Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair will treat residents to free native plants, Brisbane’s leading sustainability experts and practical ways to live an eco-friendlier life when it returns to Chermside on Sunday 30 May
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said the popular event would provide residents and businesses with the inspiration they needed to become a waste warrior at home.
“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,” Cr Schrinner said.
“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.
“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 more than 3000 native plants will be available for residents to grow at home or in the local community.
“The one-day event has something for all ages and green thumb abilities and returns to 7th Brigade Park after a virtual event last year due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Green Heart Fair will be held at 7th Brigade Park, Newman Road, Chermside on Sunday 30 May from 9am to 3pm. People are encouraged to bus, bike or walk to the fair.
- 3000 free native plants for Brisbane residents given away on a first-in, first-served basis. Come to the Council marquee and you’ll also get up close with live native animals.
- Learn how to create a green home and garden with all day sessions from sustainability experts including Green Living Australia and Bee One Third.
- Keep the little ones entertained with a free Dirt Girl show and all day kids’ activities. Kids can enjoy craft workshops, nature play and giant games, all for free.
- Be inspired to reduce your waste at home as the Waste Zone highlights ways to reduce waste for a more sustainable life. Kids and big kids alike will also be able to get up close with a garbage truck.
- Grow your green thumb at Grow Zone by learning how to keep bees at home and get your little ones involved with a hands-on workshop.
- Meet the stars with Channel 7 Queensland’s personalities joining in the fun. You can even try your hand at being in front of the camera with a pop-up news desk.
- Move for Less by test driving electric scooters, check out electric vehicles and learn more about sustainable travel.
- Brisbane’s best artisans will showcase their finest collections of crafty handmade trinkets and oddments galore. Meander through the stalls of emerging and established local artisans, all 100% locally made.
- Enjoy delicious food from Brisbane’s favourite food trucks, with more plant-based and gluten free options to cater for all kinds of foodies.
- Enjoy live music to keep the crowds buzzing all day long!
- This is a COVID Safe Event with measures in place to protect attendees. Find out more at the www.greenheartfair.com.au