Following the success of ‘The Patch’ at Lendlease’s Erina Fair last year, the Central Coast shopping centre will be bringing the popular sustainable living festival back this Spring. From Saturday 24 August to Sunday 8 September, Erina Fair customers can take part in a series of free interactive and hands-on workshops focusing on living a more sustainable life at The Patch’s purpose-built green garden oasis in Centre Court.
There will be something for everyone including: organic gardening; living chemical free and keeping backyard chickens’ workshops; preloved clothing sale; special guest appearances by dirtgirl and her Grubby Bucket Show and Gardening Guru, Melissa King. Customers can also chat to resident gardening experts from Kincumber Mitre 10, who will be available to answer any gardening questions from 9am–5:30pm weekdays and 10am–5pm on weekends.
To entertain and inspire young customers to make a positive difference to the planet, much loved dirtgirl and scrapboy of ABCKids Dirtgirlworld spin-off program Get Grubby TV will host their singalong Grubby Bucket Show on Saturday 24 August. Kids will learn, watch and grow as the girl with a dirt name, entertains with quizzes, challenges and songs, plus a meet and greet and a special take home gift.
Erina Fair is partnering with Fairhaven Services to host The Patch Preloved Pop Up Shop on Saturday 12 September, where customers can shop preloved clothing in excellent condition, with everything under $10.
Erina Fair Centre Manager, Stephen Ross: “The Central Coast is surrounded by stunning, pristine beaches and bushland, and our community is very conscious of protecting these natural resources. That’s why The Patch was so popular last year, and why we’re bringing it back again, and bigger than before.”
“We’re also listening to our customers’ desire for local businesses to be more sustainable and at Erina Fair, we’ve introduced a number of initiatives that will reduce our carbon footprint. We recently installed the Closed Loop takeaway coffee cup recycling program, as a complement to the plastic bags, paper, cardboard and organic waste we already recycle. We also harvest rainwater for landscape irrigation and centre amenities” he continued.