Food is Free director Lou Ridsdale will show members of the Ballarat community how they can play a part in making the planet more green on Sunday during a tour of the organisation’s Green Space.
The tour, run as part of the month-long Sustainable Living Festival, will provide a chance for visitors to explore grassroots activism and the community garden with a twist.
The garden beds at Western Oval provide access for marginalised and at risk members of the community to learn how to garden for better health and lifestyles outcomes.
Ms Ridsdale will share with visitors the progress Food is Free has made in the eighteen months since the volunteers were made custodians of the space, and plans for future developments including a living classroom purpose built for workshops and a Greens Recycle depot.
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The Sustainable Living Festival features a month-long program of events hosted throughout Victoria aiming to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living and seek solutions to climate change.
Ms Ridsdale said the festival showed we all have our part to play in making the planet more sustainable and more green in every facet of life.
Events will be held at Acre of Roses Trentham each Sunday throughout February as part of the festival.
Buninyong will host a Smart Living and Building Expo on February 24, which will share ideas on how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle with electric cars and bikes, passive solar design, solar electricity and building materials on display.
“With everything we care about now under threat, we must urgently address the climate emergency,” the Sustainable Living Festival website states.
“Incremental small change just won’t make the cut. So, rapid actions now are the only viable pathway for our protection.”
Spaces are now full for the Food is Free Green Space tour on Sunday.