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How to Make a Solar Food Drier

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How to Make a Solar Food Drier

Time: May 26, 2012 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Yandina Community Gardens
Street: Cnr North & Farrell Sts
City/Town: Yandina
Website or Map: http://Yandina Community Gard…
Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message
Event Type: workshop, free
Organized By: Yandina Community Gardens
Latest Activity: May 25, 2012

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Barb Ford

Why spend money on an electric food dehydrator? In previous workshops, Barb Ford has touched on the basics of food drying using solar, and in this workshop, you will learn how to make one yourself out of a cardboard box (or more durable, readily available material) and there will be no electricity bills – this one works on power directly from the sun.

Barb will explain all about solar food drying, demonstrate a couple of designs, then it will be hands-on to make a small working model.


There is a full program of FREE workshops happening at the Gardens every second Saturday, as part of our Community Partnership under the ‘Living Smart’ Programme with Sunshine Coast Council.  

All workshops commence at 9.30 am (unless otherwise indicated) and go for approx 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  

These FREE workshops are open to everyone in the community, not just members and volunteers at the Gardens and there is no need to book a place  - unless otherwise indicated for that particular workshop. 

It is advisable to bring along a notepad and pen for taking notes, as well as a hat, sunscreen and your water bottle.

For more information or to be included on our mail-out list for workshop reminders, please contact us at -

Email:  info@yandinacommunitygardens.com.au or

Phone: 5446 7373 and leave a message – someone will get back to you during the Gardens’  normal opening times.

The Blue House, Yandina Community Gardens, cnr North & Farrell Streets, Yandina.

NOTE: Prior to this week’s workshop (May 26), there will be a free guided garden tour commencing from the Aquaponics system at 8:30am and finishing in time for the workshop. Everyone is welcome and if you have not been on a tour yet, you will find it very informative.


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Comment by Lissa on April 12, 2012 at 18:24

I have attended one of these workshops in the past and it was very interesting and a of fun (we worked together to create a solar cooker).

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