Workshops on Permaculture and Sustainable Living

In addition to our Permaculture Design Course, we offer an exciting range of smaller sustainable living workshops, often on Saturdays.

Spaces fill up fast for these popular, informative and fun workshops. Please book early to avoid disappointment.


Saturday 23rd May

9am – 4pm: Introduction to Deep Ecology – with Emma Brindal

This is an experiential workshop to introduce you to the ideas and practices of Deep Ecology. Deep Ecology is a philosophy of nature which sees that underlying the environmental crisis is a false belief in the separation between humans and the rest of the natural world. Deep Ecology seeks to mend this perception by understanding ourselves as interconnected to all life in an embodied way.

We will:

  • Be introduced to some practices that can cultivate a sense of deep connection to the Earth

  • Explore how Deep Ecology is an important contribution to the permaculture ethics of ‘Care of the Earth’, ‘Care of People’ and ‘Fair Share’).

Explore how knowing that we are a part of the Living Earth can inform our choices about how we live and hence take part in creating a Life Sustaining Society.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 18th July

9am – 12noon: Native Seed Collecting and Propagating Workshop – with Jake Hazzardimage

After a brief introductory discussion, we will go for a wander around the bushland/parkland adjacent to Northey Street City Farm, identify the native plants, collect some native seed and talk about bush tucker plants.  Then we’ll return to the space where we’ll clean and prepare the native seed and sow it in propagation trays. The propagation trays and unsown seed will be donated to a local landcare nursery/community garden.

Cost: $50 / $35 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 1st August – 22nd August (4 Consecutive Saturdays)

9am – 1pm: Organic Gardening Series  with Adrian Holbeck and Carmel Harris

This workshop Series will provide a practical, hands-on, and affordable overview of organic gardening through the lens of permaculture. Each workshop series runs over four consecutive Saturday mornings.

The series will help you to understand your soil and to enrich it with compost, worms and tonics; and grow healthy and delicious herbs and veggies suited to the seasons of subtropical south east Queensland. It will also cover plant ailments, cures, good bugs, bad bugs, and seed saving.

Cost: $200 / $170 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 15th August

9am – 4pm: Rustic “bread” Baskets Weaving Circle  – with Weva Deva

This beautiful rustic bread basket will bring back that “country” warmth to any home and heart. In this workshop you will learn how to weave an assortment of VINES and GRASSES into a large woven basket useful for holding bread, fruits, veg etc . We will explore the characteristics, how to grow, harvest and prepare the fibre plants available to us in our local area that are useful for basket weaving.

Using the prepared fibres that will be supplied, come and enjoy the art of weaving in a creative and supportive setting and just imagine your handmade basket overflowing with homemade bread.YUM..

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) plus additional materials cost payable on the day: $10pp

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Saturday 26th September

9am – 4pm: Bee Keeping: Harvesting Honey and Dividing a Hive with Richard Nielsen

This workshop is about the traditional Langstroth honey bee hive, and how to manage one.  We will harvest honey from a hive, remove the frames, extract the honey from them, and bottle the honey.  We will look into the brood box in a hive and see how to create a new hive, and look at how to go about setting up a hive.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Friday 30th October

9am – 4pm: Native Bee Keepingwith Tim Heard

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and a practical session to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting biology, bee foraging biology, diversity of wild bees, importance of bees in natural systems, traditional stingless beekeeping around the world, modern stingless beekeeping in Australia, using stingless bees for pollination of gardens and farms, sugarbag honey and its properties, rescuing bees threatened in the wild, and more.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Payment Methods

Payment for workshops must be made prior to workshop date

Workshop Costs:

Half-day workshops: $50 / $35 for Healthcare Card holders
Full-day workshops: $85 / $65 for Healthcare Card holders

If a session is full prior to payment, you will be quickly and happily refunded.
Places are limited in most courses and workshops, so payment must be made to secure a place!

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Pay through Direct Debit:

Please make your direct debit payment to:
Name: Northey Street City Farm  BSB: 313-140 Account Number: 120 459 54
After you have paid by direct debit, please email us to let us know the date of payment

Phone: (07) 3857 8775 (10am-4pm, Tue-Fri)

Cash or Eftpos:

You can visit Northey Street Farm and pay with cash or eftpos through the nursery which is open9am-3pm Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and between 6.30am-12pm every Sunday at the Northey Street Organic Markets.

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