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Go Bush! Wild foods and survival skills

Jul 27 2014 | 9am-4pm | Bellingen Showground

Identify wild and native herbs such as chickweed, purslane, fat hen, amaranth and speedwell. Learn how to prepare bulrush, bunya nuts and lemon myrtle for eating and cook wild meats (fish and kangaroo) in clay and coals. Lots of vego food too! Practice survival fire-making and mat weaving.

Keeping Backyard Chickens

Jul 29 2014 | 9.30 - 12.30 | Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden

The meeting room at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens is the venue for this morning with Jade Woodhouse from ‘Simply Natural Organic Farm’ on the Dorrigo plateau. She will present this workshop about the housing, management and health of chickens.

Plastic Free July

Jul 01 2014 to Jul 31 2014 | Various Times | Australia

Join thousands taking the challenge to refuse single-use plastic. You can sign up for a day or a week if the whole month sounds overwhelming. Sign up to get recipes, ideas & everything you need to take part.


Aug 02 2014 to Aug 03 2014 | 9.30am - 3.30pm | North Coast Regional Botanic Garden Reception

In this workshop we will be going through the steps of preparing an accurate and appealing botanical artwork. Getting to know a plant through careful observation and rough sketches to get a feel for it is a crucial step.

‘Fun With Ferments’ – Bring Probiotic Rich Power Foods into your Kitchen

Aug 03 2014 | 1pm to 5pm | Sawtell

All you need to get started making Healthy Probiotic Rich Food Ferments at home. A great day of practical learning including ferment tastings, recipes, kefir starter, and follow up support to make it real in your own home kitchen

Threatened Species Day Marine Debris Art Competition

Jun 23 2014 to Aug 29 2014 | Entries close at 4pm on the 29/8/2014 | Schools

To raise awareness of threatened species in our local area, the Solitary Islands Marine Park is holding a marine debris art competition. Join in the fun challenge of turning undesirable marine debris into an interesting artwork of a locally threatened species

Toast Urunga

Sep 07 2014 | 10am to 4pm | Morgo Street Reserve Urunga

For a relaxing day of good fresh food, regional wines, great music and cooking demonstrations in a picturesque outdoor setting where the Bellinger and Kalang rivers meet the sea, make sure you put Sunday 7 September in your diary.

Radical Re-Design

Sep 13 2014 | TBC | Bellingen Learning Alliance Building

So much that we do is inherited from past times and out-dated paradigms. In our quest for better, more sustainable ways of living everything is up for radical redesign.

Introduction to Permaculture

Sep 14 2014 | TBC | Bellingen Learning Alliance Building

An introduction to the key concepts of permaculture and design at an individual and community level.

Backyard Bee-keeping

Oct 11 2014 | 9am - 4pm | TBC

Develop the confidence to start keeping your own bees in a backyard hive!