Milkwood: Seaweed, Tomato, Bees, Mushrooms & The Wild

August 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

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Join Kirsten Bradley & Nick Ritar of Milkwood Permaculture as they read from their upcoming book  Milkwood – Real skills for down-to-earth living

Considering histories of food and skills from both the everyday and faraway, you can listen, learn AND taste during this session, with flavours and foods old and new. Recommended for adventurous palettes, and those who wish to consider, explore and re-discover tastes and skills for down to earth living.

About the book: Do you want to know how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you’re curious about cultivating mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato. We invite you to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will fascinate your whole family and inspire them to get growing, keeping, cooking and making.

‘This book may change your life, and your community.’ Costa Georgiadis


Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar of Milkwood Permaculture



Kirsten Bradley + Nick Ritar left the city to start a small permaculture farm called Milkwood ten years ago, with a dream of living simply and within their means. Since then, they’ve been growing food and sharing skills wherever they’ve lived or traveled — from building biochar stoves to creating rooftop community gardens to teaching permaculture design. They currently live, grow, forage and keep bees at Melliodora permaculture near Daylesford.


This event has a capacity of 30 participants. You will need to book and pay online to guarantee your spot.

Price: $5 bookings essential!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs
76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.