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Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia

February 2016

Coffs Regional Community Garden Tour

Saturday February 13, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Discover how the Coffs Regional community gardens is a place where your whole family can grow food, learn, relax and meet the resident rabbits, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks. If you haven’t been down to the Coffs Regional Community Garden in Combine St yet, come and see the amazing progress that has been made in the last three years. There is a banana circle, nursery, fruit forest, sensory garden, wood-fired pizza oven, mandala garden, communal garden beds, garden plots for individuals and…

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May 2016

Growing Citrus Organically Made Easy

Sunday May 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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This informative session includes a brief, yet interesting history on the evolution of over 1,000 years of growing citrus. We also look at different varieties of citrus and their suitability to the area, selection of plants and their uses (application in cooking will also be discussed e.g. native finger limes). We will also share information on growing requirements including soil, nutrients, water, pruning, mud pasting and placement.  In addition,  pest management relating to insects, fungal and bacterial attacks, all along organic lines will also be discussed.  Participants are…

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June 2016

An Introduction to Keeping Honey Bees

Sunday June 26, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Have you ever considered keeping honey bees?  If so, this workshop is for you.  Come along and learn how honey bees live and work, the different types of honey and about some of the health and healing properties of hive products.  This informative workshop is ideal for beginners including those using or considering flowhives.

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July 2016

Composting

Sunday July 24, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Ever tried to make a compost heap and failed or simply didn't know what you were doing right or wrong? Did you know there many ways to 'compost'? Do you know the advantages and disadvantages of various methods? Well, this is your chance to have all those questions answered and get hands on experience while understanding the requirements necessary to achieve rich fertile compost made from local materials.   Meet your workshop facilitator Steve McGrane

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November 2016

Garden Escapees – know your weeds & protect biodiversity workshop – Living Lightly Community Fair (Coffs Community Gardens)

Saturday November 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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cassia or senna weed

Join presenter Aaron Hartley into the world of weeds and how to manage your own patch to protect our precious local environment.  Learn about common plants grown intentionally or otherwise in people’s gardens which when they escape, become weeds and threaten local biodiversity.  Presented by Aaron Hartley & Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare

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Wild Kitchen Workshop with Clayton Donovan – Living Lightly Community Fair (Coffs Community Gardens)

Saturday November 12, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
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Take a delectable journey of food and culture with local Gumbaynggirr legend Clayton Donovan - Australia’s only hatted Indigenous Chef and star of ABC’s Wild Kitchen.  

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Garden Escapees (know your weeds workshop)

Saturday November 12, 2016 @ 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
cassia or senna weed

Join presenter Aaron Hartley in a journey into the world of weeds and how to manage your own patch to protect our precious local environment. Learn about common plants grown intentionally or otherwise in people’s gardens which when they escape, become weeds and threaten local biodiversity. Presented by Aaron Hartley & Coffs Harbour Regional Landcare

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March 2017

Growing Great Food for our Local Climate

Sunday March 12, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Join community garden guru Arlan on a amazing tour of Coffs Community Gardens.. forage together the delectable garden-grown produce and get some juicy garden tips along the way.. then throw it all together for a sumptuous live cook up and tasting! Book your free place now and an enjoy a very yummy outdoor adventure this Sunday. A National Seniors Week special event but open to absolutely everyone.. Bring your parents, grandparents, friends or neighbours or just bring yourself. Everyone and…

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May 2017

Making Kombucha – an introduction

Sunday May 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Practice the techniques and learn the art and benefits of kombucha making. Come and concoct your own version of this healthy living drink. Fermentation predates human history, and is a safe and effective health strategy. The benefits of various fermented foods and beverages will be discussed, and we will also look at potential pitfalls or areas of concern, and discover how to navigate them successfully to produce health-promoting live foods at home. Discover a new interest, or make new friends,…

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June 2017

The Achievable Kitchen Garden – Part 1

Sunday June 25, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Growing your own food is easy particularly when you get a few simple things right from the start. Over two sessions local ABC Gardening Guru Steve McGrane will share the secrets of soil, plants, pests and movement of nutrients in a biological system. ALL WELCOME.

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July 2017

The Achievable Kitchen Garden – Part 2

Sunday July 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map

Growing your own food is easy particularly when you get a few simple things right from the start. Over two sessions local ABC Gardening Guru Steve McGrane will share the secrets of soil, plants, pests and movement of nutrients in a biological system. ALL WELCOME.

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February 2018

Living Lightly – The Art of Seed Saving

Sunday February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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If you thought you could only harvest produce from your garden, think again! Learn to save seeds from this year’s harvest and plant them again next year. Join Leela O'Callaghan from the Bellingen Seed Savers Group for a talk on the values of seed saving, techniques, tips and tricks, dos and don'ts. The session will also include an interactive demonstration with seed processing, discussion on sourcing and selection of suitable varieties and Q&A to cover participant’s experiences and interests. Please join…

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April 2018

Growing great food for our local climate

Sunday April 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Coffs Regional Community Garden is great place to discover how to grow and use new and unusual vegetables and herbs from around the world right here in our lovely subtropical coffs coast backyard. Gardens Coordinator Arlan can spot an amaranth, native ginger or taro from a mile away and tell you how to harvest and prepare them too! There is a banana circle, nursery, fruit forest, sensory garden, wood-fired pizza oven, mandala garden, communal garden beds, garden plots for individuals…

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June 2018

Living Lightly – Biodynamic Gardening FREE workshop

Sunday June 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Hamish Mackay is a passionate, experienced and local biodynamics practitioner and presents a workshop to share the joys of gardening in tune with nature. For Hamish, biodynamics is an enjoyable and cost effective way to produce high quality food and fibre suitable for human health and well-being as well as a way to address our carbon and climate challenges and generate confidence in the future. This workshop will present some of the basics of biodynamic gardening, and biodynamic preparations, in…

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September 2018

SOLD OUT! Grow and infuse herbs from your garden FREE Sustainable Living Workshop

Sunday September 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Free

Join local fermentation guru and producer Tom Rothsey for this practical workshop at the glorious Community Gardens in Coffs Harbour. Herbal infusions can be as simple as rosemary vinegar, or as complex as fire cider, but all offer a way of utilising produce form your garden and reducing wastage of seasonal produce. Vinegar infusions have been a popular method for preserving the flavour and nutrient content of seasonal foods since at least the time of the ancient Greeks and are easily used…

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February 2019

Know your soils! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability Workshop

Sunday February 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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FREE

What better way to kick off a year of growing your own produce than by getting the low down on soils. It's where all that growing starts afterall... Join local educator and gardener extrodinaire Steve McGrane for this FREE two hour workshop in the gorgeous Coffs Regional Community Gardens. Steve will describe soil composition and how to work and nurture soil with organic methods. Learn how to use green matter and minerals to provide the balance and nutrients in the soil for a healthy…

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April 2019

Gardening with kids! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability workshop

Sunday April 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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FREE

Learning to garden is a lot of fun and an exciting opportunity to be outside together learning how the natural world works. Join local educator and gardener extraordinaire Steve McGrane for this FREE two hour workshop in the gorgeous Coffs Regional Community Gardens.  Steve will work with children to learn about gardening using storytelling, hands on  gardening, planting and watering. Parents will also be involved in guiding and encouraging gardening with kids. Please ensure you book tickets for all attending adults and children aged…

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May 2019

Plant propagation & grafting! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability Workshop

Sunday May 26, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Join experienced educator and horticulturalist Damian O'Mara for this FREE two hour workshop in the gorgeous Coffs Regional Community Gardens. Damian will provide theoretical knowledge and propagation techniques, in particular grafting. Please book tickets for all attendees, including children aged 3+ as seating is limited. Thank you :) The Coffs Regional Community Garden is a community based project with a philosophy to grow healthy food and community. Located on Combine Street (west of the  Pacific highway) Coffs Harbour. 

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July 2019

Garden design – FREE Sustainable Living Workshop!

Sunday July 28, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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FREE

This workshop will assist participants design and redesign their gardens to accommodate varieties of vegetable, fruit, flower plants and trees and maximise their home production with suitable location, wind protection, shade and sun for a functional and spatial garden. The Coffs Regional Community Garden is a community based project with a philosophy to grow healthy food and community. Located on Combine Street (west of the Pacific Highway) Coffs Harbour.

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February 2020

FREE workshop! Garden to Plate – Coffs Harbour

Thursday 27 February @ 4:45 pm - 6:45 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
FREE

Love foraging and creating mouth-watering meals from home grown fresh produce? Then this workshop is for you! The Garden to Plate workshop will take you through the beautiful and diverse range of foods grown on the Coffs Coast and what you can do with them to create healthy and easy meals. Connect with local seasons, learn how to avoid food waste and enjoy some tips for making the most of what you have grown in the kitchen. Join local food…

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