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Hume City Council recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the municipality and acknowledges the Gunung Willam Balluk of the Wurundjeri as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Council embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia's identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Gunung Willam Balluk and to Elders past and present. UPCOMING EVENTS To help save paper, let us know if you would like to receive Live Green News by email only. Feedback and contributions are welcome and can be emailed to environment@hume.vic.gov.au or call 9205 2200. hume.vic.gov.au/livegreen This newsletter is printed on Revive 100% recycled paper BOOK NOW hume.vic.gov.au/livegreenworkshops 9205 2473 MARCH Climate Citizen Science 1pm–3pm, Friday 1 March Broadmeadows Library 1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows 1pm–3pm, Saturday 2 March Craigieburn Library 75–95 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn 1pm–3pm, Sunday 3 March Sunbury Youth and Library Centre 51–53 Evans St, Sunbury Get informed to respond to extreme heat through an understanding of the factors influencing the local urban microclimate such as design features, greenery and materials. Register at citizenscienceproject.org.au Plant Identification 7pm–8.30pm, Thursday 7 March Broadmeadows Library 1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows Join Council's Urban Biodiversity Officer to learn the basics of plant identification. Learn more about Hume's amazing native plants. Brought to you by the Libraries After Dark program. humelibraries.vic.gov.au/whatson A Mighty Force film screening 6.30pm–8pm, Thursday 28 March Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows 1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows A joint film screening with Hume Climate Action Now and Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Sunbury. This 30-minute documentary captures the power and passion of people taking extraordinary action to stop Adani from building one of the biggest coal mines in the world and threatening our water, our climate and our Great Barrier Reef. A community organiser from ACF will be speaking about the latest developments in the campaign to Stop Adani. A discussion/ Q&A will follow. APRIL Homestead Community Garden Open Day Saturday 27 April Homestead Community and Learning Centre 30 Whiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park Come along for a gardening workshop, kids activities and seasonal food. MAY Gardening with Native Plants 7pm– 8.30pm, Thursday 9 May Broadmeadows Library 1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows Join Council's Urban Biodiversity Officer to learn how you can use native plants in your garden and create habitat for wildlife in Hume. ONGOING EVENTS Beeswax Wrap-making Workshops 1pm–3pm, Saturday 23 March Broadmeadows Library 1093 Pascoe Vale Rd, Broadmeadows 10.30pm–12.30pm, Saturday 27 April Sunbury Youth and Library Centre 51–53 Evans Street Sunbury 5.30pm-7.30pm, Thursday 2 May Tullamarine Library, 58 Spring Street, Tullamarine 1pm–3pm,Saturday 11 May Craigieburn Library 75–95 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn Trying to reduce your plastic use? Replacing cling wrap with reuseable beeswax wraps is easy and you can make your own in this hands-on workshop presented by Hume Enviro Champion Petra Chambers. Tullamarine Food Swaps 1–2pm, Wednesday 27 March, 24 April and 22 May Tullamarine Library 58 Spring Street, Tullamarine. Meet other locals keen on fruit and veg gardening. Bring your excess fruit and veg, herbs, seedlings, seeds and eggs to share. If your patch is currently bare or new to food growing, no worries! All are welcome.

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