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Permaculture Garden Gets New Lease on Life

The learners from 21YC, CY, TD and prep M worked with and were guided by the edible school garden's Leonie Shanahan and assisted by parents helpers to make several no-dig gardens, re-do the worm farm and feed and mulch their fruit trees. Continue reading...

Plugging into Permaculture

Like to know more about permaculture? Then note May 28 for the next Slow Food breakfast meeting at Blue Ginger Restaurant. Continue reading...

Veggie Village Workshop

GROWING ON SAND, SMALL PLACE & SMALL PEOPLE - Growing on sand is one fo the most difficult mediums to grow on. Leonie over the last 9 years has been experimenting with various methods and now grows a thriving vegetable garden. Leonie will share her experiences with you and get you started. Continue reading...

Living Smart Expo

Compost & Worm Farms Workshop - Do you want to know how to make good compost? Does your current compost smell? Leonie will demonstrate how to turn your food scraps into quality compost and answer any questions you may have. Continue reading...

Slow Food Noosa to Sponsor New Kitchen Garden Project

here have always been veggie patches in school grounds though these days, with the involvement of chefs like Jamie Oliver and Stephanie Alexander, many people are realising the immense value of edible gardens in more ways than one. Continue reading...

Only Natural by Sarah Pye - Kids on the Coast

If you could get crisp fresh, healthy vegetables on the table at a fraction of the cost, would you do it? What if the solution also gave you a fun-filled family activity along the way? And what if it was likely to get your kids to eat their greens? Continue reading...

Permaculture Gardens Sunshine Coast Grammar School

Permaculture is a method of producing foodstuffs in a closed loop that maintains a self-sufficient system. In any system animals, plants and micro-organisms work together in harmony. Continue reading...

Local Community business ensures School garden stays afloat

After much concern a new sponsor has come forward to ensure that the Edible School Gardens Program at Tewantin State School continues. Continue reading...

Students Enjoy Fruits of Their Labours

Peregian Beach Community College set up their permaculture vegetable garden earlier this year sponsored by Slow Food Noosa. Continue reading...

Kids School Garden Program left stranded by Petrol Station 'Rip-Off'

A new sponsor is desperately needed for the Tewantin State School Edible School Garden to get the children back in the garden, learning healthy growing and eating principles that will last them for life, not to mention the simple enjoyment of growing their own food, something that is lacking in todays society. Continue reading...

Students delight in their gardens

As a follow up to our story in the last edition of ECO, teacher and permaculturalist Leonie Shanahan asks students from four local schools their thoughts on permaculture. Continue reading...

School children eat what they sow

The Sunshine Coast mother says kids need to grow their own nutritious food for their health and this can start at school. Leonie Shanahanhas been instrumental in developing the programme in seven schools. Continue reading...

Participating School Gardens Successful School Garden Projects

The Edible School Garden Program is so much more than just growing some vegies. The edible school garden is a garden where the soil is full of life and the plants are bursting with nutrients and minerals. Continue reading...

Solutions for the future

Why edible school gardens? Currently we ingest about 4.5 litres of pesticides and herbicides, eat 66 kilograms of sugar each year and consume exotic foods grown without soil, which focuses on profit, not nutrition. Continue reading...

Edible School Gardens

Leonie Shanahan has been waging a campaign urging schools on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to dig up part of the school oval and start growing their own fruit and vegetables for the kids to eat. Continue reading...

Campaign for school permaculture gardens

Local mum and award-winning permaculture teacher, Leonie Shanahan, is fed up ('scuse the pun) with the quality of food in Queensland schools, and has inspired Nicklin MP, Peter Wellington to take the matter to Parliament. Continue reading...

EDIBLE SCHOOL GARDENS DVD Launch

Leonie Shanahan educator, author and presenter has successfully run 20 Edible School Gardens programs in Australia. Leonie will launch her new DVD Edible School Gardens and will discuss how the program has worked. Continue reading...

Fair Share Festival Newcastle

Many schools now have vegetable gardens and this workshop will allow you to explore how these gardens can contribute to the life of the school, be used in the school curriculum and be based on the principles of permaculture Presenter bio Leonie is the author of “Eat your garden Continue reading...

Gympie Community Gardens presents. Eat Your Garden Day

We are hosting renowned speaker and author Leonie Shanahan to provide workshops for school children teachers & families. Leonie Shanahan is from Edible School Gardens. Her latest book is called “Eat Your Garden.” Continue reading...
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