This free community course commences at The Grove on the 11th September 2014

For details contact Gabrielle or Amy on 9384 4003, email or visit


This free community course commences at The Grove on the 11th September 2013

Prepare yourself for earth friendly, waste free living! We can help you get your ‘Rs’ into gear (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recyle). Come along to our free and friendly Earth Carers course starting on Wednesday 11 September. The course goes for five sessions (over three weeks) and will teach you practical ways to reduce waste at home, school or work.

We will:

  • Take tours of a composting and recycling facility, a landfill and community hubs and gardens
  • Get intimate with waste -  your waste and Perth’s waste
  • Demonstrate worm farming, composting and Bokashi
  • Give green cleaning ideas and share ways to declutter and simply life
  • Explain safe ways to recycle or dispose of difficult items like electronic waste, batteries, fluoros and chemicals

Participants will join the growing Earth Carers community and receive exclusive invites to our popular free workshops, outdoor movie nights, tours and more.  Over one hundred local residents have already completed the course, with one participant saying “It has enriched my life, inspired me to do more and share what I am doing.”

The course is presented by Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s (WMRC) award-winning waste and sustainability education team.

For details contact Nabilla or Amy on 9384 4003, email or visit


Make New and Mend – Make your own produce bag and sandwich wraps

Want a fun and easy way to cut down on plastic in your life, while also learning new skills?

Then come along to our sewing session and learn how to make your own produce bags (instead of the nasty flimsy plastic bags for fruit and veg).

You can also learn how to make sandwich wraps – no more glad wrap!

When: Saturday 6 July, 1pm to 3.30pm
Where: Grove Community Centre, 1 Leake Street (cnr Stirling Hwy), Peppermint Grove
Sewing machines, materials and scrumptious afternoon tea will be supplied.
Bookings are required: Call 9384 4003 or

Food Preserving

Come along to learn how to preserve citrus fruit!

We’ll be showing you how to preserve your harvest of citrus fruit to enjoy all year long AND how to make a variety of delicious citrus marmalades.

This workshop is presented by preserving expert, Megan Forsyth from ‘Perth Jams & Preserves Classes’.

When: Saturday 20 July 2013 at 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Where: The Grove Library Community Centre
1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove (cnr Leake St & Stirling Hwy)
Cost: $10.00 per person
RSVP: to reserve your place please call Jane Littlewood on 9384 4003 or email
Visit Megan’s website for lots of other recipes.


Run by WMRC Earth Carers

When: Saturday 16 February 2013

Time: 9.30am – 5pm

Where: The Grove Community Centre, 1 Leake St, cnr Leake and Stirling Hwy, Peppermint Grove, WA

Cost: Free!

The day takes the form of a series of workshops that run every hour on the hour. There will be a number of sessions running simultaneously (varying between 3 and 6 depending on the time of day) with most of sessions running twice.

In addition there’ll be a bike doctor drop-in session run by volunteers from Dismantle, and a drop-in Sew Your Own sewing workshop running between 11am and 3pm where you can make your own fresh produce bags. There will also be mosaicking from 10am to 4pm and Children’s Activities in the children’s room between 10am and 1pm.

There is no registration process – just turn up on the day and come to as many or as few sessions as you like!

View the whole schedule of events by clicking here

Check out the Earth Carers Website by clicking here


Between Sunday 17 March and Sunday 24 March Local Governments will be holding events to encourage the community to jump on their bikes.

Get confident riding to school.

Cycling WA coaching for children in year 5+ and a parent/ guardian. This is an opportunity for parents and kids to ride in a safe vehicle-free area and learn basic road rules, safety tips and build confidence on your bikes.

Cottesloe Civic Centre

16th March 9:30am – 11:30am

Morning tea provided

Bring your bike!

Reconnect with your bike in the shed. ‘Dismantle’ bike maintenance workshop to teach you the basic skills to bring your old bike back to life. Do you have a bike gathering dust? This workshop will provide participants with the confidence to keep their bike safe and road worthy.

The Grove Community Centre

24th March 1pm – 3pm

Afternoon tea provided

Bring your bike!


Register for these FREE events by emailing or calling 9285 5016.

Places are strictly limited so get in quick!


Proudly supported by the Town of Cottesloe, Shire of Peppermint Grove, Town of Mosman Park and the WMRC Earth Carers.



The Grove Precinct has taken out a major national award in recognition of its sustainable design. It has won the National Local Government Award in the “Energy Smart” category.

Click here to view the press release

Click here to view Peppermint Grove, Cottesloe & Mosman Park’s Media Release


Ever wondered how a smart landscape design or a water-recycling system works in practice?

Then come along to a full day professional development seminar specifically designed for government, utilities and industry. Listen to how the designers and builders of the main sustainability features at The Grove did it. This is now a fully operational facility that you will tour with the presenters and discuss the issues that arose in the design and construction process.
When: Thursday 16th August
Venue: The Grove Community Centre

Full Day Program – Covering all aspects of sustainable building and landscape design, research and the valuable lessons learned at The Grove’s Library and Community Centre.

Download the program and registration form here. Registration Brochure


The Grove north face landscapeThe Grove is excited to be included in the
Presbyterian Ladies’ College Auxiliary Open Garden Day

Thursday 27 October 2011
10am – 2pm

This year, five private homes in the leafy riverside suburb will allow visitors to view their spectacular gardens, as well as The Grove Library’s new sustainable landscaping. Matt Huxtable, who designed The Grove’s garden, will do two landscaping talks at 11am and 11.30am. The Grove Library is conducting a tour of the sustainable building design at 10am for anyone who is interested.

Gardening and landscape experts will be available on the day to discuss the gardens and landscape design and PLC music students will provide entertainment. Also, local map artist Mary Yates, who recently painted a map of Peppermint Grove for the School, will host a walking tour.

All gardens are within walking distance of the School and a free bus will also be available to shuttle visitors between the properties.

Tickets are available at PLC – $20 for adults and $10 for pensioners.
Children under 16 are free.

All visitors receive a comprehensive PLC Open Garden Day booklet with flora and historical information about the gardens, as well as a schedule of events and information on the guest speakers.

PLC Open Garden Day is a fundraising event organised by the Presbyterian Ladies’ College Parents’ Auxiliary.

For more information, visit the PLC website, or phone 9424 6444


The Grove LandscapeFact Sheets on the various environmentally sustainable design (ESD) elements utilised at The Grove are available at The Grove library or they can be downloaded as PDF files.

ESD Fact Sheet 1 Renewable Energy

ESD Fact Sheet 2 Energy Efficiency

ESD Fact Sheet 3 Climate Sensitive Design

ESD Fact Sheet 4 Rainwater Harvesting

ESD Fact Sheet 5 Stormwater Treatment

ESD Fact Sheet 6 Wastewater Re-use

Visit the Australian Government’s Green Precincts website for summary of sustainable design features and the full report on The Grove Library Project as part of the Green Precincts Fund program.

You can view and print these PDF attachments by downloading Adobe Reader.


The Climate Commission held a community forum at The Grove Library on 17 August 2011 to discuss the effects of climate change impacts for WA.

A video of the forum discussions is now on the Climate Commission website, along with links to information on climate change impacts for WA.

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