Canberra Environment Centre

Permaculture Design Certificate
Comprehensive PDC with a focus on urban agriculture.
https://www.canberraenvironment.org

Byron Centre for Permaculture

Certificate Qualifications, PDC, Sustainable Living courses.
Building empowerment, resilience and innovation
through transformational education and training.
Byron Bay, Northern NSW
www.byroncollege.org.au

Spoon Jam | The Spoon Carving Festival

Tharwa Near Canberra | 26 & 27 October 2019

Spoon Jam, our 4th annual festival of hand carved wooden spoons and happy slowness, returns in October for up to four days of spoon carving bliss near Canberra.

Perfect for complete beginners and experienced spoonies.

Learn from some of the world’s best spoon carvers, including a return visit from the amazing Alex Yerks, from upstate New York to impart his spoon and cup carving wisdom and techniques.

Connect with other carvers, learn spoon, cup and puppet carving, build your own spoon carving collectives, and bliss out in beautiful Tharwa, ACT. You’ll walk away with a head full of knowledge and hands stuffed with spoons made in a range of workshops over the weekend.

Early bird tickets available now – $360 – includes all meals, BYO camping, and workshops for both days.

26 & 27 October, Tharwa, ACT (near Canberra).

Also available: one and two day pre-fest workshops in kuksa (cup) carving, knife making, advanced spoon carving and puppet carving. Limited places.

Tickets & info: www.spoonsmith.com.au

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Produce Swap & Markets


Eltham Food Swap

4th Sunday of each month (except December).
10am to 11am @ Eltham Farmers’ Market
10-18 Arthur Street, Eltham Vic.


Joe’s Connected Garden SA

Not just about growing food, but creating community &
fostering respect for the earth & each other.
With over 400 varieties of fruit trees, heaps of veggies, herbs, mushrooms, chickens & ducks + more – there’s something for everyone!
Come and see a community garden of a different kind where neighbours have joined together to link their gardens & share the harvests!
Each day there will be activities/talks for adults & children including edible weed walks, fruit tree planting/pruning, propagation for kids + more, as well as a variety of stalls and cheap plant sales.
6 Argent street, Elizabeth Grove, SA. Come & be inspired to grow your own food & community.

Hunter Organic Growers Society
Spreading the organic word in the Hunter Valley NSW.
Join us for monthly field days and meet other gardeners & growers.
All welcome!
hunterorganicgrowerssociety@gmail.com 


Sydney Compost Exchange

Visit facebook page for more details.

Bacchus Marsh Produce Swap
1st Saturday every month, 1-2pm
Hosted by Darley Community Art Garden.
Holts Lane, Darley VIC

Melbourne Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap
1st Saturday –
Glen Park Oaks Community Garden,
from 10 – 11.30am.  30 Glen Park Rd, Bayswater North.
All are welcome, even if you only have a small excess to share,
or are just getting started and want to come
along to chat about edible gardening and permaculture.

2nd Saturday – Red Earth Community Park, Brice Ave, Mooroolbark. 

3rd Sunday – Warranwood Primary School, I Wellington Park Drive, Warranwood. 

4th Saturday – Heathmont Baptist Church, 78 Cuthbert Street, Heathmont. 

https://permacultureswap.wordpress.com/

Trentham Produce Swap
3rd Saturday of each month at the Trentham Farmers Market.
Swap starts at 10 am on the corner of High Street and
Greendale Trentham Forest Road, Trentham.
Coordinated by our friendly volunteers from the Trentham Food Hub.
One gardener’s glut is another gardener’s lunch!

 

Mernda Community Garden at Carome Homestead Produce Swap
1st Saturday of every month from 10:30 onwards.
Homegrown produce is welcome.
Come and join us at 10 Hathfelde Blvd, Mernda, Vic.

Crystal Waters Market
Crystal Waters, QLD (near Maleny) First Saturday every month, 8am-2pm. Featuring organic seedlings, local produce, breakfast and lunch options, coffee and chai, Les’s Sourdough Bakery, acupuncture and massage, local craftsmanship and artisan work, vintage clothing, face painting, and much more.
Camping and cabin accommodation available. Visit “Crystal Waters Market” on Facebook or crystalwaters.org.au for more information


Inverleigh Food Swap
2nd Saturday of every month- 9.30am till 10.30am in front of Sonny Cafe, Main street. We are a small, but growing group of community
gardeners and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods.
Inverleigh Vic. Contact Peter – empete56@hotmail.com


Bannockburn Vic Food Swap
4th Saturday of every month from 9.30am till 10.30am
at Station Cafe carpark, near railway line.
We are a small, but growing group of community gardeners
and are passionate about sharing our produce and knowledge about gardening and growing whole, real foods. Contact Peter – empete56@hotmail.com

 

 Volunteer & Shared farming


Sugarloaf Permaculture

2 &1/2 hours SW of Brisbane is offering free
internships to citizens interested in all things permaculture.

http://www.sugarloafpermaculture.net/internship

 

Volunteers wanted in Ballarat
We are currently seeking keen & committed volunteers to
do weekly shifts at the Food Is Free Laneway Ballarat.
Successful candidates will be required to have the
ability to commit to a 15 min shift once a week.
Full training session provided, then left to work solo every following week.
Shift involves general tidying up and removing spent fruit/herbs/veggies to ensure the safety of all our visitors and watering of plants during the warmer months.
Some basic gardening too if you are keen (optional).
Sound like your kind of thing? Please email: volunteer@foodisfree.com.au

 

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