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FREE Organic Food Garden Workshop & Resources

In our Learning Centre, you’ll find some cool stuff to help you navigate your family food garden.

We choose to grow food at home for many reasons and some of these include:

  • Teaching our kids where real food comes from
  • To learn and respect our land and Mother Nature
  • As a way to ensure the food we feed our family is chemical and pesticide free
  • For the nutrient dense, fresh and organic benefits
  • To save money and work towards self-sufficiency

Organic gardening principles are centred around working with nature to ensure your plants stay healthy and strong and your produce is packed full of nutrients and flavour. You don’t need chemical fertilisers and pesticides to have a successful food garden, instead, we teach you about natural solutions which are not only safer for you and your family, but are essential to your organic success.

Organic Food Garden Workshop

These rock bugs and beetles will make you smile

Rock bugs and beetles are a great way to add some fun and colour to your garden or even your plant pots. One of the teacher's at my kids school made a similar lady bug to ours. It was painted red and black, covered in spots and also given wiggly eyes. The lady bug was...

You’ll love how easy seed saving really is

You'll love how easy seed saving is when you give it a go yourself, and the cost-benefits are amazing. Most of the time seeds will be ready for collection when the fruit has gone past ripe and fallen from the plant or started to rot. Seed pods or seed heads are a...

Sweet & Salty Watermelon Salad (with edible flowers)

If you've never experienced sweet and salty together, then this is definitely the recipe you should try. Even my husband loved it. This sweet & salty watermelon salad is topped off with some stunning edible flowers. You'll find the sweetness of the strawberries and...

How to make your Garden Sparkle.

If you're looking to add some Garden Sparkle and you're not sure where to start, be inspired by my story. Author: Sonia - mother of 2 girls A fairy garden Childhood is a time of imagination and wonder. A time to believe in the impossible, to feel safe, secure and free...

How to make a mug bug hotel your kids will love.

Want to learn how to make a mug bug hotel that your kids will love? My children have been bugging me for ages (you’ll get the joke in a minute) to build a home for the bees and bugs that visit our garden. This started after they participated in a project at school...

Brown larvae in compost? What you need to know.

I'm guessing you're reading this because you have brown larvae in compost? You'll be happy to know that this isn't a bad thing. In fact, it's something new to learn and embrace in your food garden. I remember the first time I saw these larvae wriggling around and all...

Want the best watermelon pizza for kids?

Nothing screams summer more than watermelon and this time of year is hard to miss. It’s the perfect time to make the most of the low prices associated with a fresh seasonal supply. Or you can take it one step further, and try growing your own at home with your family....

How to make this amazing kids garden diary!

We love creating with nature and it's awesome to have an idea then head outside and find something we can use. This time we decided to create a nature diary or journal and then collect a range of items we find. When we brought them back inside we started planning some...

Fun air plant terrarium that will inspire you!

Sometimes it's the simple things that are the most fun. We love coming up with activities which involve kids and plants, and they don’t always have to be complicated. Take this simple butterfly terrarium as an example. An inexpensive hanging glass pot made the perfect...

5 amazing Christmas salads that will complete your feast

With so much beautiful produce ripening in our gardens, Christmas is the perfect time to go all out in terms of homegrown flavour. Growing your own salad at home isn’t as hard as you think. The red and green Christmas colours are bountiful in the garden this time of...

How to turn rosemary cuttings into a gift

Rosemary is a Mediterranean woody perennial herb known for its wonderful flavour. It's one of the most popular herbs and can be found in most garden kitchens. For gardeners, it's a great herb to grow because it's both hardy and drought tolerant. If it's in a sunny...

Can you really save money with a vegetable garden?

Any home gardener will tell you the produce tastes better, has higher nutrient content, and is the one form of ‘organic’ that they honestly know complies. I’ll let you in on a little secret that you might not know if you haven’t had a vegetable garden before, it’s not...

How to build a no dig garden full of love

Building a no dig garden was high on my agenda once my beautiful Greenlife raised garden planter arrived. Finding the perfect spot in my garden where it’s sheltered and I get 6 to 8 hours of sunlight was my priority. When I had decided where it was going, I spent some...

These vertical garden planters will make you very happy

Do you have a screen which is rather plain and boring? My husband built mine using wood screwed horizontally onto a frame and it does a wonderful job of keeping the sun out of our undercover area and providing us with privacy from the neighbours. However, it won no...

Imagination play in the garden and why kids benefit

We hear so often now adults bemoaning that children spend too much time in front of screens and not enough time playing, exercising and using their imaginations. Imagination play is the perfect solution. So, why is this important? Imagination Play Well, research shows...

Imaginative nature play that will warm your heart

Kids using their imagination with nature play simply warms my heart. Nature Play It's starting to warm up where we live and we're already getting those really hot summer days. This is encouraging my children to spend more time in the garden as the sun starts to go...

Do you want better ways for household waste recycling?

Household waste recycling isn't as hard as you think. In Australia, on average a family will throw away 20% of the food that it purchases. This means if you come home with 5 bags of shopping, you may as well toss one straight into the garbage. In terms of dollars,...

Want the best salad garden in 4 easy steps?

If you're anything like me, you’d get excited when the warmer weather arrives. This is the time that our food garden comes to life and we can grow amazing produce. In our family, during the hot weather, salad is served regularly with nearly every meal and we love...

How to make magic come alive in a fairy garden!

It only takes a little magic to make a fairy garden come alive! Recently, my friend bought me a beautiful birdbath for my birthday. After a couple of months, I found the top of it on the garden floor with a large crack in it. I’m guessing a possum had tried to get a...

An awesome herb wall garden that will make you want one!

I love getting a parcel in the post. It reminds me of being a child awaiting Christmas presents from distant relatives. Well, this week I received a parcel that brought back those childhood memories. I had ordered 15 culinary herbs from Mudbrick Cottage Herb Farm so...

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