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Community Leaders in Sustainability is returning in 2016-17 in Banyule and Darebin
Do you live, work or study in the City of Darebin or Banyule? Do you aspire to lead action for environmental sustainability in your community? If so, Sustainable Homes and Communities would like to hear from you and potentially offer you free training and support to design and run a community environmental project.

The free Community Leaders in Sustainability course will provide skills and training in project management, leadership, grant writing, marketing and communication, building partnerships, effective group work and will cover a range of aspects of environmental sustainability.

Weekly training workshops and field trips will run for 10 weeks. Then you'll work with like-minded people from the course to deliver a community environmental project.

The Darebin course starts in October 2016. Applications are open now. Click on the Community Leaders tab at left to download an application form and course overview.
The Banyule course will run from February 2017, and applications open in October.

We’ll also be running more community workshops and activities on a range of environmental topics in Banyule and Darebin through 2016 and 2017. Topics will include more Gardening for Habitat and Biodiversity at La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, Ethical Investment and Divestment, and Sustainable Transport.

Remember, all our events are free of charge, so keep an eye out here and on the Workshops and Events tab to find out what's coming up.

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Free Organic Matter for your compost and garden

Darebin Council, with the help of local businesses Mocopan and Charles Sandford Woodturning and Joinery, is giving away free coffee husks and wood shavings, which improve the quality of compost and your garden. Coffee husks are the bi-product of the coffee roasting process and an ideal additive to compost. They can also be used as a garden mulch when mixed with the soil directly or mixed with other mulch materials like straw, pea straw, wood shavings or wood/bark mulches. Wood shavings are an excellent source of carbon when added to composts. They can be used alone or mixed with coffee husks to form a garden mulch. Coffee husks and wood shavings can be collected from outside the Bundoora Park Visitor Centre, 1069 Plenty Road. For more information call 8470 8170.

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