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In the Garden: September School Holiday Program

Next Available: Mon, 30 Sep 9:00AM
6.0 hours x 3 Days
Book Now (http://weteachme.com/l/gsz5p5cr)


Sign up for a three day activity-packed course during the September school holidays.

It's a hands-on opportunity to learn about sustainability, carpentry skills and to get outside in the garden. 

Lunch will be prepared on the day to offer an opportunity for students to learn sustainable cooking skills, and be part of the garden to plate experience.

Open to secondary school students that are interested in learning more about sustainability, the environment and growing your own food


Course Details:
Mon 30th Sept , Wed 2nd October , Fri 4th October
9:00am - 3:00pm
Must register for full course

Meet the Ecological Justice Hub team dedicated to making the school holiday program a meaningful experience:

May Lam - Strategic planning and business development for the Hub. Former primary school teacher and university lecturer passionate about building sustainable communities. 

Stuart Muir Wilson - Hub Coordinator. Whiz in all things permaculture, mushrooms and sustainable design projects that inspire participants to think outside the (garden) box. 

Michael McGarvie - Hub Project Officer. Imparts his wisdom on healthy composting, recycling and resource efficient systems onto Hub volunteers and participants. 

Danny Rouse - Permaculture Adviser. Experienced teacher in community horticulture education, empowering young people to reconnect with nature and better understand our role in the ecosystem.

Mahira Sobral - Community Education Officer. Developing ecological literacy curriculum that bring forth the impact of ecological justice and social justice.

Chef Esto (Johnny) - The most clever, kindhearted and talented chef we know. Johnny dedicates his time and expertise to preparing delicious community meals for the Hub that are healthy, low-waste, and delicious.

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What you will learn
  • Participating in the garden's seasonal activities - learning about all the elements needed to grow food in healthy soil, from planting, seed propagating to harvesting
  • The art of composting - everything you need to know about making healthy soil and reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, by turning food scraps and garden waste into rich compost.
  • Designing and building your own garden box - cultivating skills in design, carpentry, building and project planning
What you will get
  • Students will get a hands-on learning experience with permaculture experts
  • Take home garden box ​to grow fresh vegetables and herbs at home
  • Fresh lunch prepared on the day with produce from the garden
Parking Info

Accessible by 19 tram or 5 minute walk from Jewel station. 

All day parking in a lot near by. 

What to bring
  • ​Bottle of water to refill during the day (we do have a kitchen where students can take breaks and drink water)
  • Extra snacks (a healthy and filling, lunch will be provided at 12pm each day)​
  • All other materials provided
What to wear

Comfortable clothing to be outside all day (closed toed shoes, short sleeve tops, shorts or pants). Sunscreen & a hat. If it is raining, we will work inside the woodworking station

Appropriate for

​Open to secondary school students that are interested in learning more about sustainability, the environment and growing your own food​


Jesuit Community College

Vendor since 2018

Jesuit Community College provides people with real skills for life, learning and work.

It draws on the rich tradition of Jesuit education committed to ‘care of the whole person’ and development of active and informed citizens.

Through our College, we help individuals, and by extension their families and communities, reach their full potential.

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