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Sustainability Weekend - This Weekend - Featuring Markets, Workshops, Talks & Demos

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Movie nights, demos, workshops, green marketplace & more

From 9 to 11 April, Eden Gardens is throwing a huge family-friendly festival to help you live more sustainably every day!

The Sustainability Weekend featuring a Green Film Festival and Sustainability Market brings together a wide range of community groups and organisations invested in local and global sustainability issues.

Over 3 jam-packed days, you have the opportunity to enjoy open-air film screenings, take part in exclusive talks, demos & small workshops, discover a COVID Safe eco outdoor marketplace and indulge in delicious vegan food & drink options!

This is your opportunity to:

  • Listen to experts and find out how you can create a backyard oasis for wildlife, design a resilient garden for today's changing climate, and grow your own produce successfully in small spaces.

  • Discover artisans and bespoke producers, from woven goods suitable for vegans to local honey. You can even watch a spinning demonstration using natural fibres from hemp, bamboo and banana leaves.

  • Engage in an exciting workshop series. Go on a ramble to find edible weeds, learn how to make your own fermented drinks and kraut, whip up some natural cleaning products or discover healing herbs and how to make tisanes and tinctures. Join in forest bathing, bird watching, worm cultivation and even movies under the stars!

    Check out what's on below:

     
    Friday 9th April: Sustainable Business Day

    10am-11am - Kids worm farm building workshop

    11.30am - 12.30pm - Kokedama Workshop

    1pm-2pm - Terrarium workshop

    12pm-1pm - Budding Business: Behind the lemonade stand kids workshop

    3pm-4pm - Office plant care workshop

     

    Saturday 10th April: Sustainable Community Day

    9am-9.45am - Bird watching walk

    TBC - Tool Sharpening Bookings

    9.30am-3:30pm Sustainability marketplace

    10am-11am - Weeds Wander - Feed for free

    11am-12pm - Living Sustainably with the Wildlife in your Backyard & Possum Magic

    11am-4.30pm - Various sustainability film screenings - Free

    2pm-4pm - Natural skin care workshop

    3pm-4pm - Native bee talk - Free

    4pm-5pm - Insect hotel workshop

    3pm - Movie screening: 2040

     

    Sunday 11th April: Sustainable Family Day

    9.15am-10.15am - Kids mud pie making

    9:30am-11.30am - Healing herbs workshop

    10.30am-11.30am- The Lorax storytelling and seed sowing

    11am-4.30pm - Various free sustainability film screenings

    11am-12pm - 'The Grevilleas Are Laughing' Talk by Brian Roach

    12pm-1pm - Tim's talks at 12 Plots in pots

    12pm - 2pm - Natural Cleaning Products from the Garden

    12pm-1pm - Small Bird Habitat Talk with Bev Debrincat from The Habitat

    1pm-2pm - Beeswax wraps workshop

    2:30pm-4:30pm - Fermenting workshop

    2:30pm-3:30pm - Teas and Tisanes

    2.30pm-3.30pm - Seed bomb making for kids

    4pm-5pm - Kids games in the Gardens

    5.30pm 7.15pm - Movie screening: Fern Gully; The Last Rainforest

    7.30pm-9pm - Movie Screening: Wall-E

     

    Bookings for special events are now open - you can secure your place now through Eventbrite.

    For more information on the event and to plan your visit, please see edengardens.com.au

     

    Eden Gardens is a unique business based on a genuine commitment to both social and environmental causes and a mission to improve the quality of life in the wider community, through horticulture and education. They are thrilled to be joined by many local community groups and are thankful for the support of local councils and NFP organisations.

    Eden Gardens will also be collecting donations for their chosen charity Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets, an organisation that gives homeless and disadvantaged young people the safety, support and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.

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    When: 9 to 11 April 2021
    Where: Eden Gardens (Macquarie Park), 307 Lane Cove Road, Macquarie Park, NSW, Australia 2113
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