I didn’t realise it until we signed up for the Sustainable Illawarra Super Challenge, but our local councils and other organisations put on quite a lot of free and low-cost workshops, talks, demonstrations, tours and other events. Just have a look at Sustainable Illawarra’s [What’s On](http://www.sustainableillawarra.com.au/Whats-On.html) page to get an idea.
In the spirit of this Challenge, I’m planning to take advantage of as many of these sorts of opportunities as I can.
The first will be the Kiama Council Composting Workshop on Saturday. We’ve been composting all our organic waste for years, but it’s still an opportunity to learn something and meet some like-minded people. Oh, and you get a free compost bin for attending :-).
I’ve also booked Sydney Water for a [Love Your Garden](http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SavingWater/InYourGarden/LoveYourGarden/) appointment. For $33 a qualified horticulturalist comes out and inspects your garden, then writes up a report on the watering needs of your garden and recommendations on how you can save water. You also get a few gadgets like a rain gauge and Tap Tags, plus some vouchers to save money on other water saving products. I’ll write up a review of that service after the visit.