Environment events

Our program of free workshops and events for adults and children will help you live green all year long.

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When  Event Where

Monday 5 February


Sustainable Home Interiors

As part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2018, learn to create sustainable home interiors with top tips and resources from interior decorator Teresa Day.


Council Chambers,
9 Kellaway Avenue,
Moonee Ponds

Sunday 4 March


Avondale Heights Community Garden Open Day

Come along to this family friendly event in our urban oasis and enjoy free workshops, organic produce for sale, kids activities and homemade goodies.

  • Workshop - Compost bin, worm farm or bokashi? (10.30am - 11.00am): Register!
  • Workshop - Making Compost (11.15am-11.45am): Register!
  • Workshop - Worm Farm (12.30pm-1.00pm): Register!
  • Workshop - Making Compost (1.15pm – 1.45pm): Register!
Avondale Heights Community Garden, Rear of 2-22 River Drive,
Avondale Heights

Sunday 18 March

10am-12 noon

Gardening with children workshop

Are your children sick of technology and playing inside? Well we are bringing gardening to them! They will learn what makes plants grow and you’ll get a chance to get your hands dirty together with take-home activities.


Moonee Ponds Primary School, 87 Wilson Street, Moonee Ponds

Sunday 25 March


Walk with Wurundjeri

Learn about Wurundjeri culture, take part in a smoking ceremony and make traditional digging sticks to help re-establish the native Murnong. Finish up with a bush tucker barbecue then come back in October to harvest the Murnong!


5 Mile Creek Reserve,
2 Government Road, Essendon

Monday 9 April


Introduction to beekeeping

Discover the intriguing world of the honey bee! Join Craig Castree, Vasilis Garden television show host, and learn everything you need to know about keeping bees at home.


Sam Merrifield Library,
762 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds 

Wednesday 11 April


Bat discovery night

Join an expert to get up close and personal with our local bats. Enjoy pop up games, a free sausage sizzle and prizes for best-dressed bat costumes! 


Napier Park,
corner Glenbervie Road and Noble Avenue,

Thursday 14 June


Big food, small spaces

Put your courtyard or balcony to good use and grow some organic herbs, vegetables and fruit! Learn about suitable containers, plant varieties and sunshine requirements for growing plants in small spaces. 


Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre,
69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights  

Thursday 21 June 


Business workshop: save with solar and LED

Future-proof your business from rising energy costs and save money with LED lighting and solar. Don’t forget to bring your businesses’ energy bills for a personal assessment. Light dinner provided.


Civic Centre,
9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds  

Sunday 26 July 


National Tree Day

Do something for the environment, meet your neighbours and reconnect with nature. There’ll be tree planting, fun children’s activities, free bicycle safety checks from Wocle and Crepes for Change.


Travancore Park, Travancore
Last updated: Sunday, 18 February 2018, 11:26 PM