ADOPT A PATCH
The forest at Sandown is just waiting for healing hands to remove invasive species and bring biodiversity
back to the forest, one patch at a time. Adopt a patch and make a difference. The first round or workshops for how to participate will be offered at the end of November 2020.
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD COURSE
is a season-long course to teach you all the fundamentals in food production. Sign up as an individual or as a family, get your own plot for the year, and be guided through everything you need to grow your own abundance — from garden planting and planting, right through to seed saving. Shared amenities like irrigation, field processing stations and tools makes it easy for you to show up and get growing!
IVY PULLING EXTRAVAGANZA
A day of restoration to provide some much-needed love to the forested portion of the Sandown site. On March 27th we will arrive in staggered time slots to remove some invasives carefully while being mindful of any ground-nesting birds.
SANDOWN SUPPER CLUBS
will offer you a fabulous dining experience at the Fickle Fig (with Sandown-grown produce, naturally!) accompanied by salon-style lectures with some of the leading thinkers in regenerative agriculture.
WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES
will feed your learning in a range of topics, from active “citizen science” classes, to forest bathing walks, to pruning classes for your budding home orchard.
Our aim is simple: we want you to fall hopelessly in love with your local food system. In our seasonal festivals, you’ll "Meet your Makers", one fruit at a time! Take the humble fig for example: our climate supports 150 varieties. Don’t you want to taste them, pick your favourite varieties, meet the passionate experts who grow them, and maybe take some home?
Schedule to come.