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Topic: Successful Vegetable Gardening

Julia will walk you through the steps she took in building her 7,000 square foot, raised bed kitchen garden, at her country property. This includes grading a section of her field, installing a deer fence, building raised beds, fertilizing, and proper watering techniques. Also covered is soil preparation, planting and watering techniques, crop rotation and more! Julia uses these techniques year-to-year and will show you how to apply them to create your own successful vegetable garden.


Speaker: Julia Dimakos

Julia started growing food after having children and fell in love with it! She gardens organically and tries to keep things simple while growing new and uncommon vegetables each year. Her garden is located in Mono, Ontario on 25 acres, on the Niagara Escarpment. Her vegetable garden is in the formal kitchen garden style. Julia has been writing about gardening for over 9 years and was published in the Canadian Organic Grower magazine. She loves to inspire others to have their own gardens by showing them how easy gardening can be. She enjoys teaching others, answering questions and holding workshops. You can find her at her blog at www.juliadimakos.com, at her Facebook page, Julia Dimakos, Gardening Girl and on YouTube at  www.youtube.com/gardeninggirl.

Julia is Past-President of the Orangeville & District Horticultural Society and on the Board of the OHA’s District 7.