Girragirra Green Living


Luxury accommodation in Forbes NSW

Workshops at Girragirra are all about sharing skills and knowledge to help build a resilient community. Oh and having fun, let’s not forget the fun bit.

Check out our Sourdough and Farmhouse Ferments workshops below.

And did you know you can buy a gift voucher for that special someone for any of our workshops? You sure can!! Just contact us here and we’ll get it done.

Sourdough Workshops:

picture of sourdough made at workshops at Girragirra

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make and bake your very own loaf of beautiful, health giving sourdough bread? Well have we got the workshop for you!

We limit our Sourdough workshop to ten lucky people so you get to actually make a loaf yourself, with your own sticky little fingers, from start to finish….and watch it grow and develop before your eyes!

Wendy will guide you through the process with lots of hands on practice and a complete set of notes to take home with you along with your own loaf to bake next morning.

And you get your very own starter/ mother / bread pet …whatever you want to call it. We call ours Princess Berta.


This is a full day workshop starting with a Girragirra style morning tea on arrival at 10am and a generous lunch featuring goodies we make right here at Girragirra. Finishes around 3.30 pm

Cost: $145

Current dates for 2019: All classes limited to ten places

March   Sunday 17  2019             |

April      Sunday 14  2019            | booked out

June       Sunday 02 2019            | booked out

August   Saturday 31 2019          | 2 places available | book here

To to be placed on a wait list, please email

Farmhouse Ferments : Milk, Veggies and Drinks

Learn how to make your own health giving probiotic fermented (cultured) foods including milk based ferments like kefir, yoghurt, cheese and cultured butter as well as fabulous vegetable ferments like kraut. We limit these workshops to ten lucky people so you get lots of opportunities to be hands on and ask questions!

Cultured Milk and Vegetables :

Spend a day at Girragirra learning how to make cultured milk products including kefir, yoghurt, creme fraiche, cultured butter and simple cheeses in the morning, then hop into making health giving cultured, probiotic vegetable ferments like kraut after lunch.

We’ll have a lot of fun and you’ll leave with :

  • hands on experience
  • a comprehensive set of notes
  • your very own cheese pet (kefir grain) so you can make your own cultured milk products at home
  • loads of ferments you have made on the day to take home and enjoy.
  • A Girragirra style morning tea and lunch in your tummy featuring all the goodies you will make on the day.

This is a full day workshop starting with a delicious morning tea on arrival at 9am for a 9.30 start getting hands on with all things milk, a break for lunch around 12.30 featuring all the goodies you will make on the day and a wander around our permaculture food garden then an afternoon discovering the basics of veggie ferments finishing around 4.30 pm.

Cost: Inclusive of morning tea and lunch is $155.


milk ferments made at workshops at Girragirra


cultured-breakfast made at worshops at Girragirra


Workshop dates for 2019

May      Sunday 19 2019            |  0 places available 

August  Sunday 04 2019          |  0 places available

October Sunday 13 2019         |  9 places available  |  book here

Cultured Drinks :

Kombucha, water kefir, milk kefir … we’re working on it!

Other workshops:

We’re developing courses around other things we’re passionate about. It’s a bit like that at Girragirra!

We’ll be launching these new classes as soon are we’re able to so if you’d like to be kept in the loop, sign up for our newsletter here. It will be fun!