Where Am I Going To Be?

I do a lot of travelling and you never know where you are going to find me, talking about sugar-free jam making, fermenting, cheesemaking, or just living a more simple life. I have had people ask me about my schedule and where I am going to be so I created this blog post to give you my schedule. I will pin this to the top of the blog and keep it updated for you.

Whilst I present at a majority of the workshops listed below alongside Joanne, I have added in the dates of workshops conducted by my company Green Living Australia. We have enlisted the help of workshop specific professionals, such as EJ in our Soap and Cosmetic class, to give you further insight and knowledge in your area of interest.

I love to meet the people who read my blog, have my books and use the Green Living Australia product to improve their health while saving money. Have a look at where I am going to be and drop by and say hello if you get the chance.

March 2020

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: TMP Organics, Shops 8 & 9 Northwest Plaza, 97 Flockton St, Everton Park QLD 4053
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Cost: $20.00
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential. Call TMP Organics on  (07) 3353 8541
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! 

Wednesday, 12 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: Zillmere Library, Cnr Zillmere Rd &, Jennings St, Zillmere QLD 4034
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential. Call TMP Organics on  (07) 3353 8541
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! 

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: Logan Village Library, Wharf St, Logan Village QLD 4207, Australia
  • Time: 9.30am – 11.30am
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential. Call Logan Village Library on  (07) 5546 3839
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! 

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Class
  • Location: Unit 23, 25 Parramatta Rd, Underwood QLD
  • Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Bookings: https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/logan-city-sunday-15th-march-2020 or call 07 3808 2576
  • Description: This class will cover cheese making basics and techniques and will include hands-on steps, sampling and discussing cheese history, types and so much more. You will make Feta, Mozzarella and Ricotta and have some leftover to take home.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Home Preserving Seminar
  • Location: Woodsters Furniture & Carpentry, 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia
  • Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • Cost: $55.00
  • Bookings: https://www.work-shop.com.au/event/home-preserving-basics/
  • Description: Do you love jam, jam making and good old fashioned home preserving? Did you stop doing it because of all that sugar?  Well, we have the solution for you; home preserving basics / sugar-free replacements. Join Valerie Pearson, author of Sugar-Free Home Preserving,  and Joanne Kennard as they take you through traditional jam making and then flip it on its head and shows you have to do this without sugar. The jams taste amazing and it is fast and easy to make.  Whether you’re a beginner or just want to know more, by the end, you will have a good foundation for filling your pantry with delicious home preserves.

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Bath Bomb Making Seminar
  • Location: Logan North Library, Corner Sports Drive and, Springwood Rd, Underwood QLD 4119,
  • Time: 1.30pm – 3:30pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: Bookings essential https://loganlibraries.org/whats-on/event/bath-bomb-making/?event_date=21-03-2020 or Call Logan North Library on (07) 3412 4140
  • Description: Valerie Pearson, Green Living Australia, and Joanne Kennard will demonstrate how to make your own natural and relaxing bath bombs in this hands-on workshop. Play with colour and scent while at the same time avoiding artificial colours and scents that may be harmful to your health.  

Saturday, 21 March 2020

Presenter: EJ

  • Event: Soap and Cosmetic Class
  • Location: Green Living Australia, Unit 23, 25 Parramatta Rd, Underwood QLD
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Bookings: Book online https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/logan-city-saturday-21st-march-2020 or call 07 3808 2576
  • Description: Learn to craft your very own nourishing soaps and natural mineral cosmetics in our five-hour beginner workshops. We’ll show you how to make gorgeous natural soaps to use or give away and colour match to your skin tone to make some personalised natural mineral makeup.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Presenter: Valerie Pearson

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: The Summit Hall, The Summit, Granite Belt Drive ( The Summit Public Hall is on Granite Belt Drive opposite the railway station.)
  • Time: 10.30am – 1pm
  • Cost: $30.00
  • Bookings: https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/the-summit-the-granite-belt-tuesday-24th-march-202 or call Green Living Australia on 07 3808 2576
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment.

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Presenter: Valerie Pearson

  • Event: Gut Health and Fermentation Seminar
  • Location: Go Vita Mt Ommaney, Shop 39 Mt. Ommaney Centre, 171 Dandenong Rd, Mount Ommaney QLD 4074
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm
  • Cost: $24.95
  • Bookings: Call Go Vita Mt Ommaney (07) 3715 8482 or in-store
  • Description: In this workshop you will get a detailed overview of fermentation, from Kimchi to Kombucha, Kefir to Quark, and yoghurt, both dairy and non-dairy; these are all fermented foods that you can make yourself at home! Learn the basics of how to ferment foods and how important they are in achieving a healthy diet and a strong immune system.

Saturday, 28 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: Logan West Library, 69 Grand Plaza Dr, Browns Plains QLD 4118
  • Time: 1pm – 3pm
  • Cost: Free
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential. Call Logan West Library on  (07) 3412 4160
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! 

April 2020

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Presenter: EJ

  • Event: Soap and Cosmetic Class
  • Location: Green Living Australia, Unit 23, 25 Parramatta Rd, Underwood QLD
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Bookings: Book online https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/logan-city-saturday-4th-april-2020 or call 07 3808 2576
  • Description: Learn to craft your very own nourishing soaps and natural mineral cosmetics in our five-hour beginner workshops. We’ll show you how to make gorgeous natural soaps to use or give away and colour match to your skin tone to make some personalised natural mineral makeup.

Saturday, 4 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Gut Health and Fermentation Seminar
  • Location: Albany Creek Library 16 Ferguson St, Albany Creek QLD 4035, Australia
  • Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Bookings: Call Albany Creek Library (07) 3264 5267  
  • Description: In this workshop you will get a detailed overview of fermentation, from Kimchi to Kombucha, Kefir to Quark, and yoghurt, both dairy and non-dairy; these are all fermented foods that you can make yourself at home! Learn the basics of how to ferment foods and how important they are in achieving a healthy diet and a strong immune system.

Sunday, 5 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Class
  • Location: Unit 23, 25 Parramatta Rd, Underwood QLD
  • Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Bookings: https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/logan-city-saturday-5th-april-2020 or call 07 3808 2576
  • Description: This class will cover cheese making basics and techniques and will include hands-on steps, sampling and discussing cheese history, types and so much more. You will make Feta, Mozzarella and Ricotta and have some leftover to take home.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Gut Health and Fermentation Seminar
  • Location: Stones Corner Library 280 Logan Rd, Stones Corner QLD 4120, Australia
  • Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Bookings: Call Stones Corner Library  (07) 3403 2170
  • Description: In this workshop, you will get a detailed overview of fermentation, from Kimchi to Kombucha, Kefir to Quark, and yoghurt, both dairy and non-dairy; these are all fermented foods that you can make yourself at home! Learn the basics of how to ferment foods and how important they are in achieving a healthy diet and a strong immune system.

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Pickling Workshop
  • Location: Woodsters Furniture & Carpentry 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia
  • Time: 6.30pm- 8.30pm
  • Cost: $90.00
  • Bookings: https://www.work-shop.com.au/event/pickling-workshop-2/
  • Description: **MUST BYO** chopping board & knife.  Traditional pickling via fermentation is a great way to preserve the harvest while at the same the time increasing the nutritional content of your food. They taste amazing and will give you a gastronomic experience you just can’t get with mass-produced, store-bought foods! Learn how to make Sauerkraut and traditional Piccadilly in this two hour, hands-on workshop. You will get yo take your pickles home at the end of the night as well as taste some already prepared.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: Carina Library, Cnr Mayfield Rd &, Nyrang St, Carina QLD 4152
  • Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Bookings: Bookings are essential. Call Carina Library on (07) 3407 1873
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! 

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Class
  • Location: Unit 23, 25 Parramatta Rd, Underwood QLD
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Bookings: Book online https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/logan-city-saturday-18th-april-2020 or call 07 3808 2576
  • Description: This class will cover cheese making basics and techniques and will include hands-on steps, sampling and discussing cheese history, types and so much more. You will make Feta, Mozzarella and Ricotta and have some leftover to take home.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Gut Health and Fermentation Seminar
  • Location: Grandma’s Pantry 27/194-200 Old Cleveland Rd, Capalaba QLD 4157, Australia
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Bookings:  https://www.grandmaspantryonline.com.au/workshops-events/1860-fermenting-food-workshop-22nd-april-2020.html 
  • Description: In this workshop, you will get a detailed overview of fermentation, from Kimchi to Kombucha, Kefir to Quark, and yoghurt, both dairy and non-dairy; these are all fermented foods that you can make yourself at home! Learn the basics of how to ferment foods and how important they are in achieving a healthy diet and a strong immune system.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Sourdough Bread Making Seminar
  • Location: Hamilton Library, 36 Racecourse Rd, Ascot QLD 4007
  • Cost: FREE
  • Bookings: Bookings essential so call Hamilton Library on (07) 3403 1050
  • Description: Learn the secret of sourdough bread making. In this seminar, you will learn why sourdough bread is so good for you, how to make and maintain your own sourdough mother, how to make great sourdough bread and the secret of baking the perfect loaf every time.

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Seminar
  • Location: Woodsters Constructions 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia
  • Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Cost: $60.00
  • Bookings Essential: https://www.work-shop.com.au/event/cheese-making-basics-10/ 
  • Description: Learn simple ways to make handmade, great tasting cheese in your own home. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! You will get wine on arrival and tastings of the cheeses made throughout the seminar. YUM!

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Melt and Pour Soap Making Class
  • Location: Woodsters Constructions 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia
  • Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm
  • Cost: $110-120
  • Bookings Essential: https://www.work-shop.com.au/event/natural-soap-making-6/
  • Description: Learn how to make your very own natural soap using a non-toxic melt and pour method of making soap.  Students will take home about 8-10 bars of soap using a 1-litre milk carton as your mould!

May 2020

Saturday, 2 May 2020

Presenters: Valerie Pearson and Joanne Kennard

  • Event: Cheese Making Class
  • Location: Unit 23, 25 Parramatta Rd, Underwood QLD
  • Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Cost: $150.00
  • Bookings: https://www.greenlivingaustralia.com.au/logan-city-saturday-2nd-may-2020
  • Description: This class will cover cheese making basics and techniques and will include hands-on steps, sampling and discussing cheese history, types and so much more. You will make Feta, Mozzarella and Ricotta and have some leftover to take home.
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8 Replies to “Where Am I Going To Be?”

  1. What is the cost of the 6th April Grafton ‘gut health & fermentation ‘ & is it a talk or workshop?
    How long is it?

    Also would u ever plan workshops in around Coffs Harbour or Bellingen ?

    1. Hi Deborah:
      I have updated the information on the Grafton events. The tickets ate $15.00. I have also updated the description. I would class it as a demonstration/talk. You get to sit back and relax while I make Kimchie. There will be samples of several ferments along the way as well.
      Valerie

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  3. Thank you for this comprehensive information Valerie. I can’t wait to learn more from you. Hope to be able to make it to your classes soon. Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you at Caboolture this month.
    Helen.

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