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30 September, 2013

Learn to live simply at Westside libraries

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk is encouraging Brisbane residents to enjoy the simple things in life by attending free seminars and workshops that promote sustainable living practices.
The Lord Mayor said the ‘Ways to Live Simply’ sessions would teach sustainable living practices through cuisine, horticulture and homewares.
“Encouraging people to try different means of sustainable living is one way we are working towards our vision for a clean and green Brisbane,” Cr Quirk said.
“At these workshops, residents can expect to learn how to garden without digging, how to create a herb garden, how to garden at low cost, learn about exotic foliage and flowers and how to manage pests in the garden.”
The ‘Ways to Live Simply’ sessions are being held in libraries across the city and include backyard activities such as bee keeping, upcycling fabrics, seed saving, lawn maintenance and herb gardening.
These free workshops are hosted by experienced professionals including ABC Radio gardening presenter, Annette McFarlane and horticulturists, Claire Bickle and Paul Plant.
For more information about the ‘Ways to Live Simply’ series, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/libraries and click “What’s On” or phone (07) 3403 8888 to book (essential).
No-dig gardening with Growing Communities
When: Sunday 13 October, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Indooroopilly Library

Create your own herb garden with Annette McFarlane
When: Tuesday 29 October, 5.30 – 7.30pm
Where: Ashgrove Library

Low cost gardening with Annette McFarlane
When: Sunday 10 November, 10.30 – 12.30pm
Where: Indooroopilly Library

Bug buster workshop with Annette McFarlane
When: Sunday 24 November, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Indooroopilly Library

Exotic foliage and flowers for Brisbane with Paul Plant
When: Saturday 30 November, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Where: Mt Coot-tha Library
[Ends] SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

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