Brewing Kombucha
May
16
6:00 pm18:00

Brewing Kombucha

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Healthy, fun, simple and inexpensive to make, a batch of home-brewed kombucha is a fantastic way to introduce beneficial gut bacteria to your body.

Creating a Bee Friendly Backyard
May
23
6:00 pm18:00

Creating a Bee Friendly Backyard

  • Canberra Environnment Centre

Encourage bees in your garden with a diverse range of plants in your backyard. Learn about what plants to grow and HOW to grow them, how to propegate plants and how to help them flourish.

Frog Friendly Gardens
May
30
6:00 pm18:00

Frog Friendly Gardens

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Like the comforting soft croaking of backyard frogs? Dislike bugs and mosquitoes? Then why not learn how to set up a frog pond in your own backyard?

 

Brewing Kombucha
Jun
6
6:00 pm18:00

Brewing Kombucha

  • Canberra Environment Centre

If you’re feeling a little heavy in your belly, you could be missing all of the wonderful probiotics that kombucha can provide! Healthy, fun, simple and inexpensive to make, a batch of home-brewed kombucha is a fantastic way to introduce beneficial gut bacteria to your body.

Cultivating Healthy Soil
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Cultivating Healthy Soil

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Learn about different methods of measuring soil quality and nutrient density in the backyard and a variety of techniques for improving soil quality.

Backyard Beekeeping
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Backyard Beekeeping

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Keeping a beehive in your backyard allows you to harvest your own honey and greatly improves the pollination of your garden crops. It is quite simple to get started and not the least bit scary. Canberra has a thriving community of backyard beekeepers, who all provide their own delicious honey.

Intro to Permaculture
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Permaculture

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Permaculture is a design methodology where the aim is to work with, rather than against, natural cycles, patterns and processes and create genuinely sustainable agriculture.

Intro to Natural Dyeing
Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Natural Dyeing

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Textile artist, Sally Blake will give a general introduction to plant dyeing and the different techniques available, as well as a short history of the practice. This will be followed by a demonstration on how to make and apply plant based dyes using acacias and eucalypts.  


Growing a Medicinal Garden
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Growing a Medicinal Garden

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Sarah Aylott's guide to growing a plants that are good for you and your garden. Due to popular demand this workshop will run twice on Saturday 22 April. Please book into either the morning (10am - 12pm) or afternoon (1pm - 3pm) session. 

Backyard Aquaponics
Apr
11
6:00 pm18:00

Backyard Aquaponics

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Learn about establishing and maintaining a unique closed loop system for growing veggies and fish in your backyard. 

Harvest Festival
Mar
25
2:00 pm14:00

Harvest Festival

  • Canberra Environment Centre

The 9th annual Canberra Harvest Festival returns to the Canberra Environment Centre on Saturday 25th March. One of the biggest events on the Canberra region’s environmental calendar, the Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of local food and producers from the ACT food bowl.

Identifying and Cooking with Weeds
Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

Identifying and Cooking with Weeds

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Learn how to identify common backyard weeds such as wild brassicas, mallow, dandelion and purslane using Sarah Aylott’s seasonal identification guide. After identifying and foraging for different weeds around the Canberra Environment Centre, you’ll get a chance to use these weeds as the star ingredient in dishes such as a weedy gnocchi, wild stir fry and wild herb pesto. The workshop will conclude with a shared meal.

Modern Cloth Nappies
Mar
11
12:00 pm12:00

Modern Cloth Nappies

  • Canberra Environment Centre

This FREE workshop is for parents looking to find out more about using modern cloth nappies. Gail from Baby Mumma will be discussing the pros and cons of different styles and fabrics and washing systems that can work around busy lifestyles. You’ll also have an opportunity to test out different nappies at the Canberra Environment Centre’s cloth nappy display. Bubs welcome.

Baking Sourdough Bread
Mar
4
1:00 pm13:00

Baking Sourdough Bread

  • YMCA Bush Capital Lodge

This workshop aims to provide practical hands-on experience of all the steps of preparing the Tartine style of bread, described by Chad Robertson as “fresh bread with an old soul”.

Intro to Composting
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Composting

  • Canberra Environment Centre

An effective compost system is the heart of every home garden. Composting is a biological process that decomposes organic material, turning it into fantastic soil and a perfect fertilizer for your garden. It’s a great way of turning your waste organic matter in a beautiful and nutritious addition to your soil.

Growing a Medicinal Garden
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

Growing a Medicinal Garden

  • Canberra Environment Centre

Did you know that camomile can be used to soothe colds, skin conditions and gum inflammation? Or that wormwood can relieve digestive issues and reduce inflammation from bites?

Preserving Wild Food
Feb
11
12:00 pm12:00

Preserving Wild Food

  • YMCA Bush Capital Lodge

This is the second workshop in Susan Hutchinson‘s two-part workshop series about foraging and cooking wild food. If you’d like to learn about foraging wild food please book into Susan’s Urban Foraging Walk workshop on Saturday 4 February, 4-6pm.

**Sold Out** Urban Foraging Walk
Feb
4
4:00 pm16:00

**Sold Out** Urban Foraging Walk

  • Blueberry and Eyre St Kingston, ACT 2604

In this walk Susan will show us how to identify and collect wild fennel, rosehip, hawthorn, wild brassicas, purslane, and baby apples. This workshop offers a great opportunity to introduce more diversity and native species into your diet.

Brewing Kombucha
Jan
31
6:00 pm18:00

Brewing Kombucha

  • Canberra Environment Centre

If you’re feeling a little heavy in your belly, you could be missing all of the wonderful probiotics that kombucha can provide! Healthy, fun, simple and inexpensive to make, a batch of home-brewed kombucha is a fantastic way to introduce beneficial gut bacteria to your body.