Sustainable Living Expo back again at the Kensington CommUNITY Festival

The fabulous Sustainable Living Expo is back again as part of the Kensington CommUNITY Festival bigger and better than ever. The Festival will offer a huge day of fun for the whole family as Kensington celebrates its diverse community at the JJ Holland Park precinct on Sunday April 2.

The Expo promises a whole host of information, education, activities and interactive displays on sustainable initiatives including those that can be sourced locally.

“The expo will introduce the community to simple and practical things that can be done at home. This year the focus is on food and waste, two of the biggest impacts on our precious planet. “explained  Permaculturist and Expo Co-ordinator Jacqui van Heerden

The Festival will lead the way in Melbourne having composting loos on Festival day. We believe this is the first time the City of Melbourne have played host to this sustainable initiative!  More and more festivals worldwide now have composting toilets utilising new technology which you will be pleased to know results in a no smell loo.

If you are looking for a smaller living space, a study or granny flat and want a drive in and plug in option with no construction mess and noise, come and check out the Tiny Homes stall.  The Tiny House movement has introduced a new sustainable approach to design and construction and will certainly help you think about using your space differently.

Food – growing it, gathering it and sharing it – is once again a highlight at this year’s Expo. Information regarding recognising, eating and cooking bush foods will be available along with how to work with our climate to farm food.  Did you know there are a range of urban weeds we can eat?  The Expo will promote humble weed explaining the purpose of weeds in our fragile environment and recognising weeds in our neighbourhood we can eat.

Along with these 2017 additions to the Expo, there will be loads of sustainable themed stalls and information with exhibitors on hand to answer any questions. Stalls include local community garden and shoe string gardening activities, local beekeepers and their honey, worm farms, insect hotels and how to keep backyard chickens.

EnviroCom Australia will also have their City Wide Recycle truck display and Recyclable Detectives activity for the kids.

The Kensington CommUNITY Festival is part of the Cultural Diversity Week program. Festival sponsors are the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, React Property Maintenance and Engie Services.

Download their flyer with tips of simple things you can do to help save our planet here:

Simple things to help our planet

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