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Yandina Community Gardens is pleased to offer our ‘Creating a Sustainable Community’ program – a series of  workshops, garden tours and documentary screenings held on Saturdays at YCG. Our new 2016-2017 program includes 2 workshops per month and 2 premium workshops.  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 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.

 

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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 July 16

Workshop

Gardening Without the Aches & Pains

Lissa Evans

9.30am

For anyone who finds a few hours working in the garden leaves them stiff or sore Lissa will provide practical, interactive demonstrations on: how to use your legs without hurting your back, how to use your arms without hurting your shoulders and how to utilise the ‘natural spring’ in your body to make digging, raking, sweeping and lifting pain free. Come and see how easy it is to begin re-training how you do things and never suffer again

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Sat July 30

Workshop

Using Groundcovers & Living Without Weeds  

Dave Clark

9.30am

Permaculturist Dave Clark will discuss replacing mulch with groundcover plants, using cover crops and exploiting weeds rather than doing battle with them. Dave will explain how these practices fit within the principles of Permaculture and will give a general overview of Permaculture.

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Sat August 6

Guided Garden Tour

9.30am

Want to be inspired about what – and how – to grow in the sub-tropics?  Join Linda Mahony for a tour of YCG. See Permaculture principles and design ideas in action. Meet at the aquaponics system for a 90 minute (approx) tour of the gardens.

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Sat August 13

Workshop

Natural Chook Care

Kirstie Henning (City Chicks Sunshine Coast)
Details to follow… 

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

 

Cost: (unless otherwise specified)

Workshops – $5 for General Public, Gold Coin for Members, Free entry for regular YCG Volunteers

Garden Tours & Documentary Screenings – Gold Coin for all

Of course, if anyone feels inspired to donate more, we will very gratefully accept your generosity!  YCG is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation and we always welcome donations and support. All fees and donations go towards the ongoing costs of running YCG and help us to keep offering great workshops with great presenters.

 

For more information about upcoming workshops, please contact our Workshop Coordinator, Amber Grimley, at ycgeducation@gmail.com, or phone 5446 7373.


To receive our monthly email newsletter including workshop program, please email your name to  info@yandinacommunitygardens.com.au 

 

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Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Grants Program

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