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Yandina Community Gardens is pleased to host a series of  workshops and DVD screenings each month.  This project has been assisted through the Sunshine Coast Council Grants Program – we acknowledge and thank Council for the support they have given to our workshop program in the past.  At all future workshops however, attendees will be asked to contribute a $5.00 donation. Members will be asked for a gold coin donation and regular volunteers will not be asked for any contribution (as they already contribute so much!).  All donations go towards the ongoing costs of running the Gardens and help us to keep offering great workshops with great presenters.  

All workshops and DVD screenings commence at 9.30 am (unless otherwise indicated) and go for approx 1 1/2 to 2 hours; the guided garden tours will also commence at 9.30 am until further notice.  These events and workshops are open to everyone in the community, not just members and volunteers at the Gardens and there is no need to book a place  – unless otherwise indicated for that particular workshop.  As the Gardens strive to be more sustainable, we no longer offer printed handouts at our workshops; where practicable and with the permission of the presenter, we will upload the handout information as a pdf so that those attending the workshop can download the information and bring it along. Therefore, it is advisable to bring along a notepad and pen for taking notes, as well as a hat, sunscreen and your water bottle. If the workshop involves a food demonstration, we also ask that you bring along a small bowl and spoon for food tastings.

For more information or to be included on our mail-out list for workshop reminders, please contact us at Email:  info@yandinacommunitygardens.com.au or

Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message – a friendly volunteer will get back to you during  normal opening times at the Gardens.

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NOTE: Workshop Notes from previous workshops are on the INFORMATION page.  Scroll through and select the appropriate pdf.

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Bookings are NOT required for any of these workshops unless specified.

Workshops commence at 9:30 am unless otherwise specified.

Duration is approximately 1½ to 2 hours
 

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 Sat June 4

Guided Garden Tour – Cancelled due to weather!

9.30 am

Want to be inspired about what – and how – to grow in the sub-tropics?  Then come along for a garden tour to see permaculture principles and design ideas in action at Yandina Community Gardens.

Meet at the aquaponics system for a 90 minute (approximately) tour of the gardens.  Wear a hat and bring your water bottle.

 

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Sat June 11

Workshop

Dale Chapman’s Tasting Tables

Dale Chapman

9.30 am

Come along to this workshop where you will be able to engage all your senses of sight, sound, taste and smell as well as your spiritual connection

It’s fun, educational and the tastes are sensational  – are you ready to take this journey? 

Dale will be bringing along an assortment of raw ingredients for a ‘show and tell’ as to their culinary uses – ingredients such as Lemon Myrtle Leaf; Native Aniseed Leaf; Cinnamon Myrtle; Wattleseed; Bush Tomato; Bunya Nuts and Warrigal greens.

There will also be a range of prepared food items for tasting – Bush Dukkah; Sticky Bush Tomato Balsamic with Warrigal Greens Damper; Bush Tomato Dip with Bunya Nut Pesto Crackers; Coolamon’s Sauces, Jams and Relish; Spiced Kangaroo; Ooray and Lemon Myrtle Drink

Please bring along a small bowl, spoon and cup for food and drink tastings.

(please note some food items may change due to seasonal availability)

Dale is an Indigenous woman, born in Dirranbandi in SW Queensland – Kooma tribal lands, and a fully qualified chef, and resident of the Sunshine Coast since 1976.
Dale has been in the Food Industry most of her working life, mainly in the Sunshine Coast region for nearly 35 years. From French cuisine to contemporary Australian, Dale’s experience is varied but she is most passionate about bush tucker and has promoted its use for a number of years through her own business known as The Dilly Bag Bush Tucker Products and Learning Programs which she set up in 2000 with nothing more than a few dollars and a little dream.
Dale now has expanded her business to a boutique and unique gourmet food range of bush food, Coolamon Food Creations – Bronze Medal winners at the Sydney Royal Food Show 2012.


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Sat June 18

DVD Screening

‘Growing Cities’

9.30 am

‘Growing Cities’ is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat.

In their search for answers, filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette take a road trip and meet the men and women who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food, one vacant city lot, rooftop garden, and backyard chicken coop at a time. Join them as they discover that good food isn’t the only crop these urban visionaries are harvesting. They’re producing stronger and more vibrant communities, too.

 

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Sat July 2

Guided Garden Tour

9.30 am

Want to be inspired about what – and how – to grow in the sub-tropics?  Then come along for a garden tour to see permaculture principles and design ideas in action at Yandina Community Gardens.

Meet at the aquaponics system for a 90 minute (approximately) tour of the gardens.  Wear a hat and bring your water bottle.

 

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Bookings are NOT required for any of these workshops unless specified.

Please note: Workshop attendees will be asked for a $5.00 donation.  Members will be asked for a gold coin donation and regular volunteers will not be asked for any contribution (as they already contribute so much!). Of course, if anyone feels inspired to donate more, we will very gratefully accept your generosity!  All donations go towards the ongoing costs of running the Gardens and help us to keep offering great workshops with great presenters.
Workshops commence at 9:30 am unless otherwise specified and duration is approximately 1½ to 2 hours.

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Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program

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