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Herb Planter workshop 2022

Do you like fresh herbs? Having herbs growing near your kitchen can make your salads and cooking more enjoyable. In this workshop you will make a low maintenance (wicking bed) mini herb garden from repurposed materials.
Bring the container you want to plant in, and an old, raggy natural fibre item (eg t-shirt, tea towel, bath towel or bag made of cotton or linen or jute) to become the wick helping the water move from the bottom of the container and up into the soil. Make sure the fabric is large enough to cover the base and come part way up the sides of your container. 

We will provide the materials to make your own potting mix, and a selection of advanced herb seedlings. Your ticket purchase covers up to 10 advanced seedlings. Additional seedlings may be available for cash purchase on the day.
Wear a hat and weather-appropriate clothing such as long sleeves (or sunscreen) and closed-in shoes. 
*Your container needs to be able to be punctured part way up to allow overflow of excess water. Something with water holding capacity at the bottom would be perfect for the job. We suggest reusing an old washing basket (lined at the bottom with a plastic bag) or re-use a foam box (fruit and veg shops get broccoli in them, and might let you have them free or for low cost)

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 $20 per planter
DEG members participate free. Membership at DEG  gives many benefits: workshops are included in your annual membership fee.

Tool Maintenance Workshop

Register for this event on Humanitix.
DEG members free. Everyone else $5
Learn how to sharpen and maintain your tools. Bring your own tools and take them home ready to work so much better. Also bring any tools you don’t want.  We might use them at DEG or sell them to others who will use them. You could take home a treasure someone else has brought. Tony Justin and Jim will help us bring them to a new lease of life.

Bring some cash just in case a preloved refurbished item  needs to go home with you, or to buy some of Kath’s preserves.

   Then chat with us over a bring-and-share morning tea and join us in some other gardening.  DEG days run from about 8 to about 12 depending on the weather. You are welcome to join us this week or any DEG day See the 2022 events calendar for details 2022-3-fold-calendar-DEG-Days.pdf (

Chooks in the City

Have you wondered what is involved in keeping chooks in the city? Find out about what chooks need, and what the City of Joondalup require if you want to keep chooks at your place.
Chooks can benefit your garden in many ways and significantly reduce your organic waste! Kath’s chooks will be visiting DEG that day to show off their cooch grass and slater removal skills.

The Chooks in the City workshop will be held on Saturday 1st September from 10am.
Tickets $5 per person or $10 per family cover the cost of workshop notes (free for DEG financial members)

Click on this link to register at Eventbrite.

Buzzy Workshop to welcome Spring


A workshop where we will be making bees wax coated cotton wraps, wax coated fruit and vegetable bags and bees wax lip balm.

If you would like to make them at home, you will be able to purchase packs of cotton bags, cotton sheets and wax to take home with you for a small fee.

An Apiarist will also present, who will give an introduction to Beekeeping, some information sheets to take home and some fresh organic honey to taste. There might be minor changes to content covered in the workshop that we will announce closer to the date.

Please note there will be no bees brought to the garden so no risk of stings to anyone (there may be random bees flying around in the garden as they are free to do so and pollinate out plants).

Please purchase 2 tickets ($20 total value) for a family attending the event.
Click here to register for this workshop at Eventbrite. 


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No miminum age, although we ask parents to take full responsibility of their children at all times. We are just next to Duncraig Public Library which is great to provide older kids with some entertainment while parents are listening to the talk.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Plenty of parking available, if you need help with transport or picking up from Warwick or Greenwood train station, please contact us and we will see if we can help.

What can I bring to the event?

No need to bring anything but we always appreciate people contributing to morning tea or share the harvest table (your excess home grown or home made products). We have cups and chairs but you are welcome to bring your own if you like. Please make sure you are sun smart.

If you have an old iron and towels please bring along. We will have limited spots for hands on activities so the more workstations we can create the more people will get a chance to have a go.