Green Dean & Community Events

Aug
26
Sat
Urban Chicken Keeping Workshop @ Green Dean HQ
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chickens are amazing multifunctional creatures with interesting individual personalities and a lot to offer us, such as:

* Fresh organic eggs
* Rich fertilizer from manure & feathers
* Composting & mulching habits
* Great pest control for your garden
* Recycling your kitchen scraps
* Year round social value & companionship

In our workshop you’ll learn:

* What chickens eat, drink & consume
* Chicken health & hygiene
* Correct chicken housing & chicken runs
* How many chooks you can have & the legals
* Best breeds of chickens for eggs & other needs
* Organic management of chickens
* Where to get your first chickens
* A little on keeping ducks
*Why the chicken crossed the road and much more

Saturday 26 August, 9am-12noon
$45 per couple/family – includes morning tea
Please bring a notebook & pen + hat

Bookings by Wed 23 Aug
Please contact us for payment details on 0432414266.

Sep
2
Sat
Worm Farming for Maximum Fertiliser Workshop @ Green Dean HQ
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

A thriving worm farm is an absolute essential for any keen organic gardener, and just makes sense in so many ways for creating incredible fertiliser for your garden.

Starting & caring for a worm farm is easy, inexpensive and fun, and is especially beneficial for children.

Worm farming produces your own incredible organic fertiliser and is a very sustainable way to manage most of your kitchen food waste.

You’ll learn all about:
* The different kinds of worms & their benefits & functions
* How to make and maintain a worm farm
* How to manage kitchen scraps for worm food
* How to yield maximum harvest and use vermicompost from your worm farm

Saturday 2 September, 9-11:30am
$45 per couple/family - includes morning tea
Please bring notebook & pen + hat
* Bookings by Tue 29 Aug

Please contact us for payment details on 0432414266.

Sep
9
Sat
Korean Kimchi Class @ Green Dean HQ
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

LIMITED TO 4 PEOPLE ONLY - BE FAST!

Join us for a fun and informative morning to learn how to make traditional Korean kimchi.

You will learn:
- the basics of traditional kimchi & ingredients
- the science & health benefits of kimchi
- how to make 2 popular kinds of kimchi (baechu kimchi & oi kimchi)
- and much more

10am - 1pm, Saturday 9 September
(please arrive by 9:45am)
$65 per person
Includes morning tea, Korean lunch & kimchi to take home
* Bookings by Tue 5 Sept

* THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO 4 PEOPLE so be fast!

Please contact us to book & for payment details.

Sep
10
Sun
Complete Introduction to Permaculture Workshop @ Green Dean HQ
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Permaculture is highly transformative for everyone who learns, understands and implements it. Our main focus is on urban farming, where amazing things can be achieved using permaculture design principles to bring food-growing back into the towns and cities, where it has always traditionally been in sustainable cultures.

This information and action filled 1 day introduction workshop is packed with lots juicy permaculture and urban farming knowledge and skills to help you start converting your home or other site into a thriving permaculture haven.

You will learn:
* The history and origins of Permaculture
* The Ethics and Principles of Permaculture
* Why we need Transition Initiatives
* Design considerations and guidelines
* Soil care and water management
* Growing your own organic food
* Keeping animals in Permaculture
* A fresh new way of viewing your home, environment, community and lifestyle
* Permaculture – the Next Step

Cost: $125 pp
- Includes morning and afternoon tea & lunch + notes
- No prior knowledge of Permaculture is required

* NO CHILDREN OR PETS PLEASE *

Presented by: Green Dean - well-known permaculture educator, sustainable food consultant and urban farmer.

WHEN? Sunday 10 September
TIME? 9am - 4pm (please arrive by 8:45am)

* BYO notebook and pen + hat & appropriate clothing.
You are very welcome and encouraged to take photos on the day.

BOOKINGS & PAYMENT ESSENTIAL by Mon 4 Sept or ASAP please.

Please contact us for payment details.