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2017 Program Guide

The program guide for sustainability events and workshops is available below. Bookings are essential.

Come along and learn something new!

Nature Play Wurundjeri Walk: Colours of Nature

Nature Play Wurundjeri Walk When: Tuesday 17 October, 10-10.45 am
Where: Meet at the car park, southern end of Orchard Grove, Blackburn South
Cost: Free event
Bookings essential: www.parkswidewhitehorse.eventbrite.com.au/

Nature play outdoors is a healthy and great way to learn about nature. Preschoolers are invited to explore the colours of nature. What are the different colours we can find? What makes these colours and can we match them?

Remember to wear suitable footwear (enclosed shoes) and bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle. Toilet facilities are not available at this site.

Native Plant Propagation

Native Plant Propagation When: Saturday 4 November, 1-3 pm
Where: Greenlink Box Hill, 41 Wimmera Street, Box Hill North
Register: www.nativeplantpropagation.eventbrite.com.au
Spaces are limited!

Ever wondered how to start a garden without paying for plants? Join this workshop at GreenLink Box Hill Nursery to learn how to propagate native plants from cuttings. From the science to the practice, after this workshop you will have the necessary knowledge to propagate any plant you like!

Whitehorse Seniors Festival

Come along and celebrate Whitehorse Seniors Festival on Thursday 12 October via three major sustainability events.  Individual bookings for each event required.  For the full festival program visit the home page.

Tour of The New Joneses Tiny House
When:
9.30–10 am
Where: Whitehorse Civic Centre Lawn (rear of building), 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: www.seniorsfestival-tinyhouse.eventbrite.com.au or phone Council’s Sustainability Unit on 9262 6333.

Seniors will see the benefits of downsizing with this demonstration house (called The New Joneses Tiny House) that shows how little you actually need to create a liveable, comfortable and sustainable home. Explore the life choices we can make, from the size of our home; to the dunny-paper we use; to the bank we choose; that can lead us to live in a future that’s good for our people and our planet.

Please ensure you wear comfortable shoes.
 
Active Ageing through Gardening
When:
10–11 am
Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: www.activeageing-gardening.eventbrite.com.au or phone Council’s Sustainability Unit on 9262 6333.

This workshop will be presented by Richard Rowe from Sustainable Gardening Australia. The presentation will give participants strategies on how to garden as their body ages. Topics covered include: Health benefits of gardening, garden design for active ageing, containers and patio gardens, plant choice for low maintenance, managing gardens in hard times (weather, health), gardening safely and community resources.

Morning tea provided.
 
Preparing for the Summer Heat
When: 11am–12 noon
Where: Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading
Cost: Free
Bookings essential: www.seniors-keepingcool.eventbrite.com.au or phone Council’s Sustainability Unit on 9262 6333.

This workshop provides information on how you can beat the heat this summer by implementing simple and cost efficient solutions to keep your house cool and save money on your energy bills.

Come along and learn about: how a typical household may use electricity during the summer; how to read your electricity bill; and exploring simple and practical opportunities to reduce electricity use without compromising comfort and health via retrofits and behaviour change.

Morning tea provided.