Soil Sessions

November Workshop Series with Ian Onley


4 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




Various locations including:





Participants must find their own way to the workshops which are held on location. Details about specific addresses will be given once tickets are purchased.



November 4: Host Block in Cowwarr 

November 11: Host Block in Boolarra

November 18: Yinnar Community Garden, Main St, Yinnar, behind ARC Gallery

(all participants invited to attend the Yinnar Community Garden AGM from 1:30pm. If you intend to stay on, you're invited to bring a plate of food to share in the half hour break)

November 25: Stockdale Rd Primary School, 25 Stockdale Rd, Traralgon, enter via Apex Park car park

(All workshops finish at 1pm; meet on site at 10:50am for an 11am start)

*Please bring sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen, and a rainjacket in case of rainy weather


How Much?

$10 per session waged / $5 per session concession / $20 per session solidarity

discounted tickets for multiple sessions




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.