Live Green - Free workshops and events

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Want to grow your own vegies, cut your power bills or plant habitat to attract 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.

Keep your cool this summer

10.30am-12.00pm, Saturday 17 February
The Age Library, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Keeping your house cool doesn’t have to break the bank. Receive specialist advice on cheap and easy do-it-yourself draught proofing, as well as advice on energy efficiency and what to look for if you’re thinking of installing solar panels.

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Great green guided tour

10.00am-3.00pm, Sunday 18 February
Broadmeadows Town Hall, 1079 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows

Hume's Enviro Champions will take you on a tour. From community fruit orchards to vertical succulent gardens, grasslands, bee hotels and nature strip food gardens. Discover what sustainability successes are blossoming in Hume! Get a taste of what it’s like to create your own local environmental project. People living, working or studying in Hume can join the Enviro Champions in 2018 to commence FREE training to begin a new project or join an existing one!

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Go solar in Sunbury this summer

10.30am-12.00pm, Saturday 24 February
 Sunbury Library, 51-53 Evans Street, Sunbury.

Solar panels are becoming more and more affordable, with pay-back times from bill savings as low as a few years. Learn all about what to look for when considering a solar installation, as well as the latest in battery storage. How can solar help you save money with cooling?

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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

 

Hume Home Harvest - Tullamarine produce swaps   

1 - 2pm, Fourth Wednesday of every month
Tullamarine Library
58 Spring Street, Tullamarine

Bring along your excess fruit and vegies, herbs, eggs and cuttings to share. If your patch is currently bare or if you are new to growing food, no worries! Everyone is welcome.

Dates:
Wednesday 28 February
Wednesday 28 March
Wednesday 23 May
Wednesday 27 June

 

No bookings required

 

Hume Home Harvest - The Age Library produce swap   

1.30 - 2.30pm, Saturday 3 March
1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Bring along your excess fruit and vegies, herbs, eggs and cuttings to share. If your patch is currently bare or if you are new to growing food, no worries! Everyone is welcome.

 No bookings required

 

Safe riding and bike maintenance

10.30am-12.00pm, Saturday 17 March
Homestead Learning and Community Centre, 30 Whiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park 

Changing your own bike tyre or adjusting your brakes can be simple and cheap if you know a few helpful tricks. Learn how to safely navigate the bike paths and bike lanes of Hume. All ages and all abilities welcome

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Preserving

11am - 2pm, Saturday 24 March
Brite Plants, Corner Belfast Street and Dallas Drive, Broadmeadows

Kat Lavers will show you the tricks of preserving your fruit harvest and help you make delicious jars of bottled fruit, dried fruit and jam. Once a year your fruit trees will provide you with a massive gift. If you or your neighbours have a deluge of fruit, this workshop will provide valuable insight to help make your fruit last. Participants take home a free sample, and a light lunch will also be provided. Numbers are limited so registration is essential.

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Bat Discovery Day

2pm - 5pm, Sunday 15 April
Visitors Centre, Organ Pipes National Park, Enter via Calder Freeway, Opposite Calder Park Thunder Dome Keilor North

Melbourne’s north has a significant bat population. The Friends of Organ Pipes National Park have been monitoring bats and their health since 1994 and there are over 500 bats in the park! At this bat discovery event you can help examine the bats up close. Learn how the bats came to be in the Organ Pipes National Park, and what are contributing factors when their populations are in decline. Participants are welcome to arrive between 12 and 2pm to help collect bats from their boxes, and to stay on until dark with members of the Friends of Organ Pipes National Park to help with a bat release.

Free afternoon tea provided.

 Register now

 

 


Updated : 3:46 PM, 18 December 2017

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