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Green Workshops

Sustainable September
Workshops
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Sustainable September
Workshops

Dates

Saturday 10 September 2022
10:30am - 12pm

Saturday 17 September 2022
10:30am - 11:30am
11:45am - 12:45pm

Tuesday 20 September 2022
10am - 3:30pm

Tuesday 20 September 2022
10:30am - 12:30pm

Venues

Atrium
Swanston St Forecourt

Entry-by donation small-group workshops and tours focused around sustainability

Join in a yoga class, learn about worm composting, explore the hidden underground labyrinth of Fed Square or bring the kids to turn flags into bags – our Green Workshop series are entry-by-donation, with all proceeds going to the Black Duck Foods.

Yoga for a Cause with Nimble Activewear

Saturday 10 September, 10.30am-12pm | The Atrium

A morning of feeling good while doing good! Start your Saturday off with an hour of yoga taught by the wonderful Aoife Kavanagh followed by a discussion about Nimble Activewear’s commitment to sustainability lead by co-founder Vera Yan.

The best part, 100% of ticket proceeds will be donated to Black Duck Foods.

All attendees will receive a goodie bag, PLUS  lucky door prizes to be announced on the day. Mats will be provided, however you are also welcome to bring your own.

Yoga: 10.30am–11.30am
Speaker: 11.30am

Nimble Activewear is a sustainable Australian activewear brand founded by Melbourne besties, Vera Yan & Katia Santilli.

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Fed Square’s hidden secrets tour

Saturday 17 September, 10.30am-11.30am & 11:45am-12:45pm | Flinders Street entrance to the Atrium

Go on an intimate behind-the-scenes tour of Fed Square, unearthing hidden locations not normally accessible to the public.

Explore hidden corridors and engineering miracles including the subterranean maze of concrete tunnels known as the labyrinth.

You’ll learn about the history and construction of the site and have a rare inside look at the state-of-the-art design and use of green technologies.

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Worm Power!

Tuesday 20 September, 10am-3.30pm | Swanston St Forecourt

Kids: come get your hands dirty during the school holidays! This engaging workshop will educate kids on the issues organic waste creates and the solutions that worm farming presents.

This hands-on workshop will show kids worm farms, live compost worm houses, teach amazing worm facts, educate about food sorting to teach young worm farmers what worms do and don’t eat.

Kids will learn about nutrient cycling and the vital contribution worms and composting can make to sustainable living.

Tickets on sale from 1 September.

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Flags to Bags

Tuesday 20 September, 10.30am-12.30pm | Atrium

Designed for primary-aged kids and early teens, this practical Waste to Wear workshop will teach kids how to repurpose old Fed Square banners and turn them into functional tote bags that they can take home. Join Rachel Kelly, circular design activist and founder of E tū, as kids learn about where textile products come from and where they end up. This educational and practical workshop shows kids and young adults how repurposing textiles can help save them from ending up in landfill.

Tickets on sale from 1 September.

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Black Duck Foods

All ticket proceeds from our Green Workshops will go to Black Duck Foods.

About Black Duck Foods

Black Duck Foods’ vision is developing and commercialising Indigenous food growing processes that care for Country and return economic benefits directly to Indigenous people. They use their knowledge to revive the use of traditional Indigenous Agricultural practices which are more sustainable for the Australian environment and have the potential to reshape the Australian agricultural industry. As a small start-up charity with DGR status, Black Duck Foods relies on donations and philanthropy to help them become a self-sustaining business. You can support those projects directly and help them maintain their team and practice culture on Country by becoming a regular supporter through donations.

More info

For more information visit: https://blackduckfoods.org/

Follow Black Duck Foods on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blackduckfoods/