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Workshops & Courses

We are all about practical, down to earth advice to get you started confidently on your journey to grow, harvest and preserve home-grown food; and living more sustainably.

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Workshops & Courses

We are all about practical, down to earth advice to get you started confidently on your journey to grow, harvest and preserve home-grown food; and living more sustainably.

February - April


Fresh Cheese and Sourdough Making Workshop

Fresh Cheese & Sourdough Making Workshops

With Elizabeth Ferconia

Sat 24th Feb 2024, 9:30am - 4:30 pm 

Join award-wining and accredited Permaculture teacher Elizabeth Ferconia for a day of learning the art of food fermentation. Experience creating food that is good for your gut as well as your soul imparting life-long culinary skills. We will be learning to make Mozzarella, Feta, & Halloumi as well as sourdough and lactic fermented foods! Cost: $95 for one workshop | $180 for both. 

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Growing, Harvesting and Storing Edible Flowers and Herbs

Growing, Harvesting & Preserving Edible Flowers & Herbs

With Sarah Heath

Sat 9th March 2024, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the lovely Sarah Heath for one of her comprehensive and engaging workshops with a focus on effective methods to make the most of your herb patch with clever harvesting and preserving techniques.  Cost: $95

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Taming Our Garden Weeds Without Chemicals

Taming Your Garden Weeds Without Chemicals

With Kate Wall 

Sat 23rd March 2024, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join National Weed Expert Kate Wall for a comprehensive and insightful experience where you will learn how to identify, use & manage weed problems in your garden with a focus on natural and earth-friendly techniques. Cost: $95

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April - July


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Weaving a Harvest Basket – Twined Weave

With Betsy Mills

Sun 21st & 28th April + Sun 5th May: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

This is a three-part workshop where we will sit together in circle - enjoying our connection to Mother Earth, the plants we use and each other - while learning to make a harvest basket using a twined weave. The first workshop will find us creating the structure of the basket, and in the second and third, we will use using twined weave to complete the basket. Cost: $270

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Growing and Cooking Home-grown Herbs

Growing & Cooking Home-Grown Herbs

With Sarah Heath

Sat 27th April 2024, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the lovely Sarah Heath for one of her comprehensive and engaging workshops with a focus on effective methods of growing & cooking home-grown herbs as a sustainable, cost-effective and simple means of reducing waste, saving money and growing your own delicious food. Cost: $95

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Growing Made Simple: Introduction Course

With Susanne Engelhard

Sat 15th June + 16th June 2024: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join our very own Green Thumb Farm founder Susanne Engelhard for this two day introductory course to growing food in your own backyard.  Full of practical demonstrations combined with straightforward local knowledge - you will get all the answers you need to be successfully growing food at home in no time without complication and overwhelm! Early Bird: $350

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Harvesting and Healing Properties of Winter Wild Green

Harvesting & Healing Properties of Winter Greens

With Kate Wall 

Sat 13th July 2024, 10 am - 12 pm

Join Leading National Weed Expert Kate Wall for an engaging and insightful experience learning how to harvest and harness the healing and restoring properties of common garden weeds, including a tutorial for creating a luxurious skin balm using all natural ingredients. Cost: $95

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Weaving a Harvest Basket – Random Weave

With Betsy Mills

Sun 1st + Sun 8th September 2024, 9:30 am - 11:30 am

This is a two-part workshop where we will gather together in circle - soaking in our connection to Mother Earth, the plants we use and each other - while learning to make a harvest basket using a random weave. The first workshop will find us creating the structure of the basket, and the second, using random weave to complete the basket. Cost: $180

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We love hearing from happy green thumbs!

Growing Made Simple

“The workshop was wonderful. I have walked away feeling more knowledgeable about gardening. Venue was beautiful, lunch was amazing. ”

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Growing Made Simple

“Susanne is so well organised and well spoken. She includes everyone's plans for their garden and manages to make sure everyone goes home happy with a plan to go forward to grow their edible garden. And lunch made from her garden was yummy. ”

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Growing Made Simple

“It was time well spent. I learnt more in a few hours than I have the last few years trying to figure it out on my own. ”

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