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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. 

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Art and Flower Festival

Complete our fun and easy nature trail quiz at the Wildflower Art and Garden Festival this Sunday 28 August for your chance to win a family Taronga Zoo annual pass valued at $270*!

Visit the Loving Living Ku-ring-gai stall near Caley's Pavilion to participate – as well as for advice on how you can be more sustainable and look after our Ku-ring-gai environment.

When: Sunday 28 August, 9.00am - 4.00pm

Where: Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Muogamarra wildflower walk - BOOKED OUT

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

Introduction to solar power and battery storage

This session is a must for anyone considering a solar power system to ensure you get the best value for your home

When: Wednesday 7 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Where: Council Chambers, Gordon

The ecology of urban ecosystems: can nature thrive in cities?

Associate Professor Dieter Hochuli from the University of Sydney discusses the ecology of Sydney, past, present and future.

When: Thursday 8 September, 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Where: Council Chambers, Gordon

Bushcare's Major Day Out

Celebrate this national day of action for bushland! We're holding a Banksia propagation workshop where you'll learn how to propagate and take home your very own banksia

When: Sunday 11 September 10.00am - 1.00pm

Where: Ku-ring-gai Nursery, St Ives

Welcome bus tour for new residents

Residents new to Ku-ring-gai are invited to join our fun bus tour of local natural wonders, sustainable businesses and community projects

When: Thursday 15 September, 10.00am - 1.00pm

Where: To be advised

Slash your bills-energy efficiency at home

Learn from our energy efficiency expert about the simple things you can do around your house to reduce your energy bills without affecting your lifestyle

When: Wednesday 21 September, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Where: Turramurra Community Hall, Turramurra

Draught-proofing your home: a hands-on workshop

Our building sustainability expert demonstrated how to detect draughts and missing insulation. We will also discuss how to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient all year round

When: Sunday 25 September, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Where: To be advised

Ride2work day: free brekky for riders

Whether your ride to work regularly or are thinking about it, your are welcome at our free brekky event! Learn about Ku-ring-gai's cycle routes and our plans to support cyclists

When: Wednesday 12 October, 6.30am - 8.30am

Where: Gordon Recreational Reserve, Gordon

Introduction to Bushcare and WH&S talk

An informative welcome to all new volunteers and those wishing to find out more about the Bushcare program

When: Sunday 16 October, 9.30am - 11.00am

Where: Council Chambers, Gordon

Bee split viewing morning

Watch the amazing process of splitting the hives of the stingless native bees to help grow local bee numbers

When: Monday 17 October, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Where: Ku-ring-gai Nursery, St Ives

Speed date a sustainability expert

Bring your home renovation plans and designs for advice from Australia's leading sustainable home and garden experts

When: Saturday 22 October, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Where: Ku-ring-gai Town Hall, Pymble

Veggie gardening for balconies and small spaces

Steve Willis will guide you on how to set up a yummy, thriving balcony garden

When: Saturday 29 October, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Where: To be advised

Regenerate Blue Gum High Forest day

Join us for a half day of bush regeneration in the Blue Gum High Forest on Rosedale Road, St Ives

When: Sunday 30 October, 9.00am - 12.00pm

Where: Rosedale Road, St Ives

Productive ponds information session

Learn how you can convert your backyard swimming pool into a natural pond and feed your family

When: Thursday 3 November, 10.00 - 11.30am

Where: Council Chamber, Gordon

Aboriginal cultural bushwalk

This walk through bushland at Roseville Chase will take in Aboriginal rock paintings and some stunning views across Middle Harbour

When: Tuesday 8 November, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Roseville Chase, meeting point to be advised

Water sensitive garden design

The importance of garden design features such as swales and raingardens to slow storm water run-off from your property will be discussed, as well as how to plan and install them

When: Sunday 13 November, 10.00am - 12.30pm

Where: Council Chambers, Gordon

Bush foods discovery walk

Bush foods enthusiast Jake Cassar will lead us on a fascinating walk through local bushland to show just how easy it is to find delicious and nutritious bush foods

When: Saturday 19 November, 10.00am - 12.00pm

Where: Sheldon Forest, meeting point to be advised

Green funerals

Compare the environmental impacts of cremations and burials and learn about eco-friendly coffins, shrouds, natural burials and living legacies

When: Wednesday 30 November, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Where: Council Chambers, Gordon