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.
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.
Sit back and relax to the sounds of French gypsy jazz by this popular local band.
Hear all about environmentally-friendly cleaning products and make your own to take home.
Get expert advice on growing your own edible plants in your backyard.
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.
Meet our Waste Education Team, learn about the Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) kerbside collection service and have your tricky recycling questions answered.
Speak to an expert from the Australian Energy Foundation (formerly Positive Charge) about bill busting, installing solar, battery storage and much more.