Eco House & Garden 2022 Workshops

Kimbriki will comply with restrictions in place at the time of the event, not the time the booking was placed and therefore we may be required to cancel a workshop or reduce the maximum group size of a workshop. In the event that we may be required to cancel a workshop, we will ensure refunds are issued to those who purchased tickets and priority given to re-book for future workshops.

Kimbriki’s Eco House & Garden offers a range of face to face workshops for adults. Learn successful organic gardening techniques and how to implement sustainable living ideas into your everyday life. Our workshop ecologist educators, have extensive experience in teaching and enabling adults and children to make their lives more sustainable.

View the list of topics and dates below, select the workshop you wish to attend and follow the bookings link.

Self-Watering Garden Beds

  •      Saturday 18th June 2022 10am – 1pm      

Did you know that overwatering your plants can create as many problems as underwatering them?  So how do you work out how much water the plant needs and when?  At Kimbriki, our team of Ecologists love self-watering or wicking garden beds as they are designed so the water ‘wicks upwards’ into the soil, like a candle wick, using 60-80% less water than conventional garden beds, meaning that the plants can access the right amount of water when they need it.

Self-watering garden beds also provide a defined garden bed area, which allows for easier weeding and allows plants to flourish as they suffer less stress from under or over watering and a more consistent environment. The good news is more and more people are implementing these type of garden beds in the home, school and community gardens and reaping the benefits, while saving on water.  Why not join in an upcoming Self-Watering Garden Beds Eco Workshop and learn how to incorporate self-watering garden beds into your garden.

What will participants learn and what skills will be gained?

  • The principles of Wicking Bed Garden design.
  • How to set up a commercially bought wicking bed garden
  • How to make your own Wicking Bed Garden with reuse materials
  • Learn how to maintain and refresh your Wicking Bed Garden after harvesting

Bookings are essential click here.

  • Residents $30 per person
  • Non-residents $50 per person

Location:  Eco House & Garden, Kimbriki. The Eco House & Garden is located on your left-hand side once you drive through Weighbridge A or B at Kimbriki.  There is parking at the Eco House and Garden, and it is a fully accessible venue.

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Composting and Worms          

Did you realise that when food scraps are sent to landfill, they decompose and produce methane, a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the global warming capacity of carbon dioxide? Food scraps in landfill also produce an organic leachate which is polluting to groundwater.

While Kimbriki does not receive food waste, the team at the Eco house & Garden are passionate about educating our community on how they can remove organic food waste from the waste stream through composting and worm farms.

Join our ecologists at one of our upcoming Composting and Worms workshop to learn how composting and worms farms can turn household food scraps into a rich and nutrient packed by-product that you can use to improve the health of your garden through improving the nutrient, water capacity and carbon levels in the soil.

This 3-hour workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn about worm farming or composting, or for anyone  who needs a refresher or has a redundant compost or worm farm that they would like to set up again.

It follows a practical and informative format that caters for all ages and levels of knowledge.  Families are welcome to join in this workshop, so register today and join in the fun.

What will participants learn and what skills will be gained?

  • An understanding of ecological and permaculture principles.
  • An understanding of the ADAM principles and their application to composting and worm farming.
  • How to set up a compost system, how to operate it, how to use finished compost.
  • How to set up a worm farm, operate it, change it over and use worm castings.

Bookings are essential.  Future dates for this workshop will be published later in the year.

  • Residents $30 per person
  • Non-residents $50 per person
  • Children $5 per child (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Family Ticket $50 per family (includes 2 adults & up to 3 children valid for Northern Beaches & Mosman Residents only)

Location:  Eco House & Garden, Kimbriki. The Eco House & Garden is located on your left-hand side once you drive through Weighbridge A or B at Kimbriki.  There is parking at the Eco House and Garden, and it is a fully accessible venue.

* Northern Beaches residents who attend a Kimbriki Composting and Worm Farms workshop may be eligible for a Council-issued $90 voucher to use in purchasing worm farm or composting related products. Click here for more details.

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Pruning & Propagation                    

If you are an experienced gardener looking to build new skills, or perhaps you are just starting out but want to get it right from the start please join us for our upcoming Pruning & Propagation eco workshop and learn how to help your plants thrive and multiply!

Correct pruning is beneficial to your trees and shrubs and increases durability and strength, as well as maximising the health of the plants in your garden. It also provides an opportunity to retain heritage seed and plants in our ecosystems.

As all green thumbs would be aware, new plants can be expensive!  Propagation allows you to create new plants from seeds or prunings and is a fun and low-cost way to get more plants in your life.

Participants in the eco workshop will receive a variety of prunings to take home and continue propagating in their lovely Kimbriki Compost pots.

What will participants learn and what skills will be gained?

  • Learn correct pruning techniques for a variety of situations.
  • Understand the theory behind a variety of propagation techniques including cuttings, layering, division, budding and grafting.
  • Use this practical workshop to create more new plants in your garden or to share/swap with others.
  • Taking your garden a ‘step further’ to increase abundance.

Bookings are essential.  Future dates for this workshop will be published later in the year.

  • Residents $30 per person
  • Non-residents $50 per person

Location:  Eco House & Garden, Kimbriki. The Eco House & Garden is located on your left-hand side once you drive through Weighbridge A or B at Kimbriki.  There is parking at the Eco House and Garden, and it is a fully accessible venue.

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Beginner’s Organic Vegie Gardening                                                    

Have you ever thought about growing your own organic vegies and would like someone to show you how to start?  Or just want to learn more about why you would benefit from creating your own organic vegie garden at home?

Join Kimbriki’s Ecologists for this informative eco workshop where you receive an introduction into the principles of ecology and permaculture, starting from the importance of soil on the human microbiome and working all the way up to how our bodies and the environment benefits from plants that are grown organically.

The workshop will also cover the sharing of sustainable and ecological practices in soil nourishment, fertility, and pest control.

What will participants learn and what skills will be gained?

  • How to choose a site and build a new garden
  • Soil, planting, mulching, fertilising, pest control
  • How your garden can keep you & your family healthy
  • Identification and tasting of edible flowers
  • The real difference between organic and non-organic food

Bookings are essential.  Future dates for this workshop will be published later in the year.

  • Residents $30 per person
  • Non-residents $50 per person

Location:  Eco House & Garden, Kimbriki. The Eco House & Garden is located on your left-hand side once you drive through Weighbridge A or B at Kimbriki.  There is parking at the Eco House and Garden, and it is a fully accessible venue.

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Looking for a unique gift idea?
Purchase a gift voucher for someone to attend an Eco House & Garden workshop. The recipient can choose the date and topic – you’ll cover the cost of the ticket for them. A voucher with a unique code will be issued to you.