RSS Entries ATOM Entries

Posts Tagged ‘Eco-centre’

Garbage Warrior film & recycled building discussion

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on June 11th, 2013

17 June , 2013
7:00 pmto9:00 pm


EcoCentre June Film Night – Garbage Warrior. 

What do beer cans, car tyres and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you’re renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they’re tools of choice for producing energy-independent housing.

For 30 years, New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green disciples have advanced the art of ”Earthship Biotecture” by building self sufficient, off the grid communities.

Shot over 3 years and in 4 countries, Garbage Warrior is a portrait of a determined building visionary.

The film will be introduced by Melbourne based architect, owner-builder and eco village enthusiast Tony Kenny, whose own home has been fashioned from largely reclaimed materials for well under $60,000.

Date: Monday 17 June
Time: 7pm
Venue: Port Phillip EcoCentre
Corner Blessington & Herbert Streets, St Kilda
(in the St Kilda Botanic Gardens)

Cost: $2 on the door

Phone: 9534 0670



Big Spring Food Swap: St Kilda

Posted in Events by EcoCentre on October 27th, 2011

30 October , 2011
10:30 amto11:30 am

Photo by kiri73 via flickr CC

The Big Spring Food Swap is happening at the Port Phillip EcoCentre.

Are you a bit of a gardener? Do you love fresh food? Bring some delicious goodies from your pantry and swap them for something else you like.

What can I bring? Fruits and veggies from your garden, seedlings, seeds, flowers, cookies,preserves, ginger beer, compost, mulch, recipes, eggs and million other things. Meet your neighbours, have a cuppa, chat and socialise and don’t waste your weekend on shopping!

Sunday 30.10.11 from 10.30am to 11.30am
Port Phillip EcoCentre by St Kilda Botanical Gardens, 55A Blessington St, St Kilda

For more info please call: 9534 06 70 or e-mail:

Gardening Workshops at the Eco Centre

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on September 1st, 2011

11 September , 2011
18 September , 2011
25 September , 2011
2 October , 2011

With spring now upon us, it’s a great time to learn how to make the most of our garden spaces. For anyone into earthy fun who would like to know how to lock up some carbon and make your house or apartment more like a lush green home – help is at hand. Port Phillip EcoCentre is hosting a series of Sunday Garden Workshops in September/October.

The presenter is local resident Elspeth Ferguson who is a qualified horticulturist and trainer. She has a lush balcony on her 10th floor apartment in St Kilda Road as well as a plot at Dig In Community Garden in Port Melbourne. She has conducted gardening seminars for locals through various community organisations. Elspeth is highly passionate about the environment, sustainable gardening and veggie gardening, said “A garden is a like a good friend! I just love all things green and leafy, and all things local, social, and healthy.”

The sessions are to be run from the EcoCentre in St Kilda Botanical Gardens on the corner Blessington and Herbert Streets. The two hour sessions will be run for 4 weeks each Sunday from 11 September from 11 to 1pm with a lunch to follow – which is included in the cost.

Topics include:

  • Sunday 11th September – Sustainable gardening, soils, composting and fertilising
  • Sunday 18th September – Selecting, sourcing and growing plants
  • Sunday 25th September – Irrigation and water-saving systems
  • Sunday 2nd October – Controlling bugs and other pests.

One person booking for individual sessions:$85
One person booking for all 4 sessions: $260 ($65 per session)
Group booking of two or more people: $65 each per session
Group booking of two or more people for all 4 sessions: $55 each per session

To book, please phone the EcoCentre on 9534 0670