Green living 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
Thursday 14 February, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

'Aussie Street' Retrosuburbia with David Holmgren

Aussie Street is the history and future of suburbia as a serious but humorous presentation by permaculture co-originator David Holmgren. Over more than a decade this presentation has inspired creative household and neighbourhood responses to climate, energy and economic threats that increasingly cast a pall over the future of suburbia.

The new Aussie Street is not just a slicker presentation of an existing idea. With the book and the website it has become a positive vision, a set of tools and an expanding network of real people living well now for a resilient future. Hear one of Australia’s most engaging and visionary environmental thinkers present one of the most empowering ideas of our time.

Moonee Valley City Council is delivering this event as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2019.


Clocktower Centre, 750 Mount Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Thursday 21 February, 6:30pm - 8pm

Building Upgrade Finance - Information sessions for commercial building and business owners

Looking to improve your commercial building and business efficiency?

Come along to this FREE session to learn how you can save money and improve your buildings value.

This session will cover the benefits of solar, water saving, battery storage, LED lighting, appliance upgrades and how you can finance these projects through the Building Upgrade Finance program.


Council Chambers, 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds
Tuesday 26 February, 2pm - 3pm

Stories and Seedlings in the Park

Share the joy of planting and growing food with your children.

With help from The Sage Garden children will plant seedlings and decorate their own pots to take home.

Children can also join in Moonee Valley Libraries story time in the park.

Make sure to bring a rug, hat, sunscreen and an afternoon snack. Children of all ages are welcome.



Woodlands Park, 39 Warner St, Essendon

Sunday 3 March

Clean Up Australia Day

Clean Up Australia Day is a great opportunity to get together and help rid your neighbourhood of litter. Head to Clean Up Australia Day to get involved.

Register or join

Various sites across Moonee Valley

Monday 18 March, 6:30pm - 8pm

Home Energy Solutions

Want to improve your home’s efficiency but not sure where to start? Learn about options such as solar, battery storage, hot water and heating and cooling at this session by experts from Renew.


Council Chamber, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds
Thursday 11 April, 10am - 12pm

Nature Play in Napier Park

Get the kids enjoying and discovering the natural environment with ochre painting Aboriginal necklace making, mini beast exploration and Junior ranger activities.


Napier Park, Napier Street, Strathmore
Sunday 28 April, 10am - 12pm

Seasonal Vegetable Gardening

Want to start growing your own food but don’t know where to start? Be guided through the basics of seasonal vegetable gardening including plant nutrition, pest control, traditional and no-dig veggie patches, and easy herbs and veggies to ensure first time success.


Strathmore Community Garden, Boeing Reserve, Boeing Rd, Strathmore Heights
Saturday 11 May, 10am - 12pm

Beginners guide to compost and worms

From worms farms, composting and bokashi, learn about different composting methods, how to troubleshoot and decide which one is right for you.


Keilor East Community Garden, 10A Tuppal Place, Keilor East 
Sunday 19 May, 10am - 12pm

Citizen Science Discovery

Become a citizen scientist and contribute to your environment by collecting data, raising awareness and discovering new facts about our native species.

Registrations opening soon.

Afton Street, Aberfeldie
Thursday 30 May, 9:30am - 11:30am

Children's Clothing Swap

Children outgrowing their clothes before they wear them out? Bring along their pre loved clothes to our clothing swap.

Exchange up to 10 items of new or good used condition clothing (sizes 0-10) for tokens, then spend them on new pieces.


Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, 776 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds
Saturday 22 June 10:30am - 12pm

Love your houseplants

Get your houseplants in top shape with advice from Alice Crowe, founder of The Lush Forest, qualified botanist and indoor plant specialist.


Avondale Heights Library, 69-79 Military Road, Avondale Heights
Thursday 18 July, 6:30pm - 8pm

Towards Zero Waste with Erin Rhoads

Join waste-free blogger and author Erin Rhoads for practical tips on how to tackle waste at your own pace.


Council Chamber, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds
Sunday 28 July, 10am - 12pm

National Tree Day

Do something positive for your community and environment by connecting with nature. There’ll be tree planting, expert presenters, children’s activities, giveaways and a BBQ.

Registrations opening soon.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 6:12 AM