Edible permaculture gardening with Casey from Pinch Dash Glug


In our busy lives, it’s easy to forget where our food comes from or how our daily actions contribute to (or undermine) the health of our planet. Permaculture is a philosophy of working with nature, rather than against it, for a healthier diet, a flourishing planet and a happier mind.

In this exciting new masterclass Casey from Pinch Dash Glug will introduce you to some permaculture gardening principles for a healthy edible garden, including:

  • common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • how to encourage beneficial insects to your garden
  • avoiding pesticides and sprays
  • how to use companion planting to grow healthier veggies
  • how to consider environmental factors like sun, wind and rain when planning the layout of your garden

You'll learn why healthy soil is vital to a thriving garden and what ingredients to add to improve your garden soil. Test a sample of your own garden soil to determine its pH and overall health.

Casey will demonstrate some simple propagation techniques; you'll learn how to take cuttings from plants, divide creeping herbs and split up strawberry runners and tubers.

She'll also take you through the processes for harvesting and storing seeds and show you how to 'prick out' seedlings for transplantation. You'll leave with a pack of organic seeds to sow at home, and a punnet of freshly sown seeds, plus your own potted veggie seedlings.

Gardening offers us a way to slow down, engage with the natural world and find a deeper appreciation for some of life’s simplest pleasures; eating a fresh tomato straight off the vine, watching insects flit from plant to plant and making a meal for friends with produce that you have grown yourself.

About Casey

Casey Lister is a gardener and recipe creator with a PhD in Psychology and a certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture. She is passionate about the mental health benefits of time spent gardening and in green spaces. Over the last five years, Casey has transformed her backyard into a cottage garden with over 18 fruit trees, a rambling vegetable patch and sprawling borders of flowers and herbs.

Casey takes a spray-free, organic approach to gardening to help increase insect and bird diversity, and protect native fauna. Through her work she hopes to help others gain confidence in their own garden, to turn their backyards into edible, blooming and bug- and bird-friendly spaces. She shares her journey and her inspired cooking at her Instagram.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable, but you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend. Postponements due to COVID-19 or instructor illness are decided by Stackwood and will be re-accommodated, not refunded. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Images 1, 2, and 6 by Rae Fallon, others supplied by Casey Lister.