Workshops and Events

Valerie teaching a workshop

Below is a list of workshops and evens that I deliver for a verity of customers including local councils, community groups, and schools. If you are interested in booking me for an event, please contact me at author@valeriepearson.com.au or fill out the form on the contact page.

Fees can be per person, or a flat fee for a companty/group.   

Making Cheese at Home: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required.

Based on my book, Home Cheese Making in Australia, this can be a 30-minute presentation all the way up to a two-hour session covering the basics of yoghurt and cheese making. Find out about the basics of cheese and yoghurt making and how to make your own mozzarella cheese using common kitchen equipment! Tastings of dairy and non-dairy yoghurt, Quark, Mozzarella, and Feta are included in this demonstration-based session.

Sugar-Free Home Preserving: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required.

Based on my book, Sugar Free Home Preserving, this can be a 30-minute presentation all the way up to a two-hour session covering the art and science of jam-making. Then we flip it on its head and learn how to make great jam without adding sugar. Safe preserving methods are also covered, ensuring that everyone walks away with the knowledge of how to make great tasting low or no-sugar jams and the ability to preserve them safely. This is a demonstration-based session. Jam tasting included.

Gut Health and Fermented Foods: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required.

Based on my book, Gut Health and Fermented Foods, this can be a 30-minute presentation all the way up to a two-hour session covering a basic understanding of the digestive system, your microbiome, and why good gut health is so important to your overall well-being. We then cover simple ferments you can make at home, including yoghurt (both dairy and non-dairy), fermented vegetables, kefir, and kombucha. This is a demonstration-based session.

Sourdough Bread Making: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required.

Learn why we should all be eating sourdough bread; how to make, feed, and maintain your sourdough mother; and then how to take a portion of the mother and turn it into healthy sourdough bread. Baking tips to make the perfect loaf are included in this demonstration-based session. Sourdough tasting included. 

Vegan cheese and Yoghurt Making: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required.

Learn how to make vegan cheese and yoghurt in this demonstration-style event. You will get to try vegan yoghurt, soft cheese and feta during the demonstration and ask questions. Tofu making is also covered. This session is based on my booklet, Vegan Cheese and Yoghurt-Making.

Mindful Meal Planning to Reduce Food Waste: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required. 

Learn how to reduce the amount of food your family throws away. Organise healthy meals, shop better, store food, and use all that you buy. Food waste reduction is all about planning; when you get that right, you reduce waste and save money.

A Vegetarian Lifestyle: Eating for Health and the Planet: $465.85 plus travel and accommodation as required. 

Want to have a lifestyle that is healthier for you and for the planet? A balanced vegetarian lifestyle can provide many health benefits, such as reducing chronic disease risk. It can also have a significant positive impact on the environment. Come and meet Valerie Pearson from Green Living Australia to learn about her simple, vegetarian lifestyle.

Natural Soap Making Class (Melt and Pour): PPR per person $120.00

You will learn how to make your very own natural soap using a non-toxic, "melt and pour" method of making soap. Students will take home about 8-10 bars of soap using a 1 litre milk carton as a soap mould!

This is a timeless art that you’ll enjoy for many years to come. So if you’ve always wanted to make beautiful bespoke bars of soaps, this is the class for you! Our aim is to empower you to make bath and body care products that are sustainable using natural ingredients.

All of the equipment and ingredients are supplied and all you need to bring with you is an EMPTY 1 litre milk carton. Too easy! There will also be soap making kits available for purchase so you can make more at home.

Natural Mineral Makeup Class: RRP per person $95.00

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to make your own all natural mineral make up, matching your skin tone perfectly. The base makeup powder can be used used directly, but is also the starting point to create your own colour matched foundation, blush, bronzer, and more. Stop putting toxic chemicals on your face and stop paying a small fortune for your makeup. Making your own natural mineral makeup is both fun and easy, with the added benefit of saving money.

You will make and take home your own colour matched loose powder, liquid foundation, and a blush or a bronzer.   

Natural Skin Care Class: RRP per person $120.00

In this hands-on session, you will lean to make your own lip balm and body butter from all natural ingredients. Choose between Shea butter and cocoa butter to make something that is sustainable, good for your skin, fun to make, and saves you money.  You will have the option to add scent and colour to your creation.  

Each student will get to make and take home a 15 ml lip balm and a 200 ml body butter.  

DIY Beeswax Wrap making Workshop: RRP per person $75.00

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to make and maintain your own reusable, natural beeswax wraps. These wraps are the perfect replacement for plastic wrap, which is so damaging to the environment. You will make two Beeswax wraps in this class to take home and will be provided with all the materials and equipment required.  

Hands-on Cheese Making class: $185.00 per person. Minimum and maximum number apply.

This hands-on workshop covers cheese-making basics and techniques, cheese history, types, and so much more. You get to make the cheese yourself, walking away at the end with some Mozzarella, Ricotta and Feta, all made by you!

Whether you're a beginner or just want to know more, this is a fun and exciting way to start your home cheese-making journey.

These classes are currently being held at Green Living Australia in Logan, just south of Brisbane. Other locations will be considered. 

Hands-on Soap Class: $155.00 per person. Minimum and maximum number apply.

Unlock the secrets of creating exquisite, handcrafted soaps with our Artisanal Soap Making Workshop! Join Valerie for an immersive experience where you'll learn the art and science of making high-quality, luxurious soap from scratch. This class is perfect for beginners and soap enthusiasts alike.

 These classes are currently being held at Green Living Australia in Logan, just south of Brisbane. Other locations will be considered.