From The Bottom Up – Wicking Beds

Mount Gambier Library 6 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier, SA, Australia

Wicking Beds are self-contained raised garden beds with built-in reservoirs that supply water from the bottom up. Your gardens will thrive with this perfect option for busy people who don’t always have time to get into the garden. Join our Environmental Sustainability Officer as he demonstrates how to build a Wicking Bed and discover how easy it is to implement at home, either from kit or DIY.

Free

Complete Urban Farmer

CERES Cnr Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria, Australia

Join experienced horticulturist and permaculturist, Justin Calverley as he introduces you to the world of urban farming. The Complete Urban Farmer course combines 14 sessions including an introduction to permaculture, chook care, beekeeping, propagating and seed saving, community gardens — the list goes on!! This program will give you the skills and knowledge to apply...

$107

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Indigenous Plant Corridor: learning day & first planting

Reynard Street Neighbourhood House 104a Reynard Street, Coburg, Victoria, Australia

🌿Join us on Friday September 1st as we explore the site of our planned Indigenous Plant Corridor at Reynard Street Community Garden! 🌿⭐ We'll be joined by Marg Allan from VINC (Victorian Indigenous Nurseries Cooperative) to learn about Indigenous plants and establishing urban habitat for local pollinators and other wildlife. This workshop is part of...

Free

Meet Maria Hitchcock OAM “The Wattle Lady” on National Wattle Day – Q&A

Tamworth City Library 466 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Meet Maria Hitchcock on National Wattle Day, talking at Tamworth City Library. Known nationally as the Wattle Lady, Maria led the campaign for gazettal of our National Floral Emblem the Golden Wattle (Acacia Pycnantha) and for National Wattle Day. Maria is also an ABC Saturday Gardening Presenter, and author of "Correas", "Bush Foods", "A Celebration...

Free

Gardening on the Wildside

Randwick Community Centre 27 Munda St, Randwick, NSW

Join us at the award-winning Randwick Sustainability Hub each Friday afternoon and learn skills under expert guidance in a friendly setting.
July 21 - Sept 22 (10 Weeks) Learn how to create garden homes for tiny native bees, frogs, insects, fairy wrens, blue tongue lizards and other creatures using low maintenance garden techniques that mimic nature and which can provide hours of enjoyment using native Australian plants.

Free

Fabulous foliage and flowers for Brisbane

Carindale Library Westfield Carindale, Carindale, Queensland, Australia

Learn more about the wonderful range of stunning foliage and flowering plants suited to subtropical Brisbane gardens. Find out what grows well locally with little maintenance but still gives your garden the wow factor! Presented by horticulturist and 4BC gardening presenter, Paul Plant.

Bookings
Bookings required. Phone Carindale Library on 07 3407 1490 to reserve your place.

Free

Organic gardening to feed your family

Corinda Library 641 Oxley Road, Queensland

In this seminar with sustainable design expert Roman Spur, learn how to create an organic garden that produces a plentiful supply of fruit and vegetables for your f AMily. You will discover lots of tips and tricks for good garden design and learn how to make self-watering planter boxes, organic soil, fertilisers, and much more.

Bookings
Bookings required. Phone Corinda Library on 07 3407 7701 to reserve your place.

Free

Zillmere Library garden club

Zillmere Library Corner Jennings Street and Zillmere Road, Zillmere, Queensland

Join other community members who enjoy gardening to share ideas and knowledge at the informal meet-up and learn about library resources and events with a gardening focus. Experienced and beginner gardeners welcome.

Bookings
Bookings required. Phone Zillmere Library on 07 3403 1455 to reserve your place.

Free

Introduction to Wildlife Watch

The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability NSW

Learn how to record wildlife observations for North Sydney Council's Wildlife Watch progr AM.

Enjoy a presentation by Dr. Holly Parsons of Birdlife Australia about native bird species identification and habitat gardens followed by a workshop on recording wildlife observations for North Sydney Council's Wildlife Watch Progr AM.

Free

Making Beeswax Wraps – Alternatives to Plastic

Stirling Leisure Centre 62 Alexander Drive,, Inglewood, WA, Australia

In this fun and informative workshop learn how to make beeswax wraps and discover great alternatives to plastic that can be easily implemented in our daily lives. This workshop is one you don't want to miss.

Free

Growing Native Wildflowers

Lane Cove Community Nursery 4 Lloyd Rees Drive Pedestrian entrance to the Nursery is adjacent to the Council Depot via a short bush track (enter via the gate), Lane Cove West, NSW, Australia

Learn how to propagate native plants from cuttings.
Lane Cove bushland is home to many attractive spring wildflowers. Discover how to grow beautiful local native shrubs such as Grevillea and Correa from cuttings, a handy propagation technique useful for all home gardeners!

Bookings essential, spaces limited.

Free

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Art class – sustainable gift bags

Baskerville Memorial Hall 129 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville, WA, Australia

  Tracey Read from Dappled Light Studio will guide you through a striking way to re-use the paper bags you’ve collected from shopping over time, and add a personal touch to your gift-giving. Bring your own 2-3 paper bags (from Coles or Woolworths) or bags can be provided on request.

Free

Back on Your Bike Workshop

Rediscover the joy of cycling in this free session led by Pedal Set Go, bike education experts. This course is for people who have not ridden in a while, and want to refresh their riding skills. A fun and relaxed pace in a traffic-free area, you learn to start and stop safely. Refine your bike control skills to change gears effectively and signal left and right, and enjoy riding in a group.

Please bring: roadworthy bike, correctly fitting Australian/NZ Standard helmet, covered shoes, comfortable clothes, water bottle, snack and wear sunscreen.

This workshop is presented by the Green Living Centre, an initiative of Inner West Council. If you have any questions email: education@greenlivingcentre.org.au or phone 0481 477 917

Free

BacchChat with Ema Corro: Fungi, fungal ecology and conservation

Lerderderg Library 215 Main Street, BACCHUS MARSH, Victoria, Australia

Learn about fungi, their roles in the ecosystem and how people can be involved in fungal ecology and conservation through citizen science. BacchChat is a free community presentation, providing opportunities for our community to learn, grow and engage with varied topics.

Free

Home Composting for Beginners

Edendale Community Environment Farm 30 Gastons Road, Eltham, Victoria

Are you home compost curious but not too sure where to start?

In this Introduction to Composting workshop you will learn the basics of home composting including how to set one up and maintain it, the simple recipe for success, what to add and what not to add and talk about some of the common problems people experience.

Free

Gordons Bay Bushcare

Become a bushcare volunteer and work with Council's Bushcare Officers on the bush regeneration progr AM.

Free

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Visible Mending Workshop – inspired by Shashiko

Tamworth City Library 466 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Visible Mending is the art of turning rips and tears in your favourite piece of clothing into a beautiful piece of wearable art and there are no machines required! This is hand craft focus. This movement is inspired by the Japanese form of repair known as Shashiko and translated directly means little stabs. Usually it...

Free

Make your own Serving Board

22 Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully 22 Willow Road, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Join us for this free introductory working with tool session. You will learn to create a serving board and get to take home what you have made.

Free

Seed saving and food preserving at Old Midland Courthouse

Midland Public Library 45 Helena Street, Midland, WA, Australia

Rin Bunn will demonstrate how basic methods of dehydrating fruit and vegetables can keep you in tasty seasonal foods out of season, and ways to save your seeds so you can grow food for years to come. By preserving in times of abundance either from your garden or taking advantage of high season varieties available...

Free

Visible Mending Workshop – inspired by Shashiko

Tamworth City Library 466 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Visible Mending is the art of turning rips and tears in your favourite piece of clothing into a beautiful piece of wearable art and there are no machines required! This is hand craft focus. This movement is inspired by the Japanese form of repair known as Shashiko and translated directly means little stabs. Usually it...

Free

Healesville’s Garden Gossip – Plant, Produce And Info Swap

Healesville Library 110 River St, Healesville, Vic, Australia

Healesville Library is a central location for all of the green thumbs in the area to come together to share all things garden related in a friendly casual setting. From 2-3pm we will be inside the comfort of the library with a cuppa, sharing plants, produce, wisdom and experience. From 3-4pm, we will spend time...

Free

Native Birds and Marsupials at the Marsupial Park

Tamworth Marsupial Park Marsupial Park, Endeavour Drive, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Learn about native birds and marsupials and how to care for them with the experts at Tamworth Marsupial Park.

Free

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Adult Learners’ Week – Excursion

Join us in celebrating Adult Learners’ Week from 1-8 September 2023. GEALC will be taking a Port Phillip EcoCentre excursion to Port Melbourne foreshore on Tuesday 5 Sept from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Free

Butterflies of the Gardens guided walk

Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens 230 Ashmore Road, Benowa, Queensland

Find out why butterflies matter and learn which plants provide nectar and food for nature's winged miracles.

During the walk you will discover butterflies in the Gardens and their host plants while viewing the interpretive butterfly signs.

Meet your guide at the Meeting Post before the Friends Centre in the Botanic Gardens. This is a free event but a donation is welcomed and appreciated.

Not suitable for children under 5.

Free

Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens

Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens Piper St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Learn what a botanic garden is and the plant collections we have within the gardens at Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens.

Free

Australian National Botanic Gardens – Daily Guided Walks

Australian National Botanic Gardens ACT

"Get the most out of your visit at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on a free guided walk.

Led by our knowledgeable guides, these walks allow you to appreciate the beauty and clever adaptations of Australian plants and the research and effort involved in creating and maintaining the Gardens.

These walks are held at 11.00amdaily. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time.

Special themed walks are also held throughout the year.

No booking required for individuals. For groups of six or more, please contact via email in advance."

Free

Tamworth District Model Engineers

Tamworth District Model Engineers Endeavour Drive, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Learn about steam locomotives and the system which they run under with the Tamworth District Model Engineers at Tamworth Miniature Railway.

Free

Learn about bush tucker and the uses of plants

Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens Piper St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Learn about bush tucker and the uses of plants with the Tamworth Aboriginal Land Council at the Tamworth Regional Botanic Gardens.

Free

Saving threatened species – Australian Plant Society Tamworth

Tamworth Regional Botanic Garden Piper St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

Learn about the work being undertake to save our threatened species with the Australian Plant Society - Tamworth at the Tamworth Regional Botanic Garden.

Free

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Beekeeping for beginners

Earlville Library Stockland Shopping Centre, Mulgrave Road, Earlville, Queensland, Australia

Learn how to get started and where to get help with the hobby of beekeeping this Adult Learners Week. The Cairns and District Beekeeping association will share tips, tricks, and common beginner’s mistakes. Discover the essential role of bees in food production and learn how your own garden can support the busy work of bees.

Free

Sew your own reusable produce bag.

Lilydale Library Building L5, Box Hill Institute, Lilydale Lakeside Campus Jarlo Drive, Lilydale, Vic, Australia

Reusable produce bags are the perfect stepping stone to your zero-waste journey they don't hurt the planet and they keep your produce fresh, too. Join Sharon at the Yarra Ranges tech school to learn how to make one of your very own. Basic sewing machine skills are required but we'll guide you to use these...

Free

Introduction to Beekeeping

Tamworth City Library 466 Peel St, Tamworth, NSW, Australia

In this introduction to beekeeping, you will learn about beekeeping, honey extraction and fun bee facts with local award-winning beekeeper Katelyn Wall sharing her expertise and answering your questions. Coffee and tea provided.

Free

Wandering Weeders Bushcare Group working bee

The Hut carpark 407 Fleming Road, Chapel Hill, Queensland

The Wandering Weeders are a free-ranging group who work every Wednesday over 10 hectares on the edge of Mt Coot-tha Forest Park, near the Hut in Chapel Hill. Their work is focused on areas around walking tracks targeting weeds including signal grass and those weeds spread by birds. To date, the group has managed to eliminate ochna, corky passion vine, asparagus fern and lantana at their site and welcomes all new volunteers and those interested in regular or infrequent bushcare.

Requirements: Please wear sun smart clothing, a broad brimmed hat, enclosed shoes, water bottle and personal gloves if you have them.

Free

Edible Garden Webinar

Online

Following great success both in 2021 and 2022, Golden Plains Shire Council’s popular Edible Gardens programwill return with a new, free webinar series, with the sixth session being held on 6 September from 7 to 8 PM.

In this webinar, qualified horticulturist Craig Castree will give an insight in what to plant now, feeding, mulching and soil conditioning and answer some of your questions.

Free

Community Gardening Sessions

Inveresk Community Garden 2 Invermay Road, Invermay, Tasmania

Since the Community Food Garden at Inveresk was established in 2022, it’s not only been growing food, but a community of people who are gathering, sharing skills and connecting in this new place.

The University of Tasmania holds weekly community gardening sessions 9-11ameach Thursday at the Inveresk Community Garden (2 Invermay Rd).

Learn how to grow a variety of veggies and herbs and be rewarded with some fresh produce from the garden.

Free

Wyndham Learning Festival

City of Wyndham - various locations Wyndham, Victoria, Australia

Register for any of over 70+ FREE curated events in this year’s Wyndham Learning Festival (WLF)! With the theme of “Our Thriving, Creative Wyndham”, the FREE festival offers something for all ages and interests from 1-7 September and aims to celebrate and encourage lifelong learning with a range of activities from across the Arts, Sports...

Free

Gully Gardeners – Knox Environmental Society Tour

Knox Environment Society 1010 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Have you ever wondered what the Knox Environment Society nursery volunteers do? Join Irene Kelly, a long-time member, and volunteer with KES and other volunteers for a seed separating demonstration, propagation demonstration and a tour of the nursery.

Free

Energy and Sustainable Living advice drop-in sessions

Living & Learning Nillumbik - Panton Hill 50 Graysharps Road, Panton Hill, Victoria

Council offers a free advisory service for Nillumbik residents on how to navigate the confusing world of energy and sustainable living.

Sustainability officers will be at facilities across Nillumbik over the coming months.

You can drop in and chat about ideas and solutions for:

Going all-electric
Solar and batteries
Electric vehicles
Bulk-buys
Saving energy
Finding better energy deals and accessing the $250 power-saving bonus.
You can also get advice on sustainable living on topics such as food production, waste reduction, building and renovating, and water efficiency around the home and landscape.

Free

Energy conservation in your home at Beechboro Library

Beechboro Public Library 332 Benara Road, Beechboro, WA, Australia

Yani and Sandy are the owners of "The G.R.E.E.N" (Green Retreat & Eco Education Forum) and have specifically designed workshops to raise awareness of nature’s gifts and how to live in harmony with it. Please bring a copy of your summer and winter electricity bill and a pen and paper to take notes. Please book...

Free

New to solar and batteries

Are you looking for practical steps to cut energy bills and make your home more comfortable all year round? AdaptWest is delivering a series of free webinars on a range of sustainability and climate ready homes topics. The webinars will be presented by the energy experts at Renew.

Food growing in Perth

Old Midland Courthouse 49 Helena Street, WA, Australia

Join Martina from Dandelion Permaculture to learn how to overcome the challenges of growing food in Perth conditions. Growing food in Perth can be challenging. Scorching sun, lack of water, and poor hydrophobic soils, all make it difficult to harvest your own bounty. Learn design strategies to overcome these challenges, how to improve your soil...

Free