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Living for our Future program
This program helps you live in a more sustainable way.
Through this program, you can:
- attend free workshops and webinars
- get subsidised worm farms and compost bins
- access free advice to save energy in your home.
Sign up to our email list to join: Living for our Future workshop and events updates.
Our Living for our Future events build skills in sustainable living.
Urban permaculture for beginners - webinar
Delivered via Zoom
Fungi and Lichens Guided Walk in Beckett Park - City Nature Challenge
Fungi and Lichens Guided Walk in Maranoa Gardens - City Nature Challenge
Guided walk in Greythorn Park: City Nature Challenge
Guided walk in Nettleton Park: City Nature Challenge
Moth night with Entomological Society of Victoria: City Nature Challenge
Guided Walk with Graeme Lorimer: City Nature Challenge
Sugar glider hollow checking: City Nature Challenge
Composting and wormfarming workshop
Sustainable pest management webinar
Delivered via Zoom
School holiday programs
Farming for our future: kids' sustainability program
Water, water, everywhere! kids' sustainability program
Farm to fork: kids' sustainability program
Exploring ecosystems: kids' sustainability program
Animal habitats: kids' sustainability program
Host your own event
We can help you host your own event if you're part of a:
- community group or club in Boroondara
- school or kindergarten in Boroondara.
We help you find experts to deliver these events. You will need to organise the event itself.
- Energy savers: practical advice about reducing energy use at home, school, or work.
- Healthy homes/Green cleaning: how to reduce toxic chemicals in your home.
- Declutter and reduce waste: tips to organise every room in your house.
- Sustainable gardening: how to manage water, soil, pests, seasonal vegetables, composting and wildlife.
How to apply
You can apply to host an event up to 2 months before the planned date.
Email your request to [email protected] and include:
- name of your group or organisation
- topic (from above list)
- planned date and time
- venue name and address
- expected number of attendees
- your plan to promote the event
- your reason for hosting the event.
- your planned outcomes.
To host an event, you must:
- expect at least 25 attendees
- have a suitable venue with seating and tea/coffee facilities
- provide a data projector and screen
- open your event to community members
- acknowledge City of Boroondara and Living for our Future in your promotional material
- provide us with feedback after the event.
During the event, you must:
- acknowledge the support of City of Boroondara and Living for our Future
- ask participants to complete a feedback survey.
In case you missed it
Watch the Keeping chickens - backyard chooks for beginner webinar recording on YouTube-external site.
Presented by Ella from Chooktopia, it covers:
- how to keep healthy, happy chooks in your backyard
- Council and local law requirements.
Watch the Heatproof your garden webinar recording on YouTube-external site presented by Very Edible Gardens.
This webinar offers tips to create a garden that provides shade and uses less resources.