Join us for upcoming workshops at our Eco Living Display Centre
Published on 14 June 2022
Join us at The Briars’ Eco Living Display Centre from June to September for workshops on sustainable living.
Make your own sourdough workshop
Saturday 25 June, 10am – 2pm
Saturday 16 July, 10am – 2pm
Baking your own bread is delicious, nutritious and a great way to reduce single-use plastic.
Experience every step in the process during this relaxed and enjoyable workshop, where sourdough expert Warwick will lead you through the process of creating your own sourdough bread. You will leave with dough to take home and bake later, as well as a sourdough starter. Participants can enjoy a light lunch following the workshop.
Not suitable for people with gluten intolerance. Please bring along a container to take the sourdough starter home in, and a large mixing bowl to make the dough.
Keeping backyard chooks workshop
Saturday 2 July, 10.30am – 12pm
$20 per person
Chooks not only make great pets. They're also great composters and happily give us delicious eggs as a reward!
Come along to this workshop and learn how to create a healthy, happy ‘chooktopia’ of your own. The workshop will cover chook health, nutrition, housing, protection from predators and pests, as well as the sustainability and circular economy benefits of keeping these delightful animals.
Kids puppet making workshop - school holiday program
Wednesday 6 July, 10am – 12pm
$14.80 per child
Looking for ideas to entertain the kids over the school holidays? In this hands-on workshop, they'll get to create their own puppets using simple materials (provided).
Children will learn all about sustainability as they create their own puppet to take home. Bookings essential.
Natural backyard beekeeping
Saturday 6 August, 10am – 12pm
$30 per person
Would you like to begin your journey into natural beekeeping but need to find out more? Or have you started keeping bees and have some questions?
This introduction to natural bee keeping is for you! This workshop will help you understand:
- How a bee colony works
- What equipment you will need to set up a hive
- Establishing your hive and ideal locations
- How to successfully undertake a hive inspection
- How to maintain a healthy hive.
- How to ensure four seasons of food for your bees
Plus much more! Bee health = happy hive = honey!
Sustainably retrofit your home workshop
Saturday 3 September, 11am – 12.30 pm
$5 per person
Learn how you can save energy and save on bills without breaking the bank. In this informative session, we provide easy, cost-effective ways you can make your home more energy efficient – helping to keep you more comfortable year-round