All workshops are free for Boroondara residents and are led by experienced presenters. They include practical tips, demonstrations and some involve hands-on activities. Delicious organic refreshments and incentives or a door prize are provided at all Living for our Future workshops.
Staff from the Boroondara Library Service come to some workshops with a selection of relevant books so bring your library card.
The Living for our Future program is also happy to support Council's Parks and Gardens Spring Walk and Talk program and Sustainable Transport courses.
For more information, phone Parks and Gardens on 9278 4595 or the Sustainable Transport team on 9278 4515.
Living for our Future 2012–13 guide
Our 2012-13 program concludes with the managing rain and stormwater on your lot workshop. Details of the 2013-14 program will be available soon.
The 2012-13 program is available for download. The 2013-2014 program will contain a mix of new workshops and repeats of popular workshops from pervious years. Please email us to be added to our mailing list.
Managing rain and stormwater on your lot (fully booked)
This workshop is now fully booked and closed for registrations
We are on a journey to transform our homes and city to embrace 'water sensitive urban design'. In this workshop you will learn about the urban water cycle, and the variety of practical options for capturing and reusing rain and stormwater safely and effectively on your property. The benefits of sensitively managing water on your lot are extensive: you can create a more lush and sustainable garden, a cooler and more comfortable home in summer, foster local biodiversity and support the health of water bodies, including local creeks, the Yarra River and even Port Phillip Bay.
Date: Saturday 11 May
Time: 10am to midday
Venue: Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, The Cottage, 1 Bedford Avenue, Surrey Hills (Melway 46 H11).
For further details contact us on 9278 4011.
About our workshops
We run about twenty workshops each year and often create new workshops or repeat popular topics based on community interest. Register for our mailing list to stay informed. Our range of previous and potential workshop topics include:
- sustainable and ethical shopping
- green cleaning and healthy homes
- ethics and sustainability in the kitchen
- habitat gardening
- wormfarming and composting
- keeping chickens
- energy and solar in the home.
If you have ideas for future workshops email the Environment team.