Live Green - Free workshops and events

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Want to grow your own vegies, cut your power bills or plant habitat for wildlife? Learn practical ways to help our environment and save money at our free Live Green workshops and events.

Register for all workshops and other events below or call 9205 2473.

Got an idea for a workshop?

Send your suggestion to or call 9205 2473.

Find out more about Council's Live Green Plan 2015-19.


Kids vegie growing

2.30 - 4pm, Tuesday 26 September, Broadmeadows Library   3.30 - 5pm, Thursday 28 September, Tullamarine Library            3 - 4.30pm, Tuesday 3 October, Gladstone Park Library              2 - 3.30pm, Wednesday 4 October, Craigieburn Library

This school holidays come to our kids vegie growing workshop to learn all about raising good quality vegies. Growing vegies is fun for kids, cheap and good for you! Learn all about soil health and which vegies to grow this Spring. Suitable for ages 4 - 11 years.


Spring open day - Sunbury Community Garden

11.00am-3pm, Sunday 22 October
Corner Highgrove Drive and Rolling Meadows Drive, Sunbury

Drop in to Sunbury Community Garden and meet passionate local gardeners for free workshops, sausage sizzle, plant give aways and Enviro Champions stalls. The Sunbury Community Garden is home to a fabulous orchard of 50 fruit trees and the site has over 300 indigenous trees and shrubs. Grow organic produce, learn new skills and share knowledge. New gardeners and kids always welcome.

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Recycling week discovery bus tour

10am - 1.30pm, Thursday 16 November
Meet out the front of Broadmeadows Town Hall, 1089 Pascoe vale Road, Broadmeadows.

This week is National Recycling Week. Learn more about the processes of how waste and recycling are managed on a bus tour to the Bolinda Road Resource Recovery Centre and the Banyule Rethink Centre. A delicious low-waste morning tea is included. Don’t waste this opportunity!

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Green gift giving 

11.00am-12.30pm, Saturday 11 November
Tullamarine Library, 58 Spring Street, Tullamarine

‘Tis the Season to be sustainable! Presented by The Rogue Ginger, Erin Rhoads. Low waste, ethical gift giving that won’t break the bank. Make your own cards, wrapping paper, sticky-tape free wrapping, and preserves. Stock up at the op shop. Come and share your own sustainable gift ideas for a clean, green Christmas.

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Bush tucker walk and talk   

11am-1pm, Saturday 18 November
The Nook, Jacksons Creek, 2 Vaughan Street, Sunbury

Come for a walk and talk about the various bush tucker foods located at The Nook in Sunbury. Aboriginal teacher and Hume resident, Jo Russell will lead the tour. Lunch provided.

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Energy saving and solar installation in your home

10.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 2 December
Craigieburn Library, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn

Hume City Council recently installed solar panels in nine community facilities. You too can create renewable energy with affordable solar panels. Hear about the latest in battery storage as Keiran Price from The Alternative Technology Association provides independent advice on how to chose the right type of solar panel installation for your home

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Harvest Sunbury – produce swap and
Little Green Thumbs – kids’ garden club

From 10am, last Saturday of every month
Sunbury Community Garden
Corner Rolling Meadows Drive and Highgrove Drive Goonawarra

Meet other locals passionate about growing produce. Got excess in your own patch? Bring it to share. Kids can have fun in their very own vegie patch club. Run by local volunteers Polly, Lina and Ray. No bookings required.

Saturday 25 February
Saturday 25 March
Saturday 29 April
Saturday 27 May
Saturday 24 June

No bookings required



Updated : 10:08 AM, 21 September 2017

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