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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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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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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WOODEN SPOON CARVING
Nov
10
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
Nov
11
10:00 AM10:00

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 ART OF SHIBORI + INDIGO DYEING
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

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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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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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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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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 CROP SWAP // OCTOBER
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // OCTOBER

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 // RETROSUBURBIA
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // RETROSUBURBIA

This month we're chatting about retrofitting the suburbs. The panel will kick off with David Holmgren sharing about his new book Retrosuburbia, a compendium of innovative designs that Australian householders (renters included!) can use to live well while making better use of the house, growing food and other activities that kick-start the household non-monetary economy towards resilience in the face of uncertain futures.

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NATIVE STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
Sep
29
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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THE BUSH TUCKER GARDEN
Sep
15
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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CROP SWAP // SEPTEMBER
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // SEPTEMBER

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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HOW TO BE AN UNFUCKER
Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

HOW TO BE AN UNFUCKER

After their kick ass workshop early in 2018 and upon high demand, The Unfuckers have decided to return to help you figure out what you can do to influence change in your world. Landing on a Saturday morning you will start your weekend right by realistically workshopping what you are into and what small steps you can make to change at least one thing in your life.

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DEHYDRATING FOOD
Aug
18
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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TRADITIONAL WEAVING
Aug
18
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 // AUGUST
Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // AUGUST

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 // TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FOOD
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // TEACHING KIDS ABOUT FOOD

Our kids are inheriting the complex food, agricultural and land management systems in which we live, and with things changing faster than we can keep up, how do we best engage and equip the next generation to be ready for a complex future? Come along to hear the panel of educators and parents with a range of experiences and approaches to join in on the conversation.

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GROW YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS
Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

GROW YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS

This workshop will get you get you started in the art of growing your own seedlings from seed and plant propagation just before spring hits! You’ll gain first-hand experience and knowledge in seed selection, the when and how of harvesting and storing seeds, along with the growing mediums and techniques to germinate and grow your seeds. 

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THE WINTER GARDEN + PREPPING FOR SPRING
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

THE WINTER GARDEN + PREPPING FOR SPRING

When things are slow during the colder months it's hard to know what's available and what the best preparation strategies are to plan for spring. Our resident garden guru, Jon will divulge some important tips to fostering a healthy winter garden. Ensuring it's at its prime for spring herbs, fruit and veg, no matter what size or shape your space may come as. 

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CROP SWAP // JULY
Jul
14
9:30 AM09:30

CROP SWAP // JULY

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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BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION

This workshop offers a unique opportunity to harvest from the garden and use such specimens as still life inspiration. Join botanical artist Jo Truman for a day of observation, drawing and creativity in a beautiful outdoor environment, overlooking the farm.

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FARM CHATS // YOUNG FARMERS
Jun
27
6:00 PM18:00

FARM CHATS // YOUNG FARMERS

At the end of June, we will be joined by some of Australia’s leading young farmers. These legends come from all spheres of life and will be sharing the different paths that have brought them to be managing their own farms, how they learnt the difficult craft of farming and what makes their businesses so unique. This one is gonna be a cracker. Don’t miss it!

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WINTER FAIR AT CAMPERDOWN COMMONS
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

WINTER FAIR AT CAMPERDOWN COMMONS

The nights are longer and the days are cooler - join us to celebrate this beautiful time of year at the Winter Fair at Camperdown Commons! We'll have loads of things to taste and discover with our locals makers stalls, lots of family fun on the farm and in the kitchen with our workshops and tours, and some great dinners by our neighbours at acre. 

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CROP SWAP // JUNE
Jun
16
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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GARDENING ESSENTIALS
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

GARDENING ESSENTIALS

Get to the root of how to be a gardening guru. This workshop will cover the 4 essential skills to building a jungle at home. Think improving the soil, whipping together healthy seed raising mix, propagation tips and saving seed! The foundations to growing are the most important things and we're covering them all. 

 

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