Workshops

Sarah's journey as a farmer began in 2002, where she worked alongside her mother to grow seedlings for the local fruit and veggie stores as well as channeling her passion to care for and use culinary plants in her daily life.  In 2013, Sarah brought and relocated Basilea Living Herb Farm with the dream of building a one-of-a-kind production, spray-free, reticulated hydroponic and organic farm specialising in herbs and edible flowers.  

Now she is supplying some of Brisbane’s fine dining restaurants, cafés and bars weekly and is also focusing on Basilea’s 'Eat today, Plant tomorrow’ seedling range, designed to encourage people to grow their own kitchen gardens, reduce waste and increase their health and wellbeing. 

Building into the future, Sarah has obtained her Production Horticulture Certificate as well as her Certificate IV in Training and Assessing Education and will shortly become a qualified horticultural trainer.  This will enable her to share her years worth of knowledge and intense passion at the monthly farm open days and guided workshops.  Looking forward to seeing you then!

All workshops are full-day 9:30am till 3:00pm and include refreshments and catered lunch. 

Hydroponics Essentials:

Dates: 2nd of July 2022 and 20th of November 2022

Have you ever wanted to grow a kitchen garden, step up your edible greens yield or grow abundance in a small space?  With over 17 years of hydroponic growing experience, Sarah will be leading this workshop to help you turn your garden dreams into reality. 

 

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Explain the principles of hydroponics

  • Identify the several different methods of hydroponics

  • Apply your new skills to assemble a Green Nomad system 
    ** Option to purchase your own system and assemble on the day for the workshop price $180 (saving you $70 on the system)**

  • Recognise and respond to plant nutrition requirements including the water health

  • Care for your hydroponics system

  • Troubleshoot problems

Edible Flowers:

Dates:  14th of August 2022 & 24th of September 2022

Always wanted to know how you can bring edible flowers to your kitchen garden and better yet, your culinary creation?  This workshop has been created for you!

 

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify what is an edible flower

  • Explore growing techniques 

  • Identify feeding needs

  • Harvest and store edible flowers appropriate to their needs

  • Explore the different tastes of edible flowers within all types of food

  • Apply edible flowers in many different techniques

Propagation:

Dates: 26th of June 2022 & 8th of October 2022

So, you want to master the art of propagation?  Whether it to get the most out of your garden or simply grow more to give away, this workshop will help you to learn new skills and be able to practically apply them.

 

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify different methods of propagation

  • Prepare for plant propagation

  • Apply several different methods of propagation

  • Care for propagation material

  • Troubleshoot problems

  • Transplant of your successful propagation

Interested in our workshops?

 

 

Community tours of the farm!

 

Basilea Farm also runs private tours of the farm.  This is an amazing opportunity for you to bring your questions to Sarah and get one-on-one time together.  

Topics you could cover:

  • How to set up your own herb garden

  • What herbs, greens, and edible flowers are in season

  • How to use lesser-known herbs, greens, and edible flowers

  • What is the secret to growing coriander at home?

  • Hydroponics, propagation, and edible flowers

  • How do you manage kitchen garden pests organically in sub-tropical Queensland?

Interested in join us on a tour?  Enquire here