Channel Living Workshops

Part of Channel Living’s vision is building a resilient community that can easily adapt and flourish under the impacts of peak oil (leading to rising fuel prices) and climate change. With this in mind, we have decided to strengthen and expand our role as a facilitator for sharing related, valuable knowledge held within the community.  We want to help our community learn to do things for ourselves more, as previous generations have.  Other groups similar … read more....

Gingerbread house making workshop for parent/child

Gingerbread house making workshop for parent/child

When: Sunday 2 December 2012

What time: 10 am –  2:00 pm

Where: Woodbridge School Kitchen

Where to go: The Woodbridge School is located on the Channel Highway at Woodbridge (3509 Channel Hwy.) 30 minutes south of Hobart. 

About the workshop

As Christmas draws closer it is worthwhile taking some time to make something special with your child to create lasting memories together.  Christine Worley is sharing her expertise … read more....

Learn about cold composting (worm farming) and hot composting.

Course: Learn about cold composting (worm farming) and hot composting

When: Sunday 4 November 2012

What time: 2:30 – 4:30 pm

Where: Woodbridge School Garden.

Where to go: The Woodbridge School is located on the Channel Highway at Woodbridge (3509 Channel Hwy.) 30 minutes south of Hobart. 

There can be no doubt that worms are the best thing for your garden. Not ordinary worms, but true composting worms – red worms from the Amazon, and … read more....

Channel Living Pastry Making Course

The Course: Channel Living Pastry Making Course'

When: Sunday the 4th November

What time: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Where:  Woodbridge School Kitchen. (The Woodbridge School is located on the Channel Highway at Woodbridge (3509 Channel Hwy) 30 minutes south of Hobart. The Home Economics room is right near the car park).

Course description:
Have you lost the art of pastry making? Perhaps you have always had difficulty in making edible pastry?  Come and learn how … read more....

Sustainable Building workshops by OzEarth in October

Want to learn about building with locally sourced natural materials? OzEarth normally charges $250 for their weekend workshops, but are offering a special introductory offer of $90 for our weekend workshop, $50 for our plastering/rendering workshop or $120 for all 3 days. Children and teens (under 18) are free but must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a discount for Channel Living members, Woodbridge School Community (parents & staff) and Concession: $80 read more....

Behaviour Change workshop AT WEST WINDS

Due to larger attendance than will fit in our little co-op, the Behaviour Change workshop will now be held AT WEST WINDS as we are able to accommodate more people there.

Booking is not essential but it does help us to have an idea of numbers for refreshments.  So please let me know if you are planning on attending:

Chris Harries is a Tasmanian based opinion writer and social advocate, and former adviser

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Confronting barriers to change workshop

What stops us from living sustainably?

What helps us to reduce our footprint?

Most Tasmanians are concerned about their impact in the world. Most want to do something about it…yet not much happens.

Whether it be insulating our windows, changing our diets, riding to work or lobbying politicians, we are confronted by a multitude of obstacles.

How to move forward?

Join us for a lively workshop at 7:30pm Tuesday September 20 at the Channel Living HQ (the old servo) 3399 Channel Highway Woodbridge

RSVP to to book.

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Build a vertical garden

vertical-gardenWhen: Saturday, 30th July 10.00am to 12.30pm
Where: Channel Living HQ (Co-op)
Cost: $15 per person, or $30.00 per family; $25.00 per couple

Channel Living, in conjunction with FIMBY (Food in My Backyard) is thrilled to present this hands-on demonstration and workshop.

You can turn old pallets into useful garden and landscaping features – windbreaks, vertical growing beds – for example make a strwberry wall!

Construct some vertical gardens from scratch. All materials … read more....

Basic Breadmaking


Date:          Sunday, 17th July

Time:         10.00am to 1.00pm

Venue:       Woodbridge School kitchen

Cost:          $20.00 per parent / child or $20.00 per adult.  This includes ingredients, recipes and bread to take home to show off to your family and friends.

Need to Bring:  Aprons for each of you; 2 tea towels and 2 containers to take your bread home.

Bookings:  Please email Christine Worley or drop your money off at the co-op when it read more....

Apple Pressing Morning

Join Bob Magnus, sons and grandsons for their weekly apple pressing session. This will be a casual chat and demonstration of pressing apples for juice and cider.

Cost: gold coin donation (fundraiser for Channel Living).

Note: Channel Living members only, but you are welcome to join on the day

Sunday 20th March, 10-11am.
229 Woodbridge Hill Rd (Follow signs to handweaving studio)
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