Living Green

Environmental Education Workshop in the library

Do you want to live more sustainably and learn how to become more eco-friendly for you and your family?

In partnership with State Library WA and Ecoburbia, you are invited to this free 9-part environmental education workshop series at the Jurien Bay Library.

All workshops will run from 10am to 12pm at Jurien Bay Library, 67 Bashford Street, Jurien Bay.  Bookings are essential via the QR code or at Eventbrite.  Alternatively bookings can be made by calling 9652 0810 or jblibrary@dandaragan.wa.gov.au.

Workshop 1 - A Journey of Sustainability and Resilience

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Hear how Fremantle's 'sustainability gurus' have changed the way they use water, power, solar and passive design to improve the environment.

Come and hear about the changes they have made in their lives both technological (water and power systems, solar passive design) and behavioural (alternative cooperative living, compost systems, urban food production).  Just as importantly, come and hear about the ways they have worked in their community to build resilience.

Shani will share 10 simple suggestions to make your own life more sustainable.  You will leave inspired to celebrate the sustainable things you are doing and make some changes in your own life.

Go to the Eventbrite link below to reserve a spot.

Living Green - A Journey of Sustainability and Resilience - Eventbrite Booking Link

Workshop 2 - Art of Frugal Hedonism

Saturday 10 December 2022

Learn how you can save money, save the world and inoculate yourself against the ills of modern life.

It sounds too good to be true, right?. That you could save money and the world, inoculate yourself against many of the ills of modem life, and enjoy everything more at a profound level.  Yet here is a toolkit to help you do just that with a tweak here and there.

Based on the the book Art of Frugal Hedonism by Annie Raser-Rowland with Adam Grubb, Shani will go through the learnings designed to help you target the lot, and you’ll wake up one day and realise that you’re happier, wealthier, fitter, and more in-love with life than you’d ever thought possible.  

Come and share the ideas and experience some of the activities behind this gem of a book with Shani Graham from Ecoburbia.

Go to the Eventbrite link below to reserve your spot.

Living Green - Art of Frugal Hedonism - Eventbrite Booking Link

Workshop 3 - Create your own Veggie Bed

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Learn how to build a simple raised veggie bed using recycled materials.

Would you like to build a simple raised veggie bed using recycled materials?  If so, this is the workshop for you.

During this session learn about all the different options for making veggie beds and soil - from pots to raised beds, bought soil to “sand to soil” techniques.  You'll get your hands dirty, making a bed from recycled tin and wood, and creating no-dig soil.  Everyone will get a go and someone will get to take the bed home with them.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon)

Workshop 4 - Water, Water, Everywhere

Saturday 4 February 2023

Learn how to save water in your home with rainwater, greywater systems, drip irrigation and so many more water-saving tips for your home.

Do you worry about water availability into the future? Would you like to learn more about saving water in your home?

You'll even learn what you need to know to put in a bore.  An innovative 'rainwater-collecting water house' makes learning easy and fun. You’ll leave inspired to implement some water saving ideas in your own home.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon).

Workshop 5 - Creating Compost

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Learn Shani's foolproof recipe for making great compost that smells great, feels wonderful and does incredible things for your garden.

Shani Graham from Ecoburbia is addicted to compost, and has been making great compost for years.  This workshop will also include information about another alternative - keeping worms.

Whether you are a successful compost maker willing to share or just thinking about starting a composting system, come along to this workshop.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon)

Workshop 6 - Basic Food Gardening

Saturday 1 April 2023

Find out how to get great soil, how to plant seedlings, the importance of mulch, and what to grow for a bumper crop every season.

Are you keen to trying growing some food in your garden? Have you tried and failed to get a worthwhile crop?

This workshop will look at some of the basics - the structure, chemistry and microbiological life in your soil, how to get great soil, the best way to plant a seedling and seeds, the importance of mulch and how to choose what you should be growing in your garden. Bring along a soil sample from your garden and you will leave with everything you need to know to enjoy a bumper crop this season.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon)

Workshop 7 - Seed Saving and Plant Propagation

Wednesday 3 May 2023

Find out the simplest seeds to collect and other ways to reproduce plants.

Do you have plants that go to seed in your garden? Would you like to learn how to collect, store and use those seeds?


Come and find out the simplest seed to collect, and those that are too hard for a home gardener. You will also learn other ways to reproduce plants - from simple division to taking cuttings.

You will leave this session with the enthusiasm to start collecting seed in your garden, and the knowledge to propagate your own seedlings.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon)

Workshop 8 - Green Cleaning

Saturday 3 June 2023

Learn about common chemicals in cleaning products and how to create homemade using basic ingredients and have all your tricky cleaning questions answered.

Have you thought about why a greener cleaning regime is important?  Do you want to learn more about the common chemicals in cleaning products and how they differ from the basic ingredients in homemade ones?  Come along and try out a few home made products by making an all-purpose cleaner and a basic bathroom cleaner.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon)

Workshop 9 - Preserving the Harvest

Wednesday 5 July 2023

If your garden produces bumper crops, or you'd like to take advantage of cheap seasonal produce, learn how to preserve tomatoes, fruit and more, including pickles, olives, jams and cordials using the water bath method and drying produce using the sun.

To book using your phone camera, scan the QR code below (booking code coming soon)