wicking bed

Wicking Beds Workshop

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Learn the benefits and the principals of wicking bed construction!

Wicking beds are designed to be self-watering, with the water ‘wicking’ up through the soil. This reduces the amount of water and maintenance that a regular garden beds requires while still producing an abundance of fresh fruit, veggies and other plants.

Participants will work together to create 2 wicking beds at Taradale Primary School, as well as receive an information booklet ‘Wicking Beds: Why they work & how to make them.’

Lunch is included, please advise of any dietary requirements when booking.

Places are strictly limited to 10, please get your booking in asap to avoid missing out.

Date: Saturday, 23rd November.
Time: 11.00am to 4.00pm.
Where: Taradale Primary School. (98 High St, Taradale)
Cost: $75. (full) or $65. (concession) Materials and lunch provided!

Tutor: Nathan Straker.

Nathan is a passionate member of the home grown community and has been building wicking beds in the Goldfields region for nearly 10 years.

He values natural resources greatly and seeks to reduce waste where ever possible. Nathan sees Wicking Beds as a perfect fit for this philosophy.

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What you will learn
  • the principals of wicking bed construction
  • benefits of wicking beds
What you will get
  • hands on tutorial
  • information booklet to take home
  • lunch and afternoon tea provided

What to wear

Casual but sensible clothing, you may get dirty. closed toe shoe (ie.boots)

Appropriate for

All welcome


Castlemaine Community House

Vendor since 2016

Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled by at least six towns, each with their own particular identity. In addition to its established population, the Shire is a magnet for an increasing population of arts practitioners, tree changers, down shifters and those pursuing an alternative lifestyle based on environmental sustainability.

Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.

Castlemaine Community House is:

◙ a learning centre

◙ a meeting place

◙ a not-for-profit enterprise

◙ a drop-in centre

◙ a supportive, welcoming placean information network

We have a range of regular activities, educational classes for adults, programs for parents and children, and a large number of community projects which we run or contribute to. We are run by a committee of management and we have a number of staff and volunteers.

2015 marks our 30th anniversary. There is abrief history of our first 30 years

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds Policy Cancellations and refunds policy:

  • No refund will be issued within 48 hours of the course start date or once the course has commenced.
  • A full refund, less a 10% administration fee will be provided for  all booking cancellations requested prior to the course start date.
  • Any flexibility outside the above policies must be approved by the Castlemaine Community House Manager.

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Terms & Conditions

Castlemaine Community House requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Castlemaine Community House to organise a refund or transfer

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