Green events

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Brisbane City Council offers a range of events and activities to help you learn to live more sustainably. These are held at our Council libraries, environment centres and other natural areas and include a range of free or low cost classes and workshops on gardening, composting, worm farming and more.

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Thursday, 8th December | 9:30am - 12:00pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

What does it mean to be green?

Bookings essential.  Join Sparky Do Dah on a natural adventure and learn the importance of sustainable living. We will explore the natural habitats of Karawatha Forest and discuss how humans can positively and negatively affect the world around them. The session also includes physical play (independent and group), craft and drama. Suitable for children 4 to 10 years. All children are required to have a supervising parent or guardian on site.

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Friday, 9th December | 6:00pm - 8:00pmDownfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall, Australia

Night adventures - Raven Street Reserve

Bookings essential. Join a guided spotlighting activity with Brisbane City Council’s Environment Centre staff to find out more about Raven Street Reserve and the nocturnal creatures that live there. Participants will walk 2kms throughout the evening, and the activity will continue in the event of light rain. Suitable for adults and children strictly 6 years and over.

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Saturday, 10th December | 8:00am - 9:00amKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Yoga

Reap the mind body benefits of yoga outdoors. By getting out into nature you can experience yoga as it was originally intended. Yoga allows us to heal and strengthen our bodies, bring stillness to our minds and fill our lives with inspiration, purpose, abundance and fun!

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Saturday, 10th December | 10:00am - 12:00pmBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Go Green Christmas cards and decorations

In this craft activity children will design and make Christmas cards and decorations out of natural and recycled materials. Imagination and creativity are all that is required to make treasured Christmas pieces. All children must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult carer during the activity. 

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Saturday, 10th December | 10:00am - 12:00pmCarina Library, Cnr Mayfield Rd & Nyrang St, Carina 4152

Superfoods in your garden

Here in Brisbane we can grow many amazing superfoods that help to maintain or return to health. Find out how to grow, harvest and use aloe vera, turmeric, chia, yakon and some common superfoods that may surprise you. Presented by Morag Gamble from SEED International. Bookings essential.

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Saturday, 10th December | 10:00am - 11:30amEverton Park Library, 561 South Pine Road, Everton Park

An introduction to butterfly gardening

Create an environment in your garden with plants that will attract butterflies and keep them coming back. Enjoy the butterflies in your backyard knowing that you are benefitting your garden, increasing butterfly populations and supporting bio-diversity. Presented by Jo Hammond from Butterfly Host Plants. Bookings essential.

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Saturday, 10th December | 10:30am - 12:00pmWest End Library, 178-180 Boundary St, West End

Fabulous flowers and foliage for Brisbane

Learn more about the wonderful range of stunning foliage and flowering plants suited to subtropical Brisbane gardens. Find out what grows well locally with little maintenance but still gives your garden the wow factor! Presented by Paul Plant, editor of subTropical Gardening magazine. Bookings essential.

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Saturday, 10th December | 11:00am - 12:30pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Forest Creatures

Get creative and see what creatures you can make with natural materials! This session was developed by Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s inaugural Artist in Residence, Simone Eisler. Now finished her residency, this activity lives on so that you can continue to enjoy making your very own critters to take home! Drop in anytime during this session and Environment Centre staff will guide you in your designs and provide insights into the natural forest surrounds for inspiration.

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Sunday, 11th December | 10:00am - 12:00pmBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Go Green Christmas cards and decorations

In this craft activity children will design and make Christmas cards and decorations out of natural and recycled materials. Imagination and creativity are all that is required to make treasured Christmas pieces. All children must be accompanied and directly supervised by an adult carer during the activity. 

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Sunday, 11th December | 10:30am - 11:30amKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Australian Wildlife Show

This wildlife presentation will give you the chance to learn about local and native species, fauna friendly backyards and wildlife corridors. Get up close and personal with animals such as such as frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes, possums and birds. While you're here, check out the new Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, nature play space, picnic facilities and walking trails.

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26 October 2016