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Grow Food Real Fast Workshop Saturday 1st August Location Conondale, Sunshine Coast

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DESCRIPTION:    9.30am -3.30pm Location Kookaburra Organics, Conondale, Sunshine Coast

Do you want to grow great vegetables real fast ? Reduce your food bill and insulate yourself against any emergency?

Improve and protect your health and wellbeing ? 

We will provide hands-on knowledge and skills with tips and simple solutions on growing amazing vegies in your backyard using organic and  permaculture techniques.

Perfect for the newbie and those who need improve their skills and garden yield that will not costing you the earth.

What to bring: Sun Hat, Water Bottle, Garden Gloves and your Lunch.

WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER: 

  • No-dig garden system
  • Mulching
  • Sowing seeds
  • Planting seedlings
  • Manage our unusal climatic situation: hail, heat & humidity and rain.
  • Building a worm farm
  • Make your own liquid fertiliser
  • Pest control how to naturally manage invaders

Facilitators

Gary Hands is an  Organic grower of fresh produce including survival & Heirloom plants. Kookaburra Farm is a Organic and sustainable, naturally farmed market garden on the Sunshine Coast,Qld.

Gary is well known for his knowledge in organic growing in both temperate & sub–tropical areas.  He is a regular speaker at Garden Clubs, Sustainability Expo's and Organic Food groups.  He regularly presents a range of vegetable growing workshops catering for beginners through to the very experienced gardener. Gary also privately consults on creating small scale Backyard Farms and market gardens for sustainable food crops, using aspects of permaculture design and holistic approach. https://www.facebook.com/kookaburraorganics


Paula West is the Queen Bee/ Apiarist of Adopt a Beehive. www.adoptabeehive.com.au  Paula’s approach to beekeeping is totally holistic and natural and she will impart some vital “must know” info about bees, pollination and your veggie garden.   Her expertise and comments are regularly sought by media groups.

Several articles have been published about Adopt a Beehive in the Sunshine Coast Daily and the prestigious Salt magazine. Recent interviews with Win TV news were broadcast nationally regarding her approach to improving the number of bee colonies and her training of the “Next Generation of Beekeepers” programme she has in place.  Adopt a Beehive needs your help as we focus on “Pollinating Australia’s food crops” thus contributing to the nation’s food security. https://www.facebook.com/adoptabeehiveaustralia

Nikki Holst Committed organic Food grower and preserver, Permaculturist and Horticulturist, Beekeeper and Wild life rescuer/carer for over 20 years, specializing in Bats & Birds (also very important pollinators) along with our Honey Bees.  She has an amazing depth of knowledge in plants and their uses.

Zeb Hornabrook Enthusiastic Cheesemaker, Chef and Homesteader.  Being Self Sufficient and feeding his family from their lifestyle block has been his focus for many years.  Their daily life includes milking the house cow, keeping honey bees & chickens & expanding their organic vegetable garden.

Zeb's career as a Chef provides him with a wide range of skills, and a keen focus & passion for developing easy processes for the home foodmaker.




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