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by Fiona Anderson (subscribe)
A Melbourne based writer who is a travel junkie, dedicated foodie and emerging photographer.
Don't Beat Around the Bush, Protect It
Landcare Australia is a non-political, non-profit and uniquely Australian partnership between the community, government and business which aims to protect and repair Australia's magnificent, yet stressed, natural resources.

Sunset wind turbines
Landcare promotes sustainable energy sources

Landcare is a grass-roots volunteer movement made up of individuals and groups who work on protecting and restoring their local environments. Since its establishment in 1989, Landcare has grown and developed to focus on the sustainable management of all Australia's natural resources. It supports environmental conservation projects across the nation, from coastal to urban and remote areas of Australia.

Landcare is hosting a FREE community day on Sunday 23rd March, from 11.00am - 3.30pm, at the Living Legends at Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale (six minutes' drive north of Melbourne Airport). The aim of the day is to bring the community together to explore their broader backyard and to learn more about sustainable lifestyle choices.

There will be lots of fun things to do! Some of the attractions include:

- an appearance by guest celebrity gardener Vasili Kanidiadis, who hosts Vasili's Garden to Kitchen TV show

- entertainment by Burundian refugee rap act FLYBYZ

- free barbecue lunch and ice creams

- Future Sparks an interactive display where electricity is powered by pedal power

- guided nature walks

- reptile encounters wildlife up close, providing insights into local native reptiles, and

- children's activities Landcare fairy, face painting, pony rides and boomerang throwing.

Reptile encounter
Reptile encounter will be one of the attractions at the community day

As well as the fun things, there will be an educational element to the day, with stalls providing information about a wide range of topics, including smart energy use and bushfire safety, growing indigenous plants, low-impact weeding and setting up a vegetable garden.

Sustainable gardening

There will also be three iPad minis up for grabs!

A full schedule of the day's events is available online.

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Why? For a fun, yet educational day at a great country environment.
When: From 11am - 3.30pm on Sunday 23rd March
Where: Woodlands Historic Park, off Oaklands Road, Greenvale
Cost: FREE
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