Soil Sessions

Productive gardening workshop series with Ian Onley


Monthly sessions focused on practical learning and participation.

In these sessions you'll learn about how to create healthy soils, the foundation for healthy plants and healthy food. Each session will aim to be inclusive and informative to newcomers and regulars alike, and will strike a balance between hands-on learning and group discussion. 


What will be covered?



  • The role of soils in plant function
  • Water soluble fertilisers VS humus
  • Principles for plant health
  • Caring for soils


  • Assessing site and season
  • Techniques for cultivating fertile soil
  • Raising seedlings
  • Managing weeds

You'll also learn ways you can take part in the
Get Stuffed Food Network



Book tickets



Stockdale Rd Primary School

25 Stockdale Rd, Traralgon VIC 3844

Enter the school grounds from Apex Park, off Gilmour St, parking by the Apex Park public toilets.
There will be no access by the front gates.

(other locations may be announced for particular weeks)



First Saturday of each month


How Much?

$20 per session WAGED / $5 per session CONCESSION / $30 per session SOLIDARITY

Cancellations: must be made a minimum of 48 hours before the workshop, otherwise tickets will be forfeited.
Please notify Ian via a phone call or text message that you will be unable to make it.



For questions about the workshops contact Ian Onley on 0448 044 280 /

For questions about the online ticketing system contact Reactivate at


Attended a workshop in the past?

Why not give us some feedback - we'd love to hear your thoughts!

Got some land you'd like to share with us?

We're taking expressions of interest from landholders who would like to host a Get Stuffed garden

About Ian Onley

Ian Onley is a local 'Demeter' Biodynamic farmer for over twenty years, he has experience in dairying, beef and commercial vegetable growing. Ian now concentrates on free range egg production and home gardening.

Ian is excited to be part of Get Stuffed because it has the potential to bring many to a place where they can support themselves and grow a food based business. He wants to help people breathe life back into their soils so they can grow beautiful tasting, nutritious food that will keep people coming back for more.