Sustainability Hub

Sustainability Hub

Overview

The Sustainability Hub is an environmental education centre that we manage. It is located within Grantham Heritage Park in Seven Hills. 

The Sustainability Hub is the base for many of our environmental education programs which aim to inspire the community to be more environmentally aware and learn how to embrace more sustainable living.

Outdoor classroom

Features at the Sustainability Hub

The Sustainability Hub is spread over 5,000m2 of landscaped gardens and features:

  • an outdoor classroom constructed with reused timbers and recycled materials

  • bush tucker and native medicinal herb garden

  • TAFE horticulture and eco-skills training garden

  • living classroom gardens including raised beds

  • chicken coop and run

  • workshop and demonstration spaces.


Bush tucker and medicinal herb garden

Visit the Sustainability Hub

The Sustainability Hub is open for visitors to drop in every Saturday morning from 9 am - 12 midday. Staff are on-site to show you around and assist with any sustainable living questions you may have. Guided group tours (including school groups) can be arranged in advance by phoning 02 9839 6055 or emailing ourenvironment@blacktown.nsw.gov.au.

The Sustainability Hub is located within Grantham Heritage Park, at 71 Seven Hills Road South, Seven Hills. 

Kids in the garden at Sustainability Hub

Sustainability Hub working bees

We hold working bees twice a month at the Sustainability Hub where the community can get some hands on practical experience in gardening, and assist with maintaining the demonstration areas across the site.

Tasks at each working be vary, and could include helping with planting and watering, weeding and mulching, compost-turning, chicken coop-cleaning, helping with landscaping works, seed raising, and general site maintenance.

The working bees are a great opportunity to get outdoors, learn new skills, and meet some like-minded people. All ages and abilities are welcome. Find out more or register your attendance for the next working bee

Sustainability Hub working bee

Learn at the Sustainability Hub

We offer a number of sustainable living workshops throughout the year for residents who want to learn how to live healthy, save money, and learn new skills and tips on how to reduce their impact on the environment. Upcoming workshops are listed in the events section of this website.

We also have a partnership with TAFE who run several skillset courses at the Sustainability Hub including: Introductory horticulture and eco-living, Developing a microbusiness from your garden, and introductory units in conservation and land management. Enrollment for these courses occur at the start of each teaching term and are advertised in the events section of this website 2-4 weeks prior.

Sustainable Living workshops
 

School group tours

The Sustainability Hub offers tours and a sustainable experience to students of all ages (Child Care Centres,Years K-12, Stages 1 to 6, plus tertiary students). Students can experience first hand how we can all help the transition to a more sustainable society in both our built and the natural environment. We can tailor tours and workshops to address any curriculum need. To discuss opportunities for school groups phone 02 9839 6055.

Frog