Events & Workshops

Upcoming events:


Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am
Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Rd, Chermside West
WICKED WICKING FOR KIDS
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

Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 10 am - 12 pm
Red Cross, Milton
Holiday Gardening Workshop

Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 1:30 - 3 pm
BOGI excursion to Spurtopia Homestead

Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Downfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Rd, Chermside West
MAKE A SELF-WATERING PLANTER BOX - Workshop for kids
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. Bring a broccoli styrofoam box with a lid and a sharp knife. Children 5-12 year. Bookings essential via email. FREE

Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 9:30 am -11 am
Beaudesert Library
Wicked wicking for kids

Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 9:30 am - 11 am
Mt Tamborine Library
Wicked wicking for kids

Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 1 pm - 2:30 pm
Boonah Library
Wicked wicking for kids

Sat, 7 Oct 2017, 9 am - 12 pm
Spurtopia Homestead, Fernvale QLD
OFF THE GRID, Spurtopia practical workshop 
Be inspired by how our family live more resilient, simple healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Learn practical and inexpensive ideas for sustainable living – growing your own food, how start using sun, home-made chemical free cleaning products, how to save money, electricity and water. Includes garden tour and sampling of homemade food items. You will make your very own bean sprout farm to take home to start sprouting.
Booking via email. Cost $50.00

Sun, 8 Oct 2017, 9:30 - 12: 30 pm
Bethania Street
Organic Gardening

Thu, 12 Oct 2017, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Islamic Child Care, Durack
Sustainable talk for kids

Sat, 14 Oct 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am
Beaudesert Library
Bean Sprout Farm

Tue, 17 Oct 2017, 10 am - 2 pm
Inala Civic Centre
Workshops and presentations at ‘Making Ends Meet: Southside Finance and Food Security Expo’

Sat, 21 Oct 2017, 10 am - 11:30 am
Ipswich Library
HOW TO START USING SUN
Sun provide abundance of free energy, so why not use it. Learn how to build a solar hot water system for less than 50$, make a solar cooker or oven, solar yoghurt maker all made from recycled materials. In this inspirational and practical session you will also learn how to build cob oven in 5 minutes, including cooking tips for baking pizza and bread.Sun provide abundance of free energy, so why not use it. Learn how to build a solar hot water system for less than 50$, make a solar cooker or oven, solar yoghurt maker all made from recycled materials. In this inspirational and practical session you will also learn how to build cob oven in 5 minutes, including cooking tips for baking pizza and bread.
Bookings via library system. FREE

Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bethania Street Community Garden
FERMENTING FOODS 
In this practical workshop you will learn how to prepare variety of fermented food which is loaded with enzymes and vitamins so beneficial for our health. We will show how to prepare yoghurt, kefir, kombucha, sourdough bread and demonstrate a preparation of sauerkraut. Plenty of samples to taste and recipes to be shared. Food fermentation is not rocket science – but it’s rocket fuel.
More info, Booking essential 0439 048 585,  $5


Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 12 pm - 2 pm
Bethania Street Community Garden
RAW FOODS 
In this practical workshop you will learn all you need to know about raw food which is loaded with vital energy, enzymes and vitamins so beneficial for our health. We will show how to prepare sprouts, raw cakes, almond milk and raw soup as well as share plenty of practical tips. Will demonstrate preparation of chia pudding and you will also taste energy balls, sprouts. Raw food is easy and quick to prepare and so healthy to eat - we are what we eat.
More info, Booking essential 0439 048 585,  $5

Sat, 28 Oct 2017, 10 am -12 pm & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mt Cootha Botanic Garden - Kitchen garden
RAW FOOD
In this practical workshop you will learn all you need to know about raw food which is loaded with vital energy, enzymes and vitamins so beneficial for our health. We will show how to prepare sprouts, raw cakes, almond milk and raw soup as well as share plenty of practical tips. Will demonstrate preparation of chia pudding and you will also taste energy balls, sprouts. Raw food is easy and quick to prepare and so healthy to eat - we are what we eat. Bookings essential (07) 3403 2535. $5

Sat, 11 Nov 2017, 9 am - 12 pm
Spurtopia Homestead, Fernvale QLD
HOW TO START GARDENING, Spurtopia practical workshop 
Growing your own food is one of a few things in our lives which make sense. Learn all what you need to know about gardening, garden design, what and when to grow, how to make organic soil, compost and fertilizers, pest and weed control, and lots more. See and learn different styles of garden and wicking beds. You will make your own self-watering planter box to take home.
Booking via email. Cost $50.00 

Wed, 15 Nov 2017, 10 am - 12 pm & 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mt Cootha Botanic Garden - Kitchen garden
HOW TO START ORGANIC GARDENING
Learn how to grow enough organic food in your backyard to provide for 50-75% of your family’s fruit and vegetable needs in a small back yard. You will also learn how to make self-watering planter boxes and plenty of practical tips about backyard gardening Bookings essential (07) 3403 2535. $5

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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