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For simply the best hands on classes on growing and enjoying organic food in south east Queensland. Watch to quick video to the right for some inspiration.

Most of the classes listed below are held at our beautiful organic acreage in Capalaba in the Redlands, just 25 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD. It’s the perfect place to breathe in fresh air, and open your mind to possibilities.

The cluck of contented hens, chatter of birds and the swish of breeze in the majestic eucalypts will seduce you into relaxing and enjoying your class. Our abundant organic vegetable patch, thriving organic orchard and specialist garden areas are an inspiration to grow your own.  To join a life-changing organic class, just click a link with the class you’d like to attend.

OR email linda@ecobotanica.com.au
Or, to ask more about the class, call 04167157470.

April 2018

Saturday 7 April 9-3.30

Organic  Gardening Immersion Series #1

So you’d like to really get the hand of organic gardening from the ground up?

This is the first of a 2 day series on organic gardening, designed to equip you, whether you are a beginner or existing gardener, with the essentials for converting lawn to lunch, dirt to dinner and sods to sweets!

It’s a comprehensive and fun, hands-on day where we begin with how to convert your grass or garden to organic production. We’ll look at all the key techniques and tips you’ll need. You’ll have the chance to determine what your specific garden needs are too, all with the careful guidance of an organic growing expert.

$125 Includes morning tea and lunch from our garden

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

Saturday 14 April 9-3.30

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Organic  Gardening Immersion Series #2

Today builds upon class #1 where we established a garden from the start and created rich, fertile soil and prepped planting areas.

Today you’ll learn what and where to plant, how much to grow and what to use as companions, crop rotation and pest control in your organic garden.  There’s lots more too, so you’ll feel confident and eager to keep your productivity zooming along in your garden.

$125

You can attend just one or both days above.

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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May 2018

Sunday 13 May  1-3.30

Celebrate Mother’s Day and spoil mum (or yourself) at the Garden Party with Garden Tour and Edible Flowers High Tea

A very special garden party this month, with a delightful focus on mums. Bring the mum(s)  in your life for this sumptuous afternoon tea and garden party with a floral focus.

She’ll love the time in the garden learning about edible flowers and may even be inspired to grow some at home too. I’ll spoil everyone with deliciously delectable sweet and savoury dishes, all made with love, and edible flowers.

What to expect…

This garden party here at Ecobotanica also celebrates my book: A Delicious Bunch, Growing and cooking with edible flowers.

The  garden party is a lovely event where you will start the afternoon with a private tour of our garden and learn about the edible flowers we grow, sell and use. You’ll be introduced to how and when to grow the best blooms for your table.

The tour is topped off with a delectable afternoon tea featuring the organic and edible flowers we grow here in the garden. As the blooms change seasonally, there will be an ever-changing menu to delight you. At a garden party, you will receive your own copy of A Delicious Bunch.

A Garden Party is a beautiful way to spend a glorious afternoon, surrounded by a lovely garden and learning about edible flowers while indulging in afternoon tea with a difference. Come and meet new friends, or why not bring your mum’s group, friends, bridal party or garden club?

$75 Includes a signed copy of my new book ‘A Delicious Bunch – Growing and cooking with edible flowers‘ and a garden gift bag.

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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JUNE 2018

Sunday 24 June 1-4.00pm

Espalier Fruit Trees & General Fruit Tree Pruning Techniques

This hands-on class is a beauty!

You’ll learn how to grow and train apples and stone fruits for the subtropics in the narrowest of spaces.

This year we had super crops from each on our espaliered plants! It’s an ancient art, perfected by the French and embraced across the world. It’s perfect for our smaller blocks and for narrow areas where you’d love fruit trees but dont have loads of room.

We also cover what fruit trees to choose, how to fertilise and care for trees, and will cover general fruit tree pruning in this class.

You’ll take home your new knowledge to produce healthy, abundant fruits. Class includes notes and afternoon tea.

$70

Book by calling Linda 0416157470  or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au  

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JULY 2018

Sunday 22 July 1-3.30pm

Garden Party with Garden Tour and Edible Flowers High Tea

A beautiful subtropical winter garden party this month. But don’t let the season fool you! Our garden will be a floral delight with lots of edible flowers blooming their little heads off. You ‘ll love the time in the garden learning about edible flowers and may even be inspired to grow some at home too. I’ll spoil you with deliciously delectable sweet and savoury dishes, all made with love, and edible flowers.

What to expect…

This garden party here at Ecobotanica also celebrates my book: A Delicious Bunch, Growing and cooking with edible flowers.

The  garden party is a lovely event where you will start the afternoon with a private tour of our garden and learn about the edible flowers we grow, sell and use. You’ll be introduced to how and when to grow the best blooms for your table.

The tour is topped off with a delectable afternoon tea featuring the organic and edible flowers we grow here in the garden. As the blooms change seasonally, there will be an ever-changing menu to delight you. At a garden party, you will receive your own copy of A Delicious Bunch.

A Garden Party is a beautiful way to spend a glorious afternoon, surrounded by a lovely garden and learning about edible flowers while indulging in afternoon tea with a difference. Come and meet new friends, or why not bring your mum’s group, friends, bridal party or garden club?

$75 Includes a signed copy of my new book ‘A Delicious Bunch – Growing and cooking with edible flowers‘ and a garden gift bag.

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

Book by calling Linda 0416157470  or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au  

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AUGUST 2018

Sunday 5 August  1-4.30pm

Dehydrating to preserve your produce

This class was so popular in February, that at request, I’ve added another.

Do you have a dehydrator that has been in the cupboard for ages gathering dust?

Or perhaps you grow lots of produce and need to preserve it  without freezing?

Or maybe even like us, you do some hiking or camping and want to make lightweight, tasty meals to take with you?

This is YOUR class! I’ll show how how to dehydrate vegies and fruits to make really excellent and delicious pantry staples, main courses and snacks.

Do you need a dehydrator? NO You’ll find out how to make your oven work for you instead.

I expect we’ll make things like soups, pizza bases from vegies, home made stocks, fruity snacks, rice dishes, SDT’s and MUCH more!!! I’ll let you know the menu a week or two before when you have booked your spot.

I only have 7 people for this class, so in order to ensure your spot, you can book as early as you like.

 

$70  Book by calling Linda 0416157470 or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

Dried oranges. Tricky but delicious!

AUGUST 2018

Sunday 12 August  1-4.00pm

Fermented Goodness From Your Garden

So you are probably making fermented drinks like kefir, so I wont go into that in this class, but what about switzels and shrubs?

And if you love the idea of making delicious fermented vegies , fruits, chutney, and using your produce to the better health of your body, then this is a class you won’t want to miss.

I ran this class in February and had such an enormous response, that I’ve decided to run it again.

You will love the truly delicious things we make from our organic garden. You’ll want to include them in your every day meals and they are easy enough for you to make them at home too.

Book your spot – Your tummy will thank you for it.

I only have 7 people for this class, so in order to ensure your spot, you can book as early as you like.

$70  Book by calling Linda 0416157470 or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

What people said about this class:

‘Dearest Linda, Thank you for a wonderful adventure in probiotics and fermenting.’ Ally

“Linda, thank you for your warm welcome. Your property is beautiful. The class today was very informative and I learnt heaps. Every mouthful was of delicious was nutritious and yum! I had a lot of fun and my belly is full. Brenda”

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AUGUST 2018

Sunday 19 August  10-1.00pm

An Organic Garden of Plenty

You may already have an organic garden, but is it producing plenty?

Come along to find out how to streamline your production, improve your soil and reduce pests by the use of organic means.

We’ll be practicing rotational methods, you’ll learn how to implement seasonal planning for planting, and how to deal with the common pests and diseases that attack our gardens , by using companion planting, beneficial insects and organic pest control methods.

This class is of huge value to the beginner or to the experienced gardener.

$70  Book by calling Linda 0416157470 or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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