Monday, May 10, 2010

Inner North Community Fair

This Sunday 16 May 11am-3pm Come and celebrate community, autumn and green lifestyle choices at the Inner North Community Fair on Sunday 16 May from 11am – 3pm at Hawdon Oval, Hawdon Street site in Dickson

The Fair will include local local designers and artisans, organic food, vibrant entertainers, children's activities, recycled clothes and wares, clothes swap, recycling station (corks, mobile phones, batteries and even old bikes), live music and plenty of eco stuff and advice.

A wide range of community based organisations will be on hand, including Molonglo and Ginninderra Catchment Groups, Inner North SEEchange and the North Side Community Council.

One of the highlights will be a display on the proposed Dickson and Lyneham wetland hosted by the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water. The wetland has been designed to improve catchment water quality and to increase urban habitat. Staff will be on hand to discuss the proposal and the formation of a wetland carer group.

There will be plenty on offer for garden lovers. Seeds and Plants Australia and Provincial Landscapes will have a range of locally grown native plants for sale, including wetland species. Canberra Organic Growers will provide advice on producing fresh vegies. For the back garden chook keeper, Uncle Joe’s mobile chook runs demonstrate how breeds like bantams can be incorporated into small gardens. Organic waste generated on the day will be collected and composted using the ANU’s Hot Rot system. Once processed, the compost will be used as a natural soil improver on the shrub beds surrounding the wetland.

Event Details
Date: Sunday 16 May 2010
Where: Hawdon Oval, Hawdon St, Dickson
Time: 11am – 3 pm
Cost: Free Entry

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