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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.

For other events, please check the events calendar.

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.

May 2019

Organic Garden of Plenty 

Sunday 26 May 9-3.30

Grow Great, Grow Plenty, Grow Organic.

Learn the tricks to growing plenty of food in your garden and how to do it the organic way. I’ve been growing organically for almost 20 years and will show you how you too can grow loads of food without hurting your body or the environment.

This full day class is a beauty. It’s suitable for an established or a new gardener who really wants to amp up the production, and this time of the year is perfect for starting.

What to expect:

I’ll have a booklet of notes for you so you can cut through the peripherals and get straight to the chase with what to grow, how to improve your soil and how to choose the best varieties, the, planting techniques and the organic solutions that mean you flourish in your garden too.

You’ll have lots of hands-on practice at doing  the things you need to do for your own garden, and you’ll be in a small group of maximum 12 people so you have plenty of chance to ask questions and relate what you learn to your own garden. There are no stupid questions! Just brilliant help.

You’ll taste before you get to grow your own vegie varieties to see if you like them, you’ll feel empowered to go home and start in your own plot straight away, or you might even be inclined to dig up the front lawn and really go all out to supply most of your food needs.

I’ve had such great feedback from the organics classes, that I have no doubt you’ll love this, and go home with your head abuzz with ideas and eagerness to start.

At each class I also have at least someone who was given a gift voucher to get them started too, so do consider giving this class a gift to the person in your life who wants to make a difference without making a mistake.

You’ll also enjoy lunch and a  morning tea that is made from the garden too. Delish!
Full day price $105

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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June 2019

Montville Girls Day Out

Sunday 16 June 10-3pm

Montville is gorgeous at this time of the year. Its gentle character, floral spectacle, beautiful gardens and crafty shops on the Mountain walk are so enticing. SO, let’s make the most of it!
I’ve joined with my friend Christine, the owner of Montville Country Cabins, to plan something VERY special – A whole day of Delights for you on Sunday 16 June.
You’ll arrive at the glorious garden of Montville Country Cabins by 10.00am in time for some warm scones with rose petal jam and an introduction to the inspiring delights of edible flowers.

Enjoy making delicious food using edible flowers, sampling a selection of those you can grow at home, and learning Linda’s tips from the kitchen garden. Lunch is scrumptious and home-made, while dessert is a fragrant temptation that you will make from fresh local ingredients.

After lunch we’ll settle in to a workshop to create a selection of Floral and Herbal Concoctions. I’ve some favourites to share with you that use the most sensual of edible flowers- rose petals, lavender, violets and more. You’ll also taste and make a lightly fermented flower based drink and sip on freshly blended herbal and floral teas. You’ll make and take them home to enjoy later as well.

At 3pm we draw to a close, and bid farewell so you can make your way into Montville and back down the hill home.

Stay over? Or, you might like to stay in a Cabin overnight and snuggle up by your own open fire, listen to the birdsong,  snug beds, big soaky baths with rainforest views and candles, and the sounds of forest birds and silence. Ahh it’s beautiful.  Wake up to a tray of fresh local breakfast ingredients and make a weekend of it.

Christine is taking bookings for the accommodation if you’d like to stay over http://montvillecabins.com.au/

The Girls Day Out at Montville Country Cabins is $110 all inclusive.
Book the Girls Day out by calling Linda 0416157470

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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June 2019

Edible Flowers Garden Party & Garden Tour

Sunday 23 June 1-4.30

The gorgeously balmy winter days we enjoy in the coastal Redlands are perfect weather for the garden parties. Take a snuggle rug and cosy up with a warm herbal cuppa and a batch of my fresh scones with rose petal jam, and just enjoy the afternoon.

At the Garden Party 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 for just 12 people at Ecobotanica celebrates my book: A Delicious Bunch, Growing and cooking with edible flowers.

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

July 2019

The Ancient Art of Espaliering & Pruning Fruit Trees

Sunday 7 July 9.30-3.30

Imagine growing your own fruit on a balcony, along a fence or in a tight, narrow spot where you thought it was hopeless!

Small spots can be transformed into fully productive spaces with the addition of tropical fruit trees such as apples and mulberries, nectarines anda citrus.

But wait! Don’t they grow huge???

Not if you espalier them!

Will you still get fruit?

Yes heaps!

At this class you’ll practice the art of espaliering fruit in different ways. You’ll find out the best fruits to grow this way.

You’ll learn how to prune regular fruit trees too, and how to keep them just the right size to get the heaviest harvest  and least number of fruit losses for the least effort.

For most of us, small gardens or lack of space really hamper our desire to grow and eat more from our gardens. At this excellent 1 day class for 12 people, you’ll feel you can grow more than ever and grow the things you love to eat.

After all, who doesn’t want their own fruiting tree in the back/side or front yard that makes the neighbours envious?

WE also cover pest and disease control, natural and organic fertility and soil improvement fro fruiting trees and building the life in your soil to support your trees.

I only run this class once per year. Drop everything and come along.

Full day class $105 includes lunch and morning tea from our organic garden

To book email me or call me 0416157470

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July 2019

Edible Flowers Garden Party & Garden Tour

Sunday 21 July 1-4.30

The gorgeously balmy winter days we enjoy in the coastal Redlands are perfect weather for the garden parties. Take a snuggle rug and cosy up with a warm herbal cuppa and a batch of my fresh scones with rose petal jam, and just enjoy the afternoon.

At the Garden Party 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 for just 12 people at Ecobotanica celebrates my book: A Delicious Bunch, Growing and cooking with edible flowers.

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

August 2019

Soil Extravaganza

Sunday 4 August 1-4.30

More info coming soon!

To book email me or call me 0416157470

A richly organic soil supports lots of life
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August 2019

Stingless Bees Class

Saturday 10 August 9-12

At this class you’ll learn about rescuing stingless bees, splitting hives, caring for our native stingless bees and what to plant in your garden for the best bee support. They are such interesting insects and have been here in Australia probably longer than human habitation.

Its a very interesting class that’s always booked out as it’s only for a small group. You’ll taste native honey too and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to see inside the hive to observe the workings of stingless bee hives.!

Stingless bees are often found in water or Telstra pits in the ground, as you see in the picture. But there is another way of keeping your own bees safe from flooding, ants and wasps and having it in a more convenient location – An OATH Hive. You’ll learn about these on the day too.

If you have a fly net that fits over a hat, you may like to bring on on the day so you get an uninterrupted view of the hives.

To book your spot, email me or call me 0416157470

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September 2019

New to Gardening, New to Queensland???

Sunday 15 September 9.30-3.30

Its all a bit odd up here isnt it? You’ll learn what you need to know to adjust to the climate and the growing up here.

More info coming soon!

To book email me or call me 0416157470

September 2019

Edible Flowers Garden Party & Garden Tour

Sunday 29 September 1-3.30

The gorgeously balmy winter days we enjoy n the coastal Redlands are perfect weather for the garden parties. Take a snuggle rug and cosy up with a warm herbal cuppa and a batch of my fresh scones with rose petal jam, and just enjoy the afternoon.

At the Garden Party 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 for just 12 people at Ecobotanica celebrates my book: A Delicious Bunch, Growing and cooking with edible flowers.

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

garden poart meringue jasmine custard tart
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