WORKSHOPS

Please read all about our classes below.  Tickets will be updated here monthly so if you can't make a class this time, please check back in with us next month.

INDOOR HOMESTEADING 

CLASS

If you're keen to slow down the pace of your life and get back to doing things the traditional way then our homesteading class may be just the thing for you! 

This 2 hour class is designed to give you a brief introduction to basic homesteading skills.  It runs for 2 hours and is held at our homestead in Bellbowrie, Queensland.

Our 'Indoors Homesteading Class' teaches an introduction to:

* Making Sourdough Bread

* Brewing Kombucha

* Fermenting & Pickling Vegetables

* Sprouting 

If there are are no dates that suit you and you wish to come with a group of friends please send me a message to riverbellcottage@gmail.com as I am happy to organise a private group class for a minimum of 4 people. 

Fresh Sourdough
Free Range Chicken Farm

OUTDOOR HOMESTEADING CLASS

If you are wanting to make steps towards being self-sustained and living off your own homegrown organic produce then this is the perfect class for you. 

Our Outdoor Homesteading class teaches you the basics on how to get started in sprouting seeds, growing them, making your own compost, keeping a worm farm and chicken keeping (including hatching chicks). 

  • Veggie gardening (including how to grow seedlings, traditional raised beds and 'no-dig' methods)

  • Composting

  • Worm Farms

  • Chicken keeping

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If there are are no dates that suit you and you wish to come with a group of friends please send me a message to riverbellcottage@gmail.com as I am happy to organise a private group class for a minimum of 4 people. 

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SOAPMAKING CLASS

Come along to this 2 hour class and learn how to make your own organic soaps from scratch! You will learn the safety measures that are vital to safe soap making and how to add in essential oils, natural colours, herbs and flowers to make stunning soaps.  

I will explain how you can make soap from a wide variety of oils and butters such as olive, coconut, apricot kernel, jojoba, shea butter & cocoa butter and even how to make yourself a dishwashing and stain removing soap bar! Learn how to get the exact measurements right each time for a hard soap that is moisturising, bubbly and cleansing.

I will also show you how to make an easy liquid soap using offcuts from your hard bars which is great for washing dishes with!

Each attendee will take home an organic soap along with a step-by-step guide to making your own soap at home.

CANDLEMAKING CLASS - COMING IN 2022!

Come along to this 2 hour class and learn how to make your own candles at home!  This beginners candlemaking class will teach you everything you need to know to make your own beautiful candles.  Candles make great gifts and can be made using upcycled containers and everyday items at home. 

This fun class teaches all the beginner skills you need to successfully make candles at home including:

*Understanding wick types and choosing the right type for your candle;

*Learning all about different candle waxes;

*Understanding the safety measures needed when making & burning candles;

*How to add natural flavours, colours, essential oils & botanicals safely.

Each attendee will take home a votive candle along with candlemaking instructions to help you remember all the key points.

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RAW DESSERTS CLASS (Private Classes Only)

Come along to this short 1 hour class and leave with the skills you need to make your own plant-based cakes and delicious raw chocolate at home!

Raw desserts are a great way to enjoy the occasional sweet treat that isn't laden with processed flours, sugars and unhealthy fats, perfect for those following restricted diets such as gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, low carb etc. They have a mousse-like texture, much like a regular cheesecake and are very rich in both nutrition and taste!

You will get to sample both raw vegan chocolate and a slice of cake and take home an instruction postcard with everything you need to know to make them yourself. Please note that my Raw Desserts Classes are held on private request, with a minimum of 2 people required for a class.  Please send me a message to riverbell@gmail.com to discuss class date options. 

If you prefer to just buy a cake then that's ok too! I make custom order raw desserts for anyone wishing to order one for a special occasion.  Whole raw, vegan cakes are $49.95.  Please contact me if you would like to place an order.  0412 468 413.