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Greening Our Place, Greening Kingston hosts a range of FREE sustainability workshops held throughout the year. Be the first to know when we are hosting workshops by subscribing to our eNewsletter.

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Upcoming Workshops 

FREE 'Joining Loose ends: How a long walk revealed a new life'

An inspiring story of transformation to live a better, more environmentally sustainable life by author Keith Badger.

From a Corporate Warrior to an Eco - Warrior, what made one person transform and want to live a more sustainable life? Keith Badger will present his story of transformation, his book "Joining Loose Ends" and how living more sustainably has bought him great joy.

Where: Cheltenham

Date: Wednesday July 24th

Time: 6:15pm-7:45pm

Bookings: Click here to Register

 

FREE Forgotten Forests of the Sea - Environmental Art Workshops

Artists, Liz Walker and Avis Gardner, will host a series of exciting and FREE community workshops using found, natural and recycled items to create a large Sea Forest or Garden.

The project is an opportunity for participants of all ages, to come together and create something beautiful, thought provoking and sustainable. The workshops will culminate in the display of an interactive ephemeral artwork that celebrates the colour and vibrancy of the underwater world right on our doorstep, while building awareness around the need to do what we can to reduce our impact on the marine environment and to live more sustainably. 

Cost: FREE

Bookings: Please click here

Locations, Dates and Times: 

Workshop 1: Sunday 27 October, 10.00- 12.30pm, Carrum Surf Life Saving Club, 15 Old Post Office Ln, Carrum VIC 3197

Workshop 2: Saturday 9 November, 10am- 12.30pm, Chelsea Court House, 6 The Strand, Chelsea VIC 3196

Workshop 3: Tuesday 19 November, 10am-12.30pm, Mordialloc Life Saving club, 199 Beach Rd, Mordialloc VIC 3195

 

Sustainable Art Workshops

Join leading jewellers and artists Regina Middleton, Emma Grace, and Cara Johnson for talks and hands-on workshops as they share ways in which sustainability shapes their practice. Learn practical techniques for converting natural, recycled, found and fossicked materials into art, minimising waste and enabling consumers to live more sustainability. The first workshop concentrates on creating a new piece, with feedback and support offered the following Saturday. An exhibition of wearable art and sculptural pieces created by artists and workshop participants will be presented at the Kingston Arts Centre galleries G1 + G2. 

Panel and Workshops: Sat 3 August 10am-1pm with follow-up session Saturday 10 August 10am-12noon.

Cost: FULL $20 | CONC $15 Exhibition admission free

Bookings: Please click here

Exhibition Opening:  Wed 21 August 6-8pm.

Exhibition: Thurs 22 August-Saturday 14 September.

This project is part of Craft Cubed, the Festival of the Handmade. 


Past Workshops


Advanced Composting, Worm Farming and Bokashi workshop, 15 May 2019

Join our workshop (run by Cultivating Communities) to answer all your home compost, worm farm or bokashi related questions.

We can help troubleshoot any problems you may have and help guide you on your organic recycling journey.

You will find out about the science of composting, learn tips on how to recycle your household food waste and organic waste into a rich fertiliser for your garden and see the systems in action!

Please note parts of this workshop will be outdoors, please dress suitably.



Beginners Composting, Worm Farming and Bokashi workshop, 21 and 27 June

This workshop will help provide you with all the information you need to set up and maintain a compost bin, worm farm and bokashi system at home. Come along and learn how to turn your waste into a valuable resource for your garden!



Free Nature Play For Little Ones (Ages 4-8), 11 April 2019

Celebrate Nature Play Week and explore part of our local environment with your little one these school holidays. Join our expert Early Learning Environmental Educators who will demonstrate activities to guide you and your little ones as you stop and look closely at nature. 

Walking through the landscape we will encourage children to stop and examine closely vegetation, earth, logs, leaves etc. We show them how to use a simple method to harvest minibeasts from the environment for even closer examination with a magnifying cup and to translate their observations into drawings if they wish. Along the way we reference the important role indigenous plants play in providing habitat and food.

For ages 4-7 years. Each child must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. 

The event is near Mordialloc Creek area. A map will be provided upon registration.

Wear appropriate closed toe footwear, and bring a hat, sunscreen and water.

'We all are connected to nature and to our communities in some way or another. These connections begin in early childhood and are cultivated through joyful encounters that inspire wonder and curiosity'  Excerpt from the EcoCentre website.

 Note : This event is for City of Kingston residents.



Kingston and Bayside Solar Forum, 27 March 2019

220 attended to hear from a panel of experts, including a Q&A session, from Solar Victoria, Moreland Energy Foundation and The Clean Energy Council.

Click here to view presentation.

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FREE Movie Screening 'The Clean Bin Project', 26 February 2019

A film about light- hearted competition between couple Jen and Grant who each strive to shake off consumerism and produce the least rubbish.  



FREE Community Waste Presentation and Transfer Station Tour, 5 March 2019

A presentation on Kingston’s recycling, garbage and garden organics. The presentation included a visit to the CopperRock transfer station. 



Local Food Summit : Ideas into Action, November 14 2018

Another 75 people came together to formulate projects on the following topics:

The conversations on these topics are continuing via the Kingston Food Summit Group (www.facebook.com/groups/kingstonfood



Declutter Your Home with advice from Tanya Lewis EcoOrganiser, 4 October 2018

How to Ethically Declutter and turn clutter into opportunities

Ecologically-aware organiser and author Tanya Lewis challenges us to rethink consumption, turn chaos into opportunities and free ourselves from the vicious clutter cycle to regain control over our time and space. Tanya Lewis is on a mission to prove that being organised needn’t cost the earth. Her approach and practical tips will help you discover the things you really need, and want - and make it easier for you to find them in your home.

Tanya's emphasis is on regaining control over our time and space by using mindful consumption. Before we buy anything, she challenges us to think about the following questions: do I really need it? Will I use it? When I'm finished with it, how can I dispose of it?

Reminding us of the link between over-consumption and clutter, Tanya's workshops are based on a series of practical, helpful principles to help us live a richer, happier life.



Food Summit Workshop, 6 August 2018

Over 75 people joined the Transition Kingston Local Food Summit to discuss the challenges of growing and producing food locally. Local leaders in food, including Edithvale Community GreengrocerFareShare and Growing GREEN Thumbs shared their experiences on how to grow and expand local food options in Kingston. City of Kingston is proud to support local leaders in an effort to grow Kingston’s food future together.

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Disclaimer: 

City of Kingston’s sustainability workshops are open to anyone who is physically fit and able to participate in the workshop/activity. Any health concerns or allergies that may negatively impact the participant must be disclosed to the City of Kingston prior to the workshop.

Minors (under 18 years) must be accompanied by an adult and disclosed to the City of Kingston staff at the time of booking to assess the suitability of minors to attend the workshop.
Please note the information presented during the workshops are intended only as a guide as to the topic and the matters discussed.

By registering you certify that you are physically able to participate in this activity.