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The Annual 3000acres Spring Fling Festival 2016

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The Spring Fling Festival is a celebration of the start of the new spring growing season. An annual event from 3000acres who believe cities can and should be wonderful places to live, they promote community gardens and green spaces.

A jam packed program of events from the local sustainable food and gardening scene, Saxon St 3000acres Community Garden at 33 Saxon St, Brunswick, is the place to be on Saturday 24 September 2016 from 12pm to 4pm.

Free workshops and displays are the order of the day, and you can expect to learn about Indigenous plantings and the principles of propagation from cuttings. As we know, with gardening comes the pests, and this is the place to hear first hand how to approach pest management in backyard gardens in a sustainable way.

Whether it be keeping chickens in the city, or learning how to keep a happy worm farm and manage healthy soil composting, you'll be at the right place to learn the know-how. A fermented probiotic drink that originated from China, Kombucha seems to be popular in cafes and restaurants. Now you can learn how to make your own.

Other exciting workshops include how to reduce food waste in the kitchen, how to make a small footprint for a big appetite; growing and preparing medicinal herbal infusions and so much more. While at the festival, why not grab some shopping from the pop up fruit and veggie stall? You can even have your bike serviced by donation. For gardening enthusiasts, there'll be a huge plant sale of indoor and edible plants.

Children don't miss out either. There's a fairy garden to explore and lots of hands-on activities with growing green goodies for the children to take home. You won't go hungry either, with vegan baked goods, baked potatoes, Kombucha and a very traditional sausage sizzle on the day. The sausage sizzle is raising funds for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, so be sure to pile on the snaggers. Check out the event page for more details and to view participants involved.

Head down with family and friends for a fun day of learning how to action your gardening in a sustainable way, enjoy the food stalls on offer and the 'live' music that'll be playing. Find out more about 3000acres by visiting their website.

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Why? 3000acres Spring Fling Festival 2016
When: Saturday 24 September 2016 from 12noon to 4pm
Where: 3000acres Community Garden, 33 Saxon st, Brunswick, VIC
Cost: Free to attend
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