Green living events

Our program of free workshops and events for adults and children will help you live green all year long.

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When  Event Where
Thursday 15 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Solar Made Simple

Come along to our Making Solar Simple session for the practical advice you need to go solar.

Connect with solar experts from Renew and learn the next steps you can take towards installing solar at your property.

During the session you’ll have the chance to:
• Identify if your rooftop receives enough sunlight for solar panels
• Find out what size system you’ll need and what it might cost
• Learn about battery storage and solar hot water systems
• Learn how do to find a reputable contractor to install your system.


Council Chamber, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds
Sunday 25 August, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Self water garden beds workshop

Did you know self watering (wicking) beds can use up to 50 per cent less water than normal gardens by holding a reservoir of water in the base of the bed that ‘wicks’ up through the soil, reducing evaporation?

Join us for a 2 hour workshop as we learn all there is to know about wicking beds. See productive wicking beds already in use on site at the Crown St Stable Café and learn how to build your own.

Through a practical demonstration, this workshop will introduce the principles involved and give you the know how to build a wicking garden system at home.


Crown Street Stables, Crown Street, Flemington
Sunday 15 September, 10am - 12pm

Create your own edible oasis

Using an active learning approach, this workshop will give an introduction to permaculture design principles and outline how they can be applied to your own life and work.

This two-hour workshop is for anyone curious to find out more about Permaculture and trying to decide whether to take a more extensive course.


Farnham Street Neighbourhood Centre, Farnham St, Flemington
Monday 2 September, 4pm -6pm

Seed Library Launch

Spring into growing veggies as we launch our new seed libraries at Moonee Valley Libraries with a seed swap meet and a raising seedlings talk.

Bring seeds to swap and join urban farmer Kat Lavers as she takes you through the life of a seed, from planting to saving.


Get some free seeds to take home!



Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds
Sunday 20 October, 11am - 12pm

Edible Weeds of Melbourne

Come to this free workshop as part of the Avondale Heights Community Garden Open Day. This workshop will allow people to meet and taste the edible weeds of Melbourne.

You will learn how to enjoy dandelion, sow thistle, mallow, amaranth, wild celery and more.

Many of these amazing species even have curative properties and can improve the ecology around them.

This session will be presented by expert Doris Pozzi, author of Edible Weeds and Garden Plants of Melbourne book.


Avondale Heights Community Garden, Rear of 2-22 River drive, Avondale Heights.
Wednesday 23 October, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Electric Vehicles

Join the experts from Renew as they demystify the world of electric vehicles and answer your burning questions about: 

• Battery rаngе and сhаrgіng bаѕісѕ 
• Currеnt mаkеѕ/mоdеlѕ аnd what’s in ѕtоrе for the future 

Local EV оwnеrѕ will dіѕрlау thеіr vеhісlеѕ аnd answer questions аbоut EV оwnеrѕhір. 

Spaces are very limited and bookings are essential.


Council Chambers, 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds (enter via Pascoe Vale Rd)
Tuesday 26 November, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

10 Steps to Sustainability

Join co-founder of Sustainable Table, Cassie Duncan, as she discusses the practical steps she has taken to eat ethically, reduce waste and re-connect with our food system.

Cassie has neatly packaged this into a 10-step guide for busy people, so please join us to continue your sustainability journey. With up to 60% of our personal eco-footprint embodied in the food that we buy, there’s never been a better place to start.


Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mount Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds
Last updated: Sunday, 22 September 2019, 3:00 AM