Sunset sustainability spectacular

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A Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony by a Boon Wurrung Foundation representative will mark the start of next month’s Balnarring Community Sustainability Fair. Held in the leafy grounds of Balnarring Primary School and the surrounding Balbirooroo Wetlands, the fair will run as a twilight event on Saturday, October 12, from 4-7pm. 

This innovative community event will offer entertaining, informative and inspiring experiences to help us move collectively towards a more sustainable future. Workshops and stalls will explore everything from backyard chickens to growing your own mushrooms and keeping bees. Each year level at the school will provide sustainable offerings from their stalls — herb seedlings, bush animal sculptures, reusable Christmas trees and more. 

There’ll also be a repair cafe, a recycled department store, a place to grab locally-saved seeds — you can even make your own pedal-powered smoothie — before kicking back and taking in the sounds of some of the Peninsula’s most talented musicians. 

All proceeds will go towards the school’s literacy program and the care and maintenance of the wetlands. For more information, stall inquiries and sponsorship applications, visit or phone Balnarring Primary School on 5931 4444.

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