Sourdough Breadmaking Workshop

The oldest way to make leavened bread known to (wo)man.”

Ever wanted to make your own sourdough bread? Rhubarb Food Co-Op in Randwick is hosting its next inspiring workshop on Saturday 5 May – Sourdough Breadmaking!

What you will learn:
– How to make delicious sourdough bread at home with ease
– Different scenarios of how to bake sourdough bread in a home oven
– How to prepare the dough
– How to shape the bread
– How to look after the starter
– Some theory of sourdough baking
– You will take home some bread/dough that can be baked on the day or the next day at home.

We’ll also taste some home-baked sourdough bread together and will learn what makes for a perfect sourdough loaf. And, there will be heaps of breaks and time to ask questions…the more the better.

What to bring:
This is a hands on workshop! Bring yourself, a mixing bowl (with a plate as a cover), clothes that can handle a bit of flour on them…and if you have, a nice topping of your choosing for some bread tasting (2-3 different kinds of breads).

When: Sat 5 May, 9.30am-12.30pm
Where: Barrett House, 6 Barrett Place, Randwick
Cost: $20 Rhubarb members / $30 non-members

Tickets can be purchased here

Presented by Oliver Kunz
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Rhubarb Food Co-Op Workshops are proudly supported by Randwick Council, which enables us to offer heavily subsidised workshops to the Randwick and surrounding communities. Enjoy!

DIY Fermentation Workshop

Rhubarb Food Co-Op is excited to announce its first workshop for 2018 – DIY Fermenting!

Fermentation is truly the alchemy of food…it enables us to not only preserve food and enhance its flavours, but in the process introduce the kinds of good bacteria into our diet that can have an incredibly positive impact on health and wellbeing.

Adam Kennedy will be providing you with the knowledge to delve into the incredibly addictive (and tasty) world of Fermentation.

When: 9.30am – 12:30pm on Sat. 17 March 2018 
Where: Barrett House, 6 Barrett Place, Randwick

WHAT TO EXPECT – we will cover:
● The history of Fermentation
● Fermentation methods across cultures
● Health benefits of fermented foods

We’ll focus on the following ferments:
● Kombucha
● Water and Milk Keffir
● Sauerkraut
●Pickling of a selection of seasonal vegetables

Students will take home a jar of their own pickles, as well as a Kombucha SCOBY (mother culture). There will be tastings of other fermented foods on the day & a recipe and resources list will be provided.

Adam is a Permaculture educator, fermenter and beekeeper who lives in the Blue Mountains. His love of all things fermented was sparked by a sourdough breadmaking workshop in Western Australia a decade ago, and truly kickstarted by the work of the “Fermentation Revivalist” Sandor Katz. He has also launched the small batch “Happy Belly” Sauerkraut label . He is deeply fascinated with the ancient magic that is fermentation.

MAX 15 spots so be quick!

COST $15 for Rhubarb members / $20 for non members 

Tickets can be purchased here

1x 1litre glass jar – tablespoon measure – Chopping board & knife – large mixing bowl

Look forward to seeing you there!

Rhubarb Food Co-Op’s workshops are subsidised by Randwick Council which enables us to keep costs low for the Randwick community.

Introduction to Essential Oils Workshop

In this Introduction to Essential Oils Workshop with Catherine Thomson, you will learn how to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life to support a natural lifestyle. Pure Essential Oils are powerful plant compounds that can be used in a variety of ways to benefit your health and wellbeing.

In this class you will learn:

  • What essential oils are
  • What are the most important ones that every household needs
  • How to support a chemical free household
  • How to safely use essential oils

Essential oils can:

  • be used to make natural skincare and natural cleaning products
  • support emotional wellbeing
  • promote deep and restful sleep
  • improve digestive health
  • help to fight colds
  • alleviate headaches

and so much more!

Tickets are only $10 ($8 for Rhubarb members).

When: 2pm – 4pm, Saturday 25th November

Where: Barrett House, 6 Barrett Place, Randwick

Book your tickets here

This workshop is supported by Randwick City Council

Learn to make your own Beeswax Wraps

Learn to use, make and refresh your own beeswax wraps so you can choose your own fabric and make as many as you like easily at home.

Beeswax wraps are a natural, reusable and completely biodegradable alternative to using plastic cling film in your kitchen or lunchbox – and they are beautiful too!

Waterproof yet breathable, beeswax wraps are great at keeping food fresh. Wraps can be used to wrap cheese, cut vegetables, avocados, loaves of bread and much more. They can be moulded to fit over the top of bowls of food in the fridge and are the perfect way to wrap a sandwich.

100% cotton fabric is infused with beeswax and tree resin, and coconut oil, a combination which has antibacterial and antimould properties, and which makes the wraps flexible and able to stick to themselves.

Beeswax wraps also make the perfect gift for family, friends, and best of all for our planet!

Wear an apron or dress with old clothing, bring a bristle brush and a stainless steel grater and come and make your own beeswax wraps!

Tickets are only $35.00* so hurry to book your spot today ($30 for Rhubarb members)

Purchase your tickets here

* Ticket prices include $15 worth of ingredients

This workshop hosted by Rhubarb Food Co-op and is supported by Randwick City Council. The presenter is Kathryn Hutt.

How to Solve Arguments with Empathy

Do you often find yourself in arguments?

Maybe it’s a colleague who hasn’t performed as expected. Perhaps one of your kids just isn’t putting their toys away. Even your partner not coming home from work at a reasonable hour or helping with domestic duties.

By using empathy, each of these situations can become an opportunity to grow the relationship, rather than damage it. You probably understand the power of empathy, but how exactly do you go about using it?

Rhubarb Food Co-op is delighted to host Luke Weatherstone from Owlsight for a 3-hour workshop on building a framework to approach these difficult conversations with empathy.

Luke has practised and studied extensively in Zen, Buddhism, Stoicism, Psychology, Verbal Judo and Nonviolent Communication. He takes the best of these systems to deliver a practical and simple model for you to apply in your home, office and community.

When: 10am – 1pm, Sunday, 10 September 2017

Where: Barrett House, 6 Barrett Place, Randwick

Cost: $10 ($8 for Rhubarb members)

Purchase your tickets here via Eventbrite

This workshop is supported by Randwick City Council.

For more information on Owlsight and their mission, check out the website at

Micheal Mobbs Workshop – Saving money on your household bills

Looking for ways to save $$$ on a range of household bills?

Interested in creating a low bills house?

Rhubarb Food Co-Op is thrilled to welcome ‘Off Grid Guy’ Michael Mobbs, Sydney’s ‘sustainability celebrity’, to lead a 3-hour workshop on doing just that!

Since 1996 the combined energy and water bills at Michael’s four person household in Chippendale in the Inner West have been less than $300 a year.

The energy, water, recycled water and food systems there are simple and local trades can install them.

This is an unbeatable opportunity to spend a morning with one of Australia’s leaders in sustainability education, learning how to apply the basic principals he’s developed in your own home, with immediate effect.

When: Saturday 19th August, 9.30am-12.30pm

Where: Barrett House, 6 Barrett Place, Randwick

Cost: $30 ($20 for members)

Purchase your tickets here

Rhubarb’s popular monthly workshops are casual, family-friendly affairs, designed to educate and entertain participants and in doing so, enrich their broader communities.

This workshop is supported by Randwick City Council.

For more info on Michael’s home visit the Sydney’s Sustainable House website at