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farm tours, workshops & events
on sustainability, biological growing, waste-free living & holistic health

We love to learn, connect and share, so we bring people together by facilitating workshops, collaborating with others and hosting guest speakers.  Come join us for some positive inspiration, education & celebration!

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

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Living Smart Busselton 2024

community sustainability course

23 May - 27 June at Busselton Community Resource Centre

Facilitated by Laura Bailey, hosted by the City of Busselton

Join us & discover ways to live well, with a lighter footprint on our planet.  We'll explore 1001 ways to create a resilient & connected lifestyle.  

Living Smart is a holistic seven-session sustainability course for adults (16+). We will give you resources to create your own ‘new normal’ via hands-on practical activities, presentations, demos, guest speakers & a field trip.

 

Topics include how to: grow delicious food, reduce our power bills, use renewable energy, live with less waste, create fabulous compost, save water, make our own chemical-free household cleaners & how to be a part of positive change within our community.

 

It's a fantastic opportunity to meet & share ideas with others, and learn new ways to save your money and our environment at the same.

 

“Attending this course enabled me to deepen my knowledge about sustainability, provided local & relevant information, & gave me the opportunity to meet like-minded people in my immediate community. It was a lovely balance of learning, fun & connection.” LS participant

The course will be facilitated by Laura Bailey of Margaret River Organic Farmer, an experienced sustainability educator with a background in renewables, energy assessing, permaculture, homesteading & regenerative farming.

 

Hosted by the City of Busselton, this course runs over 7 sessions from 5:30-8pm Thursday 23 May to Thursday 27 June (with a field trip over a weekend mid-course). Thanks to funding, the only cost to you for the 7 sessions is $80 + booking fees. That's over 17 hours of positive connections & practical workshop time; what a bargain!  Please book early to avoid disappointment. Our popular Living Smart courses always sell out, so book your place today & tell your friends, family, neighbours & colleagues.

More information is available at www.livingsmart.org.au or feel free to email Laura at mrlivingsmart@live.com if you have specific queries.

 

BOOK TICKETS HERE  https://events.humanitix.com/sustainable-busso

Private farm tours & school tours

Exclusive paddock-to-plate tours of our regenerative farm, tailored to your interests, can be arranged in advance directly with us.  Visitors will receive a warm welcome from our farmily and a unique, real experience on a genuine working farm where we make our living from the food we grow (we're not a showy tourist venue or a hobby farm)! 

Meet the animals and the farmers: 

Lawson, a fourth generation primary producer, or Laura, an experienced environmental educator (or both at your request if we're available!), will  share with you the heart and soul of our organic farming practices and principles. 

We explore a different perspective of protein farming through customised on-ground walking tours (whatever the weather; we have umbrellas!), with lots of time for questions and discussion.  The tour ends in our farm shop where we can enjoy a cup of organic tea or coffee and you can buy our produce. 

Further organic refreshments and workshops on a range of food, farming, permaculture and sustainability topics are also available for advance bookings.

Suitable for anyone interested in ecological agriculture and whole food nutrition: individuals, families, students, schools, special interest education groups, community groups, corporate excursions or conference outings (minimum 2 people, maximum negotiable).  Please just give us plenty of notice to ensure your dates are available.  We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Native Bee Gardens Workshop

Learn how to create habitat for beneficial bugs and grow a beautiful, balanced garden with productive vegetables, fruits and flowers.

You will also make and take home a native bee hotel for our local stingless bees.

Join facilitator Laura Bailey of Margaret River Organic Farmer to explore companion planting for fruit and vegetable growing, as well as a range of water-wise native plants adapted to our local conditions that encourage beneficial insects.

This workshop comprises a one hour presentation followed by a hands-on creation of a native bee hotel.  At the end of the workshop, everyone will leave with their own native bee hotel and the knowledge to create their own bee-friendly garden!

Complimentary organic teas & coffee included.

 

Suitable for: all bee enthusiasts (minimum 8 years old, all kids to bee accompanied by an adult).

Taking expressions of interest for our next workshop - please contact us to get on the list!

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A selection of past events

Real Food FACEBOOK EVENT
Ten Life Changing Strategies
Living Smart sustainability course
Soil: the incredible story of what keeps the earth, and us, healthy.
Regenerative Masterclass
Wicking Beds
How to be an Ethical Omnivore
Gut health & native bees
Living Smart Sustainability course
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