Sustainability Workshops

Design Smarter: Spend Less: Live Better

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Are you wanting to renovate your home? Maybe your garden landscaping needs an update? Perhaps you have outgrown your home and want to start again with a newly built home or you just want to know how to reduce those energy and water bills.

If this is you, come along to one of council’s free workshops.

Learn how you can add additions to a current home or build a new home in a smarter way. Receive handy tips from our experts on how you can maximise your budget to save you money in the long term.

Whether it is a garden makeover or home makeover you’re after, come and check out our workshop series.

Also available DIY home fact sheets

Upcoming Workshops

Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk 
Thursday 23 February, 9am

On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening. FULLY BOOKED

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Hot Water Systems 
Saturday 4 March, 10am

Looking to change your hot water system? Not sure which system to purchase? Find out which one is right for you.

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Compost and Worm Farming Workshop 
Wednesday 8 March, 9.30am

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste.

Fully booked, please call 9847 4856 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au to be added to the waiting list.

Book online


 

Recycling Tour 
Tuesday 14 March, 9am

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers. FULLY BOOKED

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Earth Hour Family Event 
Saturday 25 March, 2pm - 5pm

Bring the family along interactive activities including face painting and candle making. Collect free native plants, learn how to reduce your impact on the environment and participate in Earth Hour.

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Compost and Worm Farming workshop 
Sunday 2 April, 10am

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste.

Fully booked, please call 9847 4856 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au to be added to the waiting list.

Book online


 

Crop and Swap 
Saturday 29 April, 10am - 11am

Do you find yourself with an excess of fruit, herbs, flowers or eggs? Join our swap! No money is involved, it's simply a swap of excess food items.

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Compost and Worm Farming workshop 
Thursday 4 May, 9.30am

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk 
Wednesday 10 May, 9am

On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

Book online


 

Eco Garden Talk and Tour 
Saturday 27 May, 10am - 12:30pm

Are you keen to make your garden more environmentally friendly, productive and healthy? Enjoy a morning at the Eco Garden and discover what makes it grow.

Book online


 

Hornsby Shire Environment Festival 
Saturday 3 June, 11am

This year the picnic area of Upper McKell Park in Brooklyn overlooking the picturesque Hawkesbury River is the location to celebrate World Environment Day 2017.

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Recycling Tour 
Monday 5 June, 9am

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

Book online


 

Non Toxic Cleaning Workshop 
Saturday 22 July, 10am

Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

Book online


 

Eco Garden Talk and Tour 
Saturday 29 July, 10am - 12:30pm

Are you keen to make your garden more environmentally friendly, productive and healthy? Enjoy a morning at the Eco Garden and discover what makes it grow.

Book online


 

Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk 
Tuesday 8 August, 9am

On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

Book online


 

Recycling Tour 
Wednesday 23 August, 9am

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop 
Tuesday 29 August, 9.30am

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming Workshop 
Friday 27 October, 9.30am

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Compost and Worm Farming workshop 
Saturday 4 November, 10am

Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

Book online


 

Recycling Tour 
Thursday 16 November, 9am

Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

Book online