Greening our Future Events
Council runs a six monthly series of FREE environmental sustainability events, designed to help residents live more sustainably. A variety of topics are offered to help people reduce their environmental impact and actively enhance the biodiversity and amenity of our local environment.
The next series is currently being confirmed and will be released in July, please check back shortly for details.
National Tree Day 2019
Wittenberg Reserve, Frankston
Date / Time:
Sunday 28th July, 2019
10am - 12pm
Register via the Planet Ark website: www.planetark.org
This site connected to Robinsons Park is an important conservation area and supports a diverse range of Frankston’s rare Flora and fauna species. The area acts as a stepping stone for wildlife moving between larger bushland areas such as Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve and Langwarrin Flora and Fauna reserve. Stepping stone patches of habitat are essential to help reduce the negative effects of fragmentation in our natural landscapes.
- Sausage Sizzle and refreshments provided.
- Please wear warm clothing, sturdy shoes, waterproof jacket and a hat
- What to bring: Just yourself, gardening gloves optional. No tools necessary.
'Food for Thought' with Matthew Evans - Event Recap
While our other upcoming events are in the planning stage, we would like to share the following recap on the Food for Thought event, and some of Matthew Evans’ recipes.
World Environment Day 2019 was marked in Frankston with the 'Food For Thought Mini Fair' in early June. Matthew Evans, the Gourmet Farmer of SBS fame and Fat Pig Farm in Tasmania, inspired the sold out crowd with personal stories and great tips on using up all the food you spend your hard earned cash to buy. Plus a few reasons why it matters to the environment, as well as our hip pockets.
With his focus on reducing food waste, Matthew gave an entertaining cooking demonstration, showing how you can use up all of your vegetables like silverbeet, beetroots, radishes – leaves, stalks and all – not just the bits you thought you needed. Download his recipes for 'Bin Greens Soup and Silverbeet Stalk Gratin' in the Related Documents on this page.
Matthew's talk was followed by a Mini Fair, with stalls showing a myriad of ways we can reduce waste in our everyday lives, just by thinking a bit about what we do and how we do it.
Fresh new ideas and old school solutions were order of the day. Displays by local eco businesses, farmers’ market stalls and volunteers showcased items such as re-usable produce bags for fruit and veggies and biodegradable alternatives to plastic everyday items. There was also plenty of information on composting, recycling and waste services, community gardens and other volunteer groups.
Practical demonstrations were also popular, such as how to make beeswax wraps (alternatives to plastic cling wrap) and how to use a bokashi bin to compost food scraps when you have a small garden or live in an apartment.
If you missed it, we’ll include some of these topics in EnviroNews stories and other Greening Our Future events.
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
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