray for lawn grub?
This session was our most popular topic on our gardening survey. We all just need a bit of help with the basics sometimes and we need those basics to be spelled out to us in the simplest way possible so gardening becomes so easy it’s enjoyable!
Trevallan is excited to introduce The Mountain Man will be taking us through all the basics of revitalisation our gardens ready for Spring. He will be telling us all the gardening jobs that need doing, how to do them and what products to use to bring your garden back to life.
Just like us, our gardens need a ‘get ready for summer workout’ as we come out of winter. The Mountain Man will be going over some of the big stuff that needs doing – lawns, shrubs, what’s nice as bedding plants, pruning, soil rejuvenation, mulches (what to use and how). Just all of the jobs to help us get ready for Spring
77 Fernvale Road, Brassall
Trevallan is so excited to introduce you to Emgoddess.
Emgoddess, a unique entity focused on changing perceptions and attitudes towards a topic not overtly discussed – a woman’s monthly cycle.
Sharon Wood is the Founder and Director of Emgoddess as well as the author of the Emgoddess book and together with Perfect Potion has also released the four Emgoddess essential oil blends.
Sharon will be delivering the workshop herself. She explains the Emgoddess workshop is especially for women and will take you on a journey through your four phases of the month. You will learn about how your phases affect you physically and emotionally and what you can do to naturally improve your energy, decision making and generally well-being.
This workshop teaches you to understand when and why you feel the way you do at different times of the month. By developing a stronger self-awareness and by linking your natural cycles with four goddess energies.
In doing so, you will increase your awareness, giving you enhanced understanding, confidence and wonderful well-being.
You will learn practical steps of charting to ensure your new found knowledge can be implemented in your daily life.
Females aged 12 and up.
Even if you are yet to experience a period it is a great workshop to attend so you can be more prepared and have a better understanding of your cycles.
Males who wish to have a better understanding of the four cycles are also welcome to attend.
Wednesday 24th May 2017
Trevallan Lifestyle Centre
77 Fernvale Road
$65 per person
Price includes workshop and a signed copy of Sharon Woods Emgoddess Book (RRP $24.95) The book is an essential learning companion when working through the Emgoddess phases.
Plus 10% discount on all Perfect Potion products including Sharon’s Emgoddess range of essential oil Blends.
Tickets can be purchased on line through PayPal, via Bank Transfer, over the phone with Credit Card or instore.
Holding qualifications in holistic aromatherapy from The Tisser and Institute of London, combined with multiple certifications in Herbalism, Natural Fertility Management and Specialised Aromatherapy, Sharon has also worked as an Aromatherapist, including teaching aromatherapy at the Reflexology Academy of Brisbane and the International College of Holistic Aromatherapy.
Today she is driven to change the negative attitudes towards women’s cycles by creating a way of looking at the cycle as a positive thing. The Emgoddess program she has designed not only establishes deeper insights and understandings, but creates a language and point of reference for both males and females to engage in the philosophy and surprisingly have fun with the concept.
On a daily basis through the vehicle of Emgoddess Sharon is focused on establishing global understanding that can bring joy to life and boost self-esteem for every woman. Her work touches women from all walks of life, from the young woman who is just discovering her cycle to women who have been cycling for years with no real connection. Today Sharon’s innovative Emgoddess model and philosophy is the key to unlocking the secrets of the female body whilst at the same time helping others to discover just how amazing they are.
Beautify the Inside
Over the years there has been so much research into not only how being outdoors improves your life but how being surrounded by green living plants inside improves your life, health, brain functioning and even your bank balance. (check out Plant Life Balance website for more details)
Plants aren’t a luxury they are a necessity outside and in.
Sometimes though it’s a little hard to keep indoor plants thriving especially in our offices.
We are usually faced with problems such as – no natural light, air conditioning and inability to keep regular water to plants as too much water leads to water overflowing all over desks.
At Trevallan we are trying to come up with ways to make indoor plants easy but still really pretty!
Planters, terrariums, kokedamas, plants in bowls … anything that works!
There are plants better suited to indoors and sometimes it’s about giving up on our perfect plant to have an amazing plant that looks good all the time. So what if it’s common or not in the magazines … if it grows, looks fantastic and you love it, go with it!
Sometimes a really boring plant can be made to look amazing in the right container!
Some of The Ways Trevallan is bringing a a plant life balance to your workplace!
I have found that using planters (pots without holes) has been my saving grace.
I used to under water and ultimately kill my indoor plants as I was worried about water going all over my furniture.
Planters have no hole in the bottom. I just place my plant in the planter (I do not pot). I then can give my plant a really good drink without the hassle of worrying about water going everywhere as its contained in the planter.
If by chance I decide I don’t like that plant or want to swap my plants around I just remove the plant from the planter and swap them around. This way I am always keeping my décor the same (by keeping the same planter) but I can switch my plants.
It can take a while to get used to watering with a planter but once you get used to it you will wonder how you ever survived without them.
I love the meaning of Terrarium – a sealed transparent globe or similar container in which plants are grown! You cant get any more exact than that.
What a lovely idea to have a mini landscape sitting on our desks that only requires a small drink once every few months, in a closed terrarium or every few weeks, in an open terrarium.
I love staring at terrariums and seeing the mosses grow and the plants changing. The maintenance is minimal but therapeutic as its a delicate process.
This is like an open lid style of Terrarium. The plants are planted in glass jars or decorative bowls. Instead of the plant being inside the container as they would in a terrarium they actually come up out of the container. There is no need to worry about water running everywhere as the containers are sealed. Water them as you would a terrarium (at least once a week).
Kokedama is a style of Japanese bonsai. It is made by binding the plants root ball with a unique soil mixture, moss and string.
Kokedamas are usually seen hanging from ceilings or specially made stands. I find for the office I like to put them in a bowl. This way I can just fill the bowl with some water and the plant can slowly soak up the moisture as it needs it. I have tried numerous indoor plants with Kokedamas and they all work really well. These plants can be a real talking point in your office.
The beauty and power of crystals has been long recognised with healers, shamans and priests using crystals for their unique and special properties. It is widely believed crystals vibrate at the same pitch as humans – such that the resonance between the stone and the human either combats the vibration of the illness or amplifies that of health!
There are thousands of different crystals on the planet.
Many crystals would be useful in the office especially ones that amplify harmony or resolve conflict or even attract sales!
Some people may think you are a little kooky if you start having crystal grids on your desk! So Trevallan has come up with an idea to have these crystals in your workspace without others even realising.
We have planted plants into some crystals that we think would be beneficial to have in your office.
All you need to do is keep the moss wet and you should start to notice the difference straight away!
You could also place some of your crystals on top of your plants soil. This keeps them earthed and cleansed… it also looks really pretty!
For some ideas on what crystals are best for your office click here.
Want to improve your plant life balance or maybe someone else’s? The Trevallan Girls can help.
We can help you decide on the right plant and now we are offering local deliveries on a Friday so we can get it straight to your office.