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Practically Green Festival: Eltham

Posted in Events by Kate Archdeacon on October 18th, 2011

23 October , 2011
10:00 amto5:00 pm

Come down to Eltham and celebrate sustainable living and everything green at Council’s Practically Green Festival this October!

First held in 2008 at Council’s Environmental Education Centre in Eltham – Edendale Farm – the Practically Green Festival continues in 2011 to offer practical and simple ideas to help you and your family live sustainably. The Festival showcases the very best in sustainable building technologies– all in a fun festival-style, family atmosphere. Come and enjoy the food, free children’s entertainment, music and free workshops!

As the Festival is all about sustainability, we encourage you to travel there sustainably too! Edendale Farm is conveniently located on the Diamond Creek Trail and is just a short walk from Eltham train station. Think about jumping on your bike, catching the shuttle bus from Eltham station or popping your walking shoes on – and come and experience the Practically Green Festival!

Sunday 23 October 10am-5pm

Edendale Farm Gastons Road, Eltham (Melway 22 A1)

Download the Festival Flyer or visit the website for more information.


Family School Holiday Workshops: Port Phillip EcoCentre

Posted in Events by ecoApril on April 7th, 2011

15 April , 2011to19 April , 2011

For autumn school holidays, enjoy Port Phillip EcoCentre’s creative, investigative and interactive activities inspired by the local environment! Explore nature through art, song, and take-home projects for parents and kids. Classes at noon 15, 17 & 19 April. All materials are provided. Adult accompaniment required for these hands-on workshops.

$15 per child per class ($10 if booking for 3 kids or 3 classes).

Bookings recommended. Book with april@ecocentre.com, or call 9534 0670.

15 April – Sketchbook Safari. Learn basic bookmaking then explore the gardens collecting sensory observations in your new handmade book.
17 April – Miniature Museum. Make collection and display tools for your own micro-museum, then start finding natural treasures to populate your museum.
19 April – Felt Making. Where does fabric come from? How is it made? Make your own felt fabric squares, snakes and beads at this hands-on workshop. Back by popular demand!

The Port Phillip EcoCentre is a not-for-profit, community-managed eco-living house and garden in the southwest corner of the St Kilda Botanic Gardens.  We’re a short stroll from the 96, 16, 3, or 67 trams and a 10-minute walk from Balaclava train station, and a pleasant bike ride from most anywhere!

55A Blessington Street (cnr Herbert & Blessington Streets), St Kilda
03 9534 0670, www.ecocentre.com

Bookings with april@ecocentre.com