• Alternative Learning Hub |
  • 12:00 | Saturday

DIY workshop – permaculture garden design

Permaculture garden design is popular among both urban and country gardeners, understanding permaculture aids in a productive garden. Bring a sketch of your garden and home layout!

Saturday @ 12:00

The above interactive workshop is two hours and is $20 per person. Only 20 spots available; pre-book tickets via Eventbrite when purchasing your Expo entry ticket.

  • Alternative Learning Hub |
  • | Saturday & Sunday

DIY workshop – cheese and yoghurt making

Cheeselinks helps you discover how to create cheeses and dairy products to suit all tastes. Learn the basics of homemade cheese and yoghurt making so you can continue to build your skill at home.

Saturday - cheese making @ 9:00 and yoghurt making @ 14:30
Sunday - yoghurt making @ 12:00 and cheese making @ 14:30

The above interactive workshops are two hours and is $20 per person/per session. Only 20 spots available per session; pre-book tickets via Eventbrite when purchasing your Expo entry ticket.

  • Alternative Learning Hub |
  • | Friday & Saturday

DIY workshops – raising chooks

Chooks are a fabulous addition to any garden and household, but are they hard work? Megg from the Grass Roots Network will discuss how to start off on the right foot and enjoy producing free range eggs and having these gorgeous creatures in your garden.

Friday @12:00
Sunday @ 9:00

The above interactive workshop is two hours and is $20 per person/per session. Only 20 spots available in each session; pre-book tickets via Eventbrite when purchasing your Expo entry ticket.

  • Alternative Learning Hub |
  • 9:00 | Friday

DIY workshops – sourdough bread making

Learn the ancient tradition of bread making and from sourdough. You will make a loaf to take home and bake; you will learn the science behind bread making and the tips and traps. Linking with Nicky McKeown from Mitchellstown Mill who mills her own flour and makes own bread and biscuits.

Friday @ 9:00

The above interactive workshop is two hours and is $20 per person. Only 20 spots available; pre-book tickets via Eventbrite when purchasing your Expo entry ticket.

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 14:00 | Sunday

Sunday Salads

Enjoy filling salads fit for a main meal including Thai chicken and lamb salads and beetroot salads.

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 14:00 | Saturday

Cook off challenge with leftovers

Make the most of your leftover roast lamb, visit the Country Kitchen to see Gaye Lewis in a cook off challenge.

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 16:00 | Friday

Smoking…in the Country Kitchen

Visit the Country Kitchen in a feature session on methods and techniques in smoking chicken, fish and game.

  • Country Kitchen |
  • | Friday & Saturday

Cooking 101 in the Country Kitchen

Those interested in cooking can visit the Country Kitchen as the chefs provide tips and tricks for you to use at home.

Friday 14:00 - Steak 101 tips on cooking the perfect steak
Saturday 16:00 - Pies 101 use off cuts, leftovers and secondary cuts to create the great Aussie pie

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 12:00 | Saturday & Sunday

Kid’s cooking with chef Lila

Visit the Country Kitchen to watch the interactive kid's cooking demonstrations featuring the much-loved father and daughter duo of Lila and chef Adrian.

Saturday - Hands on with sushi, rice paper rolls and hidden treasure chocolate cake
Sunday - Sweets with camels milk and honey jellies with roasted seasonal fruits

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 12:00 | Friday

Cooking with freshwater fish and yabbies

In the Country Kitchen the chefs will provide a cooking demonstration using freshwater fish and yabbies

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 10:00 | Sunday

The American Revolution – in the Country Kitchen

A field day of culinary delights awaits food lovers at the Country Kitchen as chef Adrian Hensley provides a cooking demonstration featuring food that fueled the American Revolution.

  • Country Kitchen |
  • 10:00 | Friday & Saturday

Are you game? In the Country Kitchen

A field day of culinary delights awaits food lovers at the Country Kitchen as the chefs provide a compelling series of cooking demonstrations using game meat.

Friday - Venison
Saturday - Roo, camel, alpaca and goat sliders

  • Butcher Shop |
  • 15:00 | Friday & Saturday

3pm in the Butcher Shop

Those interested in food can visit the butcher shop where Bob the Butcher will demonstrate smoking and preparing terrines and galantines.

Friday - Smoking techniques and methods
Saturday - Economics of scale/Terrines and Galantines

  • Butcher Shop |
  • 13:00 | Friday, Saturday & Sunday

1pm daily in the Butcher Shop

Those interested in food can visit the butcher shop where Bob the Butcher will demonstrate breaking down a hindquarter of beef, proper knife techniques and advice on the best cuts of lamb and general information for the best results with meat.

Friday - Hindquarter of beef
Saturday - Lamb
Sunday - General meat information for best results

  • Butcher Shop |
  • 11:00 | Friday, Saturday & Sunday

11am daily in the Butcher Shop

Those interested in food can visit the butcher shop where Bob the Butcher will demonstrate proper knife techniques in filleting freshwater eatables, creating the perfect sausages and advice on best cuts in lamb.

Friday - Handling and filleting other freshwater eatables
Saturday - Sausages
Sunday - Lamb

  • Butcher Shop |
  • 9:00 | Friday, Saturday & Sunday

9am daily in the Butcher Shop

Those interested in food can visit the butcher shop where Bob the Butcher will demonstrate proper knife techniques and provide advice on the best cuts of venison, game meat and pork.

Friday - Venison
Saturday - Game furred and feathered
Sunday - Pork

  • Alternative Learning Hub |
  • | Friday & Sunday

Choosing the right windows for your house

When renovating or building, windows and doors are a big investment. It is important to choose wisely. There are so many things to consider, including framing materials, glass options, energy efficiency, child safety, bushfire safety, and compliance. Also, U-values, air infiltration, sound protection and security, and learning about new innovations and the future of windows.

Tony Paarhammer is the owner and managing director of this innovative window manufacturer - Paarhammer

Friday - 14:00
Sunday - 11:00

  • Alternative Learning Hub |
  • | Friday & Saturday

Sheep and goat electronic identification (EID)

From 1 January 2017, all sheep and goats born in Victoria will require an electronic identification tag, linked to the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), before being dispatched to a saleyard, abattoir or another property. It is important that sheep and goat producers are familiar with what is required and what support is available. In this session we will explain this new system and make sure attendees have access to the information they need.

Friday - 15:00 presented by Erica Schelfhorst & Laura Garland - Agriculture Victoria
Saturday - 11:00 presented by Gary Armstrong

  • Alternative Learning Hub |
  • | Saturday & Sunday

How to be a successful backyard beekeeper

The life of a bee appears simple, but the social structure of the hive, its interaction with nature and the requirements for survival can be complex. We will explain the basic knowledge required to have your own bees.

Understand the role of worker, drone and the queen bee; the hardware and tools required and how to manage your bees throughout the year.

Gary Beavis, beekeeper extraordinaire and owner of Beavo’s Honey

Saturday - 12:00
Sunday - 13:00

  • B64 |
  • 14:30 | Sunday

Alpacas – mating, birthing and cria care

We will take you through the basics of alpaca breeding, of what to expect when time comes for the delivery of your precious cria, and how you can help when things are not going well.

Presenters:
Ann and Rod Sales
Davidalla Alpacas Heathcote Vic


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