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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Sunday, 26th February | 9:00am - 12:00pmNundah Community Centre Garden, 14 Station Road, Nundah

Compost and worm farm workshop

Bookings required. Learn how to turn kitchen and garden waste into rich nutrients for your soil to feed your plants and reduce the organic waste we send to landfill.  This is a free community workshop for all ages.  Morning tea provided.

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Sunday, 26th February | 9:00am - 11:00amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Discover the natural beauty and hidden treasures of these internationally important wetlands on Brisbane’s doorstep. Check if a Volunteer Guide is available to take a guided walk at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre.  If a Volunteer Guide is not available on the day of your visit, chat to the friendly staff to borrow binoculars (photo I.D. required), art totem guides, children’s hide ‘n’ seek trails, track booklets, bird guides, and information on plants and animals. Visitors can also enjoy children’s activities and displays at the Environment Centre.

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Sunday, 26th February | 9:30am - 1:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardents Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

From the Ground Up - Building Healthy Soil workshops

Bookings essential. From the Ground Up is a 4-part workshop series on how to garden and grow plants sustainably. Each workshop is independent of the others and you do not need to attend them all. This month’s workshop is about creating and building healthy, living soil by turning your waste into a resource. You will learn how to enrich your soil, and keep your soil healthy to give your plants the best opportunity to grow and thrive. Practical activity is to build a no-dig garden. Please wear a hat and covered shoes. Location: meet at the Kitchen in the Gardens

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Sunday, 26th February | 10:00am - 12:00pmBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Meet Ocean Creatures at Boondall Wetlands

Drop-in to this engaging and interactive activity where children will learn about marine life. Meet some animals that dwell beneath the sea and learn what makes them special, and discover some fascinating facts and sea-shore treasures. Children will have the opportunity to touch some live marine animals with a wildlife contractor. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult carer at all times. During your visit why not explore the wetlands on a self-guided walk, or bring along a snack or picnic lunch to enjoy in the beautiful natural surroundings. Visitors can borrow binoculars (photo I.D. required), art totem guides, children’s hide ‘n’ seek trails, track booklets, bird guides, and information on plants and animals from the friendly Environment Centre staff.

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Sunday, 26th February | 10:00am - 12:00pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Growing organic food

Bookings essential. In this practical workshop you will learn all you need to know about gardening. There will be a lot of practical and inexpensive ideas for growing organic food even in small spaces. You will make and plant a wicking pot to take home.

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Sunday, 26th February | 10:00am - 2:00pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Sparky's pop-up playground

Join Sparky Do Dah at the Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre and enjoy a range of outdoor developmental activities suitable for toddlers to adults.  Come and go at any time during the session as no bookings are required.

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Sunday, 26th February | 1:00pm - 3:00pmChermside Library, North Regional Business Centre, 960 Gympie Road, Chermside

Carbon gardening

Carbon is the basis for all life and is critical for composts, soil food web and beneficial soil microbes. Find out how to boost your soil carbon to grow nutrient dense vegetables and healthy ornamental and native plants. Bookings essential.

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Saturday, 4th March | 8:30am - 9:30amMitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Pde, Mitchelton

Mitchelton Organic Gardeners

Visit the Mitchelton Library deck to discuss the library's community citrus grove and herb garden.

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Saturday, 4th March | 9:00am - 11:00amBoondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive (entry via Stanworth Rd), Boondall

Nature walk in Boondall Wetlands

Discover the natural beauty and hidden treasures of these internationally important wetlands on Brisbane’s doorstep. Check if a Volunteer Guide is available to take a guided walk at the Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre.  If a Volunteer Guide is not available on the day of your visit, chat to the friendly staff to borrow binoculars (photo I.D. required), art totem guides, children’s hide ‘n’ seek trails, track booklets, bird guides, and information on plants and animals. Visitors can also enjoy children’s activities and displays at the Environment Centre.

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Saturday, 4th March | 1:00pm - 3:30pmCorinda Library, 641 Oxley Road, Corinda

Blending edibles and ornamentals

Find out how to successfully blend edibles and ornamentals in your garden design to create an aesthetic and productive garden. Presented by Paul Plant, editor of subTropical Gardening magazine. Bookings essential.

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3 February 2017