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.

Get passionate about establishing your own nutritious food garden, using sustainable building products, saving money, developing new skills and discovering old ones. New workshops are frequently being added, so keep an eye on our offering by ‘Liking’ us on Facebook or signing up to our monthly eNews.

Apart from our regular workshop offering, we also offer the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Series of workshops. These workshops are stand-alone modules offered from the currently running Permaculture Design Certificate. If you don’t have the time (or money) to complete a full PDC, these workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to learn the skills of a permaculture designer at your own pace. You will be buddied up with a PDC student and become a part of our learning community.

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

 

Current Workshop Program

17th May

9am – 12pm: Seasonal Vegetable Gardening for the Subtropics – with Bunya Halasz

Tune into Autumn time and further develop your gardening skills with a detailed exploration of vegetable crops for autumn planting. We will also help you to build the productivity of your soil as well as how to best manage this precious resource and protect your crops from pests and disease through crop rotation, companion planting and more…

Cost: $50 / $35  (Healthcare Card holder) or $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) when booked together with Establishing and Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

1pm -4pm: Establishing and Maintaining a Vegetable Garden – with Bunya Halasz

Hands on workshop to teach you the skills to turn garden waste and organic materials into your own no-dig vegetable garden. Learn the art of planting, growing and maintaining your own home vegetable patch.

Cost: $50 / $35  (Healthcare Card holder) or $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) when booked together with Seasonal Vegetable Gardening for the Subtropics

Enquiries, Bookings and Payment

 

 17th May

9am – 4pm: All Day Twist Weave  (Dilly Bags) - with Weva Deva

This workshop is designed for beginner weavers and advanced alike where together we will learn the Twist Weave (Dilly Bag) technique. The fibre that will be highlighted this month is LOMANDRA.  Throughout the day you will learn how to harvest, prepare and weave with this incredibly strong and flexible fibre and find out how easy to grow and it’s many different uses including be use as bush tucker, a soil stablizer, habitat for wildlife and of course for BASKET WEAVING.

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

Enquiries, Bookings and Payment

7th June

9am – 4pm: Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making  with Jayne Azzopardi

 This workshop is an amazing opportunity to learn how to make medicine with plants that you can find wild or easily grown in your own garden. You’ll make infusions, tinctures, vinegars, oil infusions and balms. You will take home your own balms, handouts and leave with the skills to make your very own first aid kit.

In this workshop you will learn

  • Different approaches to herbal medicine

  • Safe ways of using and making herbal medicine

  • Traditional ways of detecting medicinal properties in plants

  • Scientific language and terminology within Western Herbal Medicine.

  • The art of extracting by infusions, tinctures, vinegars, and oils

  • The benefits and limitations of a variety of medicinal preparations

Together, we will learn the fundamentals of medicine making in a fun and relaxed environment. You will be given the opportunity to taste and explore the differences in preparations and will gain the benefit of discussing and sharing this journey in a group environment.

Jayne Azzopardi is a qualified herbalist who uses herbal remedies in everyday life and work and is passionate about community based medicine, empowering people to make their own herbal remedies.

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

Enquiries, Bookings and Payment

 

 7th June

9am – 4pm: Woven Sculpture – with Weva Deva

 Come and join in this WEAVING CIRCLE and using natural fibres weave together a woven vessel / sculpture as an affimation vessel to contain your hopes and dreams for your life. In this workshop we will apply various weaving techniques to create a sacred basket that is a creation of wonder, creativity and joy.

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

Enquiries, Bookings and Payment

 

 5th July

9am – 12pm: Seasonal Vegetable Gardening for the Subtropics – with Bunya Halasz

Tune into Autumn time and further develop your gardening skills with a detailed exploration of vegetable crops for autumn planting. We will also help you to build the productivity of your soil as well as how to best manage this precious resource and protect your crops from pests and disease through crop rotation, companion planting and more…

Cost: $50 / $35  (Healthcare Card holder) or $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) when booked together with Establishing and Maintaining a Vegetable Garden

1pm -4pm: Establishing and Maintaining a Vegetable Garden – with Bunya Halasz

Hands on workshop to teach you the skills to turn garden waste and organic materials into your own no-dig vegetable garden. Learn the art of planting, growing and maintaining your own home vegetable patch.

Cost: $50 / $35  (Healthcare Card holder) or $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) when booked together with Seasonal Vegetable Gardening for the Subtropics

Enquiries, Bookings and Payment

 

Every Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

Earth Arts Activities - with Bob Mud

More on these activities…

Also check out Bob’s Earth Arts workshops for school groups with Hands on Art

Education Program Home Page

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Bookings and Payment

Workshop Cost: 

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

Other workshops: varies, please refer to specific workshop page.

Pay Online: 

Places are limited in most courses and workshops, so get in quick!   We strongly recommend phoning the farm on (07) 3857 8775 to ensure there is still space in your desired workshop.  If a session is full prior to payment, you will be quickly and happily refunded.

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Alternative Payment Methods

Download a booking form for reference and choose one of the following options

  • complete the above form and: fax, e-mail or post to the below details;

  • bring the completed form and pay at the Edible Landscapes Nursery;

  • pay by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) through the below details, e-mail us the completed booking form and a copy of payment receipt:

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

Fax: (07) 3857 8108

Email: info@nscf.org.au

Post: 16 Victoria St, Windsor QLD 4030

EFT: BSB 313-140; Account # 120 459 54; Name: Northey Street City Farm

Bookings for PDC require payment of a deposit of $300 ($240 conc.) There is a discount for payment in full by one month prior to course commencement.

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