Events & Workshops

Upcoming events:


Sat, 25 February 2017, 10 am - 11.30 am,
Logan Hyperdome Library (Shailer Park)
URBAN SUSTAINABILITY
Learn practical and inexpensive ways to achieve a healthy urban lifestyle including gardening, up-cycling, energy saving, backyard chickens and more. Roman demonstrates how working towards self-sufficiency can make you less reliant on society and its common conveniences, and transform the way you live. Booking essential , FREE

Sun, 26 February 2017, 10 am - 12 pm,
Karawatha Forest Park
GROWING ORGANIC FOOD
In this practical workshop you will learn all you need to know about gardening. There will be a lot of practical and inexpensive ideas for growing organic food even in small spaces. You will make and plant a wicking pot to take home. Please, bring a plastic milk container with a lid.
Bookings via email essential. more info Fee $5

Sun, 26 February 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Karawatha Forest Park
MAKE YOUR OWN SELF-WATERING PLANTER BOX
Make your very own self-watering planter box for growing fruit and vegetables without needing a garden. This is water efficient and bullet-proof way of gardening. Learn how to make a fruit and vegetable pyramid (from the self watering boxes) where you can grow anything you like on a couple of square meters without watering for several days/weeks. Please, bring a styrofoam box (a broccoli box with a lid) and a sharp knife.Bookings via email essential. more info Fee $5

Sun, 12 March 2017, 10 am - 12 pm,
Bethania St Community Garden
RAW FOOD
Find out about health benefits of eating raw food. Discover various ways of preparing cakes, soups, sprouts and smoothies. See practical demonstration of making Chia pudding.
Booking via email essential

Sun, 12 March 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Bethania St Community Garden
FERMENTED FOOD
Find out about health benefits of eating fermented food. See practical demonstration of making Sauerkraut.

Tue, 4 April 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am,
Karawatha Forest Park
WICKED WICKING FOR KIDS
Did you know you can grow strawberries, herbs and other yummy veggies without needing a garden and daily watering? Learn some physics and how to up-cycle material while making a wicked wicking pot from recycled materials. You will plant them with a plant to take home to grow your own food. Suitable for children aged 5 years and over with their carerBookings via email essential.
more info FREE

Tue, 4 April 2017, 12 pm - 1:30 pm,
Karawatha Forest Park
MAKE A BEAN SPROUT 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 via email essential.
more info FREE

Tue, 18 April 2017, 3:30 pm - 5 pm,
Jimboomba Library
OFF THE GRID

Sat, 22 April 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am,
Marsden Library
UPCYCLING MATERIALS

Sun, 23 April 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Graceville
HOW TO START BEEKEEPING 

Sun, 23 April 2017, 3 pm - 5 pm,
Graceville
KEEPING CHICKENS

Thu, 27 April 2017, 1 pm - 2 pm,
Albany Creek Library
DIY CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING

Sat, 29 April 2017, 9 am - 10:30 am,
Greenbank Library
BE BEE FRIENDLY

Sat, 29 April 2017, 11:30 am - 1 pm,
Logan West Library (Browns Plains)
OFF THE GRID

Sat, 6 May 2017, 10 am - 12 pm,
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden - Kitchen garden
GROWING ORGANIC FOOD

Sat, 6 May 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden - Kitchen garden
GROWING ORGANIC FOOD

Sat, 20 May 2017, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Rock river park
GROWING ORGANIC FOOD

Sat, 20 May 2017, 3 pm - 5 pm,
Rock river park
MAKE YOUR OWN SELF-WATERING PLANTER BOX
Make your very own self-watering planter box for growing fruit and vegetables without needing a garden. This is water efficient and bullet-proof way of gardening. Learn how to make a fruit and vegetable pyramid (from the self watering boxes) where you can grow anything you like on a couple of square meters without watering for several days/weeks. Please, bring a styrofoam box (a broccoli box with a lid) and a sharp knife.

Sun, 21 May 2017, 10 am - 12 pm,
Karawatha Forest Park
COMPOSTING WORMFARMING
Come and learn everything about composting and keeping a worm farm. You will make your very own worm farm to take home.
Bookings via email essential. more info Fee $5

Sun, 21 May 2017, 12: 30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Karawatha Forest Park
UPCYCLING MATERIAL
In this workshop you will learn and make a lot of practical gadgets from recycled materials for your household. Such as a wicking pot, bean sprout farm, self-watering planter box, solar oven, etc.
Bookings via email essential. more info Fee $5

Sat, 27 May 2017, 10:30 am - 11:30 am,
Strathpine Library
DIY CHEMICAL FREE CLEANING

Sun, 28 May 2017,
ECO LEAF, Logan
Presentations, Workshops

Wed, 14 June 2017, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm,
Abbeville park
MAKE YOUR OWN SELF-WATERING PLANTER BOX
Make your very own self-watering planter box for growing fruit and vegetables without needing a garden. This is water efficient and bullet-proof way of gardening. Learn how to make a fruit and vegetable pyramid (from the self watering boxes) where you can grow anything you like on a couple of square meters without watering for several days/weeks. Please, bring a styrofoam box (a broccoli box with a lid) and a sharp knife.

Wed, 14 June 2017, 1 pm - 3 pm,
Abbeville park
COMPOSTING WORMFARMING
Come and learn everything about composting and keeping a worm farm. You will make your very own worm farm to take home.

Sat, 17 June 2017, 10:30 am - 12 pm,
Beenleigh Library
FOOD FERMENTATION

Sat, 17 June 2017, 2 pm - 3:30 pm,
Logan North Library (Underwood)
FOOD FERMENTATION

Wed, 21 June 2017, 9 am - 10:30 am,
St Augustus College, SUSTAINABILITY TALK 

Wed, 28 June 2017, 10:30 am -12 pm, 12:30 pm - 2 pm,
Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden - Kitchen garden
BEAN SPROUT FARM







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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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