Ku-ring-gai Council will host the inaugural Eco Festival with fabulous events for the community this September.

The very first Ku-ring-gai Eco Festival was to have been held last year but was postponed due to the pandemic. Now it can finally be held this spring, so click through to the below links for the program dates for your diary, all with a focus on helping our beautiful local environment.

Ku-ring-gai Council is confident that the month-long festival will resonate with residents eager to find new ways to live more sustainably.

As well as fun-filled activities for children, the Eco Festival will feature workshops, talks, market stalls, a fresh food swap meet and ideas for recycling clothing.

Highlights include:

  • A workshop on growing spring vegetables at Turramurra Community Garden
  • A native plant sale at the Wildflower Garden in St Ives
  • A workshop on how to make beeswax wraps to replace cling film
  • A presentation on how to create a frog friendly garden
  • A clothing swap meet
  • A seed collection workshop

A ‘crop swap’ exchanging homegrown vegetables and herbs with others

For children Gordon library is hosting an author talk with Vanessa Ryan-Rendall called Bee Detectives and Junkyard Beats will be making music using recycled items.

During the Eco Festival the fresh and organic produce market will be on at St Ives Showground every Saturday between 8am and 2pm. At the Wildflower Garden from 3 September the Sculpture Trail gives the public the chance to see inspiring artworks created from recyclables.

Mayor Jeff Pettett said the Eco Festival was designed to get people thinking about their impact on the environment.

“Some of the activities on offer are light-hearted but still carry the message that we can all play a part in minimising pollution and waste,” he said.

The Eco Festival will run from 1 to 30 September; for full details visit krg.nsw.gov.au/ecofestival

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