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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Tuesday, 21st February | 10:00am - 11:00amKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Nature Adventures: Bugging Around and Storytime

Drop in and join us for Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s One Year Anniversary Celebration Week! Come along and explore the park for bugs. Discover why bugs are so important to the forest and people. Enjoy story time and create your own clay critter to take home!

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Wednesday, 22nd February | 9:30am - 11:30amKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

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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Thursday, 23rd February | 9:30am - 1:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardents Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mount Coot Tha Road, Toowong

Grow it, cook it, compost it

Bookings essential. Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. Combined composting, sustainable gardening and fresh produce cooking workshops. Complete the session by consuming your prepared meal. Location: Kitchen in the Garden

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Thursday, 23rd February | 9:30am - 1:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardents Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

Grow it, cook it, compost it

Learn how to produce a sustainable backyard garden and cook nutritious meals from seasonal produce. Combined composting, sustainable gardening and fresh produce cooking workshops. Complete the session by consuming your prepared meal. This is a GOLD event for Brisbane residents aged 50 years and over.

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Thursday, 23rd February | 11:00am - 12:00pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Nature Adventures: Make it rain!

Drop in and join us for Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre’s One Year Anniversary Celebration Week! Learn about the rich and complex culture of Australia’s first people through storytelling in the park. You’ll even create your very own rain maker to use and enjoy! Discover the importance of water and how to be water-friendly at home.

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Friday, 24th February | 10:00am - 12:30pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

The animals of Karawatha Forest (Booked out)

Bookings essential.  Join Sparky Do Dah on a natural adventure and learn about the different animals that call the Karawatha Forest home. We will explore a variety of habitats, learn how different animals live together and how humans can reduce their environmental impact.  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, 24th February | 6:30pm - 8:00pmDownfall Creek Bushland Centre, 815 Rode Road, McDowall, Australia

Night adventures - Raven Street Reserve - BOOKED OUT

Bookings essential. Enjoy a guided night-walk to learn about our nocturnal wildlife – and try to spot some creatures of the night! Participants will walk 2kms and the activity will continue in light rain. Suitable for adults and children strictly 6 years and over.

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Saturday, 25th 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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Saturday, 25th February | 10:00am - 12:00pmBrisbane Botanic Gardents Mt Coot-tha, 152 Mt Coot-tha Road, Toowong

Art of the Leaf

Bookings essential. Create a stunning piece of art using leaves of various shapes. Follow the leaf veins to die-cut filigree patterns using a craft-knife and stitched thread. Learn about the purpose and function of the leaf while you create something beautiful. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Location: Meet at the Richard Randall Studio

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Saturday, 25th February | 10:00am - 12:00pmKarawatha Forest Park and Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha

Face painting

As we paint the animals of Karawatha on happy young faces (and it's not always just children), we love to chat about the picture to raise awareness of our environment. 

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3 February 2017