BACKYARD NATURAL DYEING
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

BACKYARD NATURAL DYEING

In this hands-on experience you will explore a variety of natural hand dyeing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous colours on fabric using natural methods and materials. Bring goods from your garden or veg scraps and learn how to transform them into decorative delights. No previous design or printing experience required.

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FARM CHATS // GARDENS AS THERAPY
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // GARDENS AS THERAPY

We’ve all heard the latest about the benefits of being outside with our hands in the soil, and there is a growing movement for ’Therapeutic Horticulture around Australia and the globe.  We are gathering a panel of horticulturalists, researchers and community workers to chat about their experiences, the relevant research, and the incredible programs they run around Sydney.

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CROP SWAP // APRIL
Apr
6
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // APRIL

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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CREATURE GARDENS
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

CREATURE GARDENS

In this hands-on workshop, kids will have the opportunity to create their own living play garden filled with edible plants and natural materials along with bunnies, chicks, fairies, dinosaurs and other miniature creatures. Children will take home their own creations to continue the magic and fun interactive play at home.

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FARM CHATS // YOUNG FARMERS
May
1
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // YOUNG FARMERS

May Farm Chats we are focussing on Young Farmers again! We’ll introduce you to four young people who have found a career and life in agriculture, wether by starting their own businesses or working for other farmers. There is loads of talk about the rising average age of farmers and the need to bring more young people into agriculture - join the chat to hear from a few people who are making it work.

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CROP SWAP // MAY
May
4
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // MAY

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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CROP SWAP // JUNE
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // JUNE

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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DEHYDRATING FOOD
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

DEHYDRATING FOOD

Did you know that dehydrating is the oldest method of food preservation? Dried fruits, spices, herbs, teas, vegetable chips, jerky and soup mixes are all made using this age-old technique, and can easily be made at home for a fraction of the store-bought price (especially if you grow your own!). Come to this comprehensive and hands on workshop, where you will cover the basics required to dry products at home for your pleasure!

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SMALL SPACE VEGGIE GARDENING
Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

SMALL SPACE VEGGIE GARDENING

This workshop will teach you the skills you need to design, set up and maintain your own organic small space garden regardless of space or experience. You'll learn how to create and maintain healthy organic soil, understand the needs of plants, and how to work them into a space together to create a productive edible garden.  

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THE BUSH TUCKER GARDEN
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

THE BUSH TUCKER GARDEN

This workshop will teach you the background of our Australian native bush tucker, how to identify species, as well as how to grow, care for, propagate and harvest bush foods. You'll also have the chance to taste test some of our local species and learn how to use them in your cooking or for medicinal use at home.

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WOODEN SPOON CARVING
Sep
14
10:00 AM10:00

WOODEN SPOON CARVING

Back by popular demand is the Spoon master himself! A day spoon carving with Spoonsmith is an unhurried and mellow experience where you learn to use the tools of the trade in a safe and effective way. This workshop will guide you through the stages of axe work, knife work and hollowing out the bowl (that exciting part of the day when the spoon emerges). Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden utensil. Everyone starts with a log of sustainably sourced native timber and ends up with a spoon or two! And all the shavings will be composted at our farm.

 

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THE HAND CARVED KITCHEN
Sep
15
10:30 AM10:30

THE HAND CARVED KITCHEN

Learn an age-old craft and discover the sense of meditation and slowness to be found in whittling life's essential objects. This workshop will guide you through the stages of axe work and knife work. Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden utensil. Everyone starts with a log of sustainably sourced native timber and ends up with a utensil or two! And all the shavings will be composted at our farm.

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THE HAND CARVED KITCHEN
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

THE HAND CARVED KITCHEN

Learn an age-old craft and discover the sense of meditation and slowness to be found in whittling life's essential objects. This workshop will guide you through the stages of axe work and knife work. Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden utensil. Everyone starts with a log of sustainably sourced native timber and ends up with a utensil or two! And all the shavings will be composted at our farm.

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WOODEN SPOON CARVING
Mar
16
10:00 AM10:00

WOODEN SPOON CARVING

Back by popular demand is the Spoon master himself! A day spoon carving with Spoonsmith is an unhurried and mellow experience where you learn to use the tools of the trade in a safe and effective way. This workshop will guide you through the stages of axe work, knife work and hollowing out the bowl (that exciting part of the day when the spoon emerges). Learn about sourcing sustainable materials, the basics of traditional tool use, and how to safely turn a log into your favourite wooden utensil. Everyone starts with a log of sustainably sourced native timber and ends up with a spoon or two! And all the shavings will be composted at our farm.

 

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CROP SWAP // MARCH
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // MARCH

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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SMALL SPACE VEGGIE GARDENING
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

SMALL SPACE VEGGIE GARDENING

This workshop will teach you the skills you need to design, set up and maintain your own organic small space garden regardless of space or experience. You'll learn how to create and maintain healthy organic soil, understand the needs of plants, and how to work them into a space together to create a productive edible garden.  

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TRADITIONAL WEAVING
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

TRADITIONAL WEAVING

Taking things right back to basics, 'Wildcraft Australia' teaches the skills necessary to go into the wilderness and draw all of your needs from nature. Join them on the farm for this workshop where you will learn the traditional Indigenous art of coil basket weaving. 

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CROP SWAP // FEBRUARY
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // FEBRUARY

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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FARM CHATS // FAIR FOOD IN THE CITY
Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // FAIR FOOD IN THE CITY

To kick off 2019, we’re looking at FAIR FOOD IN THE CITY. How do we access it and fill our pantry with fair food? How do we make decisions between multiple options? What really is ‘ethics’ as related to food? We hope for this chat to add to your decision making toolbelt when it comes to buying food and be actively involved in supporting ecologically sound practices.

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THE BUSH TUCKER GARDEN
Feb
3
10:00 AM10:00

THE BUSH TUCKER GARDEN

This workshop will teach you the background of our Australian native bush tucker, how to identify species, as well as how to grow, care for, propagate and harvest bush foods. You'll also have the chance to taste test some of our local species and learn how to use them in your cooking or for medicinal use at home.

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MAKE SERIES FOR KIDS! // FABRIC PRINTING PRODUCE BAGS
Dec
8
11:00 AM11:00

MAKE SERIES FOR KIDS! // FABRIC PRINTING PRODUCE BAGS

Join our Christmas gift workshop series – this one’s for the kids! They’ll have the chance to get crafty, printing using potato stamps onto reusable calico produce bags to take home and gift their loved ones. Calico produce bags are a great alternative to plastic at the super market, and also help keep your veggies fresh in the fridge. And who doesn't love potato stamps!?

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NATIVE STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

NATIVE STINGLESS BEEKEEPING

This workshop will teach you all you need to know keeping native stingless bees. Learn about the structure and construction of a nest, view an interactive demonstration and discussion of a 'split/propagation' and  'honey harvest', discover how to split/propagate a hive, find out how and when to harvest honey, and last but not least, take the opportunity to taste honey and take some home.

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FARM CHATS // FERMENT
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // FERMENT

So what's the juice on all this fermenting hype? Hear from panelists who ferment their way through a variety of ingredients and end up with wildly different products - krauts, lacto ferments, pickles, breads, beers, and of course that mysterious wonder beverage kombucha.  

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CROP SWAP // DECEMBER
Dec
1
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // DECEMBER

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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THE ART OF SHIBORI + INDIGO DYEING
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

THE ART OF SHIBORI + INDIGO DYEING

In this workshop you will be creating and designing with Shibori and Indigo on your own shawl + Furoshiki wrapping cloths - a traditional Japanese technique to package and transport gifts - as a sustainable alternative to wrapping paper! The wraps are a beautiful and environmentally friendly way to gift-give, and can be used over and over again for other occasions. 

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FARM CHATS // WATER & DROUGHT
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // WATER & DROUGHT

There's alot circulating in the media right now about the current drought - and along with that comes all sorts of opinions around how to best aide farmers, what is best practice in land management, and what to do in the interim before the next big rain event. Hear from a panel of farmers and those involved with land management about what is happening on the ground in different areas, and how we as city dwellers can actually be ongoing supporters.

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CROP SWAP // NOVEMBER
Nov
3
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // NOVEMBER

Visit us for our monthly swap with Crop Swap Sydney and share your home-grown and homemade goodies with others in the community! Bring homegrown fruit, veggies, herbs, preserves, honey, eggs, seeds, edible plants, gardening goods or any other homemade treats you have to spare.

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BACKYARD NATURAL DYEING
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

BACKYARD NATURAL DYEING

In this hands-on experience you will explore a variety of natural hand dyeing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous colours on fabric using natural methods and materials. Bring goods from your garden or veg scraps and learn how to transform them into decorative delights. No previous design or printing experience required.

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THE ORGANIC VEGGIE GARDEN
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

THE ORGANIC VEGGIE GARDEN

This workshop will teach you the skills you need to design, set up and maintain your own organic small space garden regardless of space or experience. You'll learn how to create and maintain healthy organic soil, understand the needs of plants, and how to work them into a space together to create a productive edible garden.  

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