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July to December 2016

Workshop program

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).

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Watts up with solar PV?

Our experts from the not-for-profit organisation Positive Charge will help you make the right choices about solar PV (electricity) for your home.

When: Wednesday 24 August 2016

Where: 6.30 to 8.30 pm, Camberwell Council Offices

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 Water smart gardening

Find out how to prepare your garden for the long hot summer ahead.

When: Saturday 24 September 2016, 2 pm to 3.30 pm

Where: Balwyn Community Centre

 

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Boy with vegetables

Chemical free edible gardening

Discover some simple and low cost ways to keep pest insects under control without the use of toxic sprays.

When: Tuesday 11 October, 6.30pm to 8 pm

Where: Hawthorn Library

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Purple swamp hen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Twilight tour around Burke Rd South wetlands

Join Yarra River Keeper Andrew Kelly for a twilight stroll that will explore the landscape and natural history of the Gardiners Creek and the Burke Rd South wetlands.

When: Friday 11 November 2016, 7 pm to 8.15 pm

Where: meeting point to be advised

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 Love Food Hate Waste

Learn from our Cultivating Communities expert about food and waste saving tips that are good for your health, your wallet and our environment.

When: Wednesday 7 December 2016

Where: Craig Family Centre, Ashburton

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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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