Composting and Worm Farms workshops
May/June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
Council are holding a series of free worm farm and composting workshops throughout Sunshine Coast libraries, showing residents how to reduce their landfill waste by up to 50 percent.
Workshops will demonstrate how to set up a worm farm and composting system, how an organic recycling system works plus any troubleshooting tips.
These popular sessions are sure to book out fast, so get i..Read More
Fauna & Flora Photography
Saturday 25 May 2013 | Moreton Bay
Venue: Osprey House Environmental Centre
Info: Seeing fantastic flora and fauna is exciting! Capturing the moment to keep forever can be a bit tricky. Join Osprey House volunteer, Dave as he gets your shots in focus to allow you to create and keep memories of our natural environment.
Cost: Free, native plant starter pack provided.
Bookings are essential - http://www...Read More
How to build a no-dig garden
Saturday 25 May 2013 | Sunshine Coast
A FREE Living Smart workshop presented by Yandina Community Gardens. Leonie Shanahan, well- known around the Sunshine Coast for her Edible School Gardens programs and Organic Vegetable Gardening Workshops, has been creating thriving vegetable gardens with her ‘No-Dig’ method for years. A ‘No-Dig’ vegetable garden is often called a Lasagne garden due to having many layers, ..Read More
Food Glorious Food - sustainable food workshops
Various dates - May/June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
A FREE Living Smart workshop series hosted by Sunshine Coast Libraries. Join Sandie Johnston to learn how to do food the Living Smart way! Take a look at common food habits and identify how we can improve them. Learn about conscious food habits that are healthier, tastier and more sustainable – for you and the earth.
These engaging and entertaining sessions show you how important food c..Read More
Balance-Unbalance International Conference
31 May - 2 June | Sunshine Coast
Balance-Unbalance 2013 is hosted by the UNESCO recognised Noosa Biosphere, a dynamic learning laboratory for sustainability in one of the most pristine and diverse environments in Australia.
The three-day conference will take place May 31 to June 2, 2013 at Central Queensland University, with satellite events at Lake Cootharaba as part of the 2013 Floating Land Festival.
Balance-Unbalance is..Read More
Floating Land Green Art Festival
31 May - 9 June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
Floating Land is an ongoing conversation about creativity, the environment and culture. Conceived in 2001 as an outdoor sculpture festival, Floating Land is now recognised as one of Australia’s leading Green Art events held every two years on the shores of Lake Cootharaba at Boreen Point.
Held from Friday 31 May to Sunday 9 June 2013, the 10-day event involves local, national and int..Read More
Drop Zones: Free e-waste dumping
1 - 25 June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
DHL Supply Chain has partnered with Council to establish a number of e-waste collection events, or Drop Zones, under the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. Residents and small businesses on the Sunshine Coast can now drop off their unwanted e-waste recycling for free during the following upcoming events:
Opening ho..Read More
The Urban Jungle - Creating habitat at home with Living Smart workshops
Various dates - June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
Would you like to attract more native wildlife to your backyard? Native gardens attract more birds and animals, are great fun for the kids and can be low maintenance and drought-friendly too. Whether you live on a small suburban block or a five acre rural paradise, your backyard can be a critical stepping stone for native animals and plants.
In this fun and practical one day workshop you wil..Read More
Permaculture Gardens Guided Tour
Saturday 1 June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
Want to be inspired about what to grow in the sub-tropics? Or do you have some questions that you want answered? Then come along for a free garden tour (approx one hour), to see Permaculture principles and design ideas in action at Yandina Community Gardens.
Meet outside the Aquaponics system at 9:00 am. Wear a hat and bring your water bottle.
Where: Yandina Community Gardens, Cnr Nort..Read More
Building Sustainable Community Co-operatively: Explore Crystal Waters
Saturday 1 June 2013 | Sunshine Coast
A FREE workshop sponsored by the Living Smart Saturdays program, presented by Crystal Waters Community Co-op. Enjoy a walking tour of Crystal Waters, an award-winning ecovillage established 25 years ago.
Explore living in community and working towards sustainable living practices. Together we will share experiences of community and discuss:
Lessons from Crystal Waters and Maleny Co-oper..Read More