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Spring Gather : food, nature, home, craft

  • Newrybar Hall Old Pacific Highway Newrybar, NSW Australia (map)


For our Spring retreat, you’ll learn how to to break up with your supermarket and learn to cook from scratch with Real Food cook Kate Walsh, and get a taste of the beautiful world of natural dyes and basket weaving with Ellie Beck. 

Over three hours, Kate will be showing you how to make kraut, kombucha, kefir, yougurt, from scratch nut butters, pickling basics and granola. In the afternoon, we’ll head to the balcony to relax and weave your very own basked to take home and learn about the beautiful world of natural dyes with Ellie. 

We’ll be gathering in the historic Newyrbar Hall situated in a little Byron Bay hinterland town also home to Harvest Restaurant, Newrybar Merchants and Luther & Co.  The day will run from 9:30am - 4:30pm and you’ll spend three hours with each teacher. Included is a long table lunch and a goodies bag. Kate’s book Real Food Projects will be available for sale on the day or pre-sale.

Kate Walsh is putting the spotlight on simple ways we can change the way we cook, shop and think about food. Whilst living the slow life on the North Coast of NSW, Kate runs Real Food Projects and is passionate about getting people back into the kitchen cooking from scratch. Author of ‘Real Food Projects - 30 skills and 49 recipes’, Kate will show you how to master everyday ferments like kombucha, kraut, water kefir and yoghurt, how to make your own nut butters, pickling basics and granola.

Ellie Beck teaches traditional hand crafts in a modern way. Using natural fibres & plant dyes to connect nature  & encourage people to slow down in our busy lives. In this hands-on 3 hour workshop, Ellie will share her basket stitching processes, using raffia and foraged treasures, as well as talking about how to dye your materials and connect to your own visual voice. You'll go home with your own hand woven small basket. Extra raffia available for purchase on the day.

Where: Newrybar Hall, Old Pacific Highway Newrybar (20 mins from Byron Bay)
When: Sunday 19th Nov, 2017
Time start 9:15am for a 9.30 start