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Creating a Sustainable Community Program

Yandina Community Gardens is pleased to offer a series of workshops and garden tours held on Saturdays at YCG. Our program includes 2 workshops per month.  

Please note that we now charge a small fee for our workshops. 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 continuing our great workshop program with great presenters.

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

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If Bookings are required this will be specified in information for particular workshop, otherwise bookings are not required.

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7th October Guided Garden Tour with Margaret Hamlyn (9am)

Want to be know what and how to grow in the sub-tropics? Join YCG’s Workshop Coordinator, Margaret Hamlyn, for a tour of YCG. See Permaculture principles and design ideas in action.

Meet at bamboo tepee. 1-1.5 hrs. We recommend you wear a hat and bring a water bottle.
Cost: Gold coin to contribute to the overall running costs of the Gardens.

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14th October Workshop – Composting & Mulching Your Way to Good Health with Dave Clark (9.30 am)

There have been huge discoveries in soil science in recent years, and we now know that we have to look increasingly to Regenerative techniques to bring most of our soils back to life, and for our crops to carry the nutrition they once did. Focus on the microbiology of soils has also led to the potential to reduce our use of fertilisers while still improving the soil. The way we grow the things we eat, and the medium we grow them in, has an enormous impact on the nutrient density of the produce. This impacts directly on our health & wellbeing. Increases in our understanding have also affected inputs into traditional compost making, and new knowledge allows us to make compost that is even more valuable in our agricultural and gardening efforts. Dave will share with you many ways to increase the fertility of our soil and improve our health while reducing the amount spent at the produce store. Dave is a highly experienced Permaculturist & Permaculture teacher.

Dave has generously donated this workshop to Yandina Community Gardens. 

Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers

Duration: 1.5-2 hours. Bookings are NOT required.

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21st October Workshop – Creating a Sustainable Home for Less with Brett Grimley (9.30am)

Do you have a dream to build your own sustainable home, but think that it’s out of your reach? There are things that you can do, and not do, to keep costs low (e.g., using recycled products & doing without extra rooms & bathrooms). Brett & Amber Grimley opened their home for Sustainable House Day 2016 & 2017. Their house is as much about financial sustainability as it is about environmental sustainability. Brett is a local professional building designer & sustainable house design is his passion (see website or Facebook – Ecolibrium Designs). Brett will show you tips, tricks & approaches to achieve a sustainable home for less.

Brett has generously donated this workshop to Yandina Community Gardens. 

Cost: $5 Non-Members, Gold coin for Members, Free to Regular Volunteers

Duration: 1.5-2 hours. Bookings are NOT required.

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4th November Guided Garden Tour with Dee Humphreys (9am)

Want to know what and how to grow in the sub-tropics? Join Dee Humphreys for a tour of YCG. See Permaculture principles and design ideas in action.

Meet at bamboo tepee. 1-1.5 hrs.
We recommend you wear a hat and bring a water bottle.
Cost: Gold coin to contribute to the overall running costs of the Gardens.

Dee Humphreys is an organic gardener and educator. Her enthusiasm for eating what she grows and using all things ‘green’ for health is infectious. Dee and her husband, Ian, previously ran the ‘Garden of Eatin’, a magical 10 acres of edible gardens on the Sunshine Coast where they taught people through educational Garden Tours. More recently they have created a super productive suburban garden. Dee has a special passion for nutritious herbs and weeds, and exploring their practical uses. A wealth of knowledge!

FYI – Dee Humphreys will also be our Garden Tour Guide on 2 December.

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Questions? Contact Workshop Coordinator, Margaret Hamlyn at ycgeducation@gmail.com or phone 5446 7373.

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We invite you to support YCG by becoming a Member (see our Membership page) or Volunteer (Email us or phone 07 5446 7373 or talk to one of our Volunteers when you visit YCG)

 

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