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.


Cooking for Healthy Minds and Cooking for All Abilities (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 and presentation skills. Family carers looking for a social connection are also encouraged to attend. This class is supported by program staff as well as an experience cook.

Tuesdays 10.00am–12.30pm
Term 1 28 January – 23 March
Fees Full $349 Concession $318 ACFE $68
Term 2 14 April – 23 June
Fees Full
$427 Concession $388 ACFE $74


Cooking for Healthy Minds

Tutor Catherine Donnelly

Experience and enjoy demonstration and hands-on cooking, sharing recipes and using seasonal produce. This class is for participants living with or recovering from a mental health illness, have a mild disability or a long term condition. Family carers looking for a social connection are also encouraged to attend.

Tuesdays 1.30pm-3.30pm
Term 1 28 January – 23 March
Fees Full $349 Concession $318 ACFE $68
Term 2 14 April – 23 June
Fees Full $427 Concession $388 ACFE $74


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.

Term 2  Commencing April  (10 weeks)
Fees Full $216 Concession $197 ACFE $60


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.

Wednesdays 10.00am–12.30pm
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.


Fruit Pick-up

Each week Span is supplied with fresh fruit by Second Bite. Visit Span and share.

Ongoing


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