Resilience Workshops
Are you interested in
- improving your food and water resilience?
- establishing a connection with the North Bank Community Garden and (community as well as- delete) learning what grows abundantly there?
- feeling more prepared for natural disasters?
- capturing and using water better in your garden?
- learning how to repurpose and use cost effective techniques to improve your growing capacity?

Come and learn this and more at the North Bank Community Gardens with their new resilience workshop program. The garden is offering 6 FREE workshops, which are fully subsidised by the Bellingen Council's Disaster Recovery and Resilience Program, to be ran throughout 2021. More information about each workshop is below.

2nd May
Building and Maintaining Soil Fertility
Learn how to reduce dependence on bought fertilisers and products by learning how to create and maintain rich fertile soil. This workshop focuses on using simple techniques with items found in the home and in the garden. This includes green manure crops, chop and drop methods, compost activators and making fertilizers.

6th June
Paddock to Plate: local perennials + resilient foods
Come learn how to grow, identify and cook with hardy, easy to grow perennials and resilient foods that will grow all year round in our Shire.

July 18th
Preserving and Storing Foods:
Improve your disaster preparedness by learning how to store and preserve foods by taking advantage of abundant, seasonal food grown in the garden.

19th Sept
Growing from scratch : Propagating, grafting, seed saving (and sharing - delete heading to wordy)
Learn how to propagate plants from healthy food and fire retardant plant stock, here in the Bellingen Shire. Techniques include soft and hard wood cuttings, division, grafting and growing from saved seeds.

17th Oct
Household Disaster Preparedness and Planning:
Learn how to increase your preparedness for bushfires and other natural disasters by redesigning or retrofitting your home and garden. Learn about fire retardent plants and develop your own emergency kit and action plan.

Nov 14th
Water Catching Gardening Systems:
In this workshop you will learn methods of capturing rainfall in the garden, different gardening techniques to best use water and how to direct water into different areas of your garden to increase efficiency and drought tolerance.

All Workshops
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Venue: Northbank Community Garden
Cost: FREE

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Please complete the form below to register your interest as positions are limited.
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