We offer an exciting range of low cost garden and sustainability workshops.  Spaces fill up fast for these popular, informative and fun workshops so please book in early!

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how to make a frog and fish pond

James Barrie

2:30pm – 4:30pm saturday 10th march 2018

$30 Full fee or $20 garden members and students

Join us in learning how to make a simple pond in your yard that welcomes frogs to breed. Learn how to keep the water quality healthy with water-plants, including edibles, and which fish are good for keeping Mosquitos down while still giving frogs a chance. It's a very empowering and tranquil aspect of the garden.

About the Presenter: James Barrie is an experienced pond-ecosystem-creator, specialising in native fish care, and native aquatic plants, and the health of the water and substrates they survive in.

Purchase tickets here: www.trybooking.com/UCSD, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/149852802483528/ 


plant propagation

Peta Deacon

2pm - 4pm 17th march 2018

$30 Full fee or $20 garden members and students

In this workshop we will cover sowing seeds, root devision, cuttings and the right mix to put them in. Everyone will get to take a cutting home. 

About the presenter: My name is Peta and I have 15+ years experience in permaculture, organic gardening, nursery management and sustainable education. I'm very passionate about what I do and would love for you to join me in this learning experience. 

Purchase tickets here: www.trybooking.com/UACB, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/658759721181300/


An Introduction to Biodynamic Farming

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Lise from The Herbal Gardener 

2pm - 4.30pm 7th April 2018

$30 Full fee or $20 garden members and students

What will be covered in the workshop:
- What is biodynamic farming
- How does the biodynamic calendar works with the constellations and different parts of the plants.
- The different preparations: 500, 501, the compost preparations.
- The principles of stirring.
- Guiding principles of cultivating biodynamically.
- Where to if you want to go further.

About the Presenter: Lise was born in Québec, Canada and came to Australia in 1989. She holds a degree in nursing as well as traditional herbalist and has worked on public health research projects before exploring natural health.
Lise owns a property in Tallebudgera which is certified Demeter Bio-dynamic since 2008. There she grows calendula flowers that are transformed into infused oil which is the key ingredient of my skin care range, The Herbal Gardener. 

Purchase tickets here: www.trybooking.com/UDDR, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1709089052477096/


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Edible flowers

Linda Brennan from Ecobotanica

2:30pm – 14pm Sunday 21st april 2018 

$30 Full fee or $20 garden members and students

We’ll take a look at what flowers are delicious to eat and how to get the most from your organically grown bunch of blooms. We also cover harvest and planting, organic care and design with edible flowers. We’ll also get sowing at the gardens, creating even more opportunities for you to get in and enjoy edible flowers.

Reserve your ticket here: www.trybooking.com/PZLE, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/2015216552085714/ 


Growing organic food for a family in your backyard 


Roman from Spurtopia 

2.00pm - 3.30pm 5th may 2018

$30 Full fee or $20 garden members and students

Learn how to grow enough organic food in your backyard to provide for 50-75% of your family’s fruit and vegetable needs in a small back yard. You will also learn how to make self-watering planter boxes and plenty of practical tips about backyard gardening. 

About the presenter: 
Roman and his family are passionate about sharing their life journey of living self sufficiently. Being less reliant on the system and becoming self-sufficient; growing food, utilizing recycled material and using urban environment to our benefit is their passion and lifestyle. Roman and his family have created "a small kingdom" in a rental property and are an inspiring example of what is possible in small spaces with little resources. You can find out more about Roman and his family here: http://spurtopia.blogspot.com.au/ 

Reserve your ticket here: www.trybooking.com/UIIF, and join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/152059282110118/


Vertical garden workshop by Space Plants  

Space Plants

2pm - 4pm 12th may 2018


The workshop will include:
- Information about the global and local vertical garden movement and how Shane uses recycled material such as timber from pallets and shells from coconuts to make solar powered, water recycling, automatically irrigating vertical gardens with smart computer technology.
- A practical demonstration showing how to make a vertical garden out of recycled pallets using some simple key design principles and techniques.
- Opportunity for participants to make their own recycled PET bottle wicking pot plants and micro green growers to take home.

About the Space Plants
Based in Brisbane, Space Plants provide vertical garden design, installation and maintenance services and specialise in integrating cutting edge technology to encourage a high level of interaction between people and plants. 

This workshop is part of a series of activities hosted by the Brisbane City Council as part of Compost Awareness Week. '

Reserve your ticket here: www.trybooking.com/UFGC, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1341441512667934/


Compost and Worm Farm

Brisbane City Council

2.30pm - 5.30pm 19th may 2018

Free workshop

Come along to one of Brisbane City Council’s free compost and worm farm workshops and learn about no fuss organic recycling. Bookings are essential. Call Council on (07) 3403 8888 to reserve your place or visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/waste for more workshop locations.

Please wear a hat and flat enclosed shoes and bring sunscreen and drinking water. The workshop may be cancelled in wet weather. Please call Council on the morning of the workshop if you are unsure.

Join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1125873267536052/



Taste of the Rainforest - exploring Bushfoods

Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery

2pm-4pm Saturday 16th june 2018

$30 or $20 for garden members and students

For thousands of years, ‘bushfood’ plants have been an integral part of our indigenous people’s staple diet and culture. Today these native foods are being ‘rediscovered’ by contemporary Australians and appreciated for the unique flavours they offer us.

Join Veronica from Witjuti Grub Bushfood Nursery as she share’s the knowledge and experiences, gained over 18 years involvement with Native food plants, on how to create a Bushfood garden so you can enjoy the ‘Wild Taste of the Rainforest’ in your own backyard.

Purchase your tickets here: www.trybooking.com/TZJC, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/408942259560376/


Seed saving

peta deacon

2pm – 4pm Saturday 30th june 2018

$30 or $20 for garden members and students

'A seed is like a plant packed into a suitcase ready to go on holiday' In this workshop we will cover why it is important to save seeds, how you can start preserving heirloom varieties. We will also cover seed cleaning for wet and dry seeds when to harvest and how to store. 

About the presenter: My name is Peta and I have 15+ years experience in permaculture, organic gardening, nursery management and sustainable education. I'm very passionate about what I do and would love for you to join me in this learning experience. 

Purchase your tickets here: www.trybooking.com/UABW, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1968283050100942/


Stingless bees

Linda Brennan from Ecobotanica

10am – 12pm Sunday 18th August 2018

$30 or $20 for garden members and students

Linda Brennan has been a stingless bee keeper for 15 years and at this workshop we’ll learn about bee forage food, and the life of the stingless bee. She will show us how to split our hives and provide perfect conditions for the bees to flourish. You’ll taste some of our own native honey too. If you have a fly net and hat, please bring that, and wear light coloured clothing with button up sleeves and collar.

Purchase your tickets here: www.trybooking.com/TZIY, and join the Facebook event here: www.facebook.com/events/1921836621466761/


Spring Detox with the Wisdom of Ayurveda


Dr. Madhavi and Dr. Upulie from Back2health

(Date yet to be assigned)


Learn how to detox this spring with natural home remedies and herbs already growing in your garden. Use the wisdom of Ayurveda to cleanse and rejuvenate your body.

Purchase your tickets here:  and join the Facebook event here: 



Become a Workshop Facilitator

We are often looking for new facilitators to run workshops – if you have skills and knowledge to share and experience in running workshops, please get in touch at janestgarden@micahprojects.org.au. 


These workshops have been made possible thanks to funding from the Brisbane City Council under the Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program