Plant me instead

Next date: Saturday, 26 October 2024 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Nillumbik Shire Council has been working together with other government agencies on a Rivers to Ranges peri-urban weed management project to protect vulnerable natural ecosystems from weeds. 

Come and learn how to identify and manage weeds on your property, how invasive species spread both within the garden and into bushland areas, and how we can safely dispose of weeds in our backyard. You will also discover some amazing alternative native species to plant instead of the common weeds that we find in our gardens and properties, and how to identify the difference between weeds and their native look-alikes!

Beth Hamilton is an Environmental Project Officer at Nillumbik Shire Council and project manager of the Rivers to Ranges program. She also coordinates the Nillumbik Gardens for Wildlife Program and the Nillumbik Deer Control Program, protecting Nillumbik Shire’s biodiversity assets. Beth has a long history of weed management across multiple areas, having worked on bush crews and other environmental management roles previous to working at Council.

Rowena Groundwater is an Edendale Nursery Officer who has worked in local bush crews for over a decade controlling weeds to protect indigenous flora in remnant bushland. After transitioning through horticultural studies, she joined the Edendale nursery team in 2018 working with the public to encourage the use of local indigenous plants in gardens.

The workshop will include a plant giveaway to participants, so register your interest today as numbers are limited!

We aim to ensure that people have equal access to our workshops, please give us a call on 9433 3711 to discuss how we can make these sessions inclusive and accessible for you.

What you will learn

  • How to identify and manage weeds in your garden. What Indigenous plants are best to use instead.

What you will get

  • A native plant to take home and plant in your garden

Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground


What to bring

  • Weather dependent clothes

What to wear

Neat, casual, closed shoes

Appropriate for

home gardeners, urban farmers, permaculture

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Nillumbik Shire Council – Edendale Farm is collecting your information for the purpose of enrolling in the Plant me instead Workshop.  The information you provide will be used to complete your registration and communicate with you regarding this event. The personal information you provide will not be shared without your consent unless we are permitted or required to by law. If the mandatory information is not provided, we may be unable to complete the registration process.



  • Saturday, 26 October 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Edendale Community Environment Farm, 30 Gastons Rd, Eltham, 3095, View map

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