Workshops & Events

Workshops & Events

Rain, hail or shine
- we'll keep going

We will continue hosting a barrowload of exciting workshops & events from 2022 at our much-loved Green Space plus other venues, all geared to help our community learn an abundance of skills in self-sufficiency & sustainability. All Food Is Free Inc. events held at Food Is Free Green Space will have the option of running the workshop in the hall onsite, in case of bad weather. Our workshops always go on – rain, hail or shine!

​Food Is Free Inc. believes everyone is entitled to access food security education, and always reserves a few spots for our community members restricted in attending financially, to come along for free. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at

We hold our community and your health very dear to our hearts, and therefore all Food Is Free Inc. events have COVID best-practice protocols in place in accordance to the latest Victorian State government health department advice, plus our own COVID-Safe Policy/Procedures. Full details on all event ticketing.

Fermenting with Mara Ripani @ ORTO Straw Eco Farm Blampied (co-hosted by Food Is Free Inc.)
Sun 15 May at
1pm - 3pm
Open Beehive experience – Food Is Free Inc. & Peter The Polish Beekeeper
Sun 24 April at
12.30pm - 2pm
Compost workshop Sunnybank Farm & Food Is Free Inc.
Sun 1 May at
11am - noon
Garden Tool Maintenance with Ballarat Tool Library and Food Is Free Inc.
Sat 30 April at
11.30am - 12.30pm
Food Is Free Green Space monthly markets – first Sunday of the month (11am – noon)
Monthly - first Sunday of the month at
11am - noon
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop with The Hidden Orchard & Food Is Free Inc.
Sun 3 April at
2pm - 3pm

Together we can create a change...

We literally love hosting workshops – it’s at the very core of what we do with food security education. Afterall, our catchphrase is “Together We Can Create Change!”

We love learning together as a community on how to be stronger and better connected, plus more sustainable via these grassroots-focussed all-inclusive workshops & events.

Did you know we hosted 48 workshops & events attended by over 860 community members from Sept 2019 – March 2020 (which was when the pandemic hit, forcing us to cancel the remaining 17 scheduled to take place)? Some of the topics including basic gardening, soil health/worm farming/composting, backyard chickens, bee-keeping, bush craft, food preserving, organic pest management, gardening photography, kids gardening, recycling + gardening, etc.


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Food Is Free Inc. relies on the generosity of the community to sustain itself and gratefully accepts donations no matter how big or small. Help us make a meaningful impact in the Ballarat community by donating today!

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