Workshop Dates

Worm Farm Workshop

We will be running a worm farm workshop at the Homegrown Market on Saturday 21. Check Homegrown web page for details Homegrown Markets

Fermenting Workshop

Yvonne and Jane Pic Small

Friday 3rd April 12pm-2pm

Come and learn about fermentation from passionate and experienced Jane Jenkinson from Wholefood Family and Yvonne Curtis from Pura Vida Organics.  There will be a demonstration on each of the above fermenting processes and tastings. Held in a beautiful garden setting we will show you how to make your own ferments at home. The workshop will include:

  • Demonstrations on how to make your own gut healing ferments at home
  • Gut health knowledge from two expert fermenters and the benefits of fermented foods in your diet
  • Artisan fermented food tastings
  • Opportunities to purchase products and kits on the day
  • Take home recipes
  • Welcome to bring your home made ferments for Q&A “troubleshooting”

Date:         Friday 3rd April

Time:         12-2pm

Cost: $80 pp    2 for $120

Address: 4       Alfred Street, Belmont North

Enquiries:  Ph:  0418 491339

NB: In case of inclement weather we will relocate to:

The Kvassaria,

Wholefood Family, 44 Brown Road, Broadmeadow  (An email will be sent 24hrs prior)

Please feel free to let us know about you and why you would like to come to our workshop, do you have questions?

If this date and time doesn’t suit you, don’t worry we will run more future classes, feel free to let us know your preferred day of the week so we can plan ahead.





Introduction to Permaculture – Stoney Creek Permaculture Farm 2-4 November, Valla Beach 9-11 November

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Permaculture is a way of designing and interacting with the land to provide for our needs while benefiting all living things. Come and learn this art form that enables you to provide for yourself, create an abundance, regenerate your land, support your ecosystem and the life around you and live in a way that reflects the best of humanity.

Due to how successful our recent Introduction to Permaculture course was, we have decided to do it again! Join us for another 2 days of permaculture design theory and action. You will leave this course with a solid grounding of how you can apply permaculture principles in your home, garden, apartment, farm and life. You’ll also be in an informed position to further your journey into permaculture design.

This course will give you a comprehensive overview of how to apply pro-active, sustainable design techniques to your immediate environment – whether you live in a small apartment, a quarter-acre block, or a rural property.

This intensive weekend course covers the basics of designing resilient systems with permaculture principles; energy cycling, nutrient cycling, animal systems, veggie growing systems, and how to retrofit your existing habitat to become a haven of organic food and low-energy living.

There will be a balance of theory and practical. With the practical aspect we will actually be building and implementing part of a Permaculture system together. We believe this will be an amazing hands on way to learn Permaculture and retain this knowledge.

Participants can arrive from 3pm on wards and no later than 6pm on Friday afternoon to set up camp and settle in. We will finish on the Sunday afternoon around 5pm

Your Facilitators:

Dean Curtis is a passionate permaculturist. He loves designing and creating beautiful, productive landscapes. He has been immersed in permaculture for the past six years completing many permaculture courses and workshops, designing/creating/managing permaculture farms, facilitating permaculture workshops.
He now runs his own Permaculture Design Consultancy and education business. He shares his knowledge because he believes we can create smarter healthier ways of living through permaculture.

Tom Oliver is a professional permaculture designer, landscaper and educator, who works with clients to design abundant, resilient house hold food production systems. He also practices as a holistic exercise coach and is focused on a holistic approach to human well being. Tom has worked in a wide variety of climates, cultures and contexts, from large commercial farms to small-scale intensive producers giving him a diverse skill set and knowledge base.

The course will be held at the beautiful Stoney Creek Permaculture Farm one hour north of Newcastle. This acreage farm is deep in the bush nestled in the hills surrounded by lush bush land on either side with a creek running through the middle. It has a very peaceful atmosphere with only the sounds of the wind in the trees and the local wildlife. Permaculture is well in action here with fruit trees, gardens, composting toilets, greywater systems, dams, ponds and animal systems this is going to be the perfect location for learning and immersing into permaculture.

$275 – this includes camping, course notes, all meals plus morning tea and all day cuppas, .
There are options for ‘glamping’ accommodation that is available at an additional cost. Spaces are limited for this option, please enquire.

Inquiry/Bookings: – 0413314358