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HUME CITY COUNCIL LIVE GREEN NEWS Hume's Sustainability Newsletter Winter 2016 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. Live Green FREE Winter 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 BOOK NOW livegreenworkshops 9205 2473 Free workshops and activities to help you save money, help the environment and live green. Regular events Hume Home Harvest @ Craigieburn Library 12pm-1pm, Wednesdays: 15 June, 20 July, 17 August Craigieburn Library 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn Bring along excess seeds, seedlings, cuttings, herbs, vegies or fruit from your garden to swap with other local home gardeners. No bookings required. June Hume Energy Savers Program 12.45pm-1.30pm Thursday 2 June Seminar room 4, Hume Global Learning Centre – Broadmeadows 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows Come along to a special session about free home energy upgrades available through the Hume Energy Savers program. Cut the cost of your energy bills 6pm-7.30pm, Thursday 2 June Tullamarine Library 58 Spring Street, Tullamarine Simple and low cost ways you can reduce your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home. Energy-saving giveaways too! Reconciliation Week Planting 10am-1pm, Thursday 2 June Broadmeadows Town Park Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows (Melway 6 G7) Celebrate the strong connection of Indigenous people to country by planting edible wildflowers and fibre-producing grasses. Free pizza lunch. World Environment Day 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 5 June Sunbury Landcare Kismet Creek, corner of Elizabeth Drive and Prendergast Road (Melway 362 C12) Sunbury Landcare and Hume's Sustainability Taskforce invite the community to plant a special wildlife habitat. Free BBQ lunch. Clever composting 10.30am-12pm, Saturday 18 June Craigieburn Library 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn Turn kitchen food scraps and garden clippings into nutrient rich compost. The wonders of wildflowers 10am-2pm, Friday 24 June Merri Creek Horne Street, Campbellfield (Melway 7 J8) Wonderful wildflowers and groundcovers planting. Free BBQ lunch. Back to Blind Creek 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 26 June Friends of Blind Creek - Enter off Fullwood Drive, Sunbury (Melway 381 H1) Parking in Fullwood Dr or Longmire Crt Create wildlife habitat and reduce erosion along the creek bank. Free BBQ lunch. July Friends of Sacred Kingfisher planting 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 17 July Moonee Ponds Creek Broadmeadows Deviation Road Westmeadows (6 B7) Fancy up a footpath with indigenous seedlings. Follow it up with a free BBQ lunch. Create a habitat corridor 10am-2pm Friday 22 July Merri Creek Horne Street, Campbellfield (7 J8) Pretty up a parkand and create a habitat corridor for local wildlife. Free BBQ lunch. Fruit tree pruning 11am-1pm, Saturday 16 July Trentham Drive Reserve, 22 Trentham Drive Gladstone Park (6 A12) Learn top tips and practise your pruning technique in this hands-on workshop. Grow your own gourmet mushrooms 10.30am-12.00pm, Saturday 23 July, Craigieburn Library 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn Growing mushrooms at home is fun and it's easier than you think – we'll show you how! Friends of Blind Creek planting 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 24 July End of Kerrie Court, Sunbury (382 A2) Create a pretty creek embankment, and then munch on a free BBQ lunch. National Tree Day 10am-3pm, Sunday 31 July, Malcolm Creek Featherpark Way, Craigieburn (386 G2) Plant hundreds of wildflowers around Craigieburn's iconic River Red Gum. Free vegan lunch. August Friends of Holden Flora Reserve planting 10am-12.30pm, Saturday 13 August Jackon's Hill, end of Hammersmith Court Sunbury (382 G10) Glam up a garden bed at the top of Jackson's Hill. Free BBQ lunch. Friends of Upper Moonee Ponds Creek planting 12.30pm-3pm, Sunday 14 August The Tarnuk - Enter via Koala Crescent, Westmeadows (5 J6) Create a wildflower wonderland at the Tarnuk. Free Devonshire tea. Beginner's vegie growing 6.00pm-7.45pm, Thursday 18 August Sunbury Library, 44 Macedon St, Sunbury Learn vegie garden basics and be introduced to easy to grow vegies. Friends of Emu Bottom Wetlands Corridors of Green planting 10am-12.30pm, Sunday 21 August Homestead Way, Sunbury (use the walkway to the Reserve) (362 G6) Restore a section of the wetlands. Free BBQ lunch. Friends of Malcolm Creek and Grasslands planting Sunday 28 August, 10am to 12.30pm Elsternwick Way, Craigieburn (near Westerfolds Loop) (387 B6) Restore native reeds and grasses creek side. Free BBQ lunch.

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