Off Grid Expo Workshops
We are hoping to add to this page as the time gets closer, but this is what we have so far.
Native Bee Hives
Valley Bees is running 2 workshops, 11am on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.
Everything you need to complete your very own native bee hive will be supplied, along with instructions, hands on help and guidance so you can complete the project and take it home with you.
Cost for workshop is $35 per person and includes all materials.
Bookings Essential as there is only room for 6 people at each workshop. As soon as we have confirmed the times you will be able to book your space.
Learn How to Build a Worm Farm
Learn how to build your own worm farm with Bill White. He has over 25 years’ experience of commercial worm farming in our region.
His knowledge and experience is amazing and his no fail worm farm is both inexpensive and easy to do.
There will be 2 workshops running over the weekend.
Saturday from 2:30 – 4:00pm
Sunday from 9:30am – 11:00am
NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Saturday all day
Location: Bush Critters marquee
Bush critters seed pod and clay sculpture workshop-eco friendly, creative family fun.
Bookings not required.
$2 per critter and you can make as many as you like.
Please bring cash and something to carry your critter home in.
Making a Ringtail Drey
Ringtail possums like to use a few different snuggly homes in different areas in their territory. But of course, it is getting harder and harder for them to create them due to habitat changes and loss. Good news though because you can create one for them!
It is called a drey and while we can’t make one exactly the same as they would, we can certainly make them an alternative and you can pop it up in your garden.
Join WILVOS for a fun and informative hands-on workshop each day to make a drey for your garden. Learn about Ringtail Possums and how you can help them. Children can assist their parents in this project.
$20 per drey including all materials.
Saturday 9.30 till 10.30 & Sunday 1 till 2
Location: at the YELLOW workshop tent
The other good news is that if you don’t have a garden suitable to put your completed drey in, you can help the wonderful wildlife carers who raise baby ringtails or care for injured adults by donating your drey back to WILVOS. Your drey can be used for the animals in care and when they are being released back into the wild.
Beth Miller is a Lace Maker.
Potting Up Trees
Corella Native Nursery has kindly donated native trees for people to transplant into their own handmade container so they can take them home and plant them.
They will learn about how to handle small trees, soil composition, the importance of planting native trees and how to care for the plant until they can put it in the ground. Plus making an origami plant holder.
$5 per tree – please bring cash
Times will be written up on the blackboard in front of marquee next to the Koala Action Group as this is a fund raiser for this community groups. We are relying on volunteers to run these and they are helping with many of the events.
Piccabeen Frond Workshop
Sunday 10am – 12pm
$30 per person including all materials
Tracy from Bush Critters is sharing her skills as she teaches you how to create beautiful items from Piccabeen fronds.
Please bring a mat to sit on, secataurs if you have some and a hat.
Blacksmithing demonstrations throughout the day.
Traditionally a blacksmith was a person who makes and repairs things in iron by hand. Today they are sometimes referred to as a metalsmith as they work with different types of metal.
Traditionally the tools used were the hammer and anvil and the blacksmith was a very important person in the community as the blacksmith made all the tools.
Essential Oil Workshops
The ladies from M&S Oils are running all day workshops at their own bright yellow marquee.
Essential oils are plant based and help in many ways.
For personal use, roller bottles are a great option and handy applications. For $10 per roller, learn about how to deal with anxiety and stress.
For household use, many oils can be used for cleaning, pest deterrents and diffusing.
All day Saturday and Sunday
Bring cash or card
No bookings required