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MARCH Bring Your Bills Day 11am – 1.30pm, Thursday 2 March Hume Global Learning Centre Broadmeadows, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows Drop in and chat to an independent energy worker to check if you are getting all the energy discounts you might be eligible for, get free advice for reducing your energy use and trouble shoot problems. Free lunch. Sustainable Gardening Masterclass 9am – 3pm, Saturday 4 March Roxburgh Park Homestead Community & Learning Centre 30 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park Kat Lavers will run an interactive Masterclass, demonstrating some great principles of sustainable gardening. Topics include: soil health, water, growing from seed and garden design. You can have questions answered about your garden too! Basic Bike Fixing Workshop 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 18 March Roxburgh Park Homestead Learning and Community Centre 30 Wiltshire Drive, Roxburgh Park Learn tips and tricks from Hume's top bike fixers so you can become your own DIY bike mechanic with just a puncture repair kit, a set of pliers and an adjustable shifter! Free lunch provided. Bring your bike! Earth Hour Event 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Saturday 25 March Westmeadows Community Gardens Toora Drive (corner Redan Court) Westmeadows Free BBQ and film from the Open Source Earth Hour film collection. APRIL Kids Habitat Gardening 1pm – 2.30pm, Thursday 6 April Sunbury Neighbourhood House 531 Elizabeth Drive Sunbury School holiday fun for kids. Native birds, bees and butterflies all need their habitats! Using natural materials, learn how to attract wildlife to your garden. Discover Your Own Backyard 9am – 4pm, Saturday 8 April Meet between the Council Building and the Broadmeadows Town Hall 1079 Pascoe Vale Road Broadmeadows Want to know more about Hume's stunning sites of significance? This bus tour will take you to Mount Ridley Nature Conservation Reserve, the Sunbury Indigenous Ceremonial Rings and a biodiversity walk at Woodlands Historic Park. Bookings essential. BYO lunch. Multi-Tasking Plants 10.30am – 12.30pm, Saturday 29 April Sunbury Community Garden Corner of Rolling Meadows Drive and Highgrove Drive Goonawarra Discover the best multi-purpose plants for your garden. Learn about medicinal plants, plants that clean, plants that provide habitat for native animals. Free lunch. MAY Cut the Cost of Your Winter Energy Bills 6.15pm – 8.00pm, Wednesday 3 May The Age Library Broadmeadows 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows Stop your bills from sky-rocketing this winter, lower your carbon footprint in comfort and save energy at home. Edible Weeds Walk 10am – 12.30pm, Saturday 13 May Broadmeadows Valley Park Meet at Kenley Court Neighbourhood House, 18 Kenley Crt Meadow Heights Discover edible weeds that are safe to eat and learn how to use them. Authors of The Weed Forager's Handbook will take you on a guided walk. Includes a free raffle of the legendary Handbook! Free Autumn Live Green 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 or call 9205 2200. This newsletter is printed on Revive 100% recycled paper Free workshops and activities to help you save money, help the environment and live green. BOOK NOW 9205 2473 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.

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