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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, 30th April | 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, 30th April | 9:00am - 12:00pmJane Street Community Garden, 103 Jane Street, West End

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, 30th April | 9:30am - 1:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

From The Ground Up - Companion Planting For Food Gardens

Bookings essential. From the Ground Up is a four-part workshop series on how to garden and grow plants sustainably. The methods and practices in the workshops are designed to restore and nurture the environment and to assist you in growing your garden harmoniously with nature.  Each workshop is independent of the others and you do not need to attend them all. This month’s workshop provides advice about combining plants and companion planting. Plants can be combined to be mutually beneficial to each other: by providing natural pest repellent or fertiliser, acting as taste and growth improvers, or working as pollinator and beneficial insect attractants. The practical activity is making a container garden using companion and seasonal plants. Please wear a hat and covered shoes.

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Sunday, 30th April | 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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Saturday, 6th May | 8:00am - 10:00amYeronga Community Garden, 24 Killarney Street, Yeronga

Community Composting Welcome Day

In celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, Council is pleased to announce the addition of new members to Brisbane's growing network of Community Composting Hubs. Help minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill by composting your kitchen scraps and helping your local community grow fruits and vegetables. This casual, yet engaging, event will include a free morning tea and provide an opportunity for a Council Waste Minimisation Officer to explain how the new facility works and the valuable sustainability outcomes achieved by disposing of organic food waste responsibly.

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Saturday, 6th May | 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, 6th May | 9:00am - 11:00amPaten Park, 45 Paten Road, The Gap

The Gap tree planting event

Join us to plant street trees in your neighbourhood to help grow our urban forest and achieve our shared vision for a clean, green Brisbane. Meet your neighbours, plant your street trees and enjoy a sausage sizzle and cold drink. All participating volunteers will receive three free plants for their garden. You will also receive a pack full of sustainable living ideas and find out how to care for your own trees. The streets for planting will include - Barkala Street, Bellata Street, Bellerose Street, Bernarra Street, Bushwick Street, Cedarhurst Street, Cooinda Street, Glenmore Street, Grenoble Street, Karowara Street, Kirri Street, Locust Street, Paten Road, Ullin Street, and Woodmere Street.

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Saturday, 6th May | 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, 6th May | 10:00am - 12:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

Spurtopia Workshop - Growing Organic Food

In this practical workshop you will learn all you need to know about organic gardening. There will be plenty of practical and inexpensive ideas for growing organic food at home and even in small places. You will also make and plant a wicking box to take home. All materials supplied. Please wear enclosed shoes. Venue: Meet at the Kitchen in the Garden.

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Saturday, 6th May | 11:00am - 1:00pmAnnerley Community Hub Garden, 556 Ipswich Road, Annerley

Community Composting Welcome Day

In celebration of International Compost Awareness Week, Council is pleased to announce the addition of new members to Brisbane's growing network of Community Composting Hubs. Help minimise the amount of waste you send to landfill by composting your kitchen scraps and helping your local community grow fruits and vegetables. This casual, yet engaging, event will include a free morning tea and provide an opportunity for a Council Waste Minimisation Officer to explain how the new facility works and the valuable sustainability outcomes achieved by disposing of organic food waste responsibly.

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12 April 2017