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October 2017

Refuse, Rethink, Reuse – ‘Tips & Tricks for living plastic free’

Saturday October 7, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Free

If you want to kick the single-use disposable plastic habit then the Refuse, Rethink, Reuse workshop is for you. Learn more about plastics, some of the issues and easy alternatives for creating new plastic free habits. Learn about how to shop without plastic bags, refuse straws, coffee cups, water bottles, bags and more and instead reuse your own. You will take home a Boomerang Bag with your very own bees wax wrap and produce sack– all you need to get…

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Refuse, Rethink, Reuse – ‘Tips & Tricks for living plastic free’

Saturday October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Mud Brick Hall, 8 Boundary Street
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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If you want to kick the single-use disposable plastic habit then the Refuse, Rethink, Reuse workshop is for you. Learn more about plastics, some of the issues and easy alternatives for creating new plastic free habits. Learn about how to shop without plastic bags, refuse straws, coffee cups, water bottles, bags and more and instead reuse your own. You will take home a Boomerang Bag with your very own bees wax wrap and produce sack– all you need to get…

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November 2017

Re-Craft It! DIY Body Scrub & Butter FREE Sustainability Workshops

Saturday November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Come along to our first Re-Craft It workshop where we learn to make a lucious body butter and an invigorating coffee scrubs from used coffee grounds. Learn the basics of body care and DIY 100% natural (and delicious) body butters and body scrubs that exfoliate and revitalise your skin. These little beauties will make great gifts heading into the Festives Season. Please BYO Jars and we'll supply the rest :) Re-Craft It is a series of FREE workshops delivered by Living Lightly,…

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December 2017

Re-Craft It! Festive Wreaths FREE Sustainable Christmas Workshops

Saturday December 2, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Nothing says Merry Christmas like a beautiful handmade Christmas Wreath. Learn to make a gorgeous wreaths from a combination of recycled materials, fresh and dried materials. Perfect for hanging on your door or turning into a spectacular Christmas centerpiece. Flex your floral muscle and get creative with unique foilages, textured natives and beautiful blooms. All materials, tools and equipment to make your masterpiece on the day will be provided. Please come to the Recharge Hub, Level 1 Coffs Central, adjacent…

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Re-Craft It! DIY Festive Season Supplies FREE Sustainable Christmas Workshop (Tuesday session)

Tuesday December 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Make your Festive Season supplies this year! Easy, peasy and beautiful tags, cards and decorations, all from re-purposed home items. Anytime of the year is a good time for recycling including the Christmas Holidays! All materials supplied, but if you have some lovely paper, cards or twine bring them along and we’ll supply the rest! **Kids 5 and under bring along, 5+ book a seat! ** Please come to the Recharge Hub, Level 1 Coffs Central, adjacent to the Food court.…

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February 2018

Living Lightly – The Art of Seed Saving

Sunday February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map

If you thought you could only harvest produce from your garden, think again! Learn to save seeds from this year’s harvest and plant them again next year. Join Leela O'Callaghan from the Bellingen Seed Savers Group for a talk on the values of seed saving, techniques, tips and tricks, dos and don'ts. The session will also include an interactive demonstration with seed processing, discussion on sourcing and selection of suitable varieties and Q&A to cover participant’s experiences and interests. Please join…

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April 2018

Re-Craft It! The Upcycling Craft-a-thon FREE school holiday sustainability workshop

Saturday April 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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A fun all ages (4+) workshop where we will create an upcycled communal artwork using all recycled, found or salvaged items. This is a great testing ground for your next kid's birthday party. Think 3D mandala installation fun!  Join craft genius extraordinaire Rachel Barwick for a fun jam-packed morning. Please ensure you book for adults as well as kids as spaces are limited. **Kids 3 and under bring along, 4+ book a seat! ** Please come to the Recharge Hub, Level 1 Coffs Central,…

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May 2018

Re-Craft It! Mending and Fixing with Boomerang Bags

Wednesday May 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Extending the life of our garments through care and repair is one super important and super affordable action to reduce fashion waste. Join Woopi Boomerang Bag textile genius Julie Walsh for our inaugural mending and fixing workshop - perfect for learning how to fix those holes in heels, elbows, pockets and knees! We invite everyone to bring one or two of their own items that need repairing; you will learn tools and techniques on how to mend them yourself. Please ensure…

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Re-Craft It! Beeswax Wraps FREE Sustainability Workshops – SOLD OUT

Tuesday May 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simple cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Please ensure you book for adults as well as kids as spaces are…

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June 2018

Re-Craft It! DIY Succulent Terrariums FREE Sustainability Workshop

Saturday June 2, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Coffs Central, 35-61 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450
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Join in on the fun at our Re-Craft It! Workshop where we learn the art of succulent terrarium fun! Learn to design your own terrarium from every-day, every-home items such as vintage jars and teacups decorated by you! These little beauties make great desk buddies and awesome gifts. Bianca will cover everything from construction to caring for your little masterpiece. Please BYO Jars and/or tea cups, we'll supply the rest :) Please ensure you book for adults as well as…

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FREE Pop-Up Workshop: Handmade deodorant, toothpaste, cleaner and more!

Tuesday June 5, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
City square, Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, 2450 Australia
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Join dynamic 'doing' duo Holly and Lou and make super easy, totally cheap day to day essentials from toothpaste, to the most outrageously excellent deodorant and an all-purpose cleaning liquid to spruce up the house. All materials, tools and equipment needed to create your masterpiece are supplied. PLEASE BYO x 3 small jars or glass bottle so you can take home your creations. **Kids 3 and under bring along, 4+ book a seat! ** Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of…

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Living Lightly – Biodynamic Gardening FREE workshop

Sunday June 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map

Hamish Mackay is a passionate, experienced and local biodynamics practitioner and presents a workshop to share the joys of gardening in tune with nature. For Hamish, biodynamics is an enjoyable and cost effective way to produce high quality food and fibre suitable for human health and well-being as well as a way to address our carbon and climate challenges and generate confidence in the future. This workshop will present some of the basics of biodynamic gardening, and biodynamic preparations, in…

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Plastic Free July for Schools -SOLD OUT Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and Beach Clean up (Arrawarra Headland)

Thursday June 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Arrawarra Headland, Second Ave (Boat Ramp)
Arrawarra Headland, Nsw 2456 Australia
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FREE

Plastic pollution is the story our community is talking about.  It is the juggernaut of ocean environmental disasters. It sweeps down sewers, stormwater drains, falls from garbage trucks or trash cans, carries in the breeze to the sea where it clogs our waterways, damages ecosystems, entangles our marine life, poisons animals and enters the food chain. Solitary Islands Coastal Walk  for schools combines breathtaking cultural stories, ecological orientation to the Solitary Islands Coastal walk and some Citizen Science to empower young people to…

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July 2018

DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop @ Moonee

Tuesday July 10, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Nourished Earth, Shops 14 & 15 Moonee Marketplace, 2B Moonee Beach Road
Moonee Beach, 2450 Select a Country:
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop @ Toormina

Wednesday July 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Toormina Library, Minorie Drive
Toormina, 2452 Select a Country:
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of…

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The Clean Bin Project: Films That Move you @ The Jetty

Wednesday July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Jetty Memorial Theatre, 337 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

Join us for the Plastic Free July Films That Move You series. This screening will be a full-blown event, accompanied by local food trucks serving up delicious plastic-free movie snacks from 5pm! Is it possible to live completely waste free? In this multi-award winning, festival favourite, partners Jen and Grant go head to head in a competition to see who can swear off consumerism and produce the least garbage Their light-hearted competition is set against a darker examination of the…

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‘Tomorrow’ Films That Move You! @ The Jetty

Friday July 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Jetty Memorial Theatre, 337 Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

Join us for the Plastic Free July Films That Move You series. This screening will be a full-blown event, accompanied by local food trucks serving up delicious plastic-free movie snacks from 5pm! TODAY, we need a new direction, objective… A new dream! The documentary Tomorrow sets out to showcase alternative and creative ways of viewing agriculture, economics, energy and education. It offers constructive solutions to act on a local level to make a difference on a global level. So far,…

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Plastic Free Walking Shopping Tour @ Coffs FREE Event

Saturday July 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Happy Frog, 16 Park Avenue
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Come along to this walking shopping tour of Coffs Harbour CBD and learn how easy it is to shop plastic free! Bring along reusable bags for all your goodies, containers for your chicken and meat, jars or produce bags for the bulk foods and fruit shops and of course, don’t forget a reusable cup to get a takeaway coffee for a discount! You will be walking around the CBD so wear comfy shoes as you visit a butcher, chicken shop,…

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Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee Woopi: Plastic Free July

Sunday July 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Woolgoolga Mud Brick Hall, 8 Boundary Street
Woolgoolga, Australia
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Woolgoogla Boomerang Bags group meet every third Sunday of the month to sew and create the bags. Come along to their July sewing bee to see how it is done! The bags made are distributed to local cafes and stores within the community to encourage people to go without a plastic bag! They also sell some of their bags at local markets! Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop @ Woopi

Thursday July 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Woolgoolga Community Village Hall, 8 Boundary Street
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of…

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Toy Swap @ Toormina Gardens

Tuesday July 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toormina Gardens, 5 Toormina Road
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2452 Australia
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Free

Our Living Coast has teamed up with Toormina Gardens ‘Twinkle Tuesdays’ group, to run a Toy Swap! A toy swap is a great way to extend the life of toys, save money and resources by swapping rather than buying new. Plus you get to pass on of some of those much loved, or unused, toys while picking up some “new” ones that your little one might enjoy at little to no cost. Everyone wins. Your child gets some new playthings…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps FREE Workshop (Session 1) @ Lowanna

Thursday July 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Lowanna Public School, Lowanna Public School
Lowanna, Australia
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Free

Join the Plastic Free July Challenge and learn how to make beautiful and practical reusable Beeswax Wraps. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit & vegetables, cheese & ham for a nice picnic, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl of leftovers – beeswax wraps are the perfect zero waste fit! All materials will be included with handouts for take home instructions. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program…

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The Toy Swap – Plastic Free July FREE Pop-Up Event

Sunday July 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harbouside Markets, Marina Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

Let's face it. Toys can be expensive and are often time limited.  If you are like most parents, you probably have a whole pile (or two) at home that your preschooler doesn't even look at anymore. A toy swap is a great way to extend the life of toys, save money and resources by swapping rather than buying new. Plus you get to pass on of some of those much loved, or unused, toys while picking up some "new" ones…

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Plastics to Art Competition

Sunday July 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harbouside Markets, Marina Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Repurposing our Plastics is a community Art Exhibition to start conversations about extending the life of stuff and to showcase creative works made from reused & recyclable plastics. It is open to all local schools and residents and is an integral part of Coffs Harbour City Council’s Plastic Free July (PFJ) program. Plastics to Art is a about getting to know the plastics that are in our everyday life,  of repurposing and extending  and to get creative and have some…

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Plastic Free July Pop-Up Festival

Sunday July 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harbouside Markets, Marina Drive
Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Come along to the Harbourside Markets for a Fun, FREE and Family friendly Plastic Free July Pop Up Festival! Featuring ALL DAY Kind's Plastic to Art Making Space, Plastic to Art competition, A HUGE Toy Swap, Beeswax demo's and a guided beach walk and clean up with National Parks (bookings essential, limited to 30 places). Soak up the vibes, eat some delicious food and enjoy our mini festival space!  

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Plastic Free July -Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and Beach Clean up

Sunday July 29, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
FREE

Plastic pollution is the story our community is talking about.  Solitary Islands Coastal Walks combines breathtaking cultural stories, ecological orientation to the Solitary Islands Coastal walk and some beach clean-up citizen science action to empower you to get involved in re-imagining our relationship with single use plastics. Join us for this FREE adventure with  National Parks. The group size is strictly limited to 30  participants so please book early to avoid disappointment. Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of Coffs Harbour City Council, is delivering a series…

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August 2018

Sawtell Seaside Scavenge

Saturday August 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sawtell Surf Club, Cnr &, Fourth Ave & Second Ave
Sawtell, Australia
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Free

There's no denying that single-use plastics & fast fashion are shaking things up for mother nature. With an estimated 1,900 microfibres rinsed from a single synthetic garment each time it's washed, there's no time like the present to be the change, and we've got just the remedy to inspire you to do it... Come down to the THIRD Coffs Coast Scavenge to TRADE beach litter for the funkiest of pre-loved CLOTHES, drinks and even win a prize or two for…

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September 2018

SOLD OUT! Grow and infuse herbs from your garden FREE Sustainable Living Workshop

Sunday September 23, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
Free

Join local fermentation guru and producer Tom Rothsey for this practical workshop at the glorious Community Gardens in Coffs Harbour. Herbal infusions can be as simple as rosemary vinegar, or as complex as fire cider, but all offer a way of utilising produce form your garden and reducing wastage of seasonal produce. Vinegar infusions have been a popular method for preserving the flavour and nutrient content of seasonal foods since at least the time of the ancient Greeks and are easily used…

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November 2018

Give Lightly – DIY Christmas Gifts – Body butter & Scrub – FREE workshop

Friday November 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Beach stone Bar and Cafe, 2 Beach Way
Sapphire Beach, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

This festive season, get creative and make your very own gifts with our DIY Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts workshop. You’ll learn how easy it is to make your own natural skin care products with just a few ingredients! You’ll make a coffee body scrub to exfoliate and revitalize your skin and a delicious body butter to nourish your skin. Not only are these great staples for your skincare regime & friendly to the environment, they make the perfect Christmas gifts…

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Give Lightly – Make your own candles – FREE workshop

Friday November 2, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Nourished Earth, Shops 14 & 15 Moonee Marketplace, 2B Moonee Beach Road
Moonee Beach, 2450 Select a Country:
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Free

Come and learn how to make your own gorgeous candles just in time for Christmas! Add your own Christmas scented fragrances or maybe spring & summer scents and enjoy giving a handmade gift from the heart. Whether you want to gift yourself or a loved one, come along and unearth your creative juices with like-minded people! BYO recycled glass jar - we'll supply everything else you'll need. You'll have a choice of colours, scents & decorations to really unleash your…

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Give Lightly – DIY Beeswax Wraps – FREE workshop

Saturday November 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Nourished Earth, Shops 14 & 15 Moonee Marketplace, 2B Moonee Beach Road
Moonee Beach, 2450 Select a Country:
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Free

Learn how to make funky, eco-friendly, reusable Beeswax Wraps. Wrap your fruit & vegetables, sandwiches or even a bowl of left overs with them, not only do they naturally preserve your food, they also help minimise your waste from plastics (and let’s not forget how great they look!). They are the perfect gift to give this Christmas! If you have some cotton material lying around, bring it along, otherwise, we'll supply everything you need to make the wraps! Give Lightly -…

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Give Lightly – DIY Beeswax Wraps -FREE workshop

Friday November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toormina Gardens, 5 Toormina Road
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2452 Australia
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Free

Learn how to make funky, eco-friendly, reusable Beeswax Wraps. Wrap your fruit & vegetables, sandwiches or even a bowl of left overs with them, not only do they naturally preserve your food, they also help minimise your waste from plastics (and let’s not forget how great they look!). They are the perfect gift to give this Christmas! If you have some cotton material lying around, bring it along, otherwise, we'll supply everything you need to make the wraps! Give Lightly -…

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Give Lightly – Make your own Christmas decorations -FREE workshop

Sunday November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Beach stone Bar and Cafe, 2 Beach Way
Sapphire Beach, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

Who knew that DIY Christmas decorations could be this easy? Here’s your chance to see how you can use simple everyday items found around the house & garden to spruce up your home with simple, eco-friendly Christmas decorations. Come along and join Holly & Kirralee and get crafty for Christmas! We'll supply everything you'll need to create some funky decorations! Give Lightly - Eco-Friendly Christmas campaign is a series of FREE swaps and workshops this November. It is delivered by Living…

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Give Lightly – Kids toy & clothing swap – FREE!

Tuesday November 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Toormina Gardens, 5 Toormina Road
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2452 Australia
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Free

With Christmas coming up, not only are we feeling busy – we’re also concerned about the outgoing costs of buying Christmas presents. A toy & clothes swap is a great way to extend the life of these items, save you money and resources by swapping rather than buying new. Plus you get to pass on some of those much loved, or unused toys & clothes, while picking up some “new” ones that your little one can enjoy at little to no…

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Give Lightly – Christmas Colouring in Competition – FREE!

Thursday November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - Wednesday December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
FREE

Get into the spirit of Christmas with our Christmas colouring in competition! Simply pick up a copy of our gorgeous wreath illustration from any Coffs Harbour City Council Library branches - Toormina, Woolgoolga or Coffs Harbour. Just remember to drop your entry back to any library by 12 December 2018 and you'll go into the draw :) Give Lightly - Eco-Friendly Christmas campaign is a series of FREE swaps and workshops this November. It is delivered by Living Lightly, the Sustainable Living program of…

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Give Lightly – Make your own candles – FREE workshop – SOLD OUT

Friday November 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Beach stone Bar and Cafe, 2 Beach Way
Sapphire Beach, NSW 2450 Australia
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Free

Come and learn how to make your own gorgeous candles just in time for Christmas! Add your own Christmas scented fragrances or maybe spring & summer scents and enjoy giving a handmade gift from the heart. Whether you want to gift yourself or a loved one, come along and unearth your creative juices with like-minded people! BYO recycled glass jar - we'll supply everything else you'll need. You'll have a choice of colours, scents & decorations to really unleash your…

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Organic Weed Control – FREE Sustainable Living Workshop

Sunday November 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free

Organic Weed Control methods are a sustainable alternative to chemical sprays. Come along to this FREE workshop at the Coffs Regional Community Garden to learn about organic weed control and alternatives to chemical garden sprays for your home garden and farming practice.  This workshop will be delivered by Tim Marshall. Tim has conducted weed control workshops in every Australian State, South America, Asia and the Pacific Islands. He is also the author of Weed: The ultimate gardeners guide to organic weed control and The new…

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Give Lightly – DIY Christmas Gifts – FREE Body butter and Scrub workshop -SOLD OUT

Thursday November 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs City Centre – Growers Markets, Harbour Drive
Coffs Harbour,
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Free

This festive season, get creative and make your very own gifts with our DIY Eco Friendly Christmas Gifts workshop. You’ll learn how easy it is to make your own natural skin care products with just a few ingredients! You’ll make a coffee body scrub to exfoliate and revitalize your skin and a delicious body butter to nourish your skin. Not only are these great staples for your skincare regime & friendly to the environment, they make the perfect Christmas gifts…

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FREE Kids Christmas Toy and Clothing swap – Moonee Marketplace

Friday November 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FREE

With Christmas coming up, not only are we feeling busy – we’re also concerned about the outgoing costs of buying Christmas presents. A toy & clothes swap is a great way to extend the life of these items, save you money and resources by swapping rather than buying new. Plus you get to pass on some of those much loved, or unused toys & clothes, while picking up some “new” ones that your little one can enjoy at little to no…

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December 2018

FREE! Kids Christmas Craft – Woopi workshop

Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Woolgoolga Library, Ganderton Street
Woolgoolga, 2456 Select a Country:
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Christmas is a great time to get crafty and creative, especially with kids!! Come one and all to a very special Christmas Craft session with our Library team in Woolgoolga. It's FREE, it's fun and it a great way to see how you can use simple everyday items found around the house to add some persnal touches to your Christmas decorations this year. We'll supply everything you'll need. No tickets requried but space is limited so please let us know if…

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FREE! Kids Christmas Craft – Coffs Harbour workshop

Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library, 27 Duke St
Coffs Harbour,
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Christmas is a great time to get crafty and creative, especially with kids!! Come one and all to a very special Christmas Craft session with our Library team. It's FREE, it's fun and it a great way to see how you can use simple everyday items found around the house to add some persnal touches to your Christmas decorations this year. We'll supply everything you'll need. No tickets requried but space is limited so please let us know if you can…

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Christmas craft at the Yarn & Yak Christmas party -FREE!

Tuesday December 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry Bailey Memorial Library, 27 Duke St
Coffs Harbour,
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FREE

No we're not talking about getting the woollies out - we're talking about celebrating crafts, with a Christmas twist! Yarn & Yak is a dedicated group of knitters who meet to maintain their craft and have a chat along the way. Coffs Harbour Libraries have been involved with the ‘Wrap with Love’ project since 2008 as a collection point. The Christmas party begins at 10am. Anyone is welcome to come along and join the knit-in regardless of their skills. Learners…

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FREE! Christmas Colouring in FUN in Woolgoolga

Tuesday December 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Christmas colouring in fun with a very special Christmas story time twist. We'll also be colouring in!

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February 2019

Know your soils! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability Workshop

Sunday 24 February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
FREE

What better way to kick off a year of growing your own produce than by getting the low down on soils. It's where all that growing starts afterall... Join local educator and gardener extrodinaire Steve McGrane for this FREE two hour workshop in the gorgeous Coffs Regional Community Gardens. Steve will describe soil composition and how to work and nurture soil with organic methods. Learn how to use green matter and minerals to provide the balance and nutrients in the soil for a healthy…

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March 2019

Beginner Gardening! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability Workshop

Sunday 24 March @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Soth Coffs Community Garden, Bruce King Drive
Boambee East, NSW 2450 Australia
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FREE

Are you ready to get going on your very own backyard food paradise?  Come along to this FREE two hour workshop and get motivated to get growing with the newest kid on the community gardening block - South Coffs!! Join the current driving force behind the South Coffs Community Garden  Chris and John for a jam packed workshop covering everything from how to start (or restart!) your own productive food garden, constructing beds, soils, raising your own seedlings and seasonal planting. Please note: If…

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April 2019

Gardening with kids! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability workshop

Sunday 28 April @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map
FREE

Learning to garden is a lot of fun and an exciting opportunity to be outside together learning how the natural world works. Join local educator and gardener extraordinaire Steve McGrane for this FREE two hour workshop in the gorgeous Coffs Regional Community Gardens.  Steve will work with children to learn about gardening using storytelling, hands on  gardening, planting and watering. Parents will also be involved in guiding and encouraging gardening with kids. Please ensure you book tickets for all attending adults and children aged…

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May 2019

Bring your Bills – FREE Energy & Water Assistance Day

Saturday 4 May @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Toormina Gardens, 5 Toormina Road
Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2452 Australia
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FREE

Face-to-face energy and water support service for Coffs Harbour residents The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) will partner with Service NSW, Good Shepherd and Coffs Harbour City Council to hold a ‘Bring Your Bills Day’ in Coffs Harbour on Saturday 4 May 2019. This FREE pop-up service will assist residents who are having difficulties with their energy and water accounts and related issues. A range of other organisations will  be on hand to provide advice and support. Attendees include Services…

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Plant propagation & grafting! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability Workshop

Sunday 26 May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coffs Regional Community Garden Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia + Google Map

Join experienced educator and horticulturalist Damian O'Mara for this FREE two hour workshop in the gorgeous Coffs Regional Community Gardens. Damian will provide theoretical knowledge and propagation techniques, in particular grafting. Please book tickets for all attendees, including children aged 3+ as seating is limited. Thank you :) The Coffs Regional Community Garden is a community based project with a philosophy to grow healthy food and community. Located on Combine Street (west of the  Pacific highway) Coffs Harbour. 

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June 2019

Composting! FREE Living Lightly Sustainability Workshop

Sunday 23 June @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Woopi Community Gardens, 82/74 Scarborough St
Woolgoolga, NSW 2456 Australia
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FREE

Whatever your garden or soil problem, compost fixes everything!! Come along to this FREE workshop to learn just how easy starting and maintaining a home compost system can be. It wil be a fun and practical 2 hour workshop hosted by long time gardening facilitator David Wilson, who will cover everything you will need to know to make your own compost pile, including how to trouble shoot problems and how to do it right the first time. Bookings essential! The Woolgoolga Community…

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