Sustainable Homes

Workshops and Events in 2017/18

We run eight free workshops each year to build your skills and inspire you to live more sustainably at home. Keep an eye on this page for upcoming workshops!

Workshop and Tour LaTrobe Wildlife Sanctuary

Do you dream of a relaxing garden with low maintenance indigenous plants, butterflies and native bees buzzing gently while you read a book, or watch your children explore as they become mini scientists? Come and learn how you can achieve this at your home. The Cities of Banyule and Darebin are providing 50 lucky residents with a free workshop to learn about Gardening for Biodiversity, as well as a guided tour of the LaTrobe Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can learn about local wildlife and relax in a peaceful indigenous landscape. With your new knowledge you can impress your friends with facts about possums, bats and echidnas.

Saturday 25 November, 10am till 1pm

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle and wear closed shoes and long pants.


For detailed directions: Directional map - LaTrobe

For more information on the Sanctuary: LaTrobe Sanctuary Website

If you have any questions about the tour or workshop, please email Sustainable Communities Coordinator

Bookings: via Eventbrite

For more information

Waterwatch - Free Training

Woman wading through creek

Connect with your creek – join others in becoming a Waterwatch volunteer

Do you love taking a stroll down the Merri, Edgars or Darebin Creeks and find these green corridors an oasis from the hustle and bustle? Why not give back to our creeks and help monitor the health of our waterways by becoming a Waterwatch citizen scientist!
Merri Creek Management Committee and Waterwatch are hosting a FREE training session for new Waterwatch volunteers this November.

This is a FREE training workshop, but registrations are essential. Register your spot at Merri Creek Management Committee today or email
Julia at Merri Creek Management Committee

Lunch is provided so please let us know any dietary requirements when registering.
TIME: 10am-3:30pm
DATE: Friday 24 November 2017
WHERE: Darebin Parklands Environment Centre, end of Separation St, Alphington (map here)

This workshop is proudly supported by the City of Darebin

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