Hume’s Environmental Champions

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I’ve had a great day out with Hume’s Environmental Champions today. We had a lovely day trip around the district visiting various environmentally sustainable projects. We started the day out at Meadows Primary School to check out their wonderful facilities. The school is powered by wind energy that is produced on site. There are enormous stores of fresh water collected off the roof and the school has within its grounds a community garden for friends of the school and local residents.

They are also involved with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program so the kids have their own garden too. The school are always keen to hear from willing volunteers so if you are in the area and have a few hours free Maureen would love to hear from you =)

We went out to a new community garden development in Mickleham. It’s a part of the “Network Of Gardens” project that is being established – more on that soon!

Then we headed off to Sunbury for lunch at Just Planet. Norman and Lee Palumbo have a lovely cafe that specialises in ethically sourced raw food. You can also buy all manner of fair trade items from chocolate to hand woven baskets.

We wrapped up the day with a visit to the Evans Street Grassland in Sunbury. It is one of the most diverse grassland sites in Victoria with over 180 species present on the 4 ha site. Well worth a visit, particularly in spring when the wildflowers burst into colour.

What are you up to this weekend?

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I love that the school has its own wind power, water collection and garden. These aren’t prohibitively expensive and will eventually offset the initial cost with utility savings. All government buildings should operate like this.

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