The 2011 Sustainable Living Festival has already started and Saturday 5th November is promising to be a jam-packed day of workshops and presentations.
Events all over the region will bring together local and regional experts to explore different aspects of sustainable living on the Coffs Coast and Costa will be hosting two workshops at the Combine St Community Garden :

Back to Basics – Growing your own veggies

PresenterCosta Georgiadis and  Steve McGrane, Garden Coordinator Location: Coffs Regional Community Garden, Combine Street Reserve
Time9 – 11am and 12.45 – 2.15pm Description: Join Costa at the new Coffs Regional Community Garden, Combine Street Reserve for one of two sessions

9 – 11am PREPARING YOUR GARDEN BEDS
This session will cover garden layout, design and planting preparation.

12.45 – 2.15pm PLANTING YOUR GARDEN BEDS
This session will cover plant selection, companion planting etc.

Cost (per workshop session)ADULT – $25.00, FAMILY $45.00 (Family is up to 6 persons)
Bookings essential via Jetty Theatre – Preparation or Planting Session.

All participants must bring sunscreen, hat and enclosed shoes.

More about the festival

The Our Living Coast Sustainable Living Festival is a community celebration of all things “sustainability” – with demonstrations, workshops, walks, presentations, children’s events and exhibitors – showcasing environmentally sustainable ideas, products, and practices to help us live more happily and healthily, in harmony with our surrounding environment.

The key themes of the Festival this year are Climate Change and Local Food. Come and learn about how you can reduce your energy bills, grow your own food and make your home, your business and your life more green and healthy. And that’s just the start!

There’ll be plenty of music and entertainment from our wonderful local musicians and performers as well as fantastic local food.

Additionally this year the Sustainable Living Festival will have two very special guests – Costa Georgiadis, host of the well known SBS series Costa’s Garden Odyssey and dirtgirl from the ABC kids show dirtgirlworld.

As part of the festival there will be a series of in-depth workshops and presentations on Saturday 5th November, which will bring together local and regional experts to explore different aspects of sustainable living on the Coffs Coast.

All this and more will be showcased at the Festival, kicking off Sunday 30th October with a wonderful local film night at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, followed by the annual “Show us ya Dish” finale at the Grower’s Markets on Thursday 3rd November, and climaxing with the Botanica Spring Festival at the Botanic Garden all day Sunday 6th November.

For more info, visit: http://www.ourlivingcoast.com.au