Shani Graham and her partner Tim are from Ecoburbia, a business aimed creating more sustainable and resilient communities. Their work ranges from 0presenting workshops on good solar house design at local councils, to inspiring corporate executives to introduce a worm farm to the office kitchen. They are aware that developing community is essential to this work, and so make sure there is lots of interaction, fun and play in whatever they are doing.


LADY MARMALADE – Growing Food and Finding Friends

Come and hear a story about the friendliest goat in the city – Lady Marmalade! You will love joining her in a search for yummy food to eat, meeting some of the characters in her neighbourhood along the way. During this interactive session you will hear the story of Lady Marmalade, be able to become some of the characters in this delightful story, and taste some of the vegetables being grown in Lady Marmalade’s neighbourhood.

Suits ages 4-7years with parental involvement. One hour session.



What can you do in your backyard? Are you keen to trying growing some food in your garden? Have you tried and failed to get a worthwhile crop?

This workshop will look at some of the basics – the structure, chemistry and microbiological life in your soil, how to get great soil, the best way to plant a seedling and seeds, the importance of mulch and how to choose what you should be growing in your garden.

You will leave with everything you need to know to enjoy a bumper crop this season. (Please note this is a beginning gardening workshop – we won’t cover everything!)