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Free workshops provide practical tips on sustainable living

Publish on 07 Feb 2017 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam,

Media release - 7 February 2017

A wide range of free workshops are available for Campbelltown residents interested in creating a thriving vegetable garden, keeping chickens, making delicious meals and juices from leftovers – and much, much more.

The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living’s free sustainability education workshops, supported by Campbelltown City Council, run throughout the year and offer tips on topics including fermenting food, solar cooking and organic gardening.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the workshops aimed to encourage residents to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, which would not only have a positive impact on the environment, but on the household budget.

“The free workshops provide practical advice on the myriad of ways residents can help the environment, including conserving water, chemical-free gardening and waste reduction,” he said.

“Participants will also benefit from learning about worm farming and composting, and creating their own garden – getting them outdoors, exercising and potentially providing a great deal of satisfaction, in addition to saving them money.”

The workshops are held at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan.

Free workshops in February and March include:

  • Preparing for autumn vegetable gardens, Saturday 18 February, 10am-midday
  • Garden to table – summer salads and stir fries, Saturday 18 February, 1pm-4pm
  • Garden to table – introduction to fermenting foods, Saturday 18 February, 1pm-4pm
  • Creating a habitat garden, Saturday 25 February, 10am-midday
  • Worm farming and composting, Saturday 25 February, 1pm-3pm
  • Creating a vertical garden, Saturday 4 March, 1pm-3pm
  • Garden to table – solar cooking, Saturday 4 March, 1pm-3pm
  • The four keys to organic gardening
    •  Week 1: Improving your soil – Saturday 4 March, 10am-midday
    •  Week 2:  Seed raising mix and propagation – Saturday 11 March, 10am-midday
    •  Week 3: Propagation and seed saving – Saturday 18 March, 10am-midday
  • Garden to table – a mix of gardening and cooking with SE Asian food culture, Saturday 11 March, 1pm-3pm
  • Water wise gardening and the best mulches to use in the garden, Saturday 18 March, 1pm-3pm
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