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Your Living Backyard day forum

Celebrate Your Living Backyard with this exciting one day event on Saturday 15 June. The forum presents eight inspiring presentations of a sustainable future for your own backyard. Growing your own is fresher, taste delicious and saves on food miles On this day, you can learn: Continue reading...

Early Childhood Teachers' Association Conference

22nd June Saturday ECTA conference Sheldon Qld Conference for Early Childhood Teachers AssocationPresenting on Gardening with children for fun and health - The children will absolutely love the experience of getting dirty making your gardens, but that is only the beginning of their journey. Continue reading...

World Environment Day

This World Environment Day inspiring organicgardener, Leonie Shanahan from Edible School Gardens,will be teaming up with Native Sun Cuisine, Max Porter to do a talk on making Herb spirals, a vertical garden supporting many herb sand plants. Vegi-Might, "Good health happy times" with Max Porter brings you sparkling recipes fresh from Leonie's Organic Garden to produce Spaghetti of Zuchini, Pulled Green Beans and Pumkin Pikletes... Continue reading...

Don’t miss Leonie Shanahan talking about Edible School Gardens

Getting kids to eat healthy food is easier said than done,but here’san idea. And it’s FREE! - At the CGS Open Day you’ll hear about aprogram for schools where children learn the wholeprocess of growing healthy food … from soil to supper (well, lunch!). Approachyour child’s school and get them on board. You just never know. From little things, big things grow Continue reading...

Sprout! Interview with Nicola Chatham

It's the beginning of the school year here in Australia and that means one thing in Leonie Shanahan's life... A brand new year to transform the lives of kids and encourage them to eat more fresh fruit & veggies. Her award-winning Edible School Gardens program has influenced more kids on the coast than I could point a bamboo pole at. Continue reading...

Horticultural Media Association of Queensland (HMAQ)

Saturday 6th April, HMAQ Induction into the Horticultural Media Assocation of Qld at Noel Burnettes Spring Fields Garden Centre. HMAQ – Providing education and professional support within the horticultural media industry. Continue reading...

The Perennial Poppies Group

April 19th. The Perennial Poppies Group ; Garden tour Verridale. Speaking about healthy soils, healthy food, healthy you. Continue reading...

Leonie's Edible Garden News - April 2013

Hello my fellow gardens, it has been an eventful couple of months and for those who know me well, know I would not have it any other way. It truly seems to be conference season. Continue reading...

Learn How To Create A Garden

ORGANIC gardening teacher Leonie Shanahan has spent more than a decade working in schools, at festivals and events teaching people to make healthy edible gardens. Leonie started her Edible School Gardens program in Queensland 11 years ago. Continue reading...

Harvest, Garden & Create a feast

Saturday 27th April Harvest, Garden & Create a feast At Leonie Property at Cooroibah Local chef Max Porter from Native Sun Cuisine is teaming up with Leonie to do a gardening and cooking workshop. Continue reading...

Gardenfest Toowoomba Carnival of Flower Show

May 3rd and 4th Gardenfest Toowoomba Carnival of Flower Show - Friday 2 workshops talking about ... Edible School Gardens; Workshop 1 How to design and set up an edible school garden Continue reading...

The Woodford Folk Festival Tree Festival

May 5th Woodford Folk Festival Tree Festival, workshops for kids on making a worm farm to take home - About The Woodford Folk Festival Continue reading...

Growing Sustainability Opening & Expo

18th May Growing Sustainability Opening and Expo at the Big Pineapple Function Centre - 11.15am – 11.45am ‘Starting an Edible Garden Continue reading...

Maroochy/Yandina Community Garden

25th May Maroochy/Yandina Community Garden - How to step up a No Dig GardenIt doesn’t matter what type of soil you have, you can set up a No Dig Garden and be planting in 2 weeks and harvest in weeks. Continue reading...

Costa Georgiadis says Great to see Leonie putting her experience out there

One thing that really encourages me at the moment is the amount of information that is being shared through courses, workshops,lectures, online talks, panel discussions. The list goes on and what it says to me is that the appetite for real, workable, hands on experience and alternatives is growing across the board. Continue reading...

Edible gardens guru hosts first workshops at permaculture home

QUEENSLAND’S edible organic gardening guru Leonie Shanahan has spent more than a decade working in schools, at festivals and events teaching people of all ages how to make their own healthy edible garden. Continue reading...

Back to School DVD/Book Package Special

My new DVD Edible School Gardens and book Eat Your Garden, organic gardening for home and schools is on SPECIAL for a limited time.
 
You can buy both for the special price of $57.00 (RRP $79.95) plus postage
OR Eat Your Garden Book for $27.00 (RRP$39.95) plus postage.
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Leonie's Edible Garden News - February 2013

It’s been a very busy 12 months with the launch of my new DVD Edible School Gardens, Speaking and Workshop Events throughout Qld and NSW, starting a community garden, my usual edible school gardens program and now the launch of my organic gardening workshops from home. It’s looking like a busy year and I look forward to meeting many more gardeners along the way. Continue reading...

Edible School Gardens

People often ask me why I started Edible School Gardens. I was at my young daughters’ school when the students came out for their lunch break and inside those lunchboxes were brightly coloured food that came in plastic, this food was mostly made in laboratories and manipulated to look and taste like food...... I was horrified ...It was that moment I knew I needed to go into schools and teach children about growing organic food and let children experience food bursting with flavour and freshness. Continue reading...

Daycare centre LOVES Edible School Gardens book and DVD

I wanted to say a big thank-you fore sending them so quickly and say how impressed I am with both the book and DVD. Continue reading...
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