Learn how to make your own bees wax wraps and keep your food fresh and plastic free!
If you want to kick the single-use disposable habit then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in the place of cling wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they're reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear.
They can be used for wrapping veggies, sandwiches, baked goods and small snacks. Come along to a workshop and learn how to make, use and care for bees wax wraps.
Cost: $15 Per Person, Includes workshop & 3 wraps to take home.
Booking essential. Spaces are limited - book soon to avoid disappointment.
Under the lights that string between trees and garden-bed stakes... the talented and delightful Dru of Drury Lane Eatery will be serving up a feast. It will be a veggie feast using as much garden produce as is available, and other locally-sourced goods. The pizza oven will be fired-up, along with some fire-pits to keep us all warm. Warm clothing still strongly encouraged! Kate Caters will also warm our bellies with some scrumptious dessert.
A glass of mulled wine is included, water will be available, and all other drinks are BYO.
Tables will be arranged in groups of 7 or 8 seats, and the meal will be presented in share-plate-style. Discounts are available for bookings of 8.
We are very excited for this special evening and are already sending out a big thank you to Dru, not only for this brilliant idea, but for so generously donating his time and excellence to this fundraising event.
Will we see you there? Limited tickets available, so please don't delay! Ticket sales begin 9am Friday 12th May.
Join us for a special Working Bee at The Lost Plot. We need all hands on deck to make the beginnings of a food forest at The Lost Plot. This is an opportunity to learn how to sheet mulch and help us get some fruit trees in the ground.
No doubt the work will make us hungry, so bring some gold coins and enjoy yummy pizza made by our volunteers in our new wood-fired pizza oven.
This is a family-friendly event. Bring your kids along and join our Easter rock hunt. This variation on the theme means that we won't find bits of aluminum and melted chocolate all around the garden in weeks to come. Rocks can be exchanged for chocolate or seeds.
*** EVENT TO GO AHEAD, BUT TREE-PLANTING WILL BE POSTPONED DUE TO ALL THE WET WEATHER & MUDDY CONDITIONS ***
Join us for a fun and interactive workshop at the Koala Hospital and their newly acquired tree planting site on the North Shore.
This event is for everyone who would like to learn more about Koala habitat and what we can do to ensure Koalas have a safe future in our community.
After a brief tour of the Koala Hospital we will head to a tree planting site on the North Shore to hear from Graham Hargreaves, Koala Hospital volunteer and project manager of the tree-planting initiative, about this project and about what we can do to protect Koala Habitat in our community.
We will then get hands-on and help Graham to plant some Koala food trees, which will be the key to sustaining Koalas looked after by the Koala Hospital in the future.
The Lost Plot would love to support the great work of the Koala Hospital on an ongoing basis by adopting a Koala annually. We are aiming to raise enough funds through donations on the day to adopt a Koala. We would love you to support our goal with a donation on the day, if you can.
9.15 Meet at Koala Hospital
9.30 Hospital tour
10.00 Drive to North Shore tree planting site (transport provided)
10.30 Koala Habitat talk + Q&A
11.15 Tree Planting
12.15 Return to Koala Hospital
Booking essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your space. We welcome families with children to participate in this event.
This is a free community workshop. The workshop is part of our Sustainability Made Easy workshop series, a project that is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust
This is a free hands-on community workshop for anyone who is keen to gain the skills to look after their bike well. During this workshop you will learn basic maintenance and bike set up, to make sure you are the most comfortable you can be while on the bike, and will not cause yourself back or knee injuries from riding.
Participants need to bring their bike to the workshop and if you have a multitool or a set of Allen keys and spanners, then please bring them along. This will allow us to make the workshop as practical as possible. Each participant will receive a set of tyre levers and a puncture repair kit – both essential to fixing a flat tyre.
Jamie and Belinda have been riding mountain bikes for over twenty years. They both started racing Down Hill mountain biking in their early 20’s. Jamie worked for about 8 years as a bike mechanic in a number of bike shops in Canberra. There is nothing now that Jamie cannot fix, unless he does not have the tool
Spaces for this workshop are limited. We expect this one to book out quickly, so make sure to book soon to avoid disappointment. Please email email@example.com to book a space. One spot per family, however family members can attend and share one bike to work on. Children are welcome!
This workshop is part of our Sustainability Made Easy series. The program is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.
If you are interested in providing habitat for native animals in your backyard this free community workshop is for you. Content covered includes:
• Why provide nestboxes?
• Hollow dependent wildlife in our local area
• Natural hollows
• Artificial hollows vs. nestboxes
• Options for construction
• Installation: site & orientation
• Maintenance & monitoring
• Trouble shooting
• Data capture (for the citizen scientists)
The workshop will be led by the delightful Catherine Mardell, who'll be sure to have you not only engaged and enjoying yourselves, but using your belly to let out a few good laughs! She is also an absolute wealth of knowledge and we are so excited to have her down at the garden.
This workshop is part of our Sustainability Made Easy series. This Project is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp by 16 Nov. (For catering purposes only. The event is free :-) )
Join popular Chef Matt Golinski as he forages through the fresh produce grown within our community garden to produce scrumptious breakfast dishes. Be inspired to prepare your own dishes from sustainable, local produce!
Matt will use community garden grown veggies complimented with produce from our fantastic local producers, some of which will be present on the day. Enjoy some yummy tasters and walk away inspired to use local and home-grown produce in your own kitchen.
This free community event is part of the Sustainability Made Easy workshop series. This project is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.
Join us for an inaugural screening of 'Fair Food', a film about food sustainability produced by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. Fair Food tells the story of thousands of people in Australia who are working for a better food and farming system. A fairer system, one that feeds all of us well and looks after the land, the farmers & the food workers. The screening will be followed by a discussion with a panel of speakers from local organisations and those involved in food sustainability.
Light refreshments provided.
Event tickets are free of charge but we ask that you register for catering purposes. We will ask for a $5 donation to The Lost Plot on the night.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fair-food-week-2016-tickets-27562261466
With thanks to CSUgreen, Charles Sturt University, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network and Community Colleges.
In this hands on workshop we will be installing a natural frog pond. You will learn practical tips on how to attract frogs and other creatures into your garden/property, as well as ways to encourage them to stay, and why a frog pond is a beneficial addition to your garden. It is suitable for all ages to attend. Children are most welcome and will be encouraged to participate.
This workshop will be presented by Sean Morrow, who has over 25 years of experience in the landscaping industry and holds a Certificate 3 in Horticulture and a Permaculture Design. He established 'One Earth Landscaping' and has been running the business for over 17 years. His passions include: Frog Ponds and Habitat Gardens, Organic Home Food Production, Permaculture and Bio-Dynamics.
This is a free community workshop as part of the Sustainability Made Easy series. This project has been supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.
We are looking for a few bits and pieces for this workshop. If you have an old bath tub, a concrete laundry tub or some rocks you'd like to donate to us for this workshop, please let us know.
We are fortunate to be receiving a native bee hive at The Lost Plot. If you'd like to learn more about native bees from a man who really knows his stuff, come on down and participate!
Native bees are much smaller, and stingless too!
This will kick off at 9am. Our regular working bee will run until 12noon, and we usually share morning tea at around 10:30. So feel free to stick arond, bring a plate to share, and we'll make sure there's plenty of hot water in the kettles!!
Rhiannon Simmon’s from Rhi Rebellion will present a hands-on workshop on how to make your own insect hotels.
Insect hotels create habitat for beneficial insects in our gardens and make a fantastic creative addition to your garden.
We've prepared boxes already, which you get to fill during this workshop This is a great one to get kids involved in. They’ll love stuffing pre-prepared boxes made from recycled timbers with sticks, pine cones, bamboo and other natural materials to create homes for insects in their garden.
Spaces are limited. To book email email@example.com.
This project is supported by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.
The Lost Plot Community Garden’s Spring Fair is a fantastic event for young and old and a great opportunity to see what’s happening at our local community garden, brush up on your gardening skills and enjoy an afternoon connecting to others in our community.
There will be market stalls with fresh produce, food, and natural products, entertainment for young and old and a range of free workshops.
1pm DIY Insect Hotel Workshop (booking required)
Rhiannon Simmon’s from Rhi Rebellion will present a hands-on workshop on insect hotels, which are used as habitat for beneficial insects in our gardens. This is a great one to get kids involved in. They’ll love stuffing pre-prepared boxes made from recycled timbers with sticks, pine cones, bamboo and other natural materials to create homes for insects in their garden. For bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org There are currently only 10 spots left!
2pm Attracting Pollinators Workshop
3pm No Dig Garden Beds Workshop
The entertainment on the day includes Music by local singer songwriter Lauren Edwards and plenty of games for kids. We will also have a raffle with some amazing prizes, incl. a large corrugated iron garden bed, a cordless drill, a Lost Plot membership and more.
Any help with volunteering on the day will be appreciated. Please be in touch via email@example.com if you'd like to be given a small job to do on the day. The morning working bee will be on as usual, and there will be plenty to do, so why not spend the whole day with us?!
We're looking forward to a great day in the garden and, of course, the beginning of Spring :-)
Learn how to compost and wormfarm and turn your kitchen scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil.
This two-hour workshop will give you the skills to manage a wormfarm and produce your own compost at home. Thanks to Midwaste, the workshop fee of $20 will give you access to a (highly subsidised) compost bin & aerator OR wormfarm and worms, so you can get active at home straight away. This is an amazing opportunity to start using your food scraps in a productive way.
The workshop will cover the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintenance of a compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and how to use compost products as well as trouble-shooting so participants are ready to create their own fantastic compost at home.
This is a joint project with Midwaste. This project is also supported by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.
PLEASE NOTE: There are only 15 spaces available in this workshop. To reserve a spot you need to make an online booking using this link.
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Rhiannon from The Rhi Rebellion will inspire you to throw out the evil chemicals and start cleaning naturally. This is a 2-hr hands-on workshop where you will learn how to create household cleaning products using natural ingredients, such as vinegar, essential oils, bi-carb soda and more.
The workshop will be led by Rhiannon from The Rhi Rebellion, which is an art collective that was started with a passion for all things creative and a love of making the world a better place.
Rhiannon's love of recycled crafts spilled over into creating all things green, from beauty products to cleaning products and everything in between.
Come along, be inspired and take home your first batch of cleaning products!
This workshop has limited spaces. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot.
Please also share this event, or invite anyone you think may be interested. We hope to spread chemical-free cleaning awareness and knowledge to all corners of Port Macquarie, and the greater Mid North Coast. All welcome!
Thiis Project is supported by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.
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