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Our environment team is available to deliver workshops, answer questions and provide advice on a range of topics surrounding our local environment.

Composting and Worm Farm giveaway bonanza!* 

With Spring just around the corner, we are holding FREE Composting and Worm Farm workshops for residents.  An opportunity to learn how to make 'A Grade dirt' for your garden.
 
As a bonus, each registered workshop participant will be able to receive a FREE compost bin or working worm farm to take home.
 
Improve the health of your garden and deter nasty garden pests.  Instead of wasting valuable garden and food scraps by throwing into the bin, reuse this resource and turn it into your own 100% locally grown dirt which will make your garden, vegetables and flowers thrive.
 
Sunday 17 September, 2017   
Where: Discovery Centre, Madeline St, Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Worm farming workshop     10am - 12noon
Composting workshop         1pm - 3.30pm
             
Bookings are essential for these workshops and spaces are limited. Email GT@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone 4227 7111 to make a booking.
*Limit of one compost bin or worm farm per household.  The FREE compost or worm farm giveaway is only applicable to Wollongong City Council residents who have not received a free one already from prior workshops.
 
Discovery Centre
A world of discovery awaits students and residents open to learning the many lessons that nature provides.
 
Detailed school programs are available designed to meet the needs of early childhood through to tertiary aged students. 
 
Children will enjoy a sensory experience through games, songs and movement as they participate in fun programs including Compost Creatures and Captain Compost, the Magic Leaf Hunt or perhaps the Jungle and Desert Puppets.
 
Older students may be interested to uncover the mysteries of Aquatic Interactions with Terrestrial Environments, The Ghost of Courtney Puckey or To Dinosaurs and Beyond. 
Make sure you visit the Discovery Centre soon. 
 
To find out more, visit the Botanic Garden's website

Green Team - Mobile Waste Education 

If your community group or school would like to request a workshop on composting, worm farming, bokashi compost, no dig gardening, chickens in your backyard, love food hate waste, green cleaning or to organise a tour of our landfill site, contact the Green Team: email GT@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or call us on (02) 4227 7111. 

Greenhouse Park 

Are you part of a local organisation or company looking for your next team building or inspirational event, and want a unique experience? Greenhouse Park offers an interactive and hands on experience which gets back to nature.  Contact Mike McKeon to find out more: email mmckeon@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 4227 7111.

 

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