Botanical Bazaar Gold Coast Gardening Expo
Lovers of nature, get excited! This event showcases everything green from urban organic gardening, to sustainable living and botanical ‘must-haves’.
The event is supported by Tropical Fruit World and offers over 15 educational talks and workshops from the likes of Costa Georgiadis, Phil Dudman, Julia-Rose (International botanical artist) and Green-Living Australia.
Kids can go wild at Mr Fothergill’s Kids Hub, hosted by Natura Education. Visit the Backyard Critters and Botanical Homeware sections, and why not take home one of the many attractive plants for sale. Don’t forget to meander through the community gardens and see how aquaponic and hydroponic systems work up close.
Tip: Bring a car with a big boot. It won’t go home empty!
Where: Country Paradise Parklands, Nerang
Date: Sunday September 3
Tickets: from $10 to $15. Purchase at the door or from www.botanicalbazaar.com.au
Sustainable September – South Melbourne Market
A month-long festival packed with fun for the kids, learning for adults and ideas to inspire your family to shop and live more sustainably is coming to South Melbourne Market. Sustainable September will showcase the wide array of sustainability practices at the Market and include kids' activities, workshops, tours, a Sustainability Circuit and a special Turning Trash to Treasure exhibition.
Try your hand at fermenting or take a class with Leftover Lovers and learn to use what you've got on hand to make delicious meals. The kids can learn to upcycle using old denim to make bags, or join in sustainable storytime. The Sustainability Circuit will take you on a journey through the Market and show you how to shop more sustainably and discover the Market traders, such as Frankie's Story, who are leading the way by stocking only ethically or environmentally sound fashion labels.
The Turning Trash to Treasure exhibition asks local artists to create a piece of art from market waste, with the final pieces on display in the Market's SO:ME Space from September 20–October 1.
For more information see southmelbournemarket.com.au