Green Events Calendar

City of Casey encourages residents to be more sustainable, and in the Green Events calendar there are a wide range of workshops to suit different interests, ages and timetables.

To sign up to receive an emailed or mailed version of the timetable, please contact Customer Service on 9705 5200.

Calendar of Green Events

February

  • World Wetlands Day, evening nature walk
    Date: Thursday 2 February 7.30 pm
    Explore Myuna Farm wetlands. See the colony of Grey-Headed Flying Foxes take flight and identify different animals
  • Compost Correctly
    Date: Saturday 18 February 2017 9.00 am
    Learn how to set up and maintain a compost bin or worm farm at home, includes troubleshooting tips.
  • Ethical Supermarket Tour
    Date: Thursday 23 February 2017 10.00 am
    Join us for a discussion about the impacts of what we buy, and what goes on behind the label. We will then walk to a supermarket and put our knowledge into practice. Lunch and refreshments provided.
  • Pests and Good Garden Companions
    Date: Saturday 25 February 2017 10.00 am
    How to identify pest problems and how to manage them. Introduction to integrated pest management, companion planting and mechanical and biological pest control. Session runs for two hours from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

March

  • Clean Up Australia Day
    Date: Sunday 5 March 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
    Myuna Farm is a 'Clean Up Australia Day' registered site. Join us and enjoy making a difference to the health of your local environment and community!
  • Love Food, Hate Waste
    Date: Monday 6 March 2017 7.00 pm
    Discover how to get the most out of your food in this cooking class with a difference. We will share our best leftover recipes, tips for selecting and storing food so that it tastes better and lasts longer and teach you other handy skills for how to eat well while saving time and money!
  • Gardening in Small Spaces
    Date: Thursday 16 March 2017 10.00 am
    Learn how to design a small garden including building a raised garden bed and using pots and containers. We will cover planting flowers, herbs, veg and fruit options and soil irrigation management.

April

  • Backyard Chooks
    Date: Thursday 6 April 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
    Learn how easy it is to keep chickens in your own backyard.
  • Follow Your Waste Tour
    Date: Thursday 27 April 2017 9.30 am
    Shorter day tour to fit in with school drop-offs and pick-ups. Tour will visit the closed landfill in Narre Warren to see power generation from landfill gas, REPLAS in Carrum Downs to see soft plastic recycling, and SUEZ landfill in Hampton Park to see landfill construction. Lunch and refreshments provided.

May

  • Habitat Gardening
    Date: Saturday 6 May 2017 1.00 pm
    Learn about the habitat needs of local fauna and how to incorporate into your yard including key elements such as food, water and shelter. This events is held in association with Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Cranbourne Gardens.
  • Compost Correctly Workshop
    Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017 9.00 am
    Learn how to set up and maintain a compost bin or worm farm at home, includes troubleshooting tips.

August

  • Vertical Gardening for Small Spaces
    Date: Thursday 17 August 2017 10.00 am
    Come along and see our vertical garden and learn how to design and maintain your own in a small space. We will cover planting flowers, herbs, veg and fruit options and soil irrigation management. Session runs for two hours from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
  • Op Shop Tour of Casey
    Date: Saturday 26 August 2017 9.00 am
    Come along on a bus trip with other op shop fans and discover new op shops, as well as amazing bargains. Bus leaves City of Casey Civic Centre at 9.00 am and arrives back approx. 4.00 pm.
  • Setting up a vegetable garden
    Date: Saturday 26 August 2017 10.00 am
    Covering designing your vegetable garden, improving your soil, planting for the season, growing from seed, managing pest and diseases, and harvesting and seed saving. Session runs for two hours from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

September

  • Raising Green Kids
    Date: Thursday 7 September 2017 6.30 pm
    Discussion on how to reduce the environmental and hip-pocket impact of having babies and children, and ways to encourage your children to be greener too. Session runs from 6.30 pm - 8.00 pm. Light refreshments provided.
  • Declutter your life
    Date: Saturday 16 September 2017 10.00 am
    Work through key rooms in the home. Learn how to identify treasures, and environmental options for disposal of unwanted/unused options. Session runs for two hours from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

October

  • Story of Stuff movie night
    Date: Monday 9 October 2017 6.00 pm
    Come and enjoy some short animated movies, with discussion to follow about the impact of the 'stuff' we buy, and how we can be greener by buying less and living more. Event runs for 2.5 hours from 6.00 pm - 8.30 pm. Popcorn and refreshments provided.
  • Love Food, Hate Waste
    Date: Wednesday 18 October 2017 12.30 pm
    Discover how to get the most out of your food in this cooking class with a difference. We will share our best leftover recipes, tips for selecting and storing food so that it tastes better and lasts longer and teach you other handy skills for how to eat well while saving time and money!
  • Bird Walk & Talk
    Date: Sunday 22 October 2017 4.00 pm
    Western Port is a haven for many species of birds, a number of them are international travellers. We'll see how many different species we can find and have a sticky-beak as they go about their daily activities. Event runs for two hours from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm.
  • Compost Correctly Workshop
    Date: Saturday 28 October 2017 9.00 am
    Learn how to set up and maintain a compost bin or worm farm at home, includes troubleshooting tips.

November

  • Follow Your Waste Tour
    Date: Monday 13 November 2017 9.00 am
    Shorter day tour to fit in with school drop-offs and pick-ups. Tour will visit the closed landfill in Narre Warren to see power generation from landfill gas, REPLAS in Carrum Downs to see soft plastic recycling, and SUEZ landfill in Hampton Park to see landfill construction. Lunch and refreshments provided.
  • National Recycling Week Celebration Night
    Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017 6.00 pm
    Join us for a celebration of all things recycling. There will be local children's recycled art displays, activities, guest speakers and door prizes on the night. Event runs for two hours from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm.
  • Bee Keeping (two part workshop)
    Date: Saturday 11 & 18 November 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
    Part one - theory. Part two - hands on, practical experience with a live hive.