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 29th August

9am – 12noon: Wicking Beds – with Dick Copeman and Trevor Bryce

Learn how to build a wicking bed – a raised garden with its own water reservoir – out of recycled materials. Understand how they work and see examples of wicking beds producing abundant crops of vegies.

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

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Saturday 29th August

10am – 4pm: Nature Awareness and Earth Living Skills – with Claire Dunn

Indigenous survival skills and nature awareness are a powerful doorway into awakening the wild within, cultivating deep nature connection and personal transformation.

Join Claire Dunn, author of My Year Without Matches, for an introduction into the foundations of the Sacred Order of Survival, including nature awareness techniques and earth philosophy.

Expect a rich hands-on experience including fire-by-friction, string making with natural fibres, natural movement and sensory awareness, bird language, sit spots, deep listening and more. Expect to leave with your senses awake and alive to the animate world both inside and out.

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

This workshop is now full. To go on a waiting list please email education@nscf.org.au

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Saturday 12th September

9am – 4pm: Introduction to Organic Vegetable Growing with Dick Copeman

As we move into Spring, develop your gardening skills in this hands on workshop on the art of planting, growing, and maintaining your own home vegetable patch. We will explore seasonal selection of vegetable crops and will also help you to build the productivity of your soil and ensure healthy plants through crop rotation, companion planting and more…

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

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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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Saturday 3rd October

9:30am – 4pm: Home Cheese Making and All Things Dairy Workshop – with Elisabeth Fekonia

Learn how to make your own cheddar cheese, brie and quark as well as cultured butter, ghee, yoghurt, kefir and sour cream. Cheese and other cultures will be for sale on the day. Morning tea, lunch and a manual included.

Cost: $110 / $90 (Healthcare Card holder) – price includes Lunch and Manual.

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Saturday 10th October

9am – 12pm: Growing and Using Edible Flowers – with Ronni Martin

Learn how to grow edible flowers and then use them to add colour and flavour to your cooking. During the workshop you will sample some dishes using flowers and learn to make crystallised flowers.

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

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Saturday 17th October

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 17th October

9am – 12pm: Brie and Sourdough Dough Making Workshop – with Elisabeth Fekonia

Learn how to make your own delicious brie cheese from cow’s milk as well as easy to make delicious sourdough bread. Both of these fermented foods are made on the spot with samples for taste testing for all attendees. Hands on participation from the class volunteers will show how to make brie cheese, and sourdough bread from scratch.

Morning tea, sourdough starter and a manual included

Cost: $60 / $40 (Healthcare Card holder) – price includes Morning Tea, Sourdough starter and Manual.

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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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Saturday 7th November

9am – 12noon: Growing Bush Foods  – with Dick Copeman

Learn how to identify, propagate and grow the foods of the indigenous Australians and early white settlers. Receive assistance in selecting and designing bushfood plantings for your own garden.

Please wear closed shoes and a hat.

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

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Saturday 14th November

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 21st November

9am – 4pm: Work that Reconnects – with Emma Brindal

The Work that Reconnects was developed by Deep Ecologist and Eco-Philosopher Joanna Macy as an important contribution to ‘The Great Turning’ (a term referring to the shift from our current model of consumption to a Life Sustaining Society). The workshop will introduce participants to this work by taking them through a series of experiential processes which aim to:

– Deepen our appreciation for the gifts of life and our connection to the natural world;
– Provide a space for recognising the feelings we have about the environmental and social issues that concern us;
– Enable us to see from new perspectives;
– Empower and inspire us to take new action or be able to sustain the work that we do to contribute to a Life Sustaining Society.

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

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Saturday 5th December

9am – 12pm: Harvesting and Cooking Bushfoods  – with Dick Copeman

Harvest fresh seasonal bushfoods at Northey Street City Farm. Prepare delicious and unusual drinks and preserves and finish by cooking and eating a light meal.

Please wear closed shoes and a hat.

Cost: $50 / $35 (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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Please make your direct deposit payment to:
Name: Northey Street City Farm  BSB: 313-140 Account Number: 120 459 54
After you have paid by direct deposit, please email us to let us know the date of payment

Email: info@nscf.org.au
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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