Comprising two sessions with a lunch break in between, this 4.5 hour workshop explores the human relationship with water, how it fits within our ecology and moves through the land.
In this workshop we will cover
• Principles and patterns for catching, storing and distributing water
• Reading water's behaviour in the landscape
• How to work with rainwater, grey water and mains supplies to bring more life to our surroundings.
• Principles and design approaches to improve your management of water at home
The workshop will combine theory and dialogue, walking and talking to explore living examples of water management around Edendale's buildings, gardens and nearby waterways.
Dan Milne designs and teaches with interests in ecology, systems thinking and Permaculture. He has taught design at Monash University since 2006.
What you will learn
- Learn about how water moves through the landscape and how to utilise its behaviour
- Simple tips to capture, store and distribute water at home
What you will get
- A small booklet handout
While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:
- Riding your bike
- Public Transport
- Car pooling
Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground
What to bring
- Curious mind, BYO lunch
- Walking aids if required
- Water bottle
What to wear
Casual, closed shoes
Home gardeners, urban farmers, Permaculture. Intended for people interested in gardening, landscaping and connecting with and regenerating the natural world.
Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.
We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.
Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.
- Local native plant nursery
- Preschool and school education programs
- Community sustainability workshops
- Family activities and events
- Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
- Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
- Volunteer opportunities
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
You’re welcome to send someone in your place.
You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).
Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.
Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.
In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.