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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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NATIVE STINGLESS BEEKEEPING
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

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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KIDS SEED RAISING + PAPER POT MAKING
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

KIDS SEED RAISING + PAPER POT MAKING

This kids workshop with the Pocket City Farms team will get little farmers started in the art of making their own paper pots and growing their own seedlings. In this fun hands-on session they’ll learn the best tricks for growing before heading home with their seedlings to get your family patch growing.

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NATURAL DYEING
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

NATURAL DYEING

Join Samorn Sanixay to explore the beauty of natural dyeing. You will begin the class with a stroll around the farm to forage, gather and learn about the history of this beautiful ancient tradition as well as the methods used when collecting seasonal, local plants to make homemade dyes.

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TRADITIONAL WEAVING
Oct
26
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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SMALL SPACE VEGGIE GARDENING
Nov
9
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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WINTER SOLSTICE LANTERN FARM WALK // FARM OPEN DAY
Jun
22
4:30 PM16:30

WINTER SOLSTICE LANTERN FARM WALK // FARM OPEN DAY

Join us on our Farm Open Day to celebrate the winter solstice and the turning of the seasons with our family-friendly lantern-making session. We’ll gather to craft paper lanterns and then light them up as the sun sets for a ceremony and twilight nature walk through the farm on the longest night of the year.

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FARM OPEN DAY
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

FARM OPEN DAY

Ever wondered exactly what we do? How to get involved? How you can support the local food and urban farming movement? Join our team for a farm open day on the winter solstice, to find out more about what Pocket City Farms does, and the many, many ways you can get involved on your local community urban farm!

Join a workshop, crop swap, farm tour, the winter solstice lantern farm walk, share a meal at the pot luck dinner, or simply come by our stall to chat to us about community and education programs, or to pick up some veg.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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