Past Events

Workshop: Growing Food on a Budget

Join Leonie Shanahan on Sunday 20th July, at 10.00am – 12 noon, at the Caboulture Hub for her workshop: growing food on a budget. Leonie will guide you to learn: Continue reading...

Your Living Backyard day forum

Celebrate Your Living Backyard with this exciting one day event on Saturday 15 June. The forum presents eight inspiring presentations of a sustainable future for your own backyard. Growing your own is fresher, taste delicious and saves on food... Continue reading...

The Perennial Poppies Group

April 19th. The Perennial Poppies Group ; Garden tour Verridale. Speaking about healthy soils, healthy food, healthy you. Continue reading...

Harvest, Garden & Create a feast

Saturday 27th April Harvest, Garden & Create a feast At Leonie Property at Cooroibah Local chef Max Porter from Native Sun Cuisine is teaming up with Leonie to do a gardening and cooking workshop. Continue reading...

The Woodford Folk Festival Tree Festival

May 5th Woodford Folk Festival Tree Festival, workshops for kids on making a worm farm to take home - About The Woodford Folk Festival Continue reading...

Maroochy/Yandina Community Garden

25th May Maroochy/Yandina Community Garden - How to step up a No Dig GardenIt doesn’t matter what type of soil you have, you can set up a No Dig Garden and be planting in 2 weeks and harvest in weeks. Continue reading...

Learning in the Garden Seminar

SOWING SEEDS for the future: The early years and beyond Continue reading...

Speaking Tour Through NSW

Gosford and Newcastle Permaculture Groups - I loved my time in NSW, I must confess its a state I haven’t seen a lot of, so getting the train from Sydney to Gosford then onto Newcastle was an unexpected treat. Continue reading...

Giant Kitchen Garden Speakers and Workshops

Check out our gallery below of pictures from the expo! Continue reading...

The Queensland Herb Society Inc., 2012

Leonie was a recent guest speaker at our monthly Queensland Herb Society meeting. Speaking on the topic of “Growing Health – Edible School Gardens and the importance of nutrient rich food for children (and adults)” Continue reading...

Blackall Heartland Festival

Heartland gardening workshop opens a can of worms - Even cane toads have uses in the gardening practices of Leonie Shanahan and people who attend her sustainable gardening workshop during the Blackall Heartland Festival will find out all about... Continue reading...

Walking the Talk, QECSN workshops day 17th September

The power for change- using an ecological foot-print tool: Julie and Lyndal will jointly present some recent research which investigated the use of an ecological footprint tool with preservice early childhood teachers. The students responses... Continue reading...

2010 Woodford Folk Festival

Even though it was a muddy affair in 2010, The kids really enjoyed stomping around our garden in their gum boots, feeding the chickens and the worms, and most importantly being instrumental in creating their own permaculture village. Check out... Continue reading...

Towards APC10

Australasian Permaculture Convergence - I am delighted to have been invited to speak at Australasian Permaculture Convergence in Kuranda, Cairns, in September 2010. Please visit the click on the below graphic for full details and informatio... Continue reading...

2010 Organic Expo & Green Show

SEE ME AT SPEAKERS CORNER - If you happen to be in Sydney in August, you may like to attend the 2010 Organic Expo & Green Show. I will be participating in Speakers Corner and am thoroughly looking forward to it. Continue reading...

2010 Qld Home Garden Expo

SEE ME AT THE KITCHEN GARDEN AREA - It is nearly that time of year again, and of course the Giant Kitchen Garden will be a big draw for the regular lovers of the Queensland Home Garden Expo. Continue reading...

2009 Qld Home Garden Expo

2009 Workshops presented by Leonie Shanahan - No Dig Vegetable Garden, The concept was originally introduced by Edna Walling back in early 1900's and she still remains the legend in this field. Leonie has successfully set up 12 edible school... Continue reading...

Veggie Village Workshop

GROWING ON SAND, SMALL PLACE & SMALL PEOPLE - Growing on sand is one fo the most difficult mediums to grow on. Leonie over the last 9 years has been experimenting with various methods and now grows a thriving vegetable garden. Leonie will sha... Continue reading...

Living Smart Expo

Compost & Worm Farms Workshop - Do you want to know how to make good compost? Does your current compost smell? Leonie will demonstrate how to turn your food scraps into quality compost and answer any questions you may have. Continue reading...