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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.

December 2017

Sunday 17 December 3-5.30    (Spots still available)

Christmas Garden Party with Tour and Edible Flowers

Tour our beautiful garden with Linda, learning about organic gardening and growing and using edible flowers.

We have planned a series of lovely garden parties here at Ecobotanica to celebrate spring and my book: A Delicious Bunch, Growing and cooking with edible flowers.

The Christmas 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, with a Christmas focus. 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‘.

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

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January 2018

Saturday 20 January 1-4.30pm

Preserving Your Summer Bounty

-How to dehydrate fruits & veg to create delicious meals

If you grow your own vegies, fruits or herbs, or if you frequent the markets, you’ll often have too much to eat at once.

Dehydrating is an easy and cheap way of preserving the goodness without the need for additional freezer or pantry space.

At this class I’ll show you how to use a dehydrator or your oven, to preserve and create the most delicious foods, both savoury and sweet.

We’ll make wraps, roll-ups, soup, sauces and main course dishes, as well as yummy snacks. It’s hands-on and helpful for all cooks and gardeners. You’ll receive a booklet with the ‘HOW TO’ and my favourite recipes that we make on the day.

$70

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

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February 2018

Sunday 4 February 1-4.30pm

Fermenting Class

We’ll launch into the delicious and very healthy world of lacto-fermentation. You can create gut healthy pickles, slaws, drinks and lots more goodies at home.

Fermenting is all the rage at the moment, because we have rediscovered the knowledge that our ancestors used to promote their own health. We are now discovering how fermented foods contribute enormously to gut health which in turn helps with all sorts of illnesses including irritable bowel, skin conditions and even depression.

At this class you will make a selection of easy, safe fermented goodies to brighten up your meals and to use the abundance of summer produce. Your tummy will thank you for it!    You’ll find out how to tell if the ferment is good or not, how to tell when your food is ready to eat , and I’ll share our favourite, delicious fermented recipes with you.

When you book I’ll send you info on  what to bring with you so you can take your own fermented goodies home too!

$70

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

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February 2018

Saturday 17 February 9-4.00pm

Starting a Small Organic Garden 

This class is especially for you if you want all the info you need to start your first organic garden in a small space. That includes in pots, raised beds or in a small courtyard.

Growing food at home is rewarding and can be enormously successful, but sometimes we need expert help to get started and iron out any of the tricks before it costs too much. This class will have you starting your own patch the next day, harvesting  in possibly under a month, and never looking back.

What we’ll cover on the day includes site selection, containers, what to fill a pot or raised bed with, special fertilising for small gardens, how to set your space out efficiently, maximising your yields, reducing pests and growing tasty, sweet food.

You’ll be delighted at the empowerment you feel after this full day immersion. You’ll be growing successfully and producing snappingly fresh food for your table from a small space that is abundant and lush.

A delicious morning tea and lunch are included in this class.

$125

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

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February 2018

Sunday 25 February 2-4.30

Garden Party with Garden Tour and Edible Flowers High Tea

Tour our beautiful garden with Linda, learning about organic gardening and growing and using edible flowers.

We have planned a series of lovely garden parties here at Ecobotanica to celebrate 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‘.

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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March 2018

Sunday 11 March 1-4.30

High Protein Vegetarian Meals From Your Garden

Are you vegetarian or vegan or cook for a person who loves plant-based food? You may have concerns about achieving sufficient protein in your (or their) diet. As a long-term vegetarian who doesn’t eat meat or fish, I have developed a huge array of absolutely stunning vegetarian and vegan meals that provide enough protein to keep everyone satisfied. Much of each meal comes from the garden too, and is perfectly fresh and full of life.

At this class we will harvest from the garden then make together, delectable high protein vegetarian meals that satisfy and delight the taste buds. You’ll gain insight into how I combine foods, plan for harvest in the garden and how to prepare a variety of dishes that contribute to health and vitality.

This class is very popular, as many people are stumped with what to make when their child says ‘I’m vegetarian’ or when a vegetarian is on the dinner guest list. You’ll have a selection of ideas and inspirational ideas to take home.

$70

 

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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March 2018

Sunday 25 March 1-3.30

Garden Party with Garden Tour and Edible Flowers High Tea

Tour our beautiful garden with Linda, learning about organic gardening and growing and using edible flowers.

We have planned a series of lovely garden parties here at Ecobotanica to celebrate 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‘.

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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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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April 2018

Saturday 28 April 1-3.30

Garden Party with Garden Tour and Edible Flowers High Tea

Tour our beautiful garden with Linda, learning about organic gardening and growing and using edible flowers.

We have planned a series of lovely garden parties here at Ecobotanica to celebrate 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‘.

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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