Every Seed Is Sacred Gardening Day

Every Seed Is Sacred Gardening Day

VENUE: Jamberoo Valley Farm
DATE: 9.30am – 3.30pm Saturday October 5th, 2013
If you’re going to put the effort into gardening of course you want to grow sensational vegetables, fruit and flowers. This day will show you how to do so using Permaculture principles and allow you to draw on your teacher’s 60 years of gardening passion and experience.
You will love this workshop and walk away armed with inspiration, confidence and a bag of special tips that will help you grow the abundant beautiful plants you dream of.
Undisputed Gardening Guru Rosina Buckman will lead you through what promises to be a fun, practical and informative day.


  • Seed Saving
  • Building Worm Farms From Junk
  • Preparing for Seed Sowing
  • Mulching
  • Sowing Seeds
  • Natural Fertilisers
  • Pricking Out
  • Some Special Secrets
  • Planting Out

This will be a hands on workshop so bring some of the seeds you would like to sow (up to 3 types, flowers or vegetables, including tomatoes). We will provide some sowing pots and seed raising mix into which you can sow your seeds to take home and raise.
We will also have a selection of baby seedlings ready for pricking out, we will show you how to prick out the right way, you will be able to select a couple of plant types that you would like to grow in your garden and prick these out into punnets ready to take home too.


Gardening has been Rosina’s solace from a very early age. She has been gardening intensively with passion for more than 60 years, you become expert over that amount of time.
After training in her New Zealand family’s vegetable seedling nursery she moved in the early 90’s to Jamberoo. At Jamberoo Valley Farm she combined what she knew about propagating seedlings and running a nursery with what she learnt from the Permaculture practitioners who came to Jamberoo Valley Farm for a design workshop with Bill Mollison (one of Permaculture’s founding fathers).
She has been instrumental in establishing numerous gardens on the Sunshine Coast and here at Jamberoo Valley Farm. She completed her Permaculture Design Certificate in 2002.
In 2005 when she was 68 years of age, her family purchased her first “blank canvas”, a house of her own at Tewantin near Noosa. Very quickly Rosina transformed black plastic, wood chips, lawns and palms into a lush, beautiful and productive garden, an outstanding model of urban Permaculture. So much so that in 2009 she won the Sunshine Coast Living Smart Award for her Edible Garden. As a result she was regularly interviewed on radio and television, plus invited to present numerous talks
and workshops about Creating Your Own Vegetable Patch and Keeping Chooks In Your Backyard, including for the Sunshine Coast Council and Nambour Garden Expo.
To be closer to her family, in 2011 she moved to Bowral. She immediately immersed herself in Moss Vale’s community garden, her own new garden and the work of restoring her daughter’s 5 acres of heritage garden at The Rift in Bowral.
Rosina is a great and interesting character. She holds a Bachelor Degree majoring in Aboriginal Culture and Drama. For a Murdoch University/Alliance Francoise production she has toured Australia for six months as the theatre production manager, she also worked for three years as a fashion designer, is a fine blues singer, a terrific cook, an excellent teacher and a renowned Gardening Guru.


Early Bird: $65 per head, must be booked and paid for in full by Sept 16th
Standard Price: $75 per head, 50% deposit required
Pensioners, Students or Children under 12: $55 per head, please book and pay for by Sept 16th.
To Make A Booking: Phone Tass Schmidt on 0412 861 586 or email her on 0412 861 586


  • A delicious farm sourced light lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffee is included
  • Pots, soil, some take home seedlings
  • Tuition
  • Good chatter

Bring your own or come to meet some like-minded people for a fun day at Jamberoo Valley Farm.