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Sustainability events in Ku-ring-gai

You can now book your place for our events online. Simply click on the link listed on the event page for each of the events listed below.

You will be presented with the option of registering your details on our booking system, this will make it easier for frequent attendees of our events to book in each time.

If you have any issues using the booking system, please call 9424 0893. 

Solar Bonus Scheme information evening

On 31 December 2016 the NSW Government's Solar Bonus Scheme will cease.In advance of this, NSW solar households on the 60¢ or 20¢ tariff will need to decide if or how they will make changes to the metering of their solar systems.

When: Wednesday 29 June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Where: Council Chambers, Level 3, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon

Prefab and modular housing

Learn how using prefabricated or modular components for your new home or renovation, or perhaps the granny flat in your backyard, could help you reduce costs and promote environmental sustainability.

When: Wednesday 13 July, 6.30pm - 8pm

Where: Gordon Library, Meeting room 1

Chutney-making workshop

Participants will learn how to reduce food waste by turning excess and wonky produce into beautiful chutneys for storing or beautiful gifts. Two different chutney recipes will be shown and there will be lots of tasting along the way.

When: Saturday 16 July, 2pm - 4pm

Where: Council Depot, Pymble

Kombucha and kefir workshop

In this hands-on workshop, we will reconnect and revive the art of fermenting as part of our everyday lives, exploring the benefits and practicalities of making and maintaining kombucha and kefir at home.

When: Saturday 20 August, 1pm - 3.30pm

Where: Council Depot, Pymble

Australian snake fauna

What would you do if you were confronted with a snake? In this presentation Nathan Cooper discusses the variety of snakes found in our local environment, how they fit into nature, and the ever burning question: what to do if you encounter a snake?

When: Thursday 21 July, 7pm - 8pm

Where: Council Chambers, Level 3, 818 Pacific Highway, Gordon

National Tree Day planting

National Tree Day is a wonderful opportunity to do something tangible and good for the environment. Grab your family, friends and gardening gloves for a fun morning capped off with a free sausage sizzle for volunteers.

When: Sunday 31 July, 10am - 1pm

Where: Loyal Henry Park, Roseville

Native plant identification

Learn botanical keywords, how to follow a simple key and to use your senses to identify plants. The talk will be followed by a leisurely walk through the Wildflower Gardens to practice your new skills.

When: Sunday 31 July, 10am - 1pm

Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Introduction to veggie gardening at home

Learn how to grow food in your own backyard! This workshop will cover preparing your vegetable garden bed, planting seeds and natural pest control. You’ll even go home with planted seeds ready for spring planting and summer harvesting

When: Saturday 13 August, 11am - 1pm

Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Hollows as Homes workshop

Learn about the importance of hollows for supporting native wildlife of all sizes, as well as how to identify and register hollows in your area for the Hollows as Homes citizen science project that Ku-ring-gai Council is supporting.

When: Wednesday 24 August, 9.30am – 11.30am

Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Muogamarra wildflower walk

Muogamarra Nature Reserve is open for just six weeks each year to preserve fragile ecosystems and Aboriginal heritage. Join this guided walk through the Reserve's wonderful wildflowers and get a glimpse back into colonial times.

When: Tuesday 30 August, 8.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Cowan