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. 

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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.