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Private Tours of ORTO Permaculture Farm

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to build a passive solar home & permaculture garden, includes a welcome platter & drinks. Join me! The ticket price is for two people. Purchase multiple tickets for larger groups. Call me on 0487, 063 745, to arrange a date. Ask us questions about how we created […]

How to Identify Wild Edible Fungi with a Forage Feast & Walk

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

Join me for an edible fungi foraging adventure in Hepburn. This is how I'd like this day to work. I'd like to spend a few hours with you, sharing fungi foraging identification skills, facts and photos of wild edibles at my farm ORTO, for these skills are important if you want to fall in love […]

How to make soap, extract essential oil & hydrosol

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

This is a hands on class for a group of 8 people. What you will learn Learn to make beautiful handmade soap at home using readily available kitchen tools. And learn to extract essential oil and hydrosol from various plants through distillation. Class Detail We will make oil and hydrosol from seasonal plant material, either lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary, […]

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Fermenting, Drying & Preserving for Beginners

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

I love foraging, I love growing and I want to make the very most of what I find and what I grow. Preserving for beginners offers all the skills needed to preserve the taste of summer, the cool of winter and the red of autumn. This class is jam packed with information and is focused […]

How to make Artisanal Sourdough Bread – Hands on Class

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

This is a 100% hands on class where each of you make two loaves of bread: Orto Loaf & Chocolate Savoury Bread. For this class it is Extremely important to arrive at 8am & no later :) Learn to make sourdough, it is easy to do. And you don’t need a perfect schedule to make […]

How to Make Salami & Lunch

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

Salami is an extraordinary food with extraordinary flavour and is a superbly clever way to 'preserve' meat. It is quite fascinating really that salami is a fermented food in the way that kimchi, yogurt and cheese are. Meat is minced, mixed with salt, pepper, spices and delicious wine, then emulsified. The mince is packed tightly […]

Home made pasta class, lunch, folk songs & pizzica dancing

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

Home made pasta you are silky delicious, easy to make and a joy to eat! And children really love to make pasta too! When my children were young we hosted pasta making birthday parties and while at first my daughters hesitated saying "mum I don't think our friends will like it", doubt was soon replaced […]

How to make artisanal sourdough bread-Hands On Class

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

This is a 100% hands on class where each of you make two loaves of bread: Orto Loaf & Chocolate Savoury Bread. For this class it is Extremely important to arrive at 8am & no later :) Learn to make sourdough, it is easy to do. And you don’t need a perfect schedule to make […]

Garlic! We love you! Harvest & Braid & Lunch

ORTO Straw Eco Farm 100 Allisons Road, Blampied, Vic, Australia

Garlic you make everything taste good. You are used to flavour krauts, stir fries, sauces, stews. You are rubbed on toast to create bruschetta, crushed into oil to make mayonnaise, stuffed into poultry to flavour chicken, or slow fermented to make black garlic. We love you! Let's harvest garlic together and I will teach you […]