Events

Events run or supported by B4C.

  • Working bee with Dew St, Runcorn Bushcare

    Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 8:00am
    Dew St, Runcorn
    8am-10am. Join the Dew St Runcorn Bushcare Group for this working bee. Hand weeding (vine removal) and plant recovery followed by morning tea. We provide tools, gloves etc. Please bring a hat, water bottle, and food to share for morning tea! Located at the corner of Dew St & Bonemill Rd, Runcorn. Parking is available off Bonemill Rd. Opposite Runcorn Pool. Contact brisbaneintrepidlandcare@gmail.com / Ben Bruijnesteijn 0416775323.
  • Whites Hill Reserve bushwalk

    Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 8:00am
    Whites Hill, meet cnr Jones Rd & Kildare St
    kookaburra on bushwalk8-9am. Walkers will see lots of wildlife on this easy one-hour walk around Whites Hill Reserve, guided by members of the Whites Hill – Pine Mountain Community Group. Please wear covered shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Meet at the reserve entrance, corner Jones Rd and Kildare St, Carina. Contact Heather Barns heather.barns@bulimbacreek.org.au / 0410 840 343 with any questions. No need to RSVP.
  • Waterway recovery & bushcare event

    Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 10:00am
    Thredbo Park, Dairy Swamp Rd & Mitchell Place, Belmont
    10am-12pm.
    Join with your local community in caring for a waterway and parkland. Enjoy some basic bushcare with B4C at this family friendly session. Weeding, rescuing plants from vines and weed, planning revegetation and appreciating a healthy small waterway which has native fish present.  It's the start of a BCC supported bushcare group application.
    Wear protective work clothing (long sleeves, long trousers, sturdy footwear, hat and garden gloves (we'll also have spare gloves). Wear sunscreen and insect repellent.
    RSVP to Keith Metcalf: knrmet@gmail.com / 0428 773 672
  • Boomerang Bags making session

    Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 9:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    9am-11am. Come and help create unique and eco-friendly bags! No sewing skills required - there's a variety of tasks such as pinning, cutting, ironing, sorting fabric and making cups of tea! Everyone welcome. We'd love it if you could RSVP so we can get an idea of numbers. Donations of fabric also very welcome.
    Contact: jewelwest.au@gmail.com / 0499 877 988.
  • Chatsworth Environment Forum

    Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 6:00pm
    Carindale PCYC, 27 Narracott St, Carina
    Join Member for Chatsworth Steve Minnikin MP for an Environment Forum. Guest speakers include the Shadow Minister for the Environment, Science and the Great Barrier Reef David Crisafulli MP and Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee. Free but RSVP required.
  • Boomerang Bags making session

    Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 10:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    10am-12pm. Come and help create unique and eco-friendly bags! No sewing skills required - there's a variety of non-sewing tasks such as pinning, cutting, ironing, sorting fabric and making cups of tea! Everyone welcome. We'd love it if you could RSVP so we can get an idea of numbers. Donations of fabric also very welcome.
    Contact: jewelwest.au@gmail.com / 0499 877 988.
  • Companion planting & crop rotation with Linda Brennan

    Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018 10:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    Linda Brennan10am-12pm. Supporting the soil is vitally important for organic growers. Linda Brennan will help you break through the complexity and create a simple yet sensible 4 crop rotation system that suits your own large or small sub-tropical vegetable garden. You’ll be growing healthy crops, feeding beneficial microbes and building better soil in just 1 season. Morning tea included. Enjoy the surrounds of our Sustainability Centre in Carindale. $5 per person, pre-booking required (via link above). This workshop is supported by the Brisbane City Council Cultivating Community Gardens Grant.
  • Sustainability Centre Open Day

    Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 9:00am
    Sustainability Centre, Cnr Wright St & Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale
    9am-12pm. Presentation at 9.30am from Tamielle Brunt. She will be talking about platypuses!
    Have a tour of the community gardens and native plant nursery. Learn about our recent projects and activities and chat to our friendly team. We also have a book swap stand (swap any book or buy one for $2). We're also selling Boomerang Bags, natural honey and macadamia nuts! But no need to buy anything - just come along and take a look and have a chat over a cuppa.
    Morning tea provided (gold coin donation or free for B4C members).
  • Brandon Road Bushcare Group Working Bee

    Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 8:00am
    Williams Park, between Brandon Rd & Ervatamia St, Runcorn
    8-10am. Looking for an opportunity to do some hands-on planting, weeding or cleaning up in the catchment? Please join Brandon Rd Bushcare Group for their monthly working bee. No experience necessary! They meet on the second Sunday of the month. Come along and enjoy the company of this hard-working group of volunteers, contribute to the maintenance of the creek and park, and share in morning tea. Wear a hat, covered shoes and sunscreen. Meet near the pedestrian footbridge over the creek. Brandon Rd, opposite Winston St.
  • Whites Hill Reserve Bushwalk

    Sunday, Jul 8, 2018 8:00am
    Whites Hill Reserve, entry via Boundary Rd
    koala on bushwalk8am-10am. Wear closed in shoes, a hat, sunscreen and repellent. Bring water in reusable bottle. Morning tea provided.
    Meet near the toilets and playground, opposite the touch footy club house. This walk is still often referred to as 'Pat's Walk for Pleasure'. Pat hosted this walk for 20 years. RSVP for catering to Heather 0410 840 343 / b4c@bulimbacreek.org.au.
  • Spotlight walk through Minnippi Parklands

    Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 4:45pm
    Minnippi Parklands
    We're excited to be part of the Peaks to Points Festival again this year. Join us for an evening spotlight walk through Minnippi Parklands. Light refreshments provided at end of the walk. BYO snack to eat during. Children must be at least 8 years old. BYO Insect repellent and water bottle. Wear closed-in shoes. $10. Pre registrations essential (via above link). Places are strictly limited. If you have any queries contact Heather: b4c@bulimbacreek.org.au / 3398 8003 / 0410 840 343.
  • Bulimba Creek Paddle Against Plastic

    Sunday, Jul 15, 2018 10:00am
    Bulimba Creek - Preston Rd Park, pontoon under Meadowlands Rd, carpark is opposite 163 Meadowlands Rd
    The Bulimba Creek Paddle Against Plastic is sponsored by Seaworld Foundation and Healthy Land & Water. Bring your paddle craft - kayaks, canoes, SUPs, inflatable boats, whatever you have, come on down and help to clean the creek. If you don't have a craft, contact Ocean Crusaders as they have a few spare available, or you can simply clean along the banks. This is a child friendly event - bring the family to help them understand that keeping our waterways clean is essential for the wellbeing of marine life.  There will be a BBQ lunch available for volunteers at the end of cleaning. The event is free, however please pre-register through the tickets section in order to sign the waiver to save time and paper on the day and to allow for catering. Any questions, call Ian on 0412 932 808.
  • Landcare for Singles

    Sunday, Jul 29, 2018 9:00am
    Handel St Park, Indooroopilly
    9am-12pm. Want to find that special someone? Or maybe you just really like planting trees?  Forget speed dating, and try speed planting! The event will begin at 9am with a planting of native plants, followed by various activities including Giant Games. Enjoy some live music, coffee and brunch too! Landcare for Singles Brisbane aims to create a platform where environmentally-conscious singles can meet other singles, as well as take part in restoring the biodiversity of our community.
  • Sustainability Centre Open Day

    Saturday, Aug 4, 2018 9:00am
    Sustainability Centre, Cnr Wright St & Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale
    9am-12pm. Come along, grab a cuppa and see a presentation at 9.30am. Have a tour of the community gardens and native plant nurser y. Learn about our recent projects and activities in your catchment and chat to our friendly team.
    Morning tea provided (gold coin donation / free for B4C members). Take a look through our book swap stand (bring a book to swap with any book or purchase one for $2). No need to RSVP, just turn up!
  • Workshop: DIY organic fertliser

    Friday, Aug 10, 2018 10:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    Green Dean10am-12pm. Workshop funded by the Brisbane City Council 'Cultivating Community Gardens' grant. Whether ornamental or edible, indoor or outdoor, our plants and gardens need feeding. The choice of fertilisers in stores can be confusing, expensive and sometimes unnecessary. In this workshop you'll explore and learn lots of make-your-own natural organic fertilisers to get the best from your garden with well-known edible gardener, urban farmer and permaculturist, Green Dean. Learn how to: use resources around your home & garden | plant nutrients, soil & water | what, when & how to fertilise | clever ways to feed plants | how to get more out of your existing fertilisers | and much more! $5. Limited places and RSVP essential. Booking link available soon.

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