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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.

JULY 2018

Sunday 22 July 1-3.30pm

Garden Party with Garden Tour and Edible Flowers High Tea

Watch the Garden Party Video Here 

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  1-4.00pm

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 gardening methods, you’ll learn how to implement seasonal planning for planting to allow you to harvest crispy and deliciously fresh organic food from your garden every day, and we’ll look at 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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SEPTEMBER 2018

Sunday 23 September 1-3.30

Spring Garden Party with Garden Tour & Floral High Tea

Watch the Garden Party Video Here 

The spring garden is abundant with edible flowers. Our garden will be blooming with lots of edible flowers in full bloom. 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.

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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OCTOBER 2018

Sunday 28 October 1-3.30

Late Spring Garden Party with Garden Tour & Floral High Tea

Watch the Garden Party Video Here 

In October, the hollyhocks will be in full flower, and the violas still blooming furiously. Both are so delicious to eat, so I’ll include some in our menu.

The garden is abundant with edible flowers and I expect the sunflowers will be showing off too. 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.

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

garden poart meringue jasmine custard tart

NOVEMBER 2018

Sunday 11 November  1-4.30

Spice Gardens- Growing, Blending & Tasting

I love spices. I love how my kitchen smells so beautiful after I blend my chai mix, and how a jar of home grown and made spice paste tingles my nose and is so densely packed with different notes. It transports me on a virtual holiday through my nose.

Making your own curry pastes and spice mixes from herbs and spices growing in the garden means our flavours are just the way you like them, and not bland like the store bought versions.

If you love spices, both sweet and savoury, this exotic class is all about  growing your own spices and creating your own fragrant and delicious meals from your own garden.

You’ll take a tour of our organic garden and learn what and how to grow popular spices, including some of our very own indigenous Australian spices. We’ll then adjourn to the kitchen and make up a selection of spice mixes both wet and dry so you can recreate these at home.

Taste home grown cinnamon, make an authentic Thai curry paste with a rare ingredient we grow here and that you can also grow at home.

Mix Chai spices, make a Sri Lankan curry mix, and enjoy blending fresh and dried spices to make dry marinades and dips.

You’ll also learn how to make spiced lattes, spiced honey mead and how to dry and preserve your spices from fresh.  And to finish we’ll feast on some delectably spiced dishes that I know you will love.

This class blends both growing your own spices with hands on preparation and a delicious tasting. It’s fun and active and not to miss!

$75 Book by calling Linda 0416157470

or email linda@ecobotanica.com.au

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