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Do you want to be in control of making your own amazing sausages and know the superior quality ingredients that go on your plate? Create your own blend of flavours and find the best, tried and true recipes. Julie from Oak and Thistle will teach you all you need to know to get started in the art of making homestead sausages. Grain & dairy free with no nasty chemicals. A hands on class where you’ll make delicious Bratwurst Sausage.

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Learn the ancient skill of fermenting your own traditional and Vegan Kimchi. Fermentation is one of the oldest food processing methods still used today. This ancient fermentation process (Zymology) is the conversion of carbohydrates into alcohols, carbon dioxide, yeast, or bacteria. In this workshop we will cover the basic science behind making kimchi, why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in traditional food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you! Each participant will take home their own jar of kimchi so bring a jar with a screw on lid, a chopping board and a knife

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Cheese making is a satisfying kitchen past-time. Join this workshop and let us show you in just 2 hours how making your own cheese can transform how you manage your kitchen, incorporating cheese-making into your life and making an economical fresh product for a healthier diet. It tastes better, you know where all of the ingredients come from and you only need to put aside a small amount of time to make Mascarpone, Feta and Ricotta.

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Delicious, refreshing, fizzing delight. Learning the art of successfully keeping a healthy Kombucha Scoby is the beginning of a life transforming attitude towards a healthy gut. These fermented drinks contain beneficial enzymes and nutrients that improve digestion and boost your beneficial gut flora and immunity. Participants receive their own SCOBY, starter liquid and a handout with brewing instructions to take home. Bring a jar!

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Learn how to prepare, fragrance, pour and look after Soy wax candles, using your own recycled containers, teacups, glasses, jars etc.. Ideal gift idea or something to enjoy for yourself. This is a hands-on, interactive class designed for people wanting to use natural based products, that are environmentally friendly and won’t break the bank. Fee includes all materials to make 2 X 250ml candles. You bring the beautiful vessels you want to fill!

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Everyone loves beautifully scented candles right? Make the whole experience better by burning them in your very own handmade vessel or holder. In this workshop you can make candle stick holders, small vessels or tea light holders the scope is unlimited but the time is not! Make and decorate all in a day. They will make fantastic gifts to give or keep. Candle equipment & wax not included.

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Food in a bowl; it’s right on trend and that’s because food just tastes better in a bowl! Come and make six, one of a kind bowls to pop your overnight oats, poached pears or sassy summer salads in. Roll, cut, make, decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise will guide you through the hand-building process, teaching you tips and tricks to help you and your bowls shine!

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A great intro to clay: yes, you CAN make your own set of gorgeous, unique dinner or side plates… in a day! Roll them out, let them sit, form the edges and decorate… and they are ready for firing and glazing. Eloise teaches a variety of hand-building and slab rolling techniques and will inspire heaps of creative ideas!

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If your current knife isn’t ‘cutting it’, here’s your chance to make another one – designed by you, for you.
Join Auckland knife maker, Willie van Niekerk, for a day and you’ll make a knife to be proud of

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Pruning is a VITAL part of tree management, whether you have one tree or an orchard. Join our expert – Derek Craig- to learn the essential principles of when and how to prune to improve next years harvest and confidently build your skill set to ensure a healthy and productive property by learning hands-on skills covering fruit tree basics, logic of pruning and how to prune for disease control to maximise fruit production for the coming seasons.

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The softstone method is easy to learn. Work as the block hardens and complete a sculpture in one rewarding day. First timers and experienced artists love it! Create a simple but beautiful garden sculpture to keep or give to that someone special.

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Experience a fun and creative night out at UXBRIDGE with friends and colleagues sipping on your favourite tipple while painting on a canvas without having painted before! Amber will help you step by step, no painting experience required! We promise. We supply all the art materials, glasses and nibbles you BYO drinks!

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Learning and having fun never stops! What better way for adults to role model this thinking than learning a new skill together? Amber is excited about teaching you how to paint, teaching new skills, techniques, colour mixing and composition. Parents, Grandparents and Aunties grab a younger family member and sign up for this fun course. We provide everything to get you on your way to becoming an artist, creating masterpieces you will be proud to hang on any wall. Fee is for both to attend.

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Julie has developed and researched non toxic products for you to safely use in your home. Take a break, enjoy the coffee and take in all of Julie’s expertise to keep your home chemical free. Julie will walk you through how to produce healthy, safe products that keep your family nurtured and protected.
You will learn how to make so many different products including washing powder, wood polish, general purpose cleaners, toilet cleaner, air fresheners and more!

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They look and smell as good as food right? What is soap? How is it made? Let’s get started by using the cold process method. You will learn about different materials and ingredients used in all soap making, colouring and fragrances, troubleshooting and where to get your next supplies from. This workshop is hands-on and each participant will leave with several soaps they have made themselves during the day. All materials included in fee.

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In this workshop we will discuss the benefits and properties of different natural additives that can be used in soap making, such as herbs, roots, and spices. Participants must know the basics of cold process soap making or have done the basic soap making course to register for the advanced workshops. Each participant takes home their own handmade natural soaps.

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Learn how to make your own solid shampoo bars and conditioner bars! They’re great for your hair, great for the environment and great for your pocket. Each participant will be able to take 2 shampoo and 1 conditioner homemade to their own specific hair type. If used properly, each bar is equivalent to about 2-3 bottles of shampoo.

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Learn how to make your own natural balms and deodorants. In this workshop with Jackie she will show you how to infuse  oils with herbs and botanicals. You will use essential oils and other natural ingredients to make various types of balms, including a skin healing balm, nappy balm, solid deodorants, insect repellent and more. Everyone gets to make their own balm to take home with lot’s of recipes for making more.

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Lush flower crowns that won’t wilt! Create your own whimsical summer accessory from dried flowers, combining colour, texture and form into a stunning headpiece.

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Build your own desktop garden! We source sustainable materials and teach you the best techniques for putting together a gorgeous terrarium. Stylish and magical, these tiny fairy gardens make incredible gifts.

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Make your own natural wreath! Dried flowers provide the best combination of colour and texture – we show you the techniques and tips so you can design and create a piece of art.

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The process of growing and influencing with intent dwarfed trees is a simple and very rewarding process but be warned it can be addictive and for some, becomes a lifetime passion. Learning from an experienced artist/tutor is imperative for ultimate success. We’ll provide everything you need to complete your very first Bonsai along with lots of knowledge and information sharing to get you inspired with something new.

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Come and learn graceful dance moves with confidence using your unique feminine beauty. Belly Dancing improves co-ordination, strength & stability, flexibility and muscle tone. It’s so good for your body, soul & spirit and a fantastic way to de-stress and feel good about yourself.  If this sounds perfect to you then come and join the fun with Lynn, everyone is welcome. Beginner & Intermediate levels available.

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Enjoy learning a variety of ballroom and Latin dances including Waltz, Cha-cha, Rumba, Foxtrot and more. Learn for the first time or bring back memories of past times. Exercise while learning to dance with style. We make it fun and easy using partner dance sequences in a relaxed and positive setting. Course is tailored to ability and preferences so everyone welcome.

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Let’s start with Cha cha cha then slow it all down with a Waltz before moving on to the much loved Foxtrot. A great opportunity for beginners to ‘have a go’ before committing to our Ballroom Basics course experienced dancers just come and enjoy the session! No session discount applies.

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