Hilton Harvest Community Garden takes a new approach to Earth Hour

Hilton Harvest Community Garden takes a new approach to Earth Hour

THE Hilton Harvest Community Garden is out to prove once again that encouraging the community to switch the lights off for an hour can be a whole lot of fun.

The community organisation will be holding its eighth annual Earth Hour event with a move away from its traditional twilight fair, instead deciding to focus on community fun with a picnic and concert.

Hilton Harvest chairwoman Sasha Wray said there would be plenty happening on the night, including a welcome to country from Phil Walleystack, children’s entertainment, food stalls and a long line-up of musicians headlined by The Merindas.

“We’re really excited about this year’s event and we have changed the format slightly from a fair to a picnic, which makes it even more grassroots and true to our ethos,” she said.

“Every year we have hundreds of people attend the event and they all go away feeling re-energised and full of gratitude for being part of this community.

“This year’s event is more focused on Earth Hour; we’ve pared back the stalls and kept what we feel is important – good music, good food, great company and fun kids’ entertainment in a relaxing natural environment.

“We want the message about sustainable living to be at the heart of our celebration.”

The Hilton Harvest Earth Hour Picnic and Concert is on March 25 from 4pm to 9pm.

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