Environment events

We have a great program of free workshops to green your life year round. Add this page to your 'favourites' as there's always something sustainable on in Moonee Valley:

  • My Home workshops to help you improve your home's energy efficiency
  • My Smart Garden workshops for innovative gardening tips
  • Community Environment forums to educate and inspire
  • Community planting days so you can make a positive impact on your local environment

View our Autumn/Winter 2017 Environment Events Calendar (pdf, 210KB) or pick up a copy at Moonee Valley Civic Centre and Libraries.

Sign up to our Environment e-Newsletter for updates on our events and programs.

Explore the calendar of events


Successful worm composting for schools

Kids and composting go together, and worms are just icing on the compost cake!

Learn how these special school worm composting units work, why schools compost, and how to get the school community involved.

A great event for teachers, parents and students.

When: Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 4pm-6pm
Where: Flemington Primary School, Cnr of Mt Alexander Road and Padman Lane, Flemington



Wetland Walk and Talk

Celebrate World Environment Day by joining our bird guru on a guided walking tour of Afton Street wetland.  Discover this unique landscape and learn about the diverse birdlife that call this oasis home.
When: Sunday, 4 June, 10.30am – 1pm
Where: Walking Tour: Meet at the Afton Street Conservation Park Carpark, Afton Street, Aberfeldie


Declutter and reduce waste - The 10 R's

Do you have money and time to waste? How much money and time do you waste buying things only to find you already have it? Eco Organiser, Tanya Lewis, will show you how to organise, declutter and reduce waste to live the life you want.
When: Wednesday, 7 June, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds



Fruit Trees and Winter Pruning 

Winter is the perfect time for pruning to maintain the size and shape of your fruit trees. It also activates dormant buds to produce fruiting spurs which means a better crop in the summer months. Come to this free workshop, with the experts from Werribee Park Heritage Orchard, and learn about different pruning techniques for different fruit trees, and enjoy the winter beauty of one of Moonee Valley's beautiful community gardens.
When: Saturday, 22 July, 10am-12.30
Where: East Keilor Community Garden, 10a Tuppal Place, East Keilor


2017 National Tree Day 

National Tree Day is Australia's largest community tree-planting and nature care event. In Moonee Valley, it's an opportunity to do something positive for your local environment, and gives you an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Moonee Valley City Council will be holding this year's event at Fairburn Park, with tree planting, workshops, fun activities for the kids, and of course a yummy BBQ for our dedicated planting crews! 
When: Sunday, 30 July, 10am-12 noon
Where: Fairbairn Park, Newsom Street, Ascot Vale

For more information visit the Planet Ark website.

Moonee Valley Winter Community Planting Days

Every year, Moonee Valley coordinates a number of fun, family friendly planting days held at our iconic reserves and creeks. There are activities for the kids, sustainable gardening workshops and much, much more. Planting Days are something not to be missed, and a chance to give a helping hand to the Moonee Valley environment too!
When: Various days throughout winter
Where: Various locations
Visit the Planting Days page for more information.


Last updated: Thursday, 18 May 2017, 6:22 AM