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


Bush Critters

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.


Lace Making

Beth Miller is a Lace Maker.

She is part of a small group of people who love this form of art and are keeping this very old skill alive and well. Beth has been making lace for many years and loves to share her passion.
She is a member of the Fraser Coast Lacemakers who meet in Maryborough every week.
“We are a self help group and always welcome new members.
Many in our group have won awards at the Ekka.
We make a wide variety of lace, ranging from centuries old designs up to modern contemporary lace. These include needle lace, tatting, crochet and knitted laces.
Our group focuses on Bobbin Lacemaking.
There are a surprising number of different types of lace, so we are always learning.”
Beth will be set up in the Yellow Workshop marquee from 11 till 2 on Saturday.
She will have a few of her beautiful items available for sale so bring some cash and buy something special.

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
Bookings essential

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.


Steve Blacksmithing

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

Event Organisers:
Dee White: – 0434 630 510  |  Di Woodstock: – 0419 224 628

Event Organisers

Dee White
0434 630 510

Di Woodstock
0419 224 628