Activities Program

The Winter Escapes Environmental Activity Program finishes at the end of August. We have some fantastic activities coming up in our Spring Outdoors Program which commences in September in collaboration with Manningham and Banyule City Council's

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Upcoming Nillumbik activities


Set up and maintain a worm farm - Saturday 26 August 3pm-4pm

Gardening with the plants of Nillumbik - Sunday 27 August 10am-12.30pm

Indigenous plant propagation - Sunday 27 August 1pm-3.30pm


Soil improvement workshop - Saturday 2 September 2pm-4.30pm

Australian Plants Expo - Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 10am-4pm

Women's Business - Sunday 17 September 10am-1pm

Sustainable House Day - Sunday 17 September 10am-4pm

Growing veggies from seed - Saturday 30 September 2pm-4pm


Eltham Copper Butterfly larvae counts - througout October between 8pm-9.30pm

Beekeeping - a taster - Sunday 1 October 1pm-3.30pm

Organic gardening for beginners (2 day workshop) Wednesday 4 October and Thursday 5 October 10am-4pm (more information will be available soon)

Orchid walk - Sunday 8 October 10am-1pm

Practically Green Festival - Sunday 15 October 10am-4.30pm

Set up and maintain a worm farm - Sunday 15 October (see the Practically Green Festival program for times)

Soil improvement workshop - Saturday 21 October 2pm-4.30pm

Eltham mudbrick tour - Sunday 22 October 10am-4pm

Murnong Harvest - Sunday 29 October 10am-2pm


Love food, hate waste cooking demonstration - Wednesday 15 November 6.30pm-8.30pm

Set up and maintain a worm farm - Saturday 18 November 2pm-3pm (more information will be available soon)

Introduction to Permaculture (two day workshop) Saturday 18 November and Saturday 25 November 10am-4pm

Edendale twilight picnic - Saturday 25 November 5pm-8pm

Cloth nappy information

Council runs frequent sessions to discuss the pros and cons, ins and outs of cloth nappies. The new styles of cloth nappies are a fabulous way to reduce family expenses and improve the environment. And, they're cute to boot.

If you would like to attend one of these sessions, give us a call on 9433 3316 or drop us an email, for the next available date.