Understanding soil

Understanding Soil Health – Sunday Nov 22nd

In this workshop we will discuss how to assess your soil health in relation to growing healthier plants.  We will look soil analysis, existing plant indicators, the soil biome, pH of soil and its implications and adjustments. We will also discuss the importance of organic matter, mulch, composts, natural fertilizers, worms, fungal relationships, legumes and liquid fertilizers.

Sunday 22 November
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
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Workshop 24th May 2015 ‘Love food hate waste’ from 10.30am

In NSW on average every household throws away about $1000 worth of edible food each year – that’s a total of 1.1 million tonnes of food waste in NSW alone!


Come along to this participatory workshop and learn about meal planning, correct storage how, to reduce food waste and some inspirational ways to use leftovers.

A healthy lunch and snacks will be provided.

Presented by Local celebrity and runner up to the 2015 Coffs Regional Woman of the year award, Julie Ferguson.

Sunday May 24

10:30am – 12:30pm


Places are Limited so please book your spot now. Go to



Asassin bug in action

‘Using Plants and Fowers to Reduce Garden Pests’ Workshop at the CRCG – 26th April Presented By Steve McGrane

Ever heard of an insect reservoir or how having one will assist your garden to thrive? How about getting help from a HIPPO? If not, then come along to this very informative workshop!

You will learn about the fascinating behaviour and lifecycle of your garden insects, including information on how to assess the population, what plants they do and don’t like and many ways to attract the ones you want and deter those you don’t.

This information is suitable for both the backyard gardener and larger scale Agricultural/ Horticultural producers who would like to learn more about Organic production strategies.

The Cost is Free and starts at 10.30 am sharp and concluding at 12.30. Light refreshments are also provided.

Fresh harvest

Workshop – ‘Cooking straight from the garden’ presented by Arlan Ilon this Sunday 14th Dec

Would you like to be able to improvise with whatever is fresh, organic and in season growing in your garden?  Walk around the CRCG and do a delicious harvest and then prepare a sumptuous seasonal feast for your friends and family.  Covering some traditional easy to make stir-fry and accompanying dishes, you’ll also learn how to cook the versatile and very delicious cassava and many different types of easy to grow spinaches and herbs.

Fresh Garden harvest

Fresh Garden harvest



Staring at 10.30am sharp and finishing at 12.30. Food and refreshments available in addition to eating the gourmet dish that you prepare!

The price is just $10 for members and $15 for non financial members.


Bronze Perch

Sustainable Aquaponics – An Introduction (Workshop this Sunday 23rd Nov)

Learn about this revolutionary and still evolving method of growing both fish and vegetables together naturally and organically. You’ll learn about the types of systems and components that can be used including flood and drain, flow through, floating raft, CHOP, bell siphons, timers and filters. We’ll cover nutrients in the system, mains power installations and complete solar stand-alone systems. We will also discuss the range of crops that grow in aquaponics systems, fish species that can be used and foods that you can grow yourself to feed your fish.

Bronze Perch

Bronze Perch

Starts at 10.30 am sharp and goes until 12.30, Light refreshments are served at the end and is FREE to attend.

Presented by Matthew Downie and Steve McGrane