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Free Treading Lightly Workshops 2016

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Again in 2016 the Inner West Councils of Strathfield, Leichhardt, City of Canada Bay, Burwood and Ashfield are collaborating to bring some genuinely valuable sustainability workshops and events to the residents of their municipalities.

The events are free, however they are prioritized for residents of these areas, so locals will get first opportunity to attend. Non-residents are very welcome to register, however you will be put on a waiting list and notified if there is an available place.

Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
Learn to live eco-friendly


As usual the range of workshops are really practical and cover many different aspects of living sustainably. Some of the courses are Treading Lightly Workshop-old-favourites like the Composting and Worm Farming and Gardening in Small Spaces, so if you didn't catch them last time, this is an opportunity to get involved this time around.

One of the most notable workshops is the Tomato Evening being taught by the well-lauded Cornersmith Cafe in Marrickville. Cornersmith Cafe is known around Sydney, in particular for their excellent pickles and the cooking and preserving workshops Cornersmith offers.

Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
A small portion of Cornersmith Cafe's excellent range of preserves and pickles


In the Tomato Evening you will get some free insight into their methods with training on making canned tomatoes and passata and proper preserving and sterilization techniques.

Another Treading Lightly Workshop of note is the Nature Photography Workshop. Photography classes can be expensive, but this is a free way to learn some tips and tricks while being able to put your new skills to the test immediately photographing the local Concord mangroves.

These are just a few of the Workshops on offer, so just peruse the list below and see what resonates with you.



FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS


Healthy Cooking From the Garden

Date: Saturday 20th February,10 am - 12 pm

Venue: Strathfield Community Garden - Laker Reserve, 2 Elva Street. Strathfield.


Composting and Worm Farming

Date: Saturday 27th February, 9:30 am - 12 pm

Venue: Haberfield Library, 78 Dalhousie Street Haberfield


Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
Learn about vermiculture


Backyard Native Bees

Date: Saturday 27th February, 10 am - 12 pm

Venue: Concord Community Centre, 1a Gipps Street Concord



MARCH WORKSHOPS


Organic Garden Problem Solver

Date: Saturday 12th March 9 am - 12 pm

Venue: Fitzroy Centre at Woodstock, 22 Church St, Burwood


Composting and Wicking Garden Beds

Saturday 12th March 10 am - 12 pm

Strathfield Community Garden - 2 Laker Reserve, Elva Street, Strathfield


Tomato Evening

Tuesday 15th March 6 pm - 8.30 pm

Venue: To Be Determined


Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
Have yourself a Tomato Evening


Energy Freedom Talk

Date: Thursday 17th March 6 pm - 8 pm

Venue: Ashfield Council Activity Rooms, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield


The Tipping Point Film Night: Amazon Rain forest Risk

Date: Thursday 17th March 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Venue: Five Dock Library, the Bay Room, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord


Recycled Fashion Parade for Earth Hour

Date: Saturday 19th March 4 pm

Venue: Hannaford Centre, 608 Darling St, Rozelle



APRIL WORKSHOPS


Nature Photography

Date: Saturday 2nd April 9 am - 12 pm

Venue: Kokoda Education Centre, Rhodes Park Killoola St Concord West


Gardening in Small Spaces

Date: Saturday 2nd April 10 am - 1 pm

Venue: Haberfield Library, 78 Dalhousie Street, Haberfield


Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
Learn to capture the beauty around you


De-Cluttering to Downsize

Date: Tuesday 5th April 9:30 am - 11.30 am

Venue: Ashfield Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road Ashfield


Intro To Making Fetta

Wednesday 6th April 6 pm - 9 pm

Venue: To Be Determined


Cooking Outdoors With Fresh Vegetables

Date: Saturday 9th April 10 am to 12 pm

Venue: Strathfield Community Garden, Laker Reserve 2 Elva Street, Strathfield


Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
Learn some outdoor cooking methods


Corroboree For Kids

Date: Wednesday 13th April 10 am - 12 pm

Venue: Rhodes Central Park, Walker Street Rhodes


Something Wild! With Australian Wildlife Displays

Date: Wednesday 13th April 11 am to 12 pm

Venue: Whites Creek Valley Park, White Street, Annandale


Rockpool Ramble

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 from 10:30 am to 12 pm

Venue: Callan Point, Point Road, Lilyfield


Corroboree For Kids

Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 from 10:00 am to 12 pm

Venue: To Be Determined


Sustainable Food Safari

Date: Saturday, 23 April 2016 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Venue: To Be Determined


Treading lightly events, sustainability, free, Strathfield, Burwood, Leichhardt, city of Canada Bay, Ashfield, environment, workshops, 2016
Turn your rags into rugs


Green Shopping and Ethical Eating Choices

Date: Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 10 am to 12 pm

Venue: Strathfield Community Garden Laker Reserve 2 Elva Street. Strathfield


Woven Rag Rugs

Date: Saturday, 30 April 2016 from 10 am to 1 pm

Venue: Fitzroy Centre at Woodstock, 22 Church St, Burwood


Booking is available from around 6 - 8 weeks prior to the date of each individual workshop. To secure your spot and for more details on each of these events look up Treading Lightly Workshops on Eventbrite. Just be sure to confirm all dates, starting times and venues during booking.
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Why? Learn to live sustainably
When: Workshops are held on various dates throughout 2016
Phone: 9716 1800
Where: Consult individual booking pages for confirmed venues
Cost: Free - Bookings essential
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