About our workshops

Workshops are generally 2 hours in duration. All materials, equipment and ingredients are supplied.

You’ll complete the workshop with lots of take-home recipes and hints. Food preparation workshops are held at REAL (25 Lord St, Port Campbell) and Food Growing workshops are held at The Place of Wonder (2133 Cobden-Port Campbell Rd, Newfield).

Bookings are essential and payments are to be made at the time of booking.

Check out our calendar below for upcoming workshop dates.


upcoming workshops

Book in for our next workshop

June 26



A Gardener’s gathering


Come along to a facilitated Sunday arvo sesh to talk about all things gardening with Kylie and the crew!

We’ll cover the soil, the plants, the foes, and the harvests. There will be special garden-related activities for kids so bring them along too. Your guaranteed to come away with hints and activities to put into practice.

We will kick off from 4pm, and afternoon tea will be provided. Bookings are advised, you can reach out directly to me (0417 781 343) or send us a message using the button below.

Start: 4pm – 5:30pm
Price: $15 per person, kids attend free!

July 2-3

Saturday & Sunday


REALtopia – a restaurant exploration experience


REALtopia is a two-day exploration of dining to highlight the restaurant’s values of sustainability, community & choice.

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of July from 4pm – 7.30pm people entering REALtopia will have the opportunity to choose a dining experience based on a ‘user pays’ system of participation.

Be Traditional – Experience dining as you would traditionally with full table service.

Be Participatory – Contribute to your meal by ordering at the counter, washing and delivering your own plates and cutlery and receive a 10% meal discount.

Be a Volunteer – Pay only for your meal’s ingredients and sign a volunteer contract selecting either tree planting or gardening at The Place of Wonder permaculture farm to contribute your time and energy toward your dining experience.

Not only will you have the opportunity to build your own meal through ingredient selection but for two days you will be able to decide on your level of involvement.

Interested? Book a time to dine with us during the school holidays and let us know what type of dining experience you would like. Bookings are preferred, and pricing is based on your chosen experience.

Start: 4pm each day
Price: Varies, depending on what type of diner you are!


Online videos, released March 2022


Grow Vital Soil Challenge!


Much of our soil is now unliving, uncycling, artificial, fertiliser-reliant dirt – and too little of the soil story is actually told. There is still much to be learnt, but what we do know is that a healthy, living, vital soil is essential to our nutritional wellbeing and the wellbeing of all living organisms.

So let’s grow vital soil!  

To create awareness and upskill the masses, a small group of us are starting the “Grow Vital Soil Challenge” – a collection of video challenges encouraging all of us to grow vital soil on our patch.

Our program launched on the 21st March – National Planting Day. If you’d like to find out more, visit the Grow Vital Soil website and like us on Facebook and Instagram to see our regular video instalments, hints and more.

Start: Videos available now!
Price: Completely free!

Coming Soon


Fermentation Workshop


actions at home

Grow Vital Soil

The aim of the “Grow Vital Soil” challenge is to encourage swaths of vital soil growth across the country. We are here to help and guide you!

Over the next few months we will regularly upload video snippets to inform and inspire action. Over time, engage with other like-minded vital soil growers and registering to participate in online workshops.

Our first video will drop on the 21st of March. Visit our Grow Vital Soil website to start your journey!