Brimbank,
17
August
2016
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01:46
Australia/Melbourne

Be Sustainable with our Sustainable Living Program

Summary

Want to get more out of your garden, cut your power bills or minimise your impact on the environment? Find out how growing your own food and looking after the environment can be fun, healthy, educational and rewarding at our Sustainable Living Series.

Want to get more out of your garden, cut your power bills or minimise your impact on the environment? Find out how growing your own food and looking after the environment can be fun, healthy, educational and rewarding.

Our Sustainable Living Series Program gives you the opportunity to learn first-hand from sustainability experts, access resources and meet like-minded people to share knowledge and ideas.

Learn how to keep your home clean and garden pests under control without using chemicals, or get the low-down on where your recycling goes and what products are created from your recyclables.

There is no charge. The program runs from August through to November 2016.

Bookings are required for all workshops. Email: environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au or phone 9249 4665.

 

Vertical Gardens

Saturday 27 August, 2–4pm

Learn how to grow your own food using a fun and space-saving vertical garden.

Sustainable House Day

Sunday 11 September, 11am–1pm

Learn from others and share your knowledge and experiences of creating an environmentally progressive home. Learn about the features of Brimbank’s Eco-Living Centre.

Green cleaning

Saturday 17 September, 11am–1pm

Discover four simple steps and five safe ingredients for a clean and healthy home. Learn easy cleaning tips, and discover how and why your home can be healthier without disinfectants and make their own green cleaning product to take home.

Waterwise kids

Tuesday 27 September, 11am–1pm

A fun and engaging workshop to help encourage children to find out how to save water in the home and in the garden.

Home grown day

Sunday 9 October, 10am–3pm

Learn about the essential ingredients to having a productive garden. Topics include productive garden design, soil management, fertiliser use, growing fruit and vegetables, seed propagation plus hands-on passata making in theafternoon.

Lunch is included and numbers are limited so bookings are essential.

Organic pest control

Thursday 20 October, 1–3pm

Learn how to create a healthy garden including making natural pest sprays.

Recycling Gems

Sunday 13 November, 1–3pm

Come along and find out where your recyclable items go and what products they get turned into. Come along to find out the latest information on what can and can't be accepted in your recycling bin.

For more information visit our Sustainability page or download the 2016 Environment Events Calendar.