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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. Merrifield Market FOURTH SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, 28 SEPTEMBER, 26 OCTOBER, 23 NOVEMBER 9AM–1.30PM Merrifield Neighbourhood Park St Georges Blvd, Mickleham Connecting your community, the Merrifield market is a destination to enjoy family entertainment, arts and crafts and the freshest local produce. Sustainability and community stallholders welcome. Craigieburn Community Garden Open Day SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER, 11AM–2PM Hamilton Street Reserve, Craigieburn (behind the Guides Hall) Want to get involved in the Craigieburn Community Garden? This Open Day is the perfect opportunity to meet other gardeners and share some lunch. Featuring a workshop – Introduction to Permaculture Design. All welcome. Hume Seniors Festival 2019 Spring Gardening SAT 19 OCTOBER, 10.30AM-NOON Sunbury Library Join gardening consultant Kaye Roberts- Palmer and learn how to keep your vegie patch healthy, care for your fruit trees and deal with spring pests. Free event, Bookings essential on 9356 6970 Rural Landscape Tour SUNDAY 27 OCTOBER, 10AM-4PM Apex Park Sunbury Visit some of the best loved private and public places in Hume. Tour, film and lunch provided so please book ahead. EVENTS Bring your bills day THURS 19 SEPTEMBER, 10AM–2PM Broadmeadows Community Hub 182 Widford St, Broadmeadows Still reeling from excessive winter energy bills? Having trouble resolving a dispute with your energy or water retailer? Have your bills assessed by experts who can help you change providers and receive discount entitlements. Book your spot at or call us on 9205 2473. 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 or call 9205 2200. This newsletter is printed on ecoStar+ 100% Recycled Silk Regenerative agriculture field day SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 10AM–3PM Ray-Monde Deux 250 Dalrymple Road, Sunbury Are you looking to improve the productivity of your property through a more holistic approach? An approach that keeps water in the landscape, improves soil health and increases biodiversity? Two guest presenters will provide insights from their first-hand experiences. Common Myna control community information session WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, 6PM-8.30PM Sunbury Neighbourhood House 531 Elizabeth Drive, Sunbury Common Myna are an introduced bird that has become a pest across Melbourne. Alister Clark Memorial Rose Garden working bees FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH. 4 OCTOBER, 1 NOVEMBER, 9AM–1PM. Cnr Green St and Bulla Rd, Bulla. Contact Helen Curtain 9205 2306 Help our rose garden to bloom. Calling all green thumbs to help with the maintenance and development of this important garden. Everyone is welcome. Just BYO gloves, boots, willing hands and lunch/morning tea to share. Common Mynas are causing the decline of many native birds in urban areas. Two guest presenters will discuss control programs. Light refreshments provided. Harvest Sunbury and Little Green Thumbs LAST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 28 SEPTEMBER, 26 OCTOBER, 30 NOVEMBER, 10AM ONWARDS Sunbury Community Garden Corner Rolling Meadows Drive and Highgrove Drive, Goonawarra Growing excess produce in your vegie patch? Bring along fruit, veg, eggs, honey, seedlings, seeds, and a plate to share. Kids can have fun too with the Little Green Thumbs children's gardening club.

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