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Grow It Local Festival

Saturday 3rd October 2020 - 4:00pm

How to grow giant vegetables at home with Kevin Fortey (Giant Veg UK)

Join world record holder, Kevin Fortey for this super special session live from the UK on how to grow giant vegetables at home. Kevin was born into a family of giant vegetable growers and has consulted to Queensland Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Snoop Dog. He achieved Guinness World Records for the worlds longest radish (2.2m), heaviest chilli pepper (3.48kg) and heaviest beetroot (23.995 kg). In this session Kevin will provide an introduction to growing giant vegetables at home, what you’ll need to get started, location planning, variety selections and tips to maximise you harvest. Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this free, exclusive, limited capacity live digital event.

Saturday 10th October 2020 - 3:00pm

How to regrow from food scraps with Peg Davies

Learn how to regrow from food scraps and commonly bought supermarket items like ginger, turmeric, coriander, spring onions, celery and more. In this exclusive session Peg will give you her top tricks and tips to reduce your food waste, save money and enjoy delicious homegrown produce. We’ll also touch on edible flowers and provide an introduction to ‘bokashi’ a Japanese composting system that pickles your waste (bokashi means fermentation) and is perfectly suited to small space living. Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this free, exclusive, limited capacity live digital event.

Saturday 17th October 2020 - 3:00am

How to make mind blowing backyard lobster pasta with Mark Labrooy (Three Blue Ducks)

Learn how to make ridiculously delicious lobster pasta with fresh garden weeds in this exclusive session with chef, surfer, real food advocate and Three Blue Ducks cofounder Mark LaBrooy. Mark will talk us through lobster selection, preparation, pasta cooking and the use of common garden weeds to make the dish sing. Oh, and hopefully he’ll share a couple of stories from his next level lobster adventures on Flinders Island, Tasmania. You’ll also receive four recipes including Mark’s tips & tricks to backyard lobster success! Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this exclusive and strictly limited capacity live digital event.

Saturday 24th October 2020 - 3:00pm

Mystery Guest Session

Get excited for this super special Grow It Local Festival mystery guest session. We think you're gonna seriously dig this ! Talent will be announced in lead-up to session. Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this free, exclusive, limited capacity live digital event.

Saturday 31st October 2020 - 3:00pm

How to make raspberry jam (award winning!) with Country Womens Association

Learn how to make seriously delicious raspberry jam with in this exclusive live session with the forever inspiring Country Women’s Association. You’ll receive the recipe and jam making information booklet prior to the session so you can prepare your ingredients and jam with us in real time! In this session we’ll cover raspberry selection, jar preparation and application of the skills you’ve learnt to other fruit categories. Oh, and finally you’ll also receive a super special scone recipe too. Get excited! Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this exclusive and strictly limited capacity live digital event.

Digital events and experiences

Friday 2nd October 2020 - 9:00am

PermaBee - Community Gardening Program

Join us in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday morning and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We break for morning tea together and socialise over lunch, you'll also share in the bounty of any harvest!** COVID UPDATE - Please bring own gloves, morning tea and/or lunch. All hand tools will be disinfected between use and masks will be available. ** There are three areas in the award-winning Randwick Sustainability Hub to work in depending on your interests and expertise. You need to chose which garden you want to work in, but may move between gardens from week to week.PLEASE CHOOSE BETWEEN:Permaculture Garden and Food ForestJoining the Permaculture Garden and Food Forest is perfect for those that want expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, you will learn about regenerative agriculture concepts and there is also the opportunity to learn specialist skills like worm farming, composting, seed saving, propagation and pruning.ORCommunity GardenJoining the Community Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on growing fruit and vegetables.ORNative Habitat GardenJoining the Native Habitat Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on maintaining native habitat, especially to protect our smaller critters. WORKSHOP PROGRAMAfter lunch from 1:30-3:30pm you can join us for our workshop series. We are currently limited to ten live participants, however if you miss out, you can still join us on zoom. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.

Saturday 3rd October 2020 - 4:00pm

How to grow giant vegetables at home with Kevin Fortey (Giant Veg UK)

Join world record holder, Kevin Fortey for this super special session live from the UK on how to grow giant vegetables at home. Kevin was born into a family of giant vegetable growers and has consulted to Queensland Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Snoop Dog. He achieved Guinness World Records for the worlds longest radish (2.2m), heaviest chilli pepper (3.48kg) and heaviest beetroot (23.995 kg). In this session Kevin will provide an introduction to growing giant vegetables at home, what you’ll need to get started, location planning, variety selections and tips to maximise you harvest. Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this free, exclusive, limited capacity live digital event.

Friday 9th October 2020 - 9:00am

PermaBee - Community Gardening Program

Join us in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday morning and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We break for morning tea together and socialise over lunch, you'll also share in the bounty of any harvest!** COVID UPDATE - Please bring own gloves, morning tea and/or lunch. All hand tools will be disinfected between use and masks will be available. ** There are three areas in the award-winning Randwick Sustainability Hub to work in depending on your interests and expertise. You need to chose which garden you want to work in, but may move between gardens from week to week.PLEASE CHOOSE BETWEEN:Permaculture Garden and Food ForestJoining the Permaculture Garden and Food Forest is perfect for those that want expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, you will learn about regenerative agriculture concepts and there is also the opportunity to learn specialist skills like worm farming, composting, seed saving, propagation and pruning.ORCommunity GardenJoining the Community Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on growing fruit and vegetables.ORNative Habitat GardenJoining the Native Habitat Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on maintaining native habitat, especially to protect our smaller critters. WORKSHOP PROGRAMAfter lunch from 1:30-3:30pm you can join us for our workshop series. We are currently limited to ten live participants, however if you miss out, you can still join us on zoom. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.

Saturday 10th October 2020 - 3:00pm

How to regrow from food scraps with Peg Davies

Learn how to regrow from food scraps and commonly bought supermarket items like ginger, turmeric, coriander, spring onions, celery and more. In this exclusive session Peg will give you her top tricks and tips to reduce your food waste, save money and enjoy delicious homegrown produce. We’ll also touch on edible flowers and provide an introduction to ‘bokashi’ a Japanese composting system that pickles your waste (bokashi means fermentation) and is perfectly suited to small space living. Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this free, exclusive, limited capacity live digital event.

Tuesday 13th October 2020 - 6:00pm

Rockingham City Community Garden Open Night

Have you always wanted to be part of building a community garden but aren't sure where to start? The Rockingham City Community Garden is looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers and plot owners to help the garden grow. Are you: -a keen green thumb? -wanting to start a veggie patch but don't have the space? -looking for a hands on volunteering role? -a social media whiz who can lend a hand? -looking to get more involved in gardening and the community? If this is you, come along to the Open Night and learn how you can help reinvigorate the Rockingham City Community Garden. Please register to let us know you're coming by calling the City on 9528 0333, emailing customer@rockingham.wa.gov.au or sending us an inbox message. This event is presented by the City's Grow It Local program. Grow It Local is supporting and encouraging more people to grow their own food, share skills and knowledge and connect through gardening. If you would like to know more or become a member visit, www.rockingham.wa.gov.au/growitlocal See this event on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/events/813250819411285/

Friday 16th October 2020 - 9:00am

PermaBee - Community Gardening Program

Join us in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday morning and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We break for morning tea together and socialise over lunch, you'll also share in the bounty of any harvest!** COVID UPDATE - Please bring own gloves, morning tea and/or lunch. All hand tools will be disinfected between use and masks will be available. ** There are three areas in the award-winning Randwick Sustainability Hub to work in depending on your interests and expertise. You need to chose which garden you want to work in, but may move between gardens from week to week.PLEASE CHOOSE BETWEEN:Permaculture Garden and Food ForestJoining the Permaculture Garden and Food Forest is perfect for those that want expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, you will learn about regenerative agriculture concepts and there is also the opportunity to learn specialist skills like worm farming, composting, seed saving, propagation and pruning.ORCommunity GardenJoining the Community Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on growing fruit and vegetables.ORNative Habitat GardenJoining the Native Habitat Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on maintaining native habitat, especially to protect our smaller critters. WORKSHOP PROGRAMAfter lunch from 1:30-3:30pm you can join us for our workshop series. We are currently limited to ten live participants, however if you miss out, you can still join us on zoom. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.

Friday 16th October 2020 - 1:30pm

PermaBee - Interactive Online Workshops

Join us online in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday afternoon and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Spring ProgramGrowing Big in Small SpacesSmall spaces can yield big results when productive gardens are designed according to permaculture principles. With many of us with limited space, this practical course led by permaculture expert and landscape architect Steve Batley, will help you grow more than you thought possible.Oct 16 - Permaculture principles - ObservationOct 23 - Design planning - sector analysis & zone planningOct 30 - No waste - compost and worm farmingNov 6 - Plants, Soil and Bacteria - GuildsNov 13 - Propagation - Seeds and cuttingsNov 20 - Propagation - TransplantingNov 27 - Water conservation - Wicking BedsDec 4 - Small spaces - Vertical and aquaponicsDec 11 - Small spaces - Containers and microgreensDec 18 - Pest management - plant health and predatorsGrowing Big in Small Spaces is available as a complete ten week course for face to face participants or as individual sessions via zoom.* * Each workshop is recorded and you may appear in the published video. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist. WORKSHOP PROGRAM via FACE TO FACEWe also run this as a face to face program with an additional hour of hands-on activity after the zoom session finishes. This is currently limited to eight live participants. You can register here. WORKSHOP PROGRAM on YOUTUBERecordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.PERMABEE GARDENING PROGRAMBefore the afternoon workshops, you are welcome to come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We share a cosy morning tea together and socialise and at the end of each day, you'll share in the bounty of any harvest!You will work as a team and gain expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, there is the opportunity to learn specialist skills like pruning, grafting and seed saving.PermaBees work in the purpose built permaculture garden at Randwick Sustainability Hub.For more information click here.Winter Program 2021Gardening on the WildsideLearn how to create garden homes for tiny native bees, frogs, insects, fairy wrens, blue tongue lizards and other creatures using low maintenance garden techniques that mimic nature and which can provide hours of enjoyment using native Australian plants.Gardening on the Wildside is available as a complete ten week course for face to face participants or as individual sessions via zoom.July 24 - Site AnalysisJuly 31 - Ecosystems and Food WebsAug 7 - Native Bees - with expert Gavin SmithAug 14 - Native Birds - with expert Renee Ferster LevyAug 21 - Frogs and Lizards - with expert Matt LearyAug 28 - Preparing the SoilSept 4 - Design ProcessSept 11 - Nursery and propagation - with expert Dave BatemanSept 18 - Planting Out - in combination with Eco Living OnlineSept 25 - Ongoing Management* * Each workshop is recorded and you may appear in the published video. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.

Friday 16th October 2020 - 1:30pm

Growing Big in Small Spaces - Face to face workshop - PermaBee

Join us in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday afternoon and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Growing Big in Small SpacesOct 16 - Dec 18 (10 Weeks)This course is perfect for people who want to grow food but don't have a lot of space. We'll learn about and use permaculture principles to pack a lot into whatever space you have available. In this face to face version, you'll put what you learn into practice by getting your hands dirty in the Permaculture Garden.Growing Big in Small Spaces is available as a complete ten week course for face to face participants or as individual sessions via zoom.Permaculture principles - ObservationDesign planning - sector analysis & zone planningNo waste - compost and worm farmingPlants, Soil and Bacteria - GuildsPropagation - Seeds and cuttingsPropagation - TransplantingWater conservation - Wicking BedsSmall spaces - Vertical and aquaponicsSmall spaces - Containers and microgreensPest management - plant health and predators* Each workshop is recorded and you may appear in the published video WORKSHOP PROGRAM via ZOOMWe are currently limited to ten live participants, however if you miss out or can't attend in person, you can still join us on zoom. WORKSHOP PROGRAM on YOUTUBERecordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.PERMABEE GARDENING PROGRAMBefore the afternoon workshops, you are welcome to come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We share a cosy morning tea together and socialise and at the end of each day, you'll share in the bounty of any harvest!You will work as a team and gain expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, there is the opportunity to learn specialist skills like pruning, grafting and seed saving.PermaBees work in the purpose built permaculture garden at Randwick Sustainability Hub.For more information click here.

Saturday 17th October 2020 - 3:00am

How to make mind blowing backyard lobster pasta with Mark Labrooy (Three Blue Ducks)

Learn how to make ridiculously delicious lobster pasta with fresh garden weeds in this exclusive session with chef, surfer, real food advocate and Three Blue Ducks cofounder Mark LaBrooy. Mark will talk us through lobster selection, preparation, pasta cooking and the use of common garden weeds to make the dish sing. Oh, and hopefully he’ll share a couple of stories from his next level lobster adventures on Flinders Island, Tasmania. You’ll also receive four recipes including Mark’s tips & tricks to backyard lobster success! Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this exclusive and strictly limited capacity live digital event.

Friday 23rd October 2020 - 9:00am

PermaBee - Community Gardening Program

Join us in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday morning and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We break for morning tea together and socialise over lunch, you'll also share in the bounty of any harvest!** COVID UPDATE - Please bring own gloves, morning tea and/or lunch. All hand tools will be disinfected between use and masks will be available. ** There are three areas in the award-winning Randwick Sustainability Hub to work in depending on your interests and expertise. You need to chose which garden you want to work in, but may move between gardens from week to week.PLEASE CHOOSE BETWEEN:Permaculture Garden and Food ForestJoining the Permaculture Garden and Food Forest is perfect for those that want expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, you will learn about regenerative agriculture concepts and there is also the opportunity to learn specialist skills like worm farming, composting, seed saving, propagation and pruning.ORCommunity GardenJoining the Community Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on growing fruit and vegetables.ORNative Habitat GardenJoining the Native Habitat Garden is perfect for those that want to work with a more autonomous gardening group and/or are experienced gardeners looking for a patch of dirt and to garden with others. This group focuses on maintaining native habitat, especially to protect our smaller critters. WORKSHOP PROGRAMAfter lunch from 1:30-3:30pm you can join us for our workshop series. We are currently limited to ten live participants, however if you miss out, you can still join us on zoom. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.

Friday 23rd October 2020 - 1:30pm

PermaBee - Interactive Online Workshops

Join us online in the award-winning permaculture garden each Friday afternoon and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting. Spring ProgramGrowing Big in Small SpacesSmall spaces can yield big results when productive gardens are designed according to permaculture principles. With many of us with limited space, this practical course led by permaculture expert and landscape architect Steve Batley, will help you grow more than you thought possible.Oct 16 - Permaculture principles - ObservationOct 23 - Design planning - sector analysis & zone planningOct 30 - No waste - compost and worm farmingNov 6 - Plants, Soil and Bacteria - GuildsNov 13 - Propagation - Seeds and cuttingsNov 20 - Propagation - TransplantingNov 27 - Water conservation - Wicking BedsDec 4 - Small spaces - Vertical and aquaponicsDec 11 - Small spaces - Containers and microgreensDec 18 - Pest management - plant health and predatorsGrowing Big in Small Spaces is available as a complete ten week course for face to face participants or as individual sessions via zoom.* * Each workshop is recorded and you may appear in the published video. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist. WORKSHOP PROGRAM via FACE TO FACEWe also run this as a face to face program with an additional hour of hands-on activity after the zoom session finishes. This is currently limited to eight live participants. You can register here. WORKSHOP PROGRAM on YOUTUBERecordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.PERMABEE GARDENING PROGRAMBefore the afternoon workshops, you are welcome to come gardening with us Friday mornings from 9:00am to 12:30pm and help us plant, weed, and compost. We share a cosy morning tea together and socialise and at the end of each day, you'll share in the bounty of any harvest!You will work as a team and gain expert guidance from landscape architect Steve Batley, and sustainability educator Julian Lee. Over the course of a year, there is the opportunity to learn specialist skills like pruning, grafting and seed saving.PermaBees work in the purpose built permaculture garden at Randwick Sustainability Hub.For more information click here.Winter Program 2021Gardening on the WildsideLearn how to create garden homes for tiny native bees, frogs, insects, fairy wrens, blue tongue lizards and other creatures using low maintenance garden techniques that mimic nature and which can provide hours of enjoyment using native Australian plants.Gardening on the Wildside is available as a complete ten week course for face to face participants or as individual sessions via zoom.July 24 - Site AnalysisJuly 31 - Ecosystems and Food WebsAug 7 - Native Bees - with expert Gavin SmithAug 14 - Native Birds - with expert Renee Ferster LevyAug 21 - Frogs and Lizards - with expert Matt LearyAug 28 - Preparing the SoilSept 4 - Design ProcessSept 11 - Nursery and propagation - with expert Dave BatemanSept 18 - Planting Out - in combination with Eco Living OnlineSept 25 - Ongoing Management* * Each workshop is recorded and you may appear in the published video. Recordings of past topics can be found on Council's youtube channel under the PermaBee playlist.

Saturday 24th October 2020 - 3:00pm

Mystery Guest Session

Get excited for this super special Grow It Local Festival mystery guest session. We think you're gonna seriously dig this ! Talent will be announced in lead-up to session. Register now at growitlocal.com to reserve your spot for this free, exclusive, limited capacity live digital event.

Latest products

$1.00 - Scone, NSW

Rocket

Bunches of rocket. Free.

$5.00 - Scone, NSW

Homegrown eggs

A dozen eggs from my free ranging chickens. Doesn’t get any better then that! All proceeds go to expanding the garden.

$5.00 - Scone, NSW

Herbs, various

Oregano, thyme, sage, curly parsley, rosemary, bay leaves. All proceeds go to expanding the garden.

$4.00 - Scone, NSW

Silverbeet

A handful of silverbeet. All proceeds go to expanding garden.

$5.00 -

Seed Collection Starter Box

To store your seed packs, I have these handmade origami boxes with 10 starter seed pack papers (without seeds). The paper is recycled and the design will be random.

$2.00 -

Seed Pack Gift Wrapping - 5 pack

These handmade origami envelopes from recycled paper are perfect for gifting seed packs. The paper pattern will be random.

$1.50 -

Seed Pack Postage

My seeds are available for local pickup by appointment to save on postage. Pickup location is outside of Duncraig Public Library, 40 Warwick Road, Duncraig, Western Australia. Due to the small quantities of seed produced in my wind-swept coastal garden, I am able to supply within WA. If you would like the seeds posted, please add postage to your seed selection before checking out. I will attempt to fit multiple packs into the one DL sized envelope. I may be able to post to other states, except South Australia and Tasmania. It is best to get in touch before ordering.

$2.00 -

Red Stem Flowering Choy Sum Seeds

A beautiful edible landscape plant with green leaves, purple stems and yellow flowers. The Chinese describes the vegetable as red choy sum, even though the stems are purple. Highly productive vegetable with flower stalks that are picked daily over several months. Great in salads and in stir fries. A delicacy too perishable for supermarkets.

$2.00 -

Michihili Seeds

Loose head Chinese cabbage suitable for pickles like kim chi and dong choy. Recently collected from March cool weather planting. Grows to 60 cm in full sun in ground or to 20 cm in container in part shade. Upright form that can picked as “cut and come again” crop once past the rosette stage. Excellent in stir fry.

$10.00 - Mena Creek, QLD

Reed avocado seedlings

One year & two year old trees for sale. 🥑

$0.00 - Mena Creek, QLD

Coconut seedlings

Ready to plant. 1-3 years growth. Free!

$2.00 -

Leafy Greens Seeds

A small selection of several leafy greens that grows well in my wind swept coastal garden. Seeds from cool season vegetables are currently collected. Some of these are also good for spring or year round sowing. Make a selection from this list: Mizuna (several varieties) Bok choy (3 varieties) Michihili Napa Komatsuna Bekana Mibuna Stem mustard Horn mustard Red mustard Red stem flowering choy sum Green stem flowering choy sum Kai Lan

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