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Free Sustainability Workshops Around Sydney in March & April

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It is wonderful to see how much Sydney's many councils have begun to put real effort into creating outstanding free Sustainability events for the people of Sydney in the last few years.

In the next two months, there are a variety of workshops, walks, and talks that educate and provide real useful and practical skills for the average Sydney-sider so that they can have ownership over making their little part of Sydney and more sustainable place.

Here is some of what Sydney has to offer:


South Western Sydney

Free, free events, sustainability, environment, March, April, Sydney
Make your garden work for your particular diet


Garden to Table - Cooking for Special Diets from the Garden eg. Diabetic, Celiac, Gluten

Date: Saturday 19th March, 1 pm - 4 pm
Venue: Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, 1 Mount Drive, Mount Annan

One of the best ways to improve your health in general is to make use of the plants in your garden and while most workshops address this in a broader sense, this workshop will speak to people trying to manage their diets for certain conditions.

You can book your place in this workshop by calling the MacArthur Centre for Sustainable Living on 46479828.


Eastern Suburbs

Bike Maintenance Workshops

Date: Saturday 16th April, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Venue: To be determined

This is a beginners workshop showing you simple tips for maintaining your bike. Involves teaching you how to:

remove a wheel / tyre
clean and lube your bike
- adjust your brakes and gears. 

To book your spot and confirm the venue for this event, please call 9083 8678 or email carolyn.new@waverley.nsw.gov.au


Western Sydney

Free, free events, sustainability, environment, March, April, Sydney
Learn to become a worm farmer



Worm Farming and Composting Workshop

Date: Saturday, 19 March 2016 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Venue: Schofields Community Centre, 65 Railway Terrace, Schofields

This workshop is great because it offers both information on Composting as well as on Worm Farming. It will guide you in your efforts to start transforming your fruit and vegetable waste into fertilizer for your garden, and keeping worms at home.

Free for residents of Blacktown. You can book your place here, or for more information call 9839 6055 or email Blacktown Council at ourenvironment@blacktown.nsw.gov.au



Inner West Sydney

free sustainability workshop, march and april, environment, free, sydney
Do you really need all that stuff?



De-Cluttering to Downsize

Date: Tuesday, 5th April 2016 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Venue: Ashfield Civic Centre - 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield

This event is available to anyone but priority is given to members of the collaborating Inner West councils that are part of the Treading Lightly Program. It's all about being more aware of the belongings you accumulating, down-sizing and staying a little more minimal in your approach to acquiring things. Book your place at this event on Eventbrite.


Worm Farming Workshop

Date: Tuesday 22nd March, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: Green Living Centre, 218 King Street, Newtown

This is a another free worm farming workshop that will teach you how to turn your kitchen scraps into free compost for your garden. You will also be able to purchase supplies after the event.

Book your place here.


Introduction to Worm Farming

Date: Saturday 2nd April, 2 pm - 3:30 pm,
Venue: Sydney Park Pavilion (Opposite the Alan Davidson Oval), Sydney Park, St Peters

Learn to maintain your very own worm farm at this beginners worm farming workshop. You can book your place on the Green Villages page.



North Sydney

Free, free events, sustainability, environment, March, April, Sydney
Nasturtiums are edible and nutritious but often overlooked as a food source



Is There Anything Good About Weeds?

Date: Saturday 12 March, 9 am
Venue: Earthwise Cottage, 28 Britannia Street, Pennant Hills

For many of us, the art and science of identifying 'weeds' in our environment that can be utilized as food sources has been forgotten. If, like me, this is something you lament, Hornsby Council is putting on a free workshop that you just might be interested in.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn from Diego Bonetto the well-known Sydney naturalist and edible weed specialist. Diego is part of the team working on the Wild Food Map - a fantastic web-based concept for helping people to identify useful and edible plants around them.

Book your place here or for more information call 9847 6362.


Walk - Blackbutt Gully

Date: Saturday 2nd April, 1.30 pm
Venue: Earthwise Cottage, 28 Britannia Street, Pennant Hills

Discover the plant community within the Blackbutt Gully Forest with this informative walk. Please make your booking here.

It has to be said that some of the councils do reserve their free workshops for residents of their municipalities - which is understandable. Some councils have a policy where local residents get first priority and non-residents go on a waiting list. Just be sure to clarify the hosting councils policy during the booking process. Happy learning!
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Why? Learn to live sustainably for free
When: March and April, 2016
Where: Various locations around Sydney
Cost: Free - Bookings essential
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