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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.

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June 2019

Edible Flowers Garden Party & Garden Tour

Sunday 23 June 1-3.30

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

If you are what you eat, then your plants are what they grow in!

Soil is all important for growing healthy plants and nutrient dense organic food.

Bring a sample of your own soil for a simple analysis and directions on how to improve it.

Experience the power of a good compost, and see the tricks to creating a fertile compost heap or bin through techniques that suit our climatic conditions.

We will implement a soil improvement maintenance regime that you can follow at home, you’ll help make a worm farm, compost teas, worm liquids and a few other essential garden brews that improve your soil.

And by the way, should you be adding Epsom salts to your soil,  Trace elements to gardenias and fruit trees and rock minerals to the vegie patch? You ‘ll find you the answers to these and many other questions at this class.

Fee: $70

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.

$70

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

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
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