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Gardening Q&A - Neighbourhood House Week 2019

A relaxed, friendly community Q&A session to celebrate Neighbourhood House Week. Whether you have a burning question, or are just curious about how other gardeners do things, bring along your gardening questions, share your knowledge, tips and tricks, and meet up with other people interested in the wonderful pursuit of growing things! 

Morning tea provided | FREE EVENT

Thursday 2 May 10am-11.30am

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book online

 

Introduction to Crochet – Market Bag

Learn basic crochet techniques, common crochet stitches and how to read a pattern. Over three sessions participants will learn the basics of crochet and complete a market bag.

Thursdays 10am-12pm; 16, 23 & 30 May | Cost: $30

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book online

 

Sourdough Workshop

Learn how to create and look after your very own sourdough starter culture. Workshop will cover the creating your sourdough starter culture, best flours to use, feeding your starter and different recipes for cooking with your starter including delicious sourdough pancakes!

Saturday 25 May, 1pm-3pm | Cost: $20

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone: 93982511 or book online

 

Pruning Workshop

Garden in need of a tidy up? Maybe you just want to gain some new skills in pruning? Learn about the principles of pruning for a range of flowering plants including fruit trees and roses. Learn how to prune for shape and size, correct pruning techniques and how to get the best from your fruit trees and flowering plants.

Thursday TBC 10am-12pm | Cost: $10

Register your interest via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511

 

Natural Dyeing Workshop

Explore the possibilities of natural dyeing in this workshop series looking at dyeing fabric/textiles using natural items such as local plants and kitchen scraps. Learn about the different steps in the dyeing process, how to prepare your fabric or yarn for dyeing and best fibres for dyeing. This workshop presented by Tarius MacArthur as part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hosbons Bay City Council.

Wednesday 5th June 12pm to 2pm | FREE — bookings are essential 

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511

 
Pickles & Chutneys

Pickles and chutneys are the ideal way to preserve your garden surplus. Discover the secrets of making superb relishes and chutneys. The session will cover using preparation of raw ingredients, cooking and bottling. All participants will take home recipes and a jar of delicious chutney.

Thursday 6 June  1-3pm | $10

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

Gardening Book Club

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting out, gardening books, magazines and podcasts are a great resource to help you keep your garden healthy and solve a tricky problem. Join us for this relaxed session and bring along a favourite or newly discovered gardening book, magazine, article or podcast to share and discover what other great resources are around. 

Thursday 6 June 10am-11.30pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

Beeswax Wraps Workshop

Make your own reusable beeswax wraps as an alternative to cling wrap and zip lock bags in the kitchen. Perfect for wrapping food to keep it fresh, the wraps are washable and biodegradable. Learn how to make and maintain wraps and take three wraps home. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hosbons Bay City Council.

Saturday 8 June 1pm-2.30pm | Cost: $20/ $15 concession

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

String Basketry Workshop

A hands-on workshop with exploring basketry techniques with Vicki from Basketmakers of Victoria. Learn how to transform textile waste into string that can be used to make a versatile basket. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hosbons Bay City Council.

Thursday 13 June 10am-1pm | No Charge

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 
Upcycled Worm Farm Workshop

Learn how to create your own low-cost worm farms using recycled materials such as polystyrene and poly pipe.  Worm farms are great for reducing landfill and the castings and juice produced by a worm farm are an invaluable fertiliser for the vegie garden. Session will cover different ways to set up your worm farm, and how to keep your worms happy and healthy. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hosbons Bay City Council.

Friday 14 June 1pm-2pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

T-Shirt Necklace Workshop

Have you got a t-shirt that no longer fits or an t-shirt for an event that was ages ago? Maybe you have one with a small hole or stain on the front, or it was your favourite once but no longer? At this workshop we will discuss different types of T-shirt fabric and how to turn them into a necklace.   Bring along 2 or 3 T-shirts for upcycling into a necklace and a sharp fabric scissors.  Workshop led by Tiffany Westphal from The Loom Room and Adore the Cloth as part of the Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hosbons Bay City Council.

 Tuesday 18 June 7pm-9pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 

 

Rag Rugs Workshop 

Recycle old clothes or fabric into a fantastic braided rag rug.  In this workshop you will learn how to braid your own unique floor covering that can be made to fit a small or large space. Bring along a selection of fabric in a couple of complementary colours – cotton sheets, shirts or pillowcases are ideal. This workshop is part Louis Joel's Reinvent, Repurpose & Restore event which is supported by Hosbons Bay City Council.

Wednesday 19 June 10am-1pm | FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online

 

Kombucha Clinic

A session for those making Kombucha at home to share their successes and discuss their challenges, get advice on keeping your scoby productive, share your favourite flavouring and get ideas for new flavour recipes. Participants are invited to bring along a sample of their own Kombucha for a taste testing.

Thursday 27 June 1pm-3pm| FREE

Bookings via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511 or book Online 

 

Workshops & Courses planned for Term 3
To register your interest email us at admin@ljac.com.au 

  • Fermenting Workshop – Fabulous Sauerkraut 
  • DIY Shampoo Bars
  • Basic Car Maintenance
  • Wood Burning – Arts Workshop
  • Alcohol Inks – Arts Workshop
  • Abstract Art Workshop
  • Photography Workshop
  • Jewellery Making Workshop
  • Calligraphy Course