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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.

male hands holding bunches of vegetables in field

September 2019

New to Gardening, New to Queensland???

Sunday 15 September 9.30-3.30

If you are new to gardening, or New to Queensland as I was once, it can be a trick just getting a grip on how things in the garden grow, how the seasons relate to the subtropics, and what to grow when as well as dealing with pests.

The subtropics do differ from the climate in other states, and even across Queensland. What we see growing in other states or countries, or what we see on the TV gardening shows, can be quite different to the things that will suit our gardens.

So, this class is one that I wish was around when i first moved here from Ballarat in Victoria almost 30 years ago.

You’ll learn what you need to know to adjust to the climate and the growing up here. We will cover seasonal growing, especially related to herbs, vegies and fruits.

We will also check out some of those plants that simply need to be avoided up here because they fail every time, even if they do happen to be available at your local  hardware store. Its not your fault, but you need to know why.

We’ll have a look at what we need to do to our soils to create good growing conditions over warm and dry winters,  hot and dry springs, and  wet, humid late summer periods.

We will sow, grow and create, and you’ll take home the practical skills and knowledge to get you cracking along and cranking up the productivity and successes in your garden.

Its a feel good day that has everyone asking questions about their own situation, and learning lots.

Meals are included, as are growing notes and a growing calendar. Fee is $105

You’ll enjoy this class I’m sure.

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

October 2019

Edible Flowers Garden Party & Garden Tour

Sunday 20 October 2-4.30

Roses, Gladioli, Violas, Stocks and Love in a Mist are just a few of the edible flowers we grow that are blooming in the garden right now.

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

November 2019

Beeswax Wraps Class 

Sunday 17 November 1-4 pm $75

We all want to do the right thing, we all want to reduce waste and the use of plastic. So, this class may be just the thing for you.
We use beeswax wraps instead of glad wrap and plastic bags. The wraps are made from pure beeswax and plant resins, painted on to 100% cotton.

In this class, the beeswax wraps you make to take home are useful many times over. Ours last for about 12 months! Imagine how much plastic we save from landfill. Not to mention the reduction in food contamination from the plastic wrap that sheds onto our food each time we use it. .

You can choose your fabric, learn how to melt down the pure wax and what to add to the wax to aid in longevity of your wraps, and how to apply the wax with a little waste as possible.

Not only will you make two  wraps to take home, you’ll also make a wax sandwich wrapper with a cute toggle.

This class is completely engrossing and hands on. I’m sure you’ll love it. Pus you can by some of our pure beeswax so you can make more wraps at home.

Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

Fabric for beeswax wraps

November 2019

Edible Flowers Christmas Garden Party & Garden Tour

Sunday 24 November 2-4.30

Roses, Gladioli, Violas, Daylilies and Love in a Mist are just a few of the edible flowers we grow that are blooming in the garden right now.

At the Christmas Garden Party, take the afternoon to celebrate an early Christmas in beautiful surrounds, with family, friends or workmates. We like to wear something Christmassy to get in the spirit for this class too!

At this garden party you ‘ll love the time in the garden learning about edible flowers and may even be inspired to grow some this summer. There are flowers that love warm and even drier conditions.

I’ll spoil you with deliciously delectable sweet and savoury dishes with a Christmas theme,  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

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