Eden Gardens are turning inspiration into action with a Sustainability Weekend outside in their award-winning gardens from 9th to 11th April 2021.
There will be plenty of green ideas, open-air films, Q&A’s, small workshops, exclusive talks, demos, COVID Safe eco outdoor marketplace, & vegan food & drink options!
“Our vision is that we can be a place people can come and be inspired to live better: expert speakers, inspiring films, fantastic products at our Green Markets, all woven together with plants. The place where dreams meet action and enablement”, says curator Meredith Kirton.
“I hope Eden Gardens can provide a platform for everyone to understand sustainability issues better… and be better gardeners and global citizens.”
If you’ve been motivated to change your LIFE habits, but need the knowledge and confidence to act, now is your chance to connect with eco-warriors and learn from experts.
This event has something for everyone, from kids to corporates, hippies to iGens, Boomers to Gen Z’s; they aim to make environmental responsibility mainstream. So join the regeneration.
The Green Film Festival will show a variety of inspiring movies under the stars, including the incredible 2040, the Biggest Little Farm and kids’ classics FernGully: The Last Rainforest and Wall-E. Also on the bill:
- Workshops include how to make your own fermented drinks and kraut, DIY natural cleaning products, discovering healing herbs and how to make tisanes and tinctures.
- For the kids, they have mud pies, mini worm farms, insect hotels and games.
- A comprehensive program of activities covers topics such as creating a backyard oasis for wildlife, how to design a resilient garden for our changing climate, and how to grow your own produce in small spaces. There will be free walks and talks throughout the weekend.
- Artisans and bespoke producers coming with everything from organic cleaning products to local honey – you can even watch a spinning demonstration using natural fibres from hemp, bamboo and banana leaves.
The Green Film Festival and Sustainability Market integrate community groups with those hungry for knowledge. Special events such as after opening hour’s films, tours, workshops and lunches can be booked on Eventbrite here.
Friday 9th April: Sustainable Business Day
Exclusive Business only bookings made with [email protected]
– 10 am-11 am – Kids worm farm building workshop
-1pm-2pm – Terrarium workshop
– 2 pm-4 pm – Green cleaning workshop
-3 pm-4 pm – Office plant care workshop
-3 pm-4 pm – Budding Business: Behind the lemonade stand kids workshop
– 4 pm-5.40 pm – Movie screening: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power
Saturday 10th April: Sustainable Community Day – Open to Everyone
– 9 am-9.45 am – Bird watching walk
– 10 am-11 am – Bird feeding talk and hands-on demo
TBC – Tool Sharpening Bookings [email protected]
-9.30am-3:30pm – Sustainability marketplace
– 10am-11am – Weeds Wander – Feed for free
– 10am – 12pm – Healing Herbs Workshop
– 11am-12pm – Woven and wonderful nests and cocoons
-11am-4.30pm – Various sustainability film screenings – Free
– 1.30pm-2.30pm – Possum box making
– 2pm-4pm – Natural skin care workshop
– 3pm-4pm – Native bee talk – Free
– 4pm-5pm – Insect hotel workshop
-5.30pm-7pm – Movie screening: 2040
– 8pm-9.30pm – Movie screening – The Biggest Little Farm
Sunday 11th April: Sustainable Family Day – Open to Everyone
– 9.15 am-10.15 am – Kids mud pie making
– 9.30am-11am – Crop Swap TBC
– 9:30 am-11.30 am – Healing herbs workshop
– 10.30 am-11.30 am- The Lorax storytelling and seed sowing
– 11 am-4.30 pm – Various free sustainability film screenings
– 11 am-12 pm – ‘The Grevilleas Are Laughing’ Talk by Brian Roach
– 12 pm-1 pm – Tim’s talks at 12 – Plots in pots
– 12 pm – 2 pm – Natural Cleaning Products from the Garden
– 12 pm-1 pm – Small Bird Habitat Talk with Bev Debrincat from The Habitat
– 1pm-2pm – Beeswax wraps workshop
– 1.30 pm-2.30 pm – Conservation Kids Talk – Encouraging wildlife in backyards
– 2:30pm-4:30pm – Fermenting workshop
– 2:30pm-3:30pm – Teas and Tisanes
– 2.30pm-3.30pm – Seed bomb-making for kids
– 2.30pm-3.30pm – Possum nest making
– 4 pm-5 pm – Kids games in the Gardens
– 5.30 pm – 7.15 pm – Movie screening: Fern Gully; The Last Rainforest
– 7.30pm-9pm – Movie Screening: Wall-E
They will also be collecting donations to Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets, an organisation that gives youth in crisis a chance to recover by providing them with the opportunity to gain skills and confidence to make a change in their own lives.
Gather gently – live joyously. Social distancing is easy in their open green garden spaces.
Visit their website www.edengardens.com.au for an update of everything that’s coming up.
Address: 307 Lane Cove Road (Cnr Fontenoy Road), Macquarie Park
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