Live Green workshops

 

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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.

Bring Your Bills Day

11.00am – 1.30pm, Thursday 2 March 
Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows 
1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Drop in and chat to an independent energy worker to check if you are getting all the energy discounts you might be eligible for and get free advice for reducing your energy use.  Free lunch.

 

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Sustainable Gardening Masterclass

9.00am – 3.00pm, Saturday 4 March 
Roxburgh Park Homestead Community & Learning Centre
30 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park

Are you ready to take your basic knowledge of sustainable gardening to the next level? Been to the Beginners Workshops and want more? Kat Lavers will run an interactive Masterclass demonstrate some great principles of sustainable gardening and trouble shoot questions about your own garden. Soil health, water, growing from seed, garden design. Phone 9205 2845 with your Expression of Interest by Friday 3 February.

 

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Frogs and Waterbugs of Jacana Wetlands

6.30 - 8.30pm, Wednesday 8 March, Broadmeadows Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road Broadmeadows

Did you know that only male frogs call? Do you know why? Want to know the difference a waterboatman and a backswimmer? To find out more about the fascinating frogs and wonderful waterbugs that live in your local waterway, join us for an information evening and wetland visit.

 

Register by emailing waterwatch@melbournewater.com.au

Basic Bike Fixing Workshop

10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 18 March
Roxburgh Park Homestead Community & Learning Centre 
30 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park

Learn tips and tricks from Hume’s top bike fixers so you can become your own DIY bike mechanic with just a puncture repair kit, a set of pliars and an adjustable shifter! Free lunch provided.

 

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Earth Hour Hume

6.30 – 8.30pm, Saturday 25 March 
Westmeadows Community Gardens 
Toora Drive (corner Redan Court) Westmeadows

Join us for a meal and outdoor cinema with Places We Love: An Earth Hour Documentary Special about our stunning Australian natural landscapes that are under threat by Climate Change.

 

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Kids Habitat Garden

Thursday 6 April 1pm – 2.30pm
Sunbury Neighbourhood House 
531 Elizabeth Drive Sunbury

School holiday fun. Native birds, bees and butterflies all need habitat! Using natural materials, learn how to attract wildlife to your garden.

 

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Discover Your Own Backyard

11.00am – 4.00pm, Saturday 8 April
Meet outside Broadmeadows Town Hall

1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Want to know more about Hume’s stunning sites of significance? This bus tour will take you to Mount Ridley Nature Conservation Reserve, the Sunbury Indigenous Ceremonial Rings and a biodiversity walk at Woodlands Historic Park.

Bookings essential. BYO lunch.

 

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Multi-Tasking Plants

11.00am – 1.00pm, Saturday 29 April
Sunbury Community Garden
Corner of Rolling Meadows Drive and Highgrove Drive Goonawarra

What are the best multi-purpose plants for your garden? Medicinal plants, plants that clean, plants that provide habitat for native animals. Free lunch.

 

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Cut the Cost of Your Winter Energy Bills

6.15 - 8.00pm, Wednesday 3 May
The Age Library, Broadmeadows
1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

Stop your bills from sky-rocketing this winter, lower your carbon footprint in comfort and save energy at home.

 

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Malcolm Creek Makeover

10am to 1.30pm, Friday 5 May
Malcolm Creek, Elsternwick Way (near Westfolds Loop), Craigieburn
Melways 387 B6

Join the wonderful corporate volunteers from NAB to restore a section of weedy creekbank along Malcolm Creek. Free lunch provided.

 

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Greening Crossdale Green

10am to 12.30pm, Sunday 7 May
Friends of Malcolm Creek and GrasslandsEnd of Crossdale Green, Craigieburn
Melways 387 B6

Help re-establish pretty wildflowers with Friends of Malcolm Creek & Grasslands. Free lunch provided.

 

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Edibles Walk

10am – 12.00pm, Saturday 13 May, Broadmeadows Valley Park
Meet at Kenley Crt Neighbourhood House.
18 Kenley Crt Meadow Heights

Discover edible weeds that are safe to eat and learn how to use them. Authors of The Weed Foragers Handbook will take you on a guided walk. Includes a free raffle of the legendary Handbook!

 

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Sloping Sideways with Friends of Holden Flora Reserve

Saturday 20 May, 10am to 12.30pm
Jackson's Hill, end of Hammersmith Court, Sunbury
Melways 382 G10

This planting with the Friends of Holden Flora Reserve will extend the wildlife habitat across the slope, which can't be mowed easily. A good workout is guaranteed, and you'll earn your free lunch. Take the winding footpath down the hill to the planting site.

 

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Tree-rific Triangle with Friends of Blind Creek

Sunday 21 May, 10am to 12.30pm
end of Kathryn Court, Sunbury
Melways 381 K1

Around a large gum tree, the Friends of Blind Creek will plant out a triangular area with shrubs, groundcovers and wildflowers. A free lunch to follow. Car-parking available either on Kathryn Court or Kerrisdale Place.

 

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More Canopy Cover for Bulla Hill Railway

Saturday 27 May, 10am to 12.30pm
Green St (enter workshop driveway just after CFA), Bulla
Melways 177 B7

Trees provide numerous benefits, from providing oxygen, shade, shelter and wildlife habitat, acting as carbon stores, to filtering water and protecting soils from erosion, or simply looking beautiful. So many great reasons to plant more trees at Bulla Hill Railway, with a free BBQ for lunch.

 

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Final Flourishes at Friends of Emu Bottom Wetland

Sunday 28 May, 10am to 12.30pm
Homestead Way (use the walkway to the Reserve), Sunbury
Melways 362 G6

The Friends of Emu Bottom Wetland will finish off planting the bottom of the slope, where the Melbourne Water funded works have occurred. Enter the reserve through the laneway at the end of Homestead Way and follow the flags to the planting site. A free lunch will be provided.

 

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Rejuvenating Ripplebrook

Sunday 4 June, 1.00pm to 3.30pm
Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek
Ripplebrook Drive (near Johnstone Street), Westmeadows
Melways 6 D8

Several existing mulched garden beds along Ripplebrook Drive will be rejuvenated, with various understorey species to be planted out. The Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek will put on their delicious Devonshire afternoon tea.

 

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Waterway Education Day

Monday 5 June, 9.30am to 2.30pm
Blind Creek, Stockfeld Drive, Sunbury
Melways 382 A2

Western Water has kindly awarded a Sammy's Water Week grant to the Friends of Blind Creek to run another Waterway Education Day, with Sunbury West Primary School. Please come along to help the Friends group run the planting activity for the students, and a free lunch will be provided.

 

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Sighing Sheoaks

Friday 16 June, 10am to 1.30pm
Jackson's Hill, The Heights, Sunbury

Melways 382 D9

It's lovely listening to the wind sigh through Drooping Sheoak. This dry, rocky, hill-top is a perfect place to plant more Sheoaks, along with some other indigenous trees and shrubs. Free lunch will be provided.

 

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Keeping Chickens & Quails

10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 17 June
Kenley Court Neighbourhood House
18 Kenley Crt, Meadow Heights

Want to get chickens but not sure what's involved? Have you thought of keeping petite quails for a space-saving alternative? Here's where to start!

 

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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.

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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

 

 

When: 12:00 AM, 31 December 2016
Location: Various locations throughout Hume. Please check event listings for full details

Updated : 3:21 PM, 5 August 2016

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