Sustainable Living Events – January-June 2016

Events: February – June 2016. Success Library & Spearwood Library.  See individual listings below. 

Cockburn Libraries is hosting several of the  City of Cockburn‘s Sustainable Living events over the first half of 2016.  These events are jam-packed full of fun ideas and new skills for sustainable living. Come along and be inspired! All the library hosted events listed below are free to attend, but you you need to register online for each event – use the register links below. 

As well as the library hosted events there are plenty of other Sustainable Living events happening all around Cockburn up until June. View/download the entire program booklet – Sustainable Living Events. January- June 2016 (pdf – 3.5MB) – to see all the other events.

 

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FEBRUARY

Solar Power Basics Workshop – Saturday 13 February. 1 – 3:30pm at Success Library

Considering installing solar photovoltaics? Then join Travis Hargreaves from the Alternative Technology Association who will share his expertise on all things solar.

Learn about:

  • What to look for in your energy bills
  • What to look for when purchasing a solar power system and choosing an installer
  • How to size a system for your house
  • What questions to ask your installer before you commit
  • The latest on grid-connected battery storage

Register for this free event – Solar Power Basics

APRIL

Gardening with Sabrina Hahn – Saturday 30 April. 12–1pm at Spearwood Library

Sabrina Hahn is a whole lot of hort with heart. Master gardener, storyteller of note, and a qualified horticulturalist with a passion for the creation of sustainable urban forests that bring life back into cities.

An obsessive gardener, she started landscaping at the age of four: stripping flowers and foliage from her grandmother’s yard, creating magical miniature gardens all in her Nan’s baking trays. Since then, Sabrina has shared her passion and knowledge with folks all around the world, inspiring them to create meaningful connections through with nature through gardening.

Sabrina has shared her stories and passion on ABC radio for the past 20 years, being one of the first to promote sustainable gardening practices. For the past seven years Sabrina has worked extensively in remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley developing community gardens so that Aboriginal people have greater access to healthy food and become more sustainable.

Register for this free event – Gardening with Sabrina Hahn

MAY

Eat Your Weeds – Saturday 21 May. 1:30 – 3:30pm at Spearwood Library

Believe it or not, many of the weeds that you walk past every day could and should be on your dinner plate. And what’s more, they may even be better for you than what you are currently eating!

What you will get from this workshop:

  • Learn which weeds are edible and which weeds aren’t
  • Gain insight into the nutritional and medicinal benefits of each plant
    and how to integrate them into your diet
  • A whole set of new recipes to go home and play with.

Register for this free event  – Eat Your Weeds

JUNE

Grow your own Bushtucker Workshop – Saturday 11 June. 1:30 – 3:30pm  at Success Library

Our country is rich with tasty and nutritious plant based tucker, many of them becoming recognised now, on the global market place as superfoods, or for their medicinal qualities. Our bush food workshop is designed to introduce you to the abundance of these native foods and show you how to cultivate and integrate them into your own backyard or balcony garden.

What you will get from this workshop:

  • Introduction to Australian bush foods
  • An introduction to growing native plants
  • A taste of many common native foods
  • Seeds and cuttings to begin propagating at home

Register for this free event – Grow Your Own Bushtucker

City Chooks Workshop  – Saturday 18 June. 2-4pm at Spearwood Library

If there’s one thing that urban gardeners know, it’s that there is no greater joy than the entertaining and food giving presence of backyard poultry. Keeping chooks is relatively easy and doesn’t require a lot of space.

Register for this free event – City Chooks


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Technology Coordinator for Cockburn Libraries.  Most recent reads: Gotham / Nick Earls -- The Life and Death of Sophie Stark / Anna North -- Universal Harvester / John Darnielle -- The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.

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