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January to June 2016

- workshop program out now!

Delivered by experts and designed to build skills and interest around sustainable living and the environment, our new workshop program offers exciting new topics, seminars and field days (as well as some old favourites).


Upcoming workshops

Catchment CrawlFamily riding bikes

Explore our local water catchment by bike on this family-friendly school holiday cycling adventure. Andrew Kelly from the Yarra Riverkeeper Association will lead this bike ride which will include a number of stops to explore natural features of our waterways. Learn about the biodiversity our waterways support and how we can help protect this wonderful community asset.

When: 10am to 12pm, Wednesday 20 January 2016

Where: Kew East (details provided on booking).

Book now catchment crawl


Managing the cost of livingWomen hanging out washing

Want to keep control over your everyday living expenses? Want to better manage your energy use, be more water efficient and reduce food waste? Then come along to this session where you will receive handy tips and hints on maintaining your lifestyle while saving money. There will be opportunity to ask questions during this interactive presentation.

When: 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Wednesday 24 February

Where: Hawthorn (details provided on booking)

Book now managing the cost of living


The magic of wildlife gardeningButterfly

Brian Bainbridge is an experienced wildlife gardener, wildlife artist and revegetation expert. In this introductory session, Brian will explore how indigenous plants in urban gardens help protect and enhance local biodiversity. Discover how they can attract a diversity of native wildlife from insects and frogs to reptiles and beautiful native birds.

When: 2pm to 4pm, Saturday 27 February

Where: Balwyn (details provided on booking)

Book now the magic of wildlife gardening


Introduction to beekeepingBoy with bees

Beekeeping provides a sustainable and fun opportunity to connect with nature while producing your own honey. 

In this workshop designed for beginners, Bob Owen from Bob's Beekeeping will provide background knowledge and information to help get you started on your beekeeping journey.

Be the first to know when this workshop is open for bookings by signing up for our e-newsletter here.


What people are saying about the program

"We thought it was a most informative morning and appreciated, as newcomers to the area, learning so many interesting things over a wide range areas. We were well looked after - thank you for the delicious food! We would most certainly attend more such events, to learn more about the area and to appreciate fully, the environment and all it offers. Thank you very much indeed." - Yarra River Walk and Talk attendee.

"Thank you for organising this evening. A great topic and opportunity to educate and inform us!" - Sustainable Gardening workshop attendee.

"Tania was very engaging. Spoke with such clarity I now feel inspired to go home and start on my de-cluttering/recycling project. Thanks for organising this workshop - totally awesome." - Declutter and Reduce Waste seminar attendee

"Even for a gardener who has tried for a long time - excellent!" - Winter Vegetable Gardening workshop attendee.

"I will now collect bulbs, batteries, oils, plastic bags etc. and responsibly dispose of them at the Waste Centre for free." - Follow Your Waste tour attendee.


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