Sustainable Homes

Home-Made and Hands-On

Don't throw it away - preserve it, fix it or mend it! This page provides information and resources related to the revival and celebration of traditional skills which reduce consumption and divert produce and goods from the rubbish pile!


CAE Melbourne
CAE Melbourne offers short courses spanning a range of topics including craft (crochet, knitting, mosaic, glass, paper and more), carpentry (make your own wood fired oven), and food (seafood, vegetarian, cupcakes and macaroons, sausage making, pasta making, jams and preserves, and more!)

CERES offer a range of short courses and workshops covering topics including seed saving, seasonal cooking, cheese making, fruit tree maintenance, caring for chooks, bee keeping, preserving food, renewable energy at home, electric bike conversions, mosaic craft, and other interesting topics.


Darebin City Council’s Annual Homemade Food and Wine Festival
Each year, the City of Darebin celebrates food traditions and sustainable food practices with a program of seminars, workshops, displays and homemade food and wine competitions.

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