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 enewsletter for updates on our events and programs.


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


Reduce your plastic usage - tips and tricks with Erin Rhoads

Come along to our workshop in celebration of plastic free July and get ready for a plastic free challenge at home with all the tips and tricks from Eco-blogger Erin Rhoades.
Plus learn how to make your own beeswax wraps and replace cling-film from your life with the guidance of the Inner West Plastic Bag Free group!

When: Friday, 14 July, 10am-12.30pm
Where: Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre, 28 Farnham St, Flemington


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, 15 June 2017, 11:20 PM