On Saturday 17 September, the local community can delve into all things "green" at the Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival.
The festival offers an opportunity to learn about all of the fun, easy and practical ways you can make your everyday habits more sustainable.
Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Jim Parke said the festival will offer a great mix of activities and fun for people of all ages.
"The 2016 Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival will feature interactive stalls on a range of sustainability topics, like growing veggies in your backyard, keeping chooks at home, worm farming and becoming smarter with your waste," Cr Parke said.
"As well as learning about all of these fascinating and simple ways you can live more sustainably, festival-goers will be entertained by Chris Humfrey and his Wild Action crew of native animals.
"Chris will introduce visitors to Gizmo the grey-headed flying fox, Bruce the koala, Titch the swamp wallaby, Gonzo the tawny frog mouth, and many more animal friends.
"The festival is once again taking place in conjunction with the Boroondara Farmers Market, so you can pick up all of your fresh produce, meet some native animals and learn sustainable living tips all in one place."
What: 2016 Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival
When: 8am to 1pm, Saturday 17 September 2016
Where: Patterson Reserve, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East
Here is a taste of what will be happening on the day:
Wild Action native animal show Meet Chris Humfrey and get up close and personal with his amazing collection of native animals.
For the kids… Kids can make their own unique working puppet made completely from recycled and reused materials; discover the hidden mini beasts of our waterways; and, enter the ‘veggie creation’ competition for the chance to win a veggie noodler.
Speed date a sustainability expert Speak to our experts and get valuable tips on renewable energy, sustainable home renovating and water conservation.
Worms not waste Learn about worm farming and composting, pick up free worm juice plant fertiliser and find out how to order a discounted worm farm or compost bin.
Lively gypsy tunes Melbourne quartet Continental Drift will entertain the crowd.
Feathered friends Meet some friendly backyard chooks and learn how to care for your own lively egg-producing friends.
Incredible edibles Quiz our experts about growing your own fruit and vegetables. Get in early or pick up a free seedling.
Waste smart Ever wondered ‘can I recycle this?’ Ask our experts! Bring along any old mobile phones, light bulbs or batteries for recycling.
Planting activity along Gardiners Creek Join the local ‘Friends' group of volunteers for a planting activity along Gardiners Creek.
Green cleaning Our green cleaning expert from Fresh Clean Green will take you through four simple steps to achieve a clean, safe and healthy home.
For more information, visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/sustainable-living-festival or contact the Environment and Sustainable Living team on 9278 4347.
For more information email Nick Yallop, Communications Business Partner. Phone: 9278 4015