Grow It, Cook It
Span has an extensive community garden and likes to share and use the produce in our classes and with the community.The garden is going from strength to strength in its varied produce, engagement with the community and developing new sustainable activities that not only benefit Span and our participants but the whole community. Our cooking tutors are skilled and experienced with wonderful imaginations and like to try new and different combinations.
Introduction to Cooking and Hospitality
Tutor Catherine Donnelly
Learn cooking skills in this hands on and demonstration class. Using fresh seasonal ingredients and garden produce, learn planning, preparation, safety and presentation skills. ACFE and NDIS eligible, contact the Program Coordinator.
Term 3 13 July – 14 September
Term 4 5 October – 14 December
Term Fees Full $438 Concession $398 ACFE $77 NDIS $482
Introduction to Horticulture
Students will learn planning, developing and implementing processes of a working garden. This course will build skills in horticulture for use in further study and the workplace. Contact Span to register your interest.
Contact Spam to register your interest
Fees Full $400 Concession $363 ACFE $87 NDIS $440
Swap and Go Compost @ Span
Want to reduce landfill? No compost of your own. Drop your compost into our 24 hour collection point.
Preserving Seasonal Fruit
Tutor Catherine Donnelly
Learn methods, skills and use seasonal produce. Take home your work! Contact Span to register your interest and we shall contact you to let you know when the preserving of the season is ready to go ahead.
Dates, Time and Fees Various dates dependent upon materials and seasonal fruit
Good Bugs Community Garden Group
No garden of your own? Would you like be able to share some fresh produce? Come and join the Span gardening team in Norma’s Thyme Garden, the community garden at Span. Wheelchair accessible, fun and supportive. You just need your skills, or want to develop skills.
Date 22 January ongoing
Free HACC-PYP & CHSP supported
Special Interest Cooking Classes
Span likes to offer classes for those of all ages, who wish to learn more about a particular cuisine or method. You could join a class, or arrange a class with your own friends and family. Contact Span with a suggestion.
Norma’s Thyme Garden
The community garden is an ever expanding project. We welcome volunteers and community to assist, share and learn in the garden. Bring your project ideas to contribute to the garden, our natural building projects, composting program and our sustainable activities. This will enable Span and the community to boost our gardens potential. Please contact Span with your interests and ideas for our garden.
Each week Span is supplied with fresh fruit by Second Bite. Visit Span and share. Postponed due to covid rulings
Expression of Interest Form
Please indicate which courses you are interested in.