F Workshops – Saturday 12th October 3.30pm – 5pm Short

Plant Propagation

Learn how to propagate plants with ease. The tutor will cover different methods used to pre-treat difficult seed. Learn the best cutting length required for striking different plants and learn how to propagate bulbs. Seed, plant cuttings, pots and potting media provided. www.facebook.com/BreckenwoodBotanicals Presenter: Chris Elliott   Workshop (55)

Silk Painting

Using specific paints for silk participants will paint 2 scarves. Explore colour, design, simple techniques.  No experience necessary. Helen has been painting silk, sewing art to wear clothing and teaching workshops since 1990. Presenter: Helen Moon   Workshop (42)

Crochet a Fast Beanie

Now is the perfect time, if you’ve never picked up a crochet hook before you can learn to crochet a seamless beanie in the round. All materials supplied. Suitable for beginners through to expert crafters. Presenter: Julie Haines   Workshop (40)

Wool and Worms

If Ewes have worms, you won’t get wool! Well you will-just less of it and other losses. This workshop will include an overview of wool knowledge, identification and preparation for sale from ‘Grass to Garment’ to maximising your $$’s and a very close look at the types of worms that can reduce productivity of your Continue Reading

Preparing For an Adventure Greater Than the Normal Holiday

Do you fancy leaving your daily life behind and hitting the road as a Grey Nomad or selling all your belongings and backpacking the world ?  Local Strath lady, Cate has led such an interesting life, spending 8 years of it, cruising around the world. This workshop is all about discussion and ideas of how Continue Reading

Introduction To Belly Dancing

Start wiggling  those hips and join in this great fun workshop with Belly Dancing devotee for more than 10 years, Heather. You will get a brief history of its origins, and learn about the health benefits, followed by warm up exercises and be taught the basic movements, then cool down exercises.  A “coin” belt will Continue Reading

The Mental Health Toolbox and Why This Can be Fun

The focus will be to build a concept of a Mental Health Toolbox. Also talk about the local Strathalbyn Suicide Prevention Network and how that has helped our Rural Community and cover the value of being a country psychologist for a local community. I am a country psychologist who has lived in country Victoria and Continue Reading

Herbs, Varieties and Uses (Own Transport)

A discussion around the importance of using herbs in our everyday life. Try different varieties of culinary herbs and how they may be used and grown.  Sample herbal teas fresh from the garden and learn the medicinal benefits of some easy to grow herbs, plus how we can attract more beneficial insects and bees into Continue Reading

The Secret Art Of Recipe Writing

Writing recipes that enable people to successfully reproduce grandmother’s fruit cake or the delicious dish you make every week for your children, is not as simple as you might suspect. Author of the best -seller, The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook , Liz will draw on her experience gained in her career and reveal the steps Continue Reading

Practical Reiki and Meditation for Health and Wellbeing

What is Reiki and how does it work? Learn the practical applications of Reiki and how it can be used as a life tool in everyday situations. Reiki is an ancient Relaxation technique that has evolved into a Modern day Natural and Complimentary Wellness Therapy which can be learned and utilised by anyone and requires Continue Reading

Introduction to Family History Research

Do you want to know about your family’s history. Where to start? Where to find information? This workshop will help you to learn how to start your research: who to include or leave out; pros and cons of various Genealogy sites; explanation of various forms, eg census forms, birth, death and marriage entries. Presenter: Pamela Continue Reading

Birds, Bees, Bats and Citizen Science

Coordinated by the Natural Resources Centre in Strathalbyn a team from The Department of Environment and Water presents: On Farm Biodiversity - What you can do on your property to help declining woodland birds.   Kylie Moritz Soil Acidity- Citizen Science looks at soil acidity in the Mount Lofty Ranges.   Jacqui Wilson, Katie Irvine/ Eliza Rieger Continue Reading

So Do You Really Want To Be A Councillor?

This interactive workshop with Lorraine, who has been a councillor for 30 years with 12 as Mayor,  will take you to the floor of a council chamber so you can experience what it is really like in there. Are you curious about being a councillor? Are you keen to see it from the inside? Do Continue Reading

Floral Art for your Home

Strathalbyn Floral Art Society has just celebrated it’s 60th birthday and is considered one of the premiere clubs in S.A. In this workshopthese experienced ladies will demonstrate and guide you to create an arrangement for your home.Our gardens have struggled with recent weather patterns and sometimes it’s hard to find more thana few flowers to Continue Reading