Coffs Regional Community Gardens has an exciting program of hands-on workshops for 2024. See below for the schedule. You can find out more and book on the “What’s on” page. (Booking is usually a good idea – our very popular workshops tend to book out fast.)

All our workshops are a mixture of theory and practice presented by local and visiting experts. They are suitable for all ages, and all levels of experience. Beginners are welcome!

We have a lovely, sheltered, open air workshop space with chairs and tables, whiteboard, power for video or data projectors, tea and coffee making facilities, and lots of space for practical demonstrations.

Resilient Gardens – 3rd March, 2024

Presented by the author of the best-selling author of “The Permaculture Home Garden“, Linda Woodrow,  this one and a half hour workshop will show you how to make your food garden summer resilient. This free workshop is funded by the City of Coffs Harbour as part of its water-focused sustainable living program.

You’ll learn about seasonally adapted gardening and eating, raising seedlings to advanced stage before planting them out, techniques for building soil with lots of water holding capacity, how to water efficiently and minimise evaporation, and the importance of providing water for pest predators.  You can find out more and book from our “What’s On” page

Sustainable Gardens – 4th Feb to 30 June – every second Sunday

This amazing series of free workshops is funded by City of Coffs Harbour as part of the Environmental Levy Grants Program. You can book for the upcoming ones from our “What’s On” page.

4/2/2024 Gardening practices to economise water use

18/2/24 Gardening practices to reduce fertilizer runoff to waterways

17/3/24 Worm farming household waste session in the morning, followed by Composting household waste.

7/4/24 Propagation session in the morning, followed by a session on saving your own seed

21/4/24Gardening practices to enhance insect pollinator biodiversity

5/5/24 Gardening practices to reduce pesticide runoff to waterways

19/5/24 Wildlife habitat protection and domestic animals

2/6/24 Invasive garden plants

16/6/24 Adapting your garden to climate change

30/6/24 House and garden designs to maximise passive solar and energy efficiency