Moreton Bay’s Eco Fest SPRINGs into action
Published 04 October 2022
Join Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis and a host of Moreton Bay’s leading sustainable experts, foodies and green thumbs at Council’s free festival, Moreton Bay Eco Fest, held on Saturday 8 October, 10am-2pm at Caboolture Town Square.
Mayor Peter Flannery said the festival was packed full of workshops and activities that promote environmental awareness and provide practical tips to live more sustainably.
“Some of the activities you can expect are worm farm demonstrations, tips on growing a vege-garden at home and an author talk and book signing with Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis,” Mayor Flannery said.
“Budding environmentalists can enjoy kids’ face painting, craft activities, live shows and an environmental scavenger hunt where participants search for and collect hidden stamps to win a prize.
“Not only is the festival a great day out, it’s also an opportunity to bring more sustainable practices into the home - be that through setting up a backyard compost system or growing and eating your own vegetables.
“Eco Fest shines a spotlight on the love we all have for Moreton Bay’s environment and our willingness to play a part in preserving it,” Mayor Flannery said.
Eco Fest marks the start of Moreton Bay’s two week-long festival, the Grow It Local Festival (8-23 October).
Mayor Flannery said the Grow It Local Festival was a collection of community events, workshops and activities aimed at encouraging local growers to connect and share their knowledge.
“If you’re an experienced grower, window-sill farmer or simply interested in getting involved, the Grow It Local Festival is for you,” Mayor Flannery said.
“Cooking classes, native bee keeping workshops and seed swapping are some of the activities you can expect. On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October we’ll be visited from River Cottage Australia’s Paul West where he’ll share tips on growing in small spaces, choosing veggies to grow and using seasonal produce in your cooking.
“Growers can also get free access to Council’s subscription of the national Grow It Local program which connects more than 20,000 growers around Australia,” Mayor Flannery said.
Caboolture Town Square, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510 (Saturday 8 October, 10:00am-2:00pm)
Eco Fest is a free, family-friendly event promoting sustainability and eco-friendly living. Mayor Peter Flannery will be joined by Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis to open the event.
Plan your day with the Eco Fest program: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Events/Moreton-Bay-Eco-Fest/Eco-Fest-Program
Grow It Local Festival
Various Moreton Bay libraries, galleries and museums (Saturday 8 October - Sunday 23 October 2022)
The Grow It Local Festival is a collection of sustainability workshops and activities, over two weeks, encouraging locals and groups to grow and buy locally sourced produce.
Plan your events: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/Events/GIL-Festival