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 environment@hume.vic.gov.au or call 9205 2473.

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

Beautifying Blind Creek

Sunday 18 June, 10am to 12.30pm
Olive Grove, near the park, Sunbury
Melways 381 K1

The Friends of Blind Creek continue their fabulous work to beautify the creek, this time doing a planting near the small park on Olive Grove, followed by a free lunch. Restoring the riparian vegetation along the southern creekbank is a long-term planting focus.

Register now

 

NAIDOC week bush tucker workshop & planting

2.30-4.30pm Thursday 29 June Indigenous Education Centre
Building 40, Kangan TAFE, Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows

Join the students and teachers at Kangan Institute’s Indigenous Education Centre. See young Aboriginal dancers, learn about local bush tucker and help plant native plants at this award winning facility run by members of the Gunung-Willam-Balluk community. Mayor of Hume Cr Drew Jessop and local Aboriginal elders will pay tribute to Hume’s Aboriginal community and to the natural environment in Hume.

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Fruit tree health and pruning workshop

10.30am-12.30pm, Saturday 19 August
Sunbury Library, 44 Macedon Street, Sunbury

Learn how to give your fruit trees all the love and care they need. Diana Cotter will show you how soil health, nutrients, position and correct pruning can help you grow fantastic fruit.

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Great green get together

10.30am-12.30pm, Friday 1 September 
Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn 75-95 Central Park Ave

Join the Hume Enviro Champions of 2017 as they graduate and showcase their environmental projects. Meet other community members who are doing amazing things for our local environment. Mayor of Hume Cr Drew Jessop will also launch the new Hume solar arrays recently installed in nine Hume-based community facilities.

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Energy and water saving bring your bills day

10.00am-1.30pm, Thursday 14 September
Connections@Craigieburn - 59 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn

Give aways of energy saving devices for your home. Meet experts from the water, power and service sectors. Bring your energy and water bills along for free, confidential advice and find out where you could SAVE MORE!

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Kids vegie growing

3 - 4.30pm, 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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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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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.

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

No bookings required

 

 


Updated : 3:32 PM, 19 June 2017

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