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Events & Activities


The 2016 Sustainability Events program for January to June is outlined in the Get Involved brochure. View the remaining events below. 


Sustainability Events Brochure: Get Involved: July - December 2016


Are You In The Know About Your Home's Energy?

Is not understanding where you are using the most power around your home costing you more than you think on each power bill? Do you need assistance on how to read your power bill?

Come and join in this conversation style energy 101 workshop created to help you understand where you use power in your home. You’ll be interested to see the small changes you can make around the home to decrease your power bills and learn more about the basics of solar hot water.

There will be plenty of question time at the end to get all your specifics answered, so make sure to put this date in your diary.

Thursday 28 July

6:15pm for 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Lane Cove Library

Register online.


Indira Naidoo: Create Your Own Edible Garden

Want to start your own edible garden but think you don’t have the space or the time? Small garden specialist and author of the best-selling books ‘The Edible Balcony’ and ‘The Edible City’, Indira Naidoo, is coming to Lane Cove to show you how to start your own veggie patch. No space is too small; no gardener too inexperienced.

Indira grew 70 kilograms of produce on her 13th floor, 20 square metre balcony and so can you.

Indira’s garden talk and workshop will be crammed with planting advice and pest control tips. She’ll also share some of her delicious recipes.

Wednesday 17 August

6:15pm for 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Cove Room, Lane Cove Civic Centre

Register online.


MKR's Helena & Vikki: Love Your Leftovers Cooking Demo

Join Helena and Vikki from Channel 7’s popular cooking television show My Kitchen Rules as they demonstrate just how easy it is to prepare and cook recipes that minimise food waste.

Helena and Vikki will teach you how to use different parts of the one ingredient for multiple recipes that are inventive and delicious.
You’ll get to taste the different creations and discover new ideas to help incorporate all the leftover bits and pieces that tend to be left in the fridge each week!

Monday 22 August

6:15pm for 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Living and Learning Centre
180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove  

Register online.



Spring Seasonal Planting Workshop

Join ABC radio’s horticulturalist Meredith Kirton as she takes you
through the easy, practical steps to get your garden ready for growing
your favourite spring and summer menu items.

This workshop will show you a nature-based approach towards growing delicious, organic foods and creating a nutrient-rich potting mix.

Not only will you learn how and what to grow this spring, you will get
to taste some of the plants growing in the FoodFaith garden and take
home some seasonal seedlings to get you growing!

Saturday 3 September

10:00am - 12:00pm

Waterview Community Centre

314 Burns Bay Road, Lane Cove

Register online.



Kid's Music and Dance Class 

Come along and join in the fun of this school holiday music session
filled with drumming, dance and theatre. Run by Junkyard Beats,
this funky rhythm group will teach children how they can transform
ordinary household items into extraordinary musical instruments. Suitable for children aged 7 – 12 years old.

Wednesday 5 October

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Synergy Youth Centre

8 Little Street, Lane Cove

Register online.



Clothes Swap Party

Have you grown out of some of your favourite clothes? Or maybe you have
a pile at home that you just never wear because your style has changed?

Come along for some guilt-free shopping as part of National Recycling
Week. Get rid of clothes taking up your precious cupboard space and
collect some new, pre-loved clothes for free!

You will be given buttons as your currency depending on how many
items you bring. Please arrive at check-in time and hand over your
clothes for us to “set up show”! Remember the golden rule of quality
– only bring items you’d happily give to a friend.

Saturday 12 November

Check in at 10:30am, event 11:00am - 12:00pm

Lane Cove Civic Centre, 48 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Register online.



DIY Pickling and Preserving Workshop

Pickling and preserving are age old practices to sustainably keeping food
and reduce household waste. This workshop is interactive, hands-on fun
and based on the principle of sustainable eating.

You will learn how to pickle and preserve your favourite seasonal fruits and vegetables and enjoy them all year long. We will have a little Christmas twist on this workshop so you can create goodies to give as pressies and take home the knowledge to continue creating your own.

Monday 5 December

6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Living and Learning Centre

180 Longueville Road, Lane Cove

Register online.


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In Your Own Time...

Lane Cove Library has its very own Sustainable Community Collection to help inspire you to live more sustainably. The collection includes books, DVDs and magazines and with more items being added to the collection all the time you’ll be sure to find something of interest to you.