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Earthwise Open Day

Earthwise Open Day

October 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Earthwise community, 315 Bagot Road, Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia

Earthwise Open Day
Food, Fun & Fridge Beds!
Over 30 stalls
The Joy of Wood – The Eco-Faeries – The Junkadelic Pure Junk Band
Upcycle Workshops – Innovative Ideas – Eco-Workshops – Plants – Worms and Composting.

Wildlife of the Perth Hills – up close at the DRB

Wildlife of the Perth Hills – up close at the DRB

October 13, 2017 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Jorgensen Park Pavilion, Crescent Rd, Kalamunda WA 6076, Australia

Tonight is a special night of interest to adults and children alike. Not only do we have two top speakers on “Wildlife in the Perth Hills: Their lives, adaptations and differences” but you will be able to get up close and personal with some of the animals they are bringing. Thanks to Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, you will be able to see a live Red-tailed black cockatoo, an Echidna, a Tawny Frogmouth, a Bearded Dragon and at least one other “mystery” animal.

Also, you will be able to learn the difference between a rat and a quenda. Why is this important? Because people keep getting the two confused and this can lead to drastic consequences. The City of Kalamunda says it is a big problem for them as they get called out frequently for rats when they are quendas. At Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre they have people bringing rats to their hospital under the assumption they are quendas; and at the same time they receive quendas which have been poisoned because people think they are rats. Our speakers will bring a taxidermy rat and a taxidermy quenda so you can see the differences for real.

-Audrey Boon, a member of the DRB Nats and a wildlife carer at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. She has been volunteering with Kanyana both in the hospital and with Education since early 2010 and coordinates the Outreach or External visits from Kanyana to schools and a variety of other venues.
-Chris Todd, a wildlife carer at Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has been volunteering for 8/9 years since retiring from teaching and coordinates incoming visits from schools and other organisations into Kanyana.

PLUS: Additional speaker: Andrew Wallace, one of our youngest members (age 10) will be giving a short talk (5-8 minutes) on Arachnids, including his favourites: spiders and scorpions.

We invite a donation of $3.00 per person for adult members and $0.00 for child members, and $5.00 per adult visitor and $1.00 per visiting child. Includes tea and coffee and home-made cake and biscuits!

Bookings not required. Come early to get a seat at the front though as this will be a popular night. Doors open at 7pm.

Festival of Forgotten Skills

Festival of Forgotten Skills

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Glen Forrest Community Garden, 56 Hardey Rd, Glen Forrest WA 6071, Australia

-Garden tool maintenance
-Wicking beds
-Paper making
-Woodfired pizza

Plus much more to join in and try – baskets from local reeds, spinning, faerie art, food share, clothes & book share.
Got a skill you’d like to share? Like to donate some materials? Get in touch

Everyone welcome.
Free – no money, no power, no waste

Spring Into The Garden Festival

Spring Into The Garden Festival

October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden, Humphreys St, Lockyer, Western Australia

Rainbow Coast Neighbourhood Centre is a community not-for-profit organisation committed to enriching the lives of individuals and families in the Great Southern, running family support programs, social programs, community garden and migrant services.

Spring into the Garden is a vibrant community spring festival held at the Rainbow Coast Community Garden with kid’s activities, live music, garden tours, local food vendors, plants for sale, compost talks, zero waste information, market stalls and more.

Gold Coin Donation

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

MK21 UNconference – One Thousand Actions for the Planet

October 1, 2017 – October 3, 2017
Point Walter Recreation and Conference Centre, 1 Stock Road, Bicton, Western Australia, Australia

A three day action packed MK21 UNconference for Kids, 10 – 21 years, who care about the planet.
Come have a say, join in the fun and create your own action plan as part of the One Thousand Actions for the Planet campaign.
Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd October 2017
Come to one day, two days or come to all three!

1st October Day One: Festival of Fun
Venue: Point Walter Recreation Centre, Bicton $50.00 inc GST

2nd October Day Two: Our Future – Our Ideas – FREE
Venue: Cockburn Wetland Education Centre, Bibra Lake

3rd October Day Three: A World Without Waste $50.00 inc GST
Venue: Manning Community Education Centre, Manning

For a detailed program and venue details email

Participants will present their findings to local and State Government representatives at the end of the UNconference.

Three days $A100 per participant 10 – 21 years ( $50 per day plus one day free. )

Teachers, parents and mentors are not required at the event – MK has partnerships with UWA PROSH and UWA Volunteers and all support mentors will be trained and have Working With Children Check.
The fee will cover food and transport during the three day UNconference and all workshops and activities.

Gardening Gurus – Swan Valley

Gardening Gurus – Swan Valley

October 5, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
West Swan Hall, Lot 1 West Swan Road, Henley Brook, Western Australia, Australia

Looking to keep the kids entertained and busy in the October school holidays.

Learn how to make your own potting mix, create your own ‘wicking bed’ herb garden and make a seed ‘bomb’! Wear your old clothes and come along and get dirty with Gaia Permaculture and learn the basics of permaculture!

Parents/Guardians are required to stay for each activity and are encouraged to get involved where possible!

Places are limited for all sessions so book your space online or by calling Jenna Whistler at 0427 163 317 or via email

Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey

October 4, 2017
City of Perth Library and History Centre, 573 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Meet some of our feathery friends in this presentation by WA Birds of Prey. Observe, learn about and handle some of Australia’s top predators.

10.30am to 11.30am | Suitable for ages 6+
1.00pm to 2.00pm | Suitable for ages 6+
Bookings essential.

Wildlife Vet Detectives

Wildlife Vet Detectives

September 27, 2017
City of Perth Library and History Centre, 573 Hay Street, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Discover what it’s like to be a wildlife vet in this presentation by Native ARC. Meet and learn about some of the amazing animals they have helped save. Build your own wildlife rescue kit and become a wildlife vet detective for your neighbourhood!

10.30am to 12.00pm | Suitable for ages 6+
1.00pm to 2.30pm | Suitable for ages 6+
Bookings are essential, as places are limited.