Residents to Get Free Native Plants at the Green Heart Fair in Chermside

Achieving a more eco-friendly life and adapting to practical and sustainable ways of living are just some of the objectives of this year’s Green Heart Fair in Chermside, where the residents may also get free native plants from the Brisbane City Council.

The popular event, to be held on Sunday, 30 May 2021, at the 7th Brigade Park, Newman Road, is an opportunity for both homes and businesses to become “waste warriors.” The activities designed for all ages and abilities will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Over 3,000 plants will be distributed to guests on a first-in, first-served basis.

“When it comes to sustainability, we all have to start somewhere, and small, everyday decisions by households will continue to have a big impact on our city’s sustainability,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.

Some of the Green Heart Fair highlights include a session from Green Living Australia and Bee One Third on maintaining a green home and garden. The kids will also be entertained at the Dirt Girl show, where they can participate in various nature play and craft workshops.

A special Waste Zone will also be established, where every member of the family could learn how to reduce wastes whilst the children could have the chance to see how a garbage truck operates. 

Photo Credit: Supplied
Photo Credit: Supplied

The Grow Zone will feature a hands-on workshop for the participants to work with plants or bees, as guided by the experts. There will also be showcases from Brisbane’s best artisans, who will demonstrate how to make trinkets and other handmade pieces from recycled items. Celebrities from Channel 7 will also grace the activities whilst the guests may also test-drive electric scooters and vehicles for sustainable travel. 

“From composting tips to how to keep bees at home, Green Heart Fair will feature more than 120 of Brisbane’s leading experts with innovative environmentally-friendly products and services, as well as a whole day of talks covering a range of sustainable living topics,” Mr Schinner said.

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“Attendees will also be invited to enjoy some of Brisbane’s best local food trucks with more plant-based food options than ever before and take home two native plants to grow at home or in the local community.”

The Green Heart Fair is a COVID-save event. To learn more about this event, visit the official site.

Sustainability Festival Green Heart Fair in Chermside Turns 10!

Congratulations, Chermside! This year’s bi-annual sustainability festival, the Green Heart Fair, is now on its 10th year!

Endorsed by the Brisbane City Council and managed by CitySmart, the first Green Heart Fair for 2019 will take place on Sunday, the 2nd of June 2019, from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Families are enjoined to take part in the celebration. Head to the 7th Brigade Park to meet and mingle with eco-activists green experts, conservationists, eco-businesses and the average green thumbs and eco-enthusiasts of the community.

Discuss sustainability efforts as well as gardening tips over food and drinks provided by food trucks. Bring your kids along since they would not only to learn about how to take care of the Earth; they will also enjoy the activities, games, and performances provided by mascots and entertainers.

Photo Credit: Green Heart Fair/Facebook
Photo Credit: Green Heart Fair/Facebook

The Green Heart Fair will also feature demonstrations and talks from eco-experts to educate and inform the public on how to reduce carbon footprint and create less impact on the environment. At least 100 stalls will be laid out comprising zones like Green Home and Cleanaway Waste.

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As this is an outdoor sustainability event, participants will be asked to be mindful of the following:

  • Use reusable water bottles, coffee cups and drinking cups when purchasing drinks at the fair.
  • Walk or use a bike when going to the event.
  • Take the bus and use a go card instead of bringing a car.
  • Throw food wastes at proper bins.
  • Wear a hat.

Booking is not necessary as the Green Heart Fair is a free event. The next one for this year will be happening in September.

Green Heart Fair, Brisbane’s Biggest Sustainability Festival, is Coming to Chermside

The Green Heart Fair is back and this time, the biggest free bi-annual community and sustainability festival in Brisbane will be at the 7th Brigade Park in Chermside on Sunday, 3 June 2018.

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In partnership with the Brisbane City Council, the Green Heart Fair promotes innovative green living in a fun-filled, family-friendly environment for local residents to enjoy.

The Fair starts at 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. and over a hundred sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, conservationists, and experts will be sharing their expertise and knowledge on living more sustainably.

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Tons of fun entertainment will be up for kids on the Channel 7 Main Stage including Queensland Urban Utilities ‘Water Warriors’ Live Stage Show, PJ Masks Live Stage Show, and Live Music from Hailey Calvert, and Pat Tierney.

In the Love Food Hate Waste Cooking Zone, fairgoers will learn how to become more conscious with food consumption as 31% of the average Brisbane bin consists of food waste.

Celebrity presenters including Matt Golinski, Sam Thaiday and Dominique Rizzo, and Alison Alexander, a Food Consultant from Queensland Food Fellow, will be sharing simple tricks to help transform the way you plan, shop, and eat. Such valuable techniques can significantly help you save up to thousands of dollars every year while reducing food waste.

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The Live for Less and Move for Less zones will feature expert talks and stalls on sustainable living and transportation for all households.

To learn more about the exhibitors that will be present in this huge sustainability festival, check out Green Heart Fair’s What’s On page.

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Don’t forget to bring your own reusable coffee cup and water bottle to the Green Heart Fair to get discounts on your coffee and free water refills from the Queensland Urban Utilities Hydration Station.

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Free native plants will be up for grabs at the fair. Fairgoers can choose from Thyme Honey Myrtle and Tea Tree or Bottlebrush and Coastal Rosemary  Better. You can also drop by the Rocky Point AU Grow Zone to get expert advice on how to look after these plants before heading home.

The Green Heart Fair is sponsored by the Brisbane City Council, Channel 7 Queensland​, Queensland Urban Utilities,  Rocky Point AU, and Cleanaway.

To learn more about the event, visit the Green Heart Fair’s website or check out their Facebook page.