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Native Flower Preservation Workshop @ The Foundations

October 28, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

STEAMworks invites participates to a FREE Native Flower Preservation Workshop at the historic site at The Annexe, The Foundations, Portland NSW on Saturday 28 October 2023, 11am – 1pm. This workshop forms part of the inaugural Wildflower Display program, which is created in partnership with local botanist and naturalist Chris Jonkers and Julie Favell and will showcase a wide selection of springtime flowering specimens from across the Seven Valleys region at the STEAM Fair EXPO, 11-12 November 2023.

Join with other floral enthusiasts and hear from special guests to discover how you can get involved in the Wildflower Display while exploring methods of preserving native wildflowers of the Lithgow region. This workshop will give audiences an introduction to the upcoming display at the STEAM Fair and an insight into many of the regions springtime flowers. It will also provide an opportunity to learn a variety of floral preservation techniques, undertake hands-on activities and participate in the creation of a large scale floral display.

TIMING: The Native Flower Preservation Workshop will run from 11am – 1pm, with a 10-15minute tea/coffee break. Participants are welcome to stay on after 1pm and assist with the creation of a large scale floral work.

WHAT TO BRING: Gardening gloves and garden cutting sears/pruner secateurs. Limited gardening gloves and garden cutting sears/pruner secateurs will be available.

REGISTRATION: Free, via Eventbrite link below – ticket includes light refreshments and workshop materials (spaces are limited and are made on a first-come-first-served basis)

ABOUT THE STEAM FAIR: Presented by STEAMworks, the inaugural STEAM Fair will be a fun, all-ages, multi-day event set within the spectacular historic site at The Foundations, Portland NSW from the 11-12 November 2023. The Fair will showcase all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths and Medicine (STEAM), with workshops, exhibitions, performances, tours and talks that will launch the next generation of thinkers, dreamers and inventors into the future! This event is being funded under the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program which is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government-National Recovery and Resilience Agency.

ABOUT STEAMworks: In 2022, The Foundations created STEAMworks, a not-for-profit community education hub, created to inspire and upskill young people in the Lithgow and Central West region with a passion for STEAM. www.steamworks.org.au

ENQUIRIES: Please email us at events@steamworks.org.au

PHOTO: Julie Favell, Twiggy Daisy-Bush (Olearia ramulosa)


October 28, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Foundations Portland
36 Williwa St
Portland, NSW 2847 Australia
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0488 188 786
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