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Time: 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Date: Thursdays, 12 October to 7 December
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Instructor: Thea Lang

Develop your skills and know-how around working with springtime produce and planning your garden for a productive summer of preserving!

This course will include:

  • Cooking and preserving springtime produce
  • Basics of fermentation
  • Safe bottling techniques
  • Creating a garden plan with your desired summer preserves in mind (think passata, jams, relishes, dried fruit, etc!)
  • Tips on how to make the most of abundant produce and seasonal fruit and veg

Over the 9-weeks we will be cooking, preserving and sharing seasonal food, with the aim of each participant taking home skills and knowledge that will strengthen their gardening and pantry planning.

The course structure is designed to respond to student needs and specific interest areas, so that we can learn collectively with curiosity and joy.

Bookings close Monday 9 October

Date: Thursdays, 12 October to 7 December (9 sessions)
Time: 12.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: $160 (Full) / $130 (Early Bird Discount available until 2 October) / $120 (Concession)

Facilitator: Thea Lang

Thea Lang is a lover of all things plant-related. She takes joy in preserving bountiful harvests to last through leaner times and share with the people around her. The coordinator of Castlemaine Community House’s Kitchen Garden, Thea has extensive experience in garden management and has previously taught courses in food preservation through the lens of nature connection and place-making.

She is passionate about knowledge and skill-sharing that connects people with each other, and with the other beings who thrive in the soil they live around and depend upon.