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Workshops and Events in 2018/19

We run eight free workshops each year to build your skills and inspire you to live more sustainably at home. Save money, time and the planet with innovative ideas from knowledgable experts.

There are no events currently scheduled. See below for examples of events that have been run in the past.




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 in November.

By becoming a Waterwatch volunteer you’ll learn how to collect water quality data, conduct habitat assessments and identify aquatic macroinvertebrates (water bugs). Long-term data from this program assists with monitoring waterway health and helps identify problems in our creeks.

Never collected water quality data before? No worries! No previous experience is needed to become a Waterwatch volunteer and you will be provided with all the necessary monitoring equipment, technical support and advice along the way. You’ll also be connected with existing Waterwatch groups so you can put your new skills to use by conducting regular water quality assessments with fellow Waterwatch volunteers.

Join the Development of the Newton Street Community Garden


Do you live in the East Preston area? Have you ever wanted to grow your own food? Is your yard not big enough for a veggie patch? Or do you want to find other like-minded people to share experiences and knowledge with?

Darebin City Council, in partnership with 3000acres and Span Community House Inc., invite you to take part in designing the Newton Street Community Garden.

This project aims to transform an underutilised piece of land into a great community space - where you’ll be welcomed to share your knowledge, develop new skills and meet new people.

On Thursday 15th of November 2018 we held an afternoon tea and to provide input into the design of the garden. This included contributing to the look and feel of the garden, what will be planted and the design of a sign.

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