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    Being Sustainable Mini Expo

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    10:00am – 10:15am – Welcome & Registration

    Light Refreshments from REAL in Port Campbell

    10:15am – 11:15am - Straw Bale Vegie Gardening with Kylie Treble

    No garden? No problem! Learn how to start a vegie patch in a straw bale!

    Straw bale vegie gardens are perfect for people who:

    • live in a rental property,
    • don’t have the cash for raised garden beds or
    • want to get growing while you plan a more permanent setup.

    Straw bale vegie gardening gives you:

    • the ability to place an instant garden wherever the sun shines
    • a way to avoid poorly draining, hard-to-work or diseased soil
    • a far less labour-intensive gardening experience, eliminating digging and weeding

    Join us in this hands-on demonstration as Kylie shows us through the ins and outs of constructing and growing vegetables in straw bales.

    11:20am – 12:30pm - Pollinator Friendly Gardens with Dr Anna Carrucan

    Do you want your garden full of pollinators?  

    Do you want to enjoy some of these great benefits in your garden:

    • The sound of buzzing bees
    • Watching butterflies and dragonflies fly around
    • Pollination of your fruit and vegetables
    • Biodiversity
    • Ecosystem health
    • Biological control of “pest” insects

    Thought about getting into honeybees but don’t have the money to invest in a beehive or the time to manage that hive.

    Join us in this presentation as Anna discusses the basics of pollination along with sharing tips to get pollinators into your garden including native bees.

    12:30pm – 1:15pm – Lunch Break

    BYO or support one of the local businesses

    1:15pm – 2:45pm – Reduce Your Home Energy Costs with Natasha Mills

    Are you looking for ways to reduce your energy use and costs?

    Or making some small adjustments to your house to improve the energy efficiency?

    Join us in this workshop as Natasha will:

      • explore how to reduce your energy use and your energy costs in the home (also relevant for small businesses)
      • demonstrate how to use home energy and water saving audit kits (can be borrowed from the library)
      • share how to access grants and rebates to make your house more energy efficient
      • discuss how much more efficient things like draught proofing, windows, insulation, heat pump hot water systems and split system units are
      • discuss the possibilities of moving away from gas

      Natasha can also review your electricity bills, so bring them along and she will see if you could be getting a better deal.

      About the presenter’s

      Kylie Treble – the Place of Wonder & REAL

      Kylie is a horticulturist, chef, gardener and owner of REAL and Place of Wonder in Port Campbell.

      Kylie shares her knowledge of food preparation and edible gardening based upon sustainable intentions, observation, personal responsibility, environmental respect and above all diversity.

      www.theplaceofwonder.com.au www.realpizzapastasalads.com.au

      Dr Anna Carrucan - BUUKAAR WAARUUNG Boutique Apiary & Artisan Honey

      Anna is a second generation beekeeper with a PhD in botany and a wealth of knowledge about the environment, pollinators and hive management.

      Anna shares her knowledge of plants, flora, ecology, science, communication and educating about the intricate interconnectedness of gardens, farms, ecology, pollination and the environment.

      buukaarwaaruung.com.au

      Natasha Mills

      Natasha coordinates the Port Fairy Repair Café and is also the Environmental Consultant and Sustainability Communicator & Educator Energy Efficiency Officer at Moyne Shire Council.


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