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New 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

Power Street Project – Groundfind workshops

Explore the relationship between discarded objects and place-making with artist Lauren Castillo. 

Participants are encouraged to bring their own ‘groundfind’ objects (discarded objects that can be re-purposed) - or use items supplied by the facilitator - to create wearable artwork. 

Complementing the Power Street Project on at Town Hall Gallery’s Community Project Wall during October, participants will be invited to attend the launch of the exhibition where Groundfind workshop creations will be on temporary display.

Where: Hawthorn (details provided on booking)

When: 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Thursday 8 October 

Home energy saver

Second workshop

When: 12noon to 1pm, Saturday 10 October

Home energy saver

Introduction to birdwatching 

Are you interested in birdwatching? Would you like to learn more about how to identify our beautiful bushland birds? Then join us for this brand new half day workshop led by Dr Kerryn Herman from BirdLife Australia.

Through practical and hands on activities, Kerryn will share useful tips and hints, show you how to get the most out of your binoculars and discuss how you can contribute to citizen science projects.

When: 9.45am to 1.15pm, Sunday 18 October

Where: Kew (details provided on booking)

Boroondara Waste and Recycling Centre tour

Yarra River Walk and Talk

One of our most popular events in the Living for our Future workshop series - join local expert Andrew Kelly from the Yarra Riverkeepers Association on this family friendly tour.  

Explore the landscape and natural history of the lower Yarra River and learn about some of the impacts of urban living on our waterways.  Find out how you and your family can help protect this wonderful community asset.

Where: Kew

When: 10am to 12noon, Wednesday 2 December

Not yet open for bookings

Installing solar at home

Want to join the 1.25 million Australians who have already installed solar at home? Want to watch your bills drop and enjoy the feel-good factor that comes with doing the right thing for our planet? Not sure which solar power system would be best for you?

In this upcoming workshop, energy experts Positive Charge will discuss options for installing home solar systems and will assist you with making the right choice based on your needs

When: To be advised

Where: To be advised

What are people saying about the previous 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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