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Milkwood Book Launch and Mushroom Demo

  • Wandering Cooks Fish Lane South Brisbane (map)

Join us for an afternoon with Food Connect Brisbane and Milkwood!

Food, coffee and beer will be available from Wandering Cooks. Author talks With Kirsten and Nick and a DIY mushroom growing demo.

Growing mushrooms waste-free, at your place, is easier than you think! Join us for this short workshop and learn a little about the fabulous world of fungi, and growing mushrooms at home. We'll show you the basics of how to turn everyday waste materials and household containers into a supply of delicious mushrooms. There's a whole mushroom growing chapter in our new book MILKWOOD, to get you started as well.

The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato. 

You're invited to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making.

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Milkwood is the name of Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar's first farm as well as their school where anyone can learn skills for down-to-earth living. Kirsten, Nick and a team of educators offer courses on topics contained in this book as well as permaculture design, natural building and much more. Kirsten and Nick live on a small regenerative farm near Daylesford, where many things from the sprouted grain they feed their chickens to ingredients that make up dinner is homegrown.

'This beautifully presented book gives readers the nitty-gritty guide for five diverse ways to nourish ourselves from stewarding nature's abundance.' ~ David Holmgren, co-originator of Permaculture

'This book may change your life and your community.' ~ Costa Georgiadis

'Finally, the ultimate self-reliance manual from premier educational facilitator, Milkwood.' ~ Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm

'A joyful guide to how to grow, eat and live in harmony with nature.' ~ Indira Naidoo

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All proceeds go to the Food Connect Foundation.
The Food Connect Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation catalysing the new creative food system by supporting social enterprises; initiating & implementing farm & farmer support programs and promoting conscious food choices through applied research.

Through the creation of prosperous regional and urban food systems our vision ensures
Australians can access healthy, fresh, ecologically-grown food.

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