Workshops on Permaculture and Sustainable Living

In addition to our Permaculture Courses, 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 13th February 2016

9:30am – 12:30pm: Feta and an Intro to Fermented Food – with Elisabeth Fekonia

Learn how to make your own feta cheese at home in this three hour workshop; as well as taste test fermented foods such as sourdough bread, sourdough pikelets, cultured butter, sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented fruit paste, miso, tempeh, kombucha tea, beet kvass, fruit wine as well as the feta cheese! Hands on participation from the class volunteers will show how to make feta cheese, quark, sauerkraut, kimchi or fermented fruit paste. Handouts and recipes included.

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Cost: $60 / $45 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 13th February 2016

1:30pm – 4:30pm: Haloumi and Fermented Food – with Elisabeth Fekonia

Learn how to make Haloumi cheese, cultured butter, yoghurt, kefir and sour cream. In this workshop you will see how easy it is to make Haloumi cheese and put the life back into pasteurised milk and cream to make healthy life giving dairy products. Audience participation is encouraged and tasting of topics covered on the day will be available. Handouts and recipes included.

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Cost: $60 / $45 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 20th February 2016

9am – 4pm: Lantern Making – with Nancy Brown

Make a lantern for your garden or special event, using Rattan to sculpt flexible shapes, then cover it with translucent paper. The morning session will be spent sculpting a frame for the lantern, and the afternoon session will be creating a translucent layer over the frame that will disperse the light of the candle or other light inside.

Please wear covered shoes and bring washing up gloves (for the glueing section).

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

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Saturday 27th February 2016

10am – 12pm: Botanical Fibre Papermaking – with Lesa Hepburn

Recycling your household paper waste can be a satisfying & cost effective way to upcycle & create handmade gifts for you & your friends. Participants can learn how to prepare your pulp & what waste paper to use. Equipment & materials can be sourced from waste retailers & op shops. In this workshop you will use a mould & deckle to pull sheets of paper to take home on the day. Botanical prepared leaves & fibre will be added to recycled pulp to create textured surfaces for note paper & cards. Bring along some items to emboss to leave an impression in your paper.

Please bring a notebook and pen, and something to carry your work home on – a clipboard or tray is best, but some cardboard will work.

Please note there is a $10 materials fee, payable on the day.

Cost: $50 / $35 (Healthcare Card holder) + $10 materials fee payable on the day

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Saturday 5th March 2016

9:30am – 12:30pm: Miso, Tempeh and Soy Sauce Making Workshop – with Elisabeth Fekonia

Learn how to make your own miso, tempeh and soy sauce from organic soy beans! These are traditional fermented soy foods that are safe to eat in small quantities and give many life giving properties that aid your health. Taste testing available and also including handouts for all participants.

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Cost: $60 / $45 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 5th March 2016

1:30pm – 4:30pm: Lactic Fermentation Workshop – with Elisabeth Fekonia

Make sauerkraut, kimchi, fermented tomato sauce, cucumber pickles, raisin chutney, fermented mango chutney, kombucha tea and a wine made from fruit. Handouts included with lots of taste testing of products made (including the wine).

Please bring a notebook and pen.

Cost: $60 / $45 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 12th March 2016

9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm: Bush Regen K.I.T.: Knowledge, Inspiration, Tools ‘n’ technique – with Tali Shelley & Jono Shelley

Bushtekniq is a local chemical-free landcare project, presenting a day of connectedness and learning ‘in the bush’. Participants will be helping to unpack the bush regen K.I.T.: Knowledge, Inspiration, Tools ‘n’ technique. Components of the day include practical (weeding, planting, mulching, field walk plant I.D, tool use), theoretical (reference guides & resources, opinion & legislation, utilising council programs), philosophical (discussion around chemical use & ecology, role of ‘weeds’, role of biodiversity & our place in the ecosystem) and spiritual (qi gong, deep listening, belonging & connectedness exercises). Participants are encouraged to bring their own hand-tools, gloves and hats, as well as stories, questions and ideas for local landcare. Jono and Tali look forward to sharing knowledge, concepts and practical tools for enhancing and protecting our local environment, whilst deepening awareness of ecology, connectedness to, and custodianship of land.

Please bring a notebook and pen, suitable clothes/gear for the weather (hat for sun, wet weather gear for rain, etc), and gloves and secateurs if you have them.

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

or half day $50 / $35 (Healthcare Card holder)

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Saturday 12th March 2016

9am – 4pm: Weaving Circle – Coil Stitch – with Weva Deva

Come and sit in this Weaving Circle and learn the ancient contemplative art of Coil Stitch Weaving. Discover a plethora of natural and recycled materials used to weave together spiraling coils of fibre into your own unique art piece.

Please note there is a $10 materials fee, payable on the day.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder)+ materials fee of $10 payable on the day

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Saturday 19th March 2016

9am – 4pm: Prints from Plants  – with Nancy Brown

Learn how to create stunning prints from plants on a range of natural materials or upcycle some cotton, linen or silk clothing. In this workshop we will create wearable art from the leaves and weeds of Northey Street’s gardens.

Please wear covered shoes and bring washing up gloves.

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

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Saturday 19th March 2016

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

This practical 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. We will also take a look at native bees, and how to look after them.

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

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Saturday 26th March 2016

9am – 4pm: Superfoods in your Garden – with Morag Gamble

Here in Brisbane we can grow many amazing superfoods that help us maintain or return to health. Learn how to grow, harvest and use these superfoods. You will learn how to propagate these plants and be able to take some home for your garden. Taste some great recipes and have fun blending up some of your own culinary superfood oil.

There is a $15 Materials Fee, payable on the day.

Cost: $85/ $65 (Healthcare Card holder) + $15 materials fee, payable on the day

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Saturday 9th April 2016

9am – 4pm: Weaving Circle – Twist Weave – with Weva Deva

For beginner weavers and advanced alike to learn the Twist Weave (Dilly Bag) technique. You will learn how to harvest, prepare and weave with lomandra, an incredibly strong and flexible fibre. Find out how easy it is to grow and its many different uses, including being used as bush tucker, a soil stabilizer, habitat for wildlife, and of course for basket weaving.

There is a $10 Materials Fee, payable on the day.

Cost: $85/ $65 (Healthcare Card holder) + $10 materials fee, payable on the day

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Saturday 16th April 2016

9am – 4pm: Intro to Organic Gardening – with Morag Gamble

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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Friday 22nd April 2016

9am – 4pm: Native Stingless Bees – with Dr Tobias Smith presenting Tim Heard‘s workshop.

This workshop alternates between slide presentations and practical sessions to build a strong foundation of knowledge and experience. The presentations cover the topics of bee nesting, bee foraging, 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. Practical demonstrations cover hive design, splitting hives to propagate new ones, extracting honey. If available, we also transfer a colony from a natural location into a hive. Please let Tim know if you think you have a suitable colony to use for this demonstration. It will be transferred by an experienced bee keeper and you get to take home the hive at the end.

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

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Saturday 7th May 2016

9am – 4pm Incredible Edibles – with Morag Gamble

How to grow, harvest, use and propagate a fabulous array of perennial permaculture plants for our gardens that are particularly suited to our subtropical climate.

Please bring $15 extra materials cost.

Cost: $85 / $65 (Healthcare Card holder) + materials fee of $15 payable on the day

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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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Email: info@nscf.org.au
Phone: (07) 3857 8775 (10am-4pm, Tue-Fri)

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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.

Workshop cancellations:

We understand that sometimes circumstances change and participants may not be able to attend a course or workshop that has been paid for.

For workshops (half day, full day and weekend) we require a minimum of 3 days notice for cancellations. We do not provide refunds for any cancellations that are made within 3 days of a workshop.

If participants cancel participation in a workshop and are entitled to a refund, they can choose to:

  • Receive a refund, less a processing fee of $10 per person.
  • Opt for a credit for another workshop, to be used within 12 months of the initial workshop.

Cancellations of workshops by Northey Street City Farm:

  • Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) may cancel or change a class at any time, for reasons including but not limited to, lack of participation, inclement weather or facilitator availability.
  • Registrants can opt for a full refund, or can use the credit for a future workshop, to be used within 12 months of the date of the initial workshop or course.

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