Sustainable living, events and news in the City of Port Phillip

Event Composting and worm farming in apartments - free talk 6:30pm on Wednesday 24 August 2016 at St Kilda Town Hall. Free composting and worm farming in apartments workshop. Learn how you can turn your food waste into nutrient rich soil that is like gold for the garden, with a focus on apartment living. Find out about the different composting and worm farming options that work in apartments and how much they cost, how much space and time you’ll need to make it work. Speakers include Richard Thomas from WormLovers on worm farms, Dane Morrissey on composting, Penelope Lynch on Bokashi bins. here will be hands on demonstrations for all of these options, so you’ll get to see, touch and smell what they are really like. This will be followed by a Q&A with Richard, Dane and Brett Hedger from City of Port Phillip. Bring a bottle and take home free samples of compost and worm juice, and go into the draw to win your own Bokashi bin or worm farm. What's on, My Community, My House, What your council is doing Renewable energy project powers along with tender release Port Phillip Council’s street lights and three town halls could be powered by “green” energy following a tender released today to develop a large scale renewable energy plant in regional Australia. News, What's on, What your council is doing A good save Love Our Streets 3184 community group clever action prevents contamination. My Community

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Local child care centres fostering a new generation of sustainable citizens Child care centres and kindergartens across the City of Port Phillip are fostering a new generation of future leaders by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their buildings and everyday education programs, thanks to the Seedlings project. Kids, News, What your council is doing TAKE2: Victoria's climate challenge pledge The Victorian Government is calling for all Victorians to support their universal pledge and sign up to be part of Victoria’s action on climate change. News, My Community Event Introduction to Edible Forest Garden Design 12:00–14:30pm on 25 September at SKINC Nursery, Port Melbourne. SKINC is excited to host this wonderful workshop for the second time, a combination of Permaculture design integrating native plant species. Run by Audrey Josefski Beard, graduate of Dave Jacke's Edible Forest Garden Design Course and market gardener and Lily Aagren from SKINC nursery! What's on, My Community
Event Songlines: The living narrative of our nation for NAIDOC 2016 28 June to 17 July at Gasworks Arts Park in Albert Park. To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2016, Indigenous artist Joshua Wruu presents powerful and beautiful artworks by artists, including himself, from Art Yarramunua Gallery which is Aboriginal owned and managed. The gallery is located in Acland St, St Kilda, and is committed to ‘Inspired Art. Indigenous Heart.’ What's on, My Community Event Eating for the planet with Matt Wilkinson 6:30PM on 21 July 2016 in St Kilda. Join Matt Wilkinson at Dumbo Feather HQ for a conversation about seasonal growing and eating. What's on, My Community Ten top tips for doing Plastic Free July in Melbourne Want to take the plunge and go plastic free for Plastic Free July? Here's few tips to make it easier for you. News, What's on, My Community Event Bag it documentary screening and panel discussion 1.30pm - 4.30pm on Sunday 10 July at Docklands. Don’t miss joining an engaging film and panel discussion to celebrate Plastic Free July. What's on, My Community Event Making Soy Candles 6.15 pm -7.30 pm on Wednesday, 27 July in St Kilda's Finn Cafe learn how to make your own soy candle. What's on, My Community Event Swamped: Future water scenarios for Elwood 22 June – 7 July 2016 at MADA Gallery. Swamped is an exhibition that ultimately asks us to rethink the way a city is conceived; defined not by traditional markers of politics or economics, but by the water that trickles through it. What's on, My Community Event Baykeepers and Melbourne Down Under documentary screening 6.45pm on Tuesday, 19 July in Elwood. Enjoy a double feature film of Baykeepers and Melbourne Down Under for Plastic Free July. What's on, My Community Approach First-Time Permaculture Like a Pro Do you want to know how to garden holistically? Keen to learn more about Permaculture and how you can incorporate Permaculture principals into your own garden? My Community, My House Event Day of the penguin On Saturday 27 August from 10 am - 4 pm in St Kilda hear the latest research from 12 different speakers as Earthcare St Kilda celebrate 30 years of St Kilda breakwater penguin research. What's on, My Community