The annual National Sustainable Living Festival (SLF) in Australia has been celebrated for over two decades now. This celebration aims to inspire sustainable practices to safeguard our future in the face of climate change. Yarraville Community Centre is no stranger to these rituals, always integrating environmentally friendly behaviours that have become a part of the daily operations. By incorporating suitable practices into the community centre’s routine, it not only lessens its carbon footprint but contributes to a healthier workplace for all staff and visitors.
In partnership with Maribyrnong Council’s My Smart Garden Program, Yarraville Community Centre is proud to be hosting two FREE events in February to celebrate the Sustainable Living Festival. My Smart Garden is a free sustainable gardening education program, supporting local communities to grow food, shelter their homes from the sun and wind, create homes for native plants and animals, use water wisely and reduce waste. On Saturday 24th February, YCC will host the ‘Perfect Pickling’ workshop. Residents are invited to come along and be shown how fermentation of fruits and vegetables can not only be a great way of preserving foods, but also have health promoting benefits. Then on Sunday 25th February there will be a free Composting workshop where attendees will be shown how to reduce food waste and boost their garden’s health.
These two free events held at the Yarraville Community Centre are an important way to show residents that the little things we do can make a big difference. Join us for a free BBQ following the composting workshop.
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