Council offers residents of Sutherland Shire a range of free 'waste wise' workshops to help reduce landfill.

Bookings open three weeks before the workshop, and some are delivered online via Zoom.

Composting and worm farming

This hands-on, fun workshop gives you the opportunity to learn how easy it can be to reuse your food scraps creating nutrient rich fertiliser to  improve soil conditions and decrease the amount you send to landfill.

Participants also receive a free compost bin or worm farm at the end of the workshop (limit of 1 per household).

Note: Composting workshop coming soon.

Productive organic gardening

This hands-on practical workshop teaches you to create a healthy and abundant ecosystem by helping you understand nature and replicating it in your garden at home.  You will also learn how to prepare and plant a delicious edible garden, therefore reducing the waste you bring home from the supermarket.

Bokashi (eco-friendly composting)

Have you mastered composting and want to push on further and learn more?  Come along to this interactive workshop and learn to make your own accelerator that ferments organic matter.  This also can be used in an airtight kitchen top container to break down your organic matter - perfect for unit dwellers.

Note: Bokashi workshop coming soon.

Re-usable cloth nappies

Are you thinking about using modern cloth nappies and don't know where to start? We’ve got a cloth nappy expert ready to answer your questions and help you get started.

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Food waste avoidance

Do you want to learn how to plan your meals, reduce your food waste, improve your family’s health and save the environment?

Food preserving and pickling

Learn about the age-old practice of pickling to sustainably keep food fresh, while reducing food waste!

Note: there are no upcoming Food preserving and pickling workshops.


Enjoy this unique workshop – learn about the age-old practice of fermenting while reducing food waste.

Note: there are no upcoming Fermenting Workshops.

Chook keeping

Keeping chickens is a terrific way to create a sustainable future.  Chickens are the ultimate recyclers, aiding in composting, reducing waste and they control pests. Chickens also produce fresh, free range eggs, helping you save money on grocery bills

Note: there are no upcoming Chook keeping workshops.

Balcony and small space productive gardening

Have you ever wanted to grow your own vegetables but don’t think you have enough space? Learn how to grow vegetables in pots and reduce  the waste you bring home from the supermarket.

Note: there are no upcoming Balcony and small space gardening workshops.

Living with less and de-cluttering

Learn how de-cluttering your life and changing your habits will save time, money and the environment.

Note: there are no upcoming Living with less and de-cluttering workshops.