Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival

Join us for plenty of fun, hands-on, family-friendly activities, showcasing just how easy it is to incorporate sustainable living choices and actions into your everyday life.

When: 8am to 12.30pm, Saturday 21 March 2020
Where: Boroondara Farmers Market, Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

Whatever your interest - from growing native edibles, composting or beekeeping, through to renewable energy - this festival has something to inspire all ages.

Ride your bike to receive the ‘green carpet’ treatment, including secure on-site valet bike parking and a free bike safety check while you enjoy the festival.

What's on show

Animals of Oz native animal show

Get up close and personal with some of our amazing wildlife. Find out what is threatening the survival of our local animals and what you can do to help protect them.


Get your face painted by our talented artists, make your own pedal-powered smoothies and discover the wonderful world of water bugs and beetles. You can also have your photo taken in a real garbage truck!

Worms not waste

Meet the team from Compost Revolution and get expert advice on worm farming and composting. Learn more about the exclusive festival discount on compost bins and worm farms, including free delivery to your door.

Busy bees

Learn how to create a bee-friendly garden and make your own native bee habitat ‘seed bomb’ for your home. Discover how to keep productive honey bees in your backyard and see the live honey beehive display.

Django Rhythm

Sit back and relax to the sounds of French gypsy jazz by this popular local band.

Green cleaning

Hear all about environmentally-friendly cleaning products and make your own to take home.

Edible gardening

Get expert advice on growing your own edible plants in your backyard.

Electric bikes

Test ride an e-bike. Helmets will be provided but you are also encouraged to BYO.

Water wise gardening

Get to know all about low-maintenance, water saving wicking beds, backyard irrigation systems, and how to choose and install water tanks, plus much more.

Waste education

Meet our Waste Education Team, learn about the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service and have your tricky recycling questions answered.

Energy smart

Speak to an expert from the Australian Energy Foundation (formerly Positive Charge) about bill busting, installing solar, battery storage and much more.

More information

For more information, see Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival or call 9278 4011.