Thu, 21 Apr|
Community Seed Library Workshop
At the Community Seed Library Workshop, aspiring urban farmers & gardeners will learn the craft and theories of seed saving, including seeds as currency, community exchange opportunities, and means for increasing biodiversity.
Time & Location
21 Apr 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Preston, 233 Tyler St, Preston VIC 3072, Australia
About the event
Eat it, or save it?
At the Community Seed Library Workshop, aspiring urban farmers & gardeners will learn the craft and theories of seed saving, including using seeds as currency, builidng community exchange opportunities, and increasing biodiversity.
The workshop will start with a deep-dive into the importance of seed saving, and then teach participants the basics of how to save seeds, as well as storage & sowing. Attendees will then have the opportunity to select, illustrate and annotate their own seed packets to take home, with newfound confidence in establishing their own household or community seed library.
Guests of this workshop will also be served a light afternoon tea snack prepared with produce from peri-urban market garden, Feed You Farm, including the delicious Oakhill's garden lemonade.
AUDIENCE: This workshop will inspire both youth and adults, with content and activities suited to all age groups.
TICKET COST: $50. As an inclusive event, we also offer subsidized community tickets for local residents facing barriers to participation (50% concession discount.) Whilst course content is geared towards youth and adults, children 12 or under are still encouraged to participate and can attend, free of charge, in the company of a guardian (18 years or over).
SHANI SHAFRIR (she/they) is a therapeutic horticulturist with a burning passion for creating communities around sustainable living, food growing and circular economy. She grew up in Israel, in an agricultural household, and brings with her years of experience in restaurants, university art departments, disability services and community gardens - skills and interests that inform her holistic practice. Shani firmly believes in the power of green spaces and gardening to bring people together, enhance wellbeing and bring about a sense of joy.
INCLUDED: Seed packet templates, scissors, colour pencils, crayons, watercolour, glue sticks & a light afternoon tea / pre dinner snack from local from Feed You Farm.
BYO (OPTIONAL): Participants are also invited to bring their favourite drawing mediums (pencils, fine liners, magazine scraps etc.)
GOALS: This is a community strengthening activity, for both family units and new peers. The Seed Library masterclass focuses on working together, making connections, creating networks and contributing to biodiversity and community food resilience as well as the wellbeing benefits of creating art in a garden setting.
2 x tickets (family discount)
This ticket provides admission for two children to the Propagation workshop by Shani Shafrir, including catering sourced from Feed You Farm, a peri-urban edible garden cultivated by Preston local and Oakhill Food Justice Farmer, Jemma Stefanou.$95.00+$2.38 service feeSale ended
3 x tickets (family discount)
This ticket provides admission for three children to the Propagation workshop by Shani Shafrir, including catering sourced from Feed You Farm, a peri-urban edible garden cultivated by Preston local and Oakhill Food Justice Farmer, Jemma Stefanou.$140.00+$3.50 service feeSale ended
1 x Concessional Ticket
This concessional ticket is available to families with financial barriers preventing participation. Admission includes participation in our propagation workshop and catering by Feed You Farm!$25.00+$0.63 service feeSale ended