Little Sprouts – FREE Kids Gardening workshop 13 April 2023 (for ages up to 6 years old only) 10AM SESSION – GUEST CHARLIE MGEE

This interactive FREE gardening/nature workshop hosted by Food Is Free Inc. and Hey Hoe Let's Grow is held at Ballarat East Neighbourhood House, 25 Barkly St Ballarat East on Thurs 13 April from 10am - 11am. SPECIAL GUEST - CHARLIE MGEE.

This workshop will inspire the joy of growing things at home for your little ones. Have fun with others, play, and learn! Story telling, potting up rosemary, exploring nature, worm farms, and so much more.

Tickets are limited number to keep the group small, so get in quickly! For ages up to 6 years old.

We also have a very special guest – musician/entertainer Charlie Mgee from Formidable Vegetable System joining us for songs and fun!!

All children must have a free ticket to attend. PARENTS/CARERS DON’T NEED TICKETS AND GET FREE ENTRY.

Morning tea will be provided.

Food Is Free Inc. is deeply committed to child and young people safety and wellbeing. Our organisation:

  • has a zero tolerance for child abuse
  • has systems to protect children from abuse
  • actively listens to and empowers children and young people
  • recognises that child victim survivors of family violence are victims in their own right
  • promotes and respects the cultural safety for Aboriginal children, for those from other culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and for children with a disability
  • provides safe physical and online environments
  • take all allegations, complaints and concerns very seriously, responding to them consistently and in line with the organisations policies and procedures

We will verbally request permission for your/your child’s photo to be taken, (as we do at all our workshops), for marketing purposes, and will respect any objections to do so.


This event is proudly funded by VicHealth Jumpstart.


BIO: Charlie Mgee

Growing up in a tin shed with a veggie garden, a composting toilet and one solar panel for power in the south-west of Western Australia, Charlie lived the low-impact lifestyle from a young age and realised early on that you don’t need a lot to be happy in life.

Pic by Mara Ripani

Photo by Mara Ripani

In 2011, Charlie went off to study the regenerative design process of permaculture and soon after, formed Formidable Vegetable – a new kind of band based entirely around principles of sustainable living with the hope of inspiring people everywhere to grow their own food, raise chickens and generally make the world a better place.

More recently, Charlie and the band have performed at many Australian and international festivals, including Glastonbury (UK), Secret Garden Party (UK), BOOM (Portugal), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA), Woodford (QLD) and Rainbow Serpent (VIC) to delightfully packed dance floors and venues.

Charlie Mgee – Music with a Purpose: Patreon page

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Wed 19 April at
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