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October 2021

Preserving for beginners

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied, Vic 3461 Australia
A$250 Sold out

I love foraging, I love growing and I want to make the very most of what I find and what I grow. Preserving for beginners offers all the skills needed to preserve the taste of summer, the cool of winter and the red of autumn. This class is jam packed with information. In many preserving classes you are taught one to two recipes but rarely taught all the principles that underpin those recipes. Without an understanding of the principles you…

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February 2022

Straw Passive Solar Home, Wetland and Permaculture Farm Tour

February 20, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied, Vic 3461 Australia
A$100

Join us for a tour and chat about all things as they relate to passive solar design and building with straw. Our home is a LightEarth build that used formwork around a stud frame to create walls of straw. We will take a guided tour of our home to see the north-facing greenhouse, double glazed tilt and turn windows, our yoghurt making cupboard, larder with underground cooling vent and surrounding garden designed to create a cool microclimate around our home.…

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Straw Passive Solar Home, Wetland and Permaculture Farm Tour

February 20, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied, Vic 3461 Australia
A$100

Join us for a tour and chat about all things as they relate to passive solar design and building with straw. Our home is a LightEarth build that used formwork around a stud frame to create walls of straw. We will take a guided tour of our home to see the north-facing greenhouse, double glazed tilt and turn windows, our yoghurt making cupboard, larder with underground cooling vent and surrounding garden designed to create a cool microclimate around our home.…

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March 2022

Pizzica and Pizza for Hepburn Locals

March 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied, Vic 3461 Australia
A$5 Sold out

The pizzica is an Italian folk dance. A very simple dance that can be learnt by all. Folk dances were designed to welcome everyone. Dancing releases emotions and sends them flying up and out. I will teach you the steps. Slowly and gently at first. A rhythmic slow movement, a meditation. A little later once we have well and truly warmed up we can try a more frenzied pace. I will begin with a succinct performance of the pizzica dance.…

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Refund Policy: We are extremely sorry to say that it is not possible to give refunds once payment is made regardless of lead up-time. It is possible however for you to transfer your enrolment to a friend or acquaintance.

In light of on and off lockdowns due to Covid, we will do our best to reschedule classes at the earliest time possible. If the class cannot be re-scheduled then a refund will be provided. Much huge care and all the very best from mara

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