Events & Workshops

Upcoming events:


Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES
Kids will learn how to make a difference to the natural environment by re-using recyclable materials.  All children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Please arrive 5 minutes early. All participants must wear a hat, secure fully enclosed shoes and wear old sun-smart clothing suitable for art and craft activity.  Don't forget to bring your insect repellent. Children 5-12 year. Bookings essential via email. FREE

Sat, 25 Nov 2017, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall
BEE FRIENDLY - BEEKEEPING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
In this practical workshop you will hear a story about bees and their lives and different roles in the hive.  You will learn about a variety of bees, including native bees,  their importance for pollination, see how backyard beekeeping works and get a sweet reward - honey!  Be inspired by bees, the most amazing creatures.  Without them we would only have half of our food.  During this workshop you will not work with live bees. Children 5-12 year. Bookings essential via email. FREE

Sat, 2 Dec 2017, 9 am - 12 pm
Spurtopia Homestead, Fernvale QLD
Food Fermentation, Spurtopia practical workshop 
Fermented food is loaded with enzymes, vitamins and minerals. You will learn and see how easy and quick is to make sauerkraut, Kombucha, yoghurt, kefir, sourdough bread, ginger beer and mead as well as plenty of practical tips and fermented food to taste. You will make sauerkraut to take home.
Booking via email. Cost $50.00 

Sat, 9 Dec 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
BEE FRIENDLY - BEEKEEPING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
In this practical workshop you will hear a story about bees and their lives and different roles in the hive.  You will learn about a variety of bees, including native bees,  their importance for pollination, see how backyard beekeeping works and get a sweet reward - honey!  Be inspired by bees, the most amazing creatures.  Without them we would only have half of our food.  During this workshop you will not work with live bees. Children 5-12 year. Bookings essential via email. FREE

Sat, 9 Dec 2017, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre
COMPOSTING AND WORM FARMING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
Come and learn everything about composting and keeping a worm farm. You will also make and plant a wicking pot to take home.Children 5-12 year. Bring a 2 Litre milk container with a lid Bookings essential via email. FREE

Wed, 13 Dec 2017, 9:30 am - 11 am & 11:30 am - 1 pm
Mt Cootha Botanic Garden - Kitchen garden
MAKE A BEANSPROUT FARM FOR KIDS
Did you know sprouts are one of three freshest and healthiest superfoods you can eat? In this hands on workshop you will make your very own sprouting jar with a mix of bean seeds to take home and start growing. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years with their carer. Bookings essential (07) 3403 2535. FREE

Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall
BEE FRIENDLY - BEEKEEPING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
In this practical workshop you will hear a story about bees and their lives and different roles in the hive.  You will learn about a variety of bees, including native bees,  their importance for pollination, see how backyard beekeeping works and get a sweet reward - honey!  Be inspired by bees, the most amazing creatures.  Without them we would only have half of our food.  During this workshop you will not work with live bees. Children 5-12 year. Bookings essential via email. FREE

Fri, 15 Dec 2017, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Dr, Boondall
WICKED WICKING FOR KIDS & FAMILIES
In this practical workshop you will learn everything you need to know to start growing your own food. Growing in a garden, on a balcony or even on a kitchen bench. You will make and plant a wicking pot to take home. Bring a 2 Litre Milk container with a lid. Bookings essential via email. FREE











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SPURTOPIA: HOW TO START BEEKEEPING -  We will share our beekeeping experience and how we started from scratch. You will gain important basics and knowledge to begin this great hobby of keeping honey bees.
Bedford Park, Spring Hill, Fee $40.00,  more info

SPURTOPIA: HOW TO START GARDENING -  We will share our gardening experience and how we started from scratch. You will learn about garden design, how to make organic soil and fertilizers, pest control ...  Bedford Park, Spring Hill, Fee $40.00,  more info

SPURTOPIA: RAW FOOD & FERMENTING - Find out about health benefits of eating raw and fermented food. Discover various ways of preparing cakes, soups, sprouts and smoothies. See practical demonstration of making Chia pudding & Sauerkraut...
Bedford Park, Spring Hill, Fee $40.00, more info

SPURTOPIA: HOW TO BE HEALTHY-CHEMICAL FREE - Learn about our way of living healthy lifestyle and what you can do to avoid chemicals. Includes household chemical free recipes.  Bookings via email essential

SPURTOPIA: NATURAL PARENTING CHEMICAL FREE KIDS - Learn, share, discuss how to bring up kids in most natural and chemical free way.  Bookings via email essential


SPURTOPIA: HOW TO LIVE SUSTAINABLY - Ideas, inventions and tips for sustainable living - includes garden tour and sampling of homemade food items. Bookings via email essential

SPURTOPIA: HOW TO START USING THE SUN -  Learn how to make a solar cooker and ideas for building a solar hot water system – includes cooking tips. Bookings via email essential


SPURTOPIA: COMPOSTING & WORM FARMING
Learn all what you need to know about successful composting and how to start your very own worm farm. You can make your very own worm farm to start to produce a garden fertilizer. Material and worms will be available for purchase. Bookings via email essential

SPURTOPIA: OPEN DAY 
NOT available in person anymore! BUT there is video coming soon ;-)
Come to visit a urban farm where fruit, vegi, eggs and honey is produced in abundance. Learn and see 'first hand' what is possible to achieve in a rental property. There will be a lot of practical and inexpensive ideas for sustainable living - SpurTopia New Farm Bookings via email essential. Fee by donation.




Sustainable living in a rental property

This workshop covers a lot of ground and shows what can be done in a rental property, both in theory and practice. Our several years experience is applied in practice. The workshop will cover home sustainability, energy efficiency, gardening, and home produce as well as lots of tips about sustainable living  in a rental property.
The workshop starts with a half hour presentation, followed by a tour through the garden and around the house. It will finish up with cup of tea, home baked cake and a taste of home brew.



Open Garden Day
These days have been very popular with great attendances. About a half hour presentation is followed by a "big tour" around the house showing how different ideas and gardening methods have been applied in practice. Plenty of food to taste, plants to share and inspiration to take home.
Video - BOGI Open Garden Day





Sustainable parenting

As new parents we are applying our experience and knowledge to raising our "chemical free kid". With several years experience in childcare, organic gardening, and a positive approach to life, parenting is a great adventure and fun.
Lada's Natural Birth Story





Homegrown Communities

We like to share our experience with others but also learn from other people's experience. Community gardens and schools are our main focus.







Sustainable design and assessment of buildings 

Over 15 years theoretical and practical experience in ecologically sustainable design of buildings and communities have been valued on several projects. Applying these principles and advice provide energy savings and environmentally friendly and comfortable places to live.




7 comments:

  1. Wow you guys are keeping busy! We're looking forward to coming along to your bee workshop tomorrow :)

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  2. Hello, Just wondering where exactly the program in Slacks Creek on July 3 is going to take place and where we can book in for it? Thank you, awesome work that you guys are doing, keep it up! Jana Meldt

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    1. YFS - party in the part
      When: Friday 3rd July 2015
      Where: Rowan Park (Kingston Road & Wembley Rd intersection)
      Time: 10 am to 2pm
      Free entry
      https://www.facebook.com/yfslogan/photos/pcb.1156620561030607/1156611797698150/?type=1&theater

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    2. Awesome, thank you! Will you guys have a stall there or is there a certain time slot where you will present on stage as well, if so what time would that be? Thank you!

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    3. Will have a stall with display table there and most likely presenting on a stage as well. See you there:-)

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  3. Great work. Love to be part of this action.

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  4. Your events calendar is amazingly full. Wow. You are doing such a wonderful things for various communities.☺ Thank you Roman and family. Keep inspiring

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