Aroma Yoga

Aroma Yoga

Michelle CoatesWorkshops & Demonstrations
Michelle combines her two passions – yoga and essential oils – to create a yoga class that honours the healing properties of plants and imparts the wisdom within. Using aromatic kinesiology, an essential oil is chosen for the group energy of the class. The profound properties of these oils facilitate subtle energy movement within the body, making space for self-awareness and healing, restoring balance and harmony to the body, mind and emotions. Age 15+
Sunday, May 05
3:15PM - 4:15PM
Lilly Pilly
For ages 15+
$0
Autumn Feast

Autumn Feast

Totally Gourdgeous, Matt GolinskiKitchen
Matt Golinski prepares a cozy feast of local and in-season produce while you enjoy entertainment from the perfect musicians for the job – Totally Gourdgeous. Matt will create a five-course, vegetarian degustation using Autumn produce gathered directly from his favourite growers in the region. Pick up meal inspiration for the cooler months ahead while you enjoy a meal with a date or a group in this special annual tradition. Bookings are limited, via Planting website. (Menu is set, no substitutions) Arrive at 7:30PM to be seated by 7:45PM
Saturday, May 04
7:30PM - 9:00PM
The Grove
$65
Back at The Lab: The Secret Life of Mosses

Back at The Lab: The Secret Life of Mosses

Andrew FranksWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Mosses, liverwarts and hornwarts are fascinating tiny plants which you will examine under the microscope. Be mesmerised by their gorgeous, delicate yet resilient nature.
Saturday, May 04
12:00PM - 12:50PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Back at the Lab: Discover Water Bugs

Back at the Lab: Discover Water Bugs

The AquabugologistsTalks
Aquatic invertebrates are common, diverse, relatively easy to identify and sensitive to water pollution, habitat degradation and other human disturbances. They are also indicators of river health. Get up close and identify a variety of aquatic invertebrates collected from in and near Woodfordia earlier in the day, which will be under the Discovery Lab microscopes for a live show-and-tell workshop about their ecology and incredible adaptations.
Saturday, May 04
4:00PM - 4:50PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Back at the Lab: Fungi Identification Workshop

Back at the Lab: Fungi Identification Workshop

Sandra Tuszynska, Wayne BoatwrightWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
To identify fungi you need to use a microscope to look at their spores and other morphological features. Learn how to identify fungi in this mycology workshop with Sandra and Wayne.
Sunday, May 05
2:00PM - 2:45PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Back at the Lab: Spider Identification

Back at the Lab: Spider Identification

Robert WhyteWorkshops & Demonstrations, Walks, Wanders and Field Trips
Spiders are cool, and to identify them we need to examine their genitalia under the microscope, so join Robert to find out how this is done and get over any arachnophobia you imagine you have.
Saturday, May 04
3:00PM - 3:50PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Sunday, May 05
3:00PM - 3:50PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Bamboo Forest Pruning

Bamboo Forest Pruning

Durnford DartWoodfordia Conservation
Contribute to caring for Woodfordia's Bamboo Forest. Learn about bamboo maintenance and the vision of Woodfordia’s bamboo future. Bring pruning saw and loppers if possible.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Bunya
$0
Beeswax Wraps

Beeswax Wraps

Christina HaralampouVisual Arts
Plastic ‘bee’ no more! This is a hands-on introduction to the process of making non-toxic beeswax wraps. Through purposeful repurposing, you will take home three wraps with you to further your ‘plastic no more’ journey. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
11:15AM - 1:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Sunday, May 05
11:15AM - 1:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Bilum Weaving

Bilum Weaving

Ranu JamesVisual Arts
Ranu teaches the hand weaving technique that creates a strong and beautiful string bag. The bilum is unique to Papua New Guinea and is commonly used by PNG women to carry babies, take vegetables to market, and is also used as handbags, hats and fashion statements. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
8:15AM - 10:15AM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Saturday, May 04
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Sunday, May 05
8:15AM - 10:15AM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Sunday, May 05
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Bioquest Wrap Session

Bioquest Wrap Session

David HaynesWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Let's see the results our BioDiscovery Project: what amazing creatures have been found, and whether any potential new species have been discovered. David will inspire you to play QuestaGame in your own backyard to keep contributing to biodiversity research.
Sunday, May 05
5:30PM - 6:15PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Brazilian Dance Class

Brazilian Dance Class

SashaWorkshops & Demonstrations
‘Samba no pe’ translates to ‘samba of the feet’. Sasha will take you on a journey, from Samba’s Afro Brazilian roots to how it became the iconic Brazilian dance made famous by the glorious Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.
Friday, May 03
6:15PM - 7:00PM
Lilly Pilly
Drop-in
Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Project

Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Project

Peter MacqueenWoodfordia Conservation
Provide suitable host food plants which are essential for butterflies, their caterpillars and other invertebrates. While you contribute to enhancing Woodfordia's biodiversity, Peter will share information about butterflies and other creatures and their lifestyles.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Wander

Butterfly and Other Invertebrates Wander

Peter Macqueen, Christopher CarrWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Meander along the Butterfly Walk, exploring butterflies, their caterpillars and other small creatures. Take pictures of what you find and submit them through the QuestaGame app to contribute to woodfordia's biodiversity research – and don't forget to join the Woodfordia Clan.
Saturday, May 04
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
$0
Sunday, May 05
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
$0
Captivating Climate Conversations

Captivating Climate Conversations

Nell Azuri, Jenny RieszTalks
What do you get if you cross a Tupperware party with climate change? An enlightening, frank and empowering conversation about what’s wrong and how we can fix it. Join a Climate for Change conversation, develop tools to talk about climate change and help this topic go viral to inspire action.
Saturday, May 04
10:30AM - 1:30PM
Crafty Bar Pods
For ages 15+
$0
Sunday, May 05
10:30AM - 1:30PM
Crafty Bar Pods
For ages 15+
$0
Capturing a Life: Memoir Writing Workshop

Capturing a Life: Memoir Writing Workshop

Sean SennettWorkshops & Demonstrations
Your life doesn’t have to be written up in the papers to be remarkable – capturing the details and personal every-day minutiae of your own life can have meaning for your family in years to come, or just for yourself. Time goes so fast – it can be difficult to capture the little things, choices, influences and situations that have defined us. Spend a few minutes remembering as Sean guides you through the principles of what makes your story, yours.
Sunday, May 05
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Lilly Pilly
Drop-in
Car Upkeep and Repair

Car Upkeep and Repair

Justus KlinkhamerVisual Arts
Join tinkerer and mechanical engineer Justus as he unveils the mysteries behind your car’s engine. It’s not so mysterious really – it’s science! Shazam! And it’s fascinating. Work with Justus as he reveals the inner secrets and workings within – then explore options to repair, replace parts and repurpose objects. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Fixation
For ages 16+
$0
Saturday, May 04
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Fixation
For ages 16+
$0
Sunday, May 05
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Fixation
For ages 16+
$0
Sunday, May 05
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Fixation
For ages 16+
$0
Cat's Claw Hanging Plant Basket

Cat's Claw Hanging Plant Basket

Kris MartinVisual Arts
Learn how to weave an open style bowl that can be lined, filled with soil and used to grow plants in. These baskets may not last forever, but the skill learned will mean they can be made anytime. This is plastic free planting. Ages 12+
Saturday, May 04
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 12+
$32
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 12+
$32
Cat's Claw Woven Basket

Cat's Claw Woven Basket

Kris MartinVisual Arts
Learn the most basic and universally effective technique of basketry to create a simple woven cover for a standard six-inch pot to take home. Ages 12+
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 12+
$32
Sunday, May 05
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 12+
$32
Clay Slab Bonsai Pot

Clay Slab Bonsai Pot

Sisterhood of the Travelling PlantsVisual Arts
Members of the Potters of Woodfordia team and experienced ceramic artists, Linda Back, Kari and Rob Natoli, invite you to learn basic hand-building techniques to make simple bonsai pots for yourself and the Woodfordia Nursery. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
8:15AM - 10:15AM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$12
Sunday, May 05
8:15AM - 10:15AM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$12
Co-Create with Plant Energies

Co-Create with Plant Energies

Michelle Coates, Annie MeredithWorkshops & Demonstrations
Join Annie and Michelle for a collaborative workshop to explore the idea of collective consciousness and our connection to Mother Earth. Through guided movement and meditation, you will connect as a group and from this connection, an essential oil and flower essence will be selected to create an emotional medicine to lift your individual and collective vibration. Ages 15+
Saturday, May 04
3:15PM - 4:45PM
Lilly Pilly
For ages 15+
$35
Coconut Mushroom Soup to Sip

Coconut Mushroom Soup to Sip

Dominique Liv KamalKitchen
Dom shares healthy mushroom recipes for light and nourishing immune-boosting evening meals, including a super simple coconut and mushroom soup.
Saturday, May 04
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$10
Come Kimchi with Me

Come Kimchi with Me

Sarah Lantz & Buchi Brew Co. & FermentaryKitchen
Kimchi is deeply rooted in ancient cultures and is far more than just a dish – it’s a way of living. Learn how to make this spicy Asian staple and its versatility in the kitchen. It is full of flavour, with pungency coming from the ginger, garlic and onion, sweetness from the fruits and a tang from the fermentation. Not too keen on spicy food? Vegan? Not to worry, Sarah has traditional, vegan and non-spicy options covered. The cost of this workshop includes all local, seasonal and organic ingredients, recipe, fermentation jar/pickle-pipe (with your kimchi), instruction and sampling of different kimchi batches made in the Buchi brewery.
Sunday, May 05
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$60
Cooking with Beer

Cooking with Beer

Brouhaha BreweryKitchen
Join Brouhaha’s Head Chef James and award-winning brewer Matt as they share their passion of great beer in more ways than one. Learn the basics of pairing food with beer, with a few of the Maleny-based brewery’s signature dishes. Ages 18+
Sunday, May 05
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
For ages 18+
$70
Creative Music for Everyone

Creative Music for Everyone

The Joy DispensaryWorkshops & Demonstrations
Play mindfully with rhythm, music, song, movement and creative therapeutic techniques to enhance your life and bring you joyful exuberance. Combining creative, brain-training, embodiment and mindfulness techniques, participants are guided to explore their playfulness and connect with others through rhythm, body percussion, vocal exploration, singing, music, movement and intentional play.
Saturday, May 04
10:45AM - 12:15PM
The Grove
Drop-in
Sunday, May 05
10:45AM - 12:15PM
The Grove
Drop-in
Cycads Planting Project

Cycads Planting Project

Grahame and Cathy JacksonWoodfordia Conservation
Cycads may look like palms, or ferns, but are actually related to conifers. Learn about these prehistoric and endangered plants from Grahame and Kathy, who will also show you how to plant and care for them.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
DIY Synth Machines

DIY Synth Machines

Ironing MaidensWorkshops & Demonstrations
Learn how to build your own little DIY instrument with this synth building workshop. The Ironing Maidens will walk you through the process they used in creating their ‘ironiser’ Instruments. You will create your own basic synth module and be able to jam along in the synth orchestra. You will learn some fundamental electronics concepts and journey through the history of electronic instruments from the telharmonium to the oramics. Price includes the synth that you will take home and impress your family and friends with. Ages 12+
Saturday, May 04
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 12+
$38
Sunday, May 05
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 12+
$38
Discover Water Invertebrates

Discover Water Invertebrates

The AquabugologistsWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Fresh water in ponds, lakes, creeks and rivers is full of life. See the alien-looking invertebrate creatures alive and magnified on the big screen and learn about their quirky lifestyles.
Saturday, May 04
1:45PM - 2:35PM
The Grove
$0
Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeons and Dragons

Drinking and DragonsWorkshops & Demonstrations
Drinking and Dragons host relaxed games of DnD for all levels of players, from the newbies to the experienced dice-slingers. Learn what’s what in a fantasy world of Dragons and Loot! (15+ mature players please – language and adult concept warning in effect!) Ages 15+
Saturday, May 04
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Crafty Bar
For ages 15+
$0
Sunday, May 05
7:30PM - 10:30PM
Crafty Bar
For ages 15+
$0
Electronic Architects: Girls to the Front, Part One

Electronic Architects: Girls to the Front, Part One

Sven DowideitThe Village Projects
Girls only for this session! Build electronic projects over the weekend and install them in the village. Last year’s architects built traffic lights and security systems. What will you build? Work together in pairs. This is a two-part workshop across two days – limited numbers. Ages 11-17
Saturday, May 04
9:00AM - 12:00PM
A Village Called...
For ages 11-17
$35
Electronic Architects: Girls to the Front, Part Two

Electronic Architects: Girls to the Front, Part Two

Sven DowideitThe Village Projects
Limited to participants who took part in Part One.
Sunday, May 05
9:00AM - 12:00PM
A Village Called...
For ages 11-17
$0
Electronic Architects: Part One

Electronic Architects: Part One

Sven DowideitThe Village Projects
Everyone is welcome to gear up the village with sensors, gizmos and gadgets. Build electronic projects over the weekend and install them in the village. Last year’s architects built traffic lights and security systems. What will you build? Work together in pairs. This is a two-part workshop across two days – limited numbers. Ages 11-17
Saturday, May 04
10:00AM - 1:00PM
A Village Called...
For ages 11-17
$35
Electronic Architects: Part Two

Electronic Architects: Part Two

Sven DowideitThe Village Projects
Participation is limited to those who took part in Part One.
Sunday, May 05
10:00AM - 1:00PM
A Village Called...
For ages 11-17
$0
Flare and Repair

Flare and Repair

Carol WilmotVisual Arts
Carol has sewing machines, the sew-know-how and a barrage of ideas – not to mention a mountain of fabric, second-hand clothes, frills, trinkets and all manner of found and repurposed items with which to repair and renew your clothes. You can drop in and use the machines to repair your fabrics for free, or for a small fee, Carol can make repairs for you – or you can choose an outfit from the recycled rack and add some flare to it. Come and rummage through this veritable treasure trove of possibilities.
Saturday, May 04
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Fixation
Drop-in
Sunday, May 05
9:00AM - 6:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Fixation
Drop-in
Frog Identification

Frog Identification

Jean-Marc HeroWorkshops & Demonstrations
Australian frogs are incredibly diverse and play an absolutely essential role in the ecosystem. Learn from frog expert Jean-Marc how to identify these fascinating creatures through their calls and other specific features.
Sunday, May 05
11:00AM - 11:50AM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Frog Ponds Workshop

Frog Ponds Workshop

Sean MorrowWorkshops & Demonstrations
Join Sean for a hands-on workshop and build two different types of frog ponds.
Sunday, May 05
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
Drop-in
Fungi Gardens

Fungi Gardens

Sandra Tuszynska, Julian GriggWoodfordia Conservation
Create fungi gardens around planted trees, using logs and mulch. Learn about the essential role decomposer fungi play in ecosystems and how to help them to fulfil their key function.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Funky Fungi and Other Life Quest

Funky Fungi and Other Life Quest

Sandra Tuszynska, Wayne BoatwrightWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Fungi are the super-heroes of decomposition, plant nutrition and regeneration. Join a quest to discover Woodfordia’s fungal diversity and learn about their smooth and funky ways.
Sunday, May 05
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
$0
Geodesic Architecture with ZomeTool

Geodesic Architecture with ZomeTool

Brian Von Herzen, Dave Keenan, Nici LongWorkshops & Demonstrations
Dave Keenan, Nici Long and Brian Von Herzon host a hands-on 3D modelling adventure exploring the future of architecture. ZomeTools are a modular construction set of struts and balls you can use to create geodesic polyhedra – basically, mathematically perfect architectural skeletons with beauty to match. Learn how to use the struts and balls of ZomeTool to model 3D geodesic architecture which can transform traditional rectilinear thinking. Invent and design the future, from housing, to energy, even Marine Permaculture Space Frames.
Saturday, May 04
10:30AM - 12:30PM
ZomeTools
For ages 12+
$0
Saturday, May 04
3:00PM - 5:00PM
ZomeTools
For ages 12+
$0
Sunday, May 05
10:30AM - 12:30PM
ZomeTools
For ages 12+
$0
Sunday, May 05
3:00PM - 5:00PM
ZomeTools
For ages 12+
$0
Go Underground! Build a Composting Garden with Subpod

Go Underground! Build a Composting Garden with Subpod

Andrew Hayim De VriesWorkshops & Demonstrations
Join Andrew and his team from Subpod to build a composting garden for Woodfordia! Learn how to turn food waste into living soil right there in a garden bed.
Sunday, May 05
1:00PM - 1:50PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
Drop-in
Gourmet Jaffle Making

Gourmet Jaffle Making

Matt GolinskiKitchen
Sure, you can slap some baked beans into a couple of slices of bread, but could your winter toasties benefit from learning to build with some quality ingredients from the Sunshine Coast pantry and the help of a chef? If you’re going to burn your mouth, burn it on the best. You’ll leave with the most delicious toasted sandwich of your life – just in time for lunch.
Sunday, May 05
10:45AM - 11:45AM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$25
Hand Lettering

Hand Lettering

Rob ClarkVisual Arts
Learn the old-school techniques of hand lettering to create a beautiful take-home piece. Ages 13+
Saturday, May 04
2:30PM - 5:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Seed
For ages 13+
$32
Sunday, May 05
8:30AM - 11:30AM
Artisan Alley - The Seed
For ages 13+
$32
Handmade Natural Body Care: Cleanser, Scrub and Balm

Handmade Natural Body Care: Cleanser, Scrub and Balm

Ali McGannVisual Arts
In this session of know- how and recipe sharing with Ali, you will create your own Oatmeal Face Cleanser, Coffee Sugar Body Scrub and Rose Shea Lip Balm, all with high quality ingredients. All these delicious goodies are for you to take home on the day. Ages 16+
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$38
Sunday, May 05
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$38
Handmade Natural Body Care: Lotion, Oil and Balm

Handmade Natural Body Care: Lotion, Oil and Balm

Ali McGannVisual Arts
Ali will provide the recipes and the know-how to make some delicious goodies using high quality ingredients. In this session you will make a natural Lotion Bar, Beard and/or Massage Oil and Rose Shea Lip Balm. The Oil and Balm are to take home on the day, the lotion will need to cure overnight and be picked up on the Sunday. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
4:15PM - 6:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$38
Herbal Teas for Wintertime Wellness

Herbal Teas for Wintertime Wellness

Dominique Liv KamalKitchen
Dominique shares with you some great recipes for making wintertime health drinks. Based on herbal teas, these drinks will boost your immunity, help relieve coughs colds and flus for the whole family - and they taste delicious.
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 8:45AM
Mortar & Pestle
$10
Hot Herbal Honey Nightwarmers

Hot Herbal Honey Nightwarmers

Dominique Liv KamalKitchen
Dominique explains how making hot honey-based evening drinks will help you rest, relax and stay healthy in the winter months. Sip some honey warmers and enjoy the cooler evenings.
Friday, May 03
6:00PM - 6:45PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$10
Jinibara Spear Throwing

Jinibara Spear Throwing

Uncle Noel BlairWorkshops & Demonstrations
Join Uncle Noel and Jinibara custodians to learn the techniques and styles of boomerang and spear throwing.
Saturday, May 04
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Amphi
$0
Saturday, May 04
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Amphi
$0
Sunday, May 05
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Amphi
$0
Sunday, May 05
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Amphi
$0
Kokedama

Kokedama

Housemade ProjectsVisual Arts
The perfect green gift! Learn, step-by-step, the art of Kokedama, the Japanese ball plant made complete with moss, soil and twine. You’ll take home your own creation along with the know-how to recreate more at your leisure. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$38
Saturday, May 04
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$38
Sunday, May 05
4:15PM - 6:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$38
Kombucha Flavouring and Hands-on Fire Cider Tonic Making

Kombucha Flavouring and Hands-on Fire Cider Tonic Making

Sarah Lantz & Buchi Brew Co. & FermentaryKitchen
From soothing and relieving arthritic fingers through to warding off coughs, flus, colds and respiratory illnesses, Fire Cider truly is magical and potent. You will choose your ingredients that suit your taste profile, and then take your 2 litre jar of medicinal tonic home and watch the alchemy of fermentation happen before adding this tonic to your everyday health ritual.
Saturday, May 04
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$60
Learn to Knit Your Own Woollen Beanie

Learn to Knit Your Own Woollen Beanie

Margaret and John HildebrandVisual Arts
Margaret and John will teach you how to knit, and will provide homespun yarn and handmade wooden knitting needles. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Sunday, May 05
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Studio
For ages 16+
$42
Leaves and Flowers: Drawing Botanicals

Leaves and Flowers: Drawing Botanicals

Sandra TempleVisual Arts
Learning to draw accurate leaves and flowers is easy using Sandra's method. From beginner students through to advanced artists, you will surprise yourself in this relaxed class. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 16+
$32
Let’s Learn to Play Together

Let’s Learn to Play Together

Andrew ClermontWorkshops & Demonstrations
Whether you’re on a stringed instrument, getting started on didgeridoo, or bringing the blend of ideas in a band together, there’s a wealth of knowledge to glean from Andrew’s session. All instruments/singers welcome!
Saturday, May 04
10:45AM - 11:45AM
Crafty Bar
Drop-in
Macrame Plant Holders

Macrame Plant Holders

Jane LittleVisual Arts
Make a plant happy in your home with a macrame plant cradle. Skill sharing, wooden hanging ring, thick cream cotton macrame fiber, and large beads are included. Bring your own small bowl, bottle or vase or choose one from our box of recycled treasures. You’ll take home a finished plant cradle – all you need to do is find the right plant, and hang it up in your home. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
8:15AM - 10:15AM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 16+
$38
Sunday, May 05
8:15AM - 10:15AM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 16+
$38
Sunday, May 05
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 16+
$38
Mead Making

Mead Making

Raymond MancyKitchen
You’re going to partake in a ritual that is perhaps as old as civilisation itself; mead making! Mead is one of the oldest alcoholic brewed beverages and it uses honey as the main sugar base. With Raymond, you’ll take a closer look at what Mead is, where it comes from, and brew some yourselves to take home. This isn’t what you might think of – a sickly sweet drink – you’re going to make something that's much lighter and very refreshing. Ages 18+
Saturday, May 04
7:30PM - 9:00PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
For ages 18+
$80
Sunday, May 05
5:00PM - 6:30PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
For ages 18+
$80
Meet the Workers of the Soil Underworld

Meet the Workers of the Soil Underworld

Jeremy BradleyWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Join Jeremy and discover what ecosystem services bacteria, fungi, protists algae and micro-arthropods can contribute to healthy food, sustainable soil and climate stability.
Sunday, May 05
1:00PM - 1:50PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Miso Making

Miso Making

Sarah Lantz & Buchi Brew Co. & FermentaryKitchen
Get together with some other avid fermenters to make miso - a magical fermented paste originating from Japan - where Sarah got her miso training. Miso is full of umami (or earthy taste) and is used to flavour everything from soups to marinades, salad dressings and desserts (think, chocolate miso brownie, or miso caramel). Miso is generally three ingredients: legumes (or nuts), salt and a culture starter known as koji rice. You’ll use chickpea beans with locally cultured koji rice to make a batch of red miso. Take home a jar of this miso and watch the alchemy of fermentation happen.
Saturday, May 04
3:30PM - 5:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$60
Mixed Media Painting

Mixed Media Painting

ArtfolkVisual Arts
In Artfolk’s two- hour workshop you will enjoy the creative possibilities inherent in working with watercolours, acrylics and various art materials. Branch out of your comfort zone and push past creative blocks. This workshop is for anyone wanting to get creative and try various mediums in a relaxed and inclusive environment, and for any artistic skill level, with all materials supplied. Ages 16+
Sunday, May 05
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$38
Sunday, May 05
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$38
Native Grasses

Native Grasses

Paul SonghurstWoodfordia Conservation
Plant some native grasses from South East Queensland and learn about their application in soil and ecosystem restoration and their value as a food source to wildlife.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Native Orchids

Native Orchids

David Ahrens and Celia Duffy, Bob BellWoodfordia Conservation
Visit existing orchids and help to spruce them up. Learn about native orchids, their interesting lifestyles, and how to propagate and care for these fascinating plants.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Part 1

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Part 1

Elisabeth FekoniaKitchen
Gooey, delicious, warm, and heavenly-scented, cinnamon rolls are a bake-at-home treat that are perfect for the colder months. Learn how to make rolls in a method that you can take home. Mix and knead today, let them prove overnight, and enjoy as a class after baking them off tomorrow morning. Saturday is for baking, Sunday morning for eating: one price includes all. BYO coffee to morning session.
Saturday, May 04
6:00PM - 6:45PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$25
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Part 2

Overnight Cinnamon Rolls Part 2

Elisabeth FekoniaKitchen
Participation in eating is limited to those who took part in Part One.
Sunday, May 05
7:00AM - 7:45AM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$0
Pasta Making

Pasta Making

Giancarlo MolinaroKitchen
A Woodford mainstay, Giancarlo has had a relationship with the festival for the past 30 years. Join him to find out how to create some of the beautiful pastas that have made Spaghetti Junction the heart (or stomach!) of the festival.
Sunday, May 05
3:00PM - 4:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$30
Pickling and Preserving: Award-Winning Marmalade (Without Pectin)

Pickling and Preserving: Award-Winning Marmalade (Without Pectin)

Ugly Duck PreservesKitchen
Tangy, tart marmalades are such a classic kitchen staple. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to make your own? Let Michelle teach you how! Citrus fruit are in peak season during the winter months, so let’s make the most of it. Every participant will take home 3-4 large jars of marmalade. Michelle will have a variety of locally grown citrus and spices available to create interesting flavour combinations. Topics you will discuss: do I really need to put in this much sugar; can I use alternative sweeteners; do I need to add pectin; I like marmalade but not the bits in it, what can I do; how to use marmalade in your cooking.
Saturday, May 04
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$35
Pickling and Preserving: Chunky Tomato Relish

Pickling and Preserving: Chunky Tomato Relish

Ugly Duck PreservesKitchen
Join Michelle in a hands-on workshop cooking up rich, chunky tomato relish - just the way you like it. Learn how to safely preserve surplus tomatoes with this crowd-pleaser, and gain the knowledge and confidence you need to confidently and successfully cook up batch after batch of relish at home. Every participant will take home 3-4 large jars of tomato relish. We will have a variety of sweeteners, spices and other fruit and vegetable available to create your own tomato relish recipe. Discussion points include: do I really need to use sugar; which alternative sweetener can I use; which vinegar is the best for preserving; can I add other vegetables into the mix; anything else you ever wanted to ask about preserving your own food.
Sunday, May 05
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
$35
Polymer Clay Earrings

Polymer Clay Earrings

Shannon GibbsVisual Arts
Learn to make your own polymer clay earrings in this super fun and easy workshop. You’ll learn tips and tricks of the trade to make fabulous dangles, cute studs and how to put them together once baked. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$32
Polymer Clay Vases and Vessels

Polymer Clay Vases and Vessels

Shannon GibbsVisual Arts
Learn basic techniques of working with polymer clay that will allow you to design and construct your own unique vase, vessel or bowl. Your creation will be baked the same day and ready to go home with you and your new skills! Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$32
Puppet Making

Puppet Making

Sol PuppetmanVisual Arts
Using pre-made clay pieces, learn costuming and techniques in assembling, designing and stringing a marionette with Sol and Sara Puppetman. Take a step into the colourful and creative world of puppetry. Ages 12+
Saturday, May 04
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Seed
For ages 12+
$48
Sunday, May 05
12:30PM - 2:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Seed
For ages 12+
$48
Sunday, May 05
3:30PM - 5:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Seed
For ages 12+
$48
Rag Rugging

Rag Rugging

Christina HaralampouVisual Arts
Join the rag rugging circle and learn the traditional and meditative technique of proddy rug making with just a dolly peg, hessian and cast off rags. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$32
Rare and Endangered Species

Rare and Endangered Species

Robert PriceWoodfordia Conservation
Walk on the wild side with Rob and James and contribute to the increase of diversity of Woodfordia’s tree species, by planting a range of very unique trees. Learn about the causal factors that makes a plant vulnerable and how planting these everywhere creates a way to ensure their survival.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Resin Bangles

Resin Bangles

Nature’s Forge – Anita BaillsVisual Arts
Working with resin is a fun and inexpensive way to make creative and highly-personalised jewellery pieces. Students will craft a ring and earrings to take home, as well as learning the basic techniques required to continue to make beautiful jewellery. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
4:15PM - 6:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$38
Sunday, May 05
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$38
Resin Ring and Earrings

Resin Ring and Earrings

Nature’s Forge – Anita BaillsVisual Arts
Working with resin is a fun and inexpensive way to make creative and highly-personalised jewellery pieces. Students will craft a ring and earrings to take home, as well as learning the basic techniques required to continue to make beautiful jewellery. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
4:15PM - 6:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Maker
For ages 16+
$32
STP Wetland Maintenance

STP Wetland Maintenance

JJ BruceWoodfordia Conservation
Join JJ Bruce for a practical demonstration on how to design, operate and maintain polishing wetlands. Expect to get wet and muddy but have a really good time in the wetlands of the Woodfordia STP.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sculpting Feathers for Hats and Headpieces

Sculpting Feathers for Hats and Headpieces

Kirsten FletcherVisual Arts
Learn to steam, shape and stitch feathers into a beautiful arrangement to adorn your hat or festival outfit. Feathers are provided, but you can bring along any found feathers or treasures to make it uniquely yours. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$38
Saturday, May 04
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Scribe
For ages 16+
$38
Secret Session

Secret Session

3rd Annual Crafty BarWorkshops & Demonstrations
Do you love trying new and interesting beers? Visit The Crafty Bar before 7.45PM and buy a ticket to the Secret Session, where a selection of our brewers will be offering tastings of some of their more unique and limited release beers – beers that won’t be on tap – and talking about them in an intimate tasting session in the beer garden. Ages 18+
Friday, May 03
7:45PM - 8:45PM
Crafty Bar
For ages 18+
$20
Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Tour

Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) Tour

Ben KeleWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
The Woodfordia STP tour examines how wastewater is turned into recycled water. Relish the biodiversity of the wetlands and see how the Bamboo Plantation is flourishing with recycled water irrigation.
Saturday, May 04
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Forest Woodfordia
$0
Sunday, May 05
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Forest Woodfordia
$0
Silver Pendant or Earring

Silver Pendant or Earring

RABKA Gold & SilversmithsVisual Arts
Learn about texture, creating pattern on a silver disc, or using one of three different shaped earrings and some basic techniques in this quick workshop. Ages 12+
Saturday, May 04
11:30AM - 12:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$52
Sunday, May 05
2:30PM - 3:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$52
Silver Textured Ring

Silver Textured Ring

RABKA Gold & SilversmithsVisual Arts
Create your own silver ring and decorate it with a choice of two textures whilst gaining silver smith skills. Ages 12+
Saturday, May 04
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$68
Saturday, May 04
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$68
Saturday, May 04
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$68
Sunday, May 05
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$68
Sunday, May 05
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$68
Sunday, May 05
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tinker
For ages 12+
$68
Singing for Everyone

Singing for Everyone

Carl PannuzzoWorkshops & Demonstrations
Carl gathers the voices of The Planting for an uplifting morning song session.
Sunday, May 05
10:30AM - 11:30AM
Crafty Bar
Drop-in
Soil Biology

Soil Biology

Guy Webb, Jeremy BradleyTalks
Learn the importance of soil biology in the science of agronomy – the production of plants for food and fibre.
Saturday, May 04
5:15PM - 6:15PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Sourdough Bread and Fermented Foods Workshop: Hands-On Sourdough

Sourdough Bread and Fermented Foods Workshop: Hands-On Sourdough

Elisabeth FekoniaKitchen
Learn how to make delicious sourdough bread, wraps, pasta, crackers, and fermented foods including sauerkraut, tomato sauce, fermented mango/ pineapple chutney and fermented fruit paste. Most of these fermented foods are made on the spot with samples for taste testing for all attendees. Hands-on participation from class volunteers will ensure you know how to make sourdough bread and fermented foods from scratch. E-handouts with recipes, sourdough starter, bread dough to bake at home or bake on the day and taste testing are all a part of this workshop.
Saturday, May 04
2:30PM - 5:30PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$75
Spider Quest

Spider Quest

Robert WhyteWalks, Wanders and Field Trips
Last year's Planting saw the discovery of  a new species of spider, which Robert named Lehtinelagia Woodfordia. Join Robert, Anne and other spider enthusiasts on a quest to find new Woodfordian spider species.
Saturday, May 04
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
$0
Sunday, May 05
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Field Trip Meeting Point
$0
Tasting Sessions

Tasting Sessions

3rd Annual Crafty BarWorkshops & Demonstrations
Want to learn more about the beers we have on offer this year, as well as a bit about the brewery they come from and the people who make them? Every hour from 12NOON on the weekend, the brewers will be running guided tastings of the two beers that they each have on tap. Pop on in to the Crafty, and from 15 minutes before each session, ticket-holders will be able to get a half-price taster of each of the two beers about to be discussed, and learn all about what goes into them to make them so tasty.
Saturday, May 04
12:00PM - 5:00PM
Crafty Bar
For ages 18+
Drop-in
Sunday, May 05
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Crafty Bar
For ages 18+
Drop-in
The Planting Community Zine

The Planting Community Zine

Jeremy StaplesVisual Arts
After the feverish successes of The Planting 2018 and Woodford Folk Festival Zines, we invite you to drop in and contribute to a new zine creation with community Collaborator and Cultural Seed Planter, Jeremy Staples. There’s a typewriter, stamps, pencils and collage material on hand to craft your thoughts onto the page.
Saturday, May 04
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Social
Drop-in
Sunday, May 05
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Social
Drop-in
The Sisterhood of the Travelling Plants

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Plants

David Ahrens and Celia DuffyWoodfordia Conservation
Help rejuvenate the potted plants that adorn Woodfordia’s festivals, preparing the plants for their transfer to the new nursery.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
The Subpod Garden Workshop

The Subpod Garden Workshop

Andrew Hayim De VriesWorkshops & Demonstrations
Join composting innovator, Andrew, to learn how you can take the hard work out of composting and turn waste into healthy soil and food directly in the Subpod garden bed using worms and microbes.
Saturday, May 04
2:00PM - 3:00PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Thine Art Beloved

Thine Art Beloved

Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art SchoolVisual Arts
Brisbane's Dr Sketchy co-producers since 2016, Magnolia Knife and Lola The Vamp present a decadent series of life-drawing sessions, drawing on the luscious and heavenly imagery in the costumes from their storied burlesque careers. Ages 18+
Saturday, May 04
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 18+
$38
Saturday, May 04
1:45PM - 3:45PM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 18+
$38
Sunday, May 05
4:30PM - 6:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Tailor
For ages 18+
$38
Tiny Food Gardens

Tiny Food Gardens

Merit FeminoKitchen
Dive into the world of container gardens - for food! – with Woodfordian landscaper, Merit Femino. Learn how to build a living arrangement, set to the stories of helping build the festival sites. Planting, pruning, and storytelling. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
12:30PM - 2:00PM
Mortar & Pestle
For ages 16+
$45
Tiny Gardens

Tiny Gardens

Merit FeminoVisual Arts
Dive into the world of container gardens with Merit Femino. Learn how to build a living arrangement, set to the stories of helping build the festival site. Planting, pruning and storytelling with Merit. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Artisan Alley - The Bowerbird
For ages 16+
$32
Tree Shaping

Tree Shaping

Andrew MaitlandWoodfordia Conservation
Work with Andrew to prune and shape Woodfordia's trees to help them develop and thrive. Bring your own tools and protective gear for this tree-enriching activity.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
$0
TreeHugging Kids

TreeHugging Kids

Fiona Davy, Caroline Jeffreys-RadyWoodfordia Conservation
You’re going to be imagining and creating your own magical kingdom where enchanted creatures will live and frolic with native animals, insects, reptiles and birds.  By planting native trees and shrubs you’ll provide food, shelter and a playground for Woodfordia’s wildlife.
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
For ages 0-12
$0
Sunday, May 05
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Bunya
For ages 0-12
$0
Trees in a Landscape: Pen and Wash

Trees in a Landscape: Pen and Wash

Sandra TempleVisual Arts
Sketching a landscape is easy, once you know how. Sandra will show you great tips for drawing our Aussie trees. This workshop is suitable for beginners through to advanced artists. Ages 16+
Saturday, May 04
4:15PM - 6:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 16+
$32
Sunday, May 05
4:15PM - 6:15PM
Artisan Alley - The Paper House
For ages 16+
$32
Vegan (Non-Dairy) Cheeses and Products

Vegan (Non-Dairy) Cheeses and Products

Elisabeth FekoniaKitchen
This exciting workshop will have you creating your own vegan versions of cheddar, havarti and brie cheese, almond milk, cashew cream, cultured butter, cream cheese, coco yoghurt and buttermilk. No special equipment is needed – just a few ingredients from a health shop. You will be surprised how easy it is and inexpensive – and so delicious! E-Handouts and taste testing included.
Saturday, May 04
10:45AM - 1:45PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$75
Weaving and Labyrinth Beautification Workshop

Weaving and Labyrinth Beautification Workshop

The Sacred Union LabyrinthCeremony
Enjoy bamboo splitting, learn banana-fibre making, then weave garden edges from both to decorate the labyrinth for the ceremonies, and for walking any time throughout the festival.
Saturday, May 04
9:30AM - 11:30AM
Sacred Union Labyrinth
$0
What’s In Your Morning Cuppa?

What’s In Your Morning Cuppa?

Dominique Liv KamalKitchen
Join Dominique in this alternative morning beverage class. How can you improve your health, have more daily focus, boost your energy and feel sustained with wellness simply by changing up your morning cuppa? Think nourishing herbals, tonics that taste delicious and enjoying a healthy start to your day!
Saturday, May 04
8:00AM - 8:45AM
Mortar & Pestle
$10
Wild Food Foraging and Use

Wild Food Foraging and Use

Matt GolinskiKitchen
Matt prepares three dishes using local Australian ingredients that you may have heard of, but not known how to use: lilly pilly, bunya nuts, finger limes and native honey. You’ll leave with the knowledge of how to adapt these ideas for use at home, and having enjoyed a taste from the chef’s plates.
Sunday, May 05
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Sharmy’s Kitchen
$45
Woodfordia’s BioDiscovery Project

Woodfordia’s BioDiscovery Project

Sandra Tuszynska, David HaynesWalks, Wanders and Field Trips, Talks
Celebrate biodiversity conservation through citizen science engagement in the BioDiscovery Project. Become a BioDiscovery Scientist, immerse yourself in quests with conservation scientists and workshops in the DiscoveryLab venue. Gather scientific data by taking pictures on your phone of any creature, plant or fungi you come across and submit it through the free QuestaGame app for mapping and identification. Find out more at the Forest Woodfordia and DiscoveryLab venues. The BioDiscovery Project is proudly supported by Advance Queensland through the Queensland Government.
Saturday, May 04
10:30AM - 12:00PM
DiscoveryLab
$0
Sunday, May 05
10:30AM - 12:00PM
DiscoveryLab
$0