What we do
We provide an attractive community place where visitors can see sustainability in action, have access to experts & plenty of opportunities to develop their own knowledge, interests and understanding.
About the Centre for Sustainable Living
The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL, the Centre) is a showcase for sustainable homes and gardens, with the goal of promoting sustainable living. The unique facility is entirely self-sufficient. It generates its own power, recycles and reuses all rain and waste water, and manages all organic waste on site. The Centre is guaranteed to impress. The facility also boasts a large garden demonstrating different a wide array of sustainable gardening principles, proudly maintained by volunteers. At MCSL, we offer:
The Centre provides a range of information from local sustainable-eco businesses and tradesman, fact sheets on all aspects of gardening, and eco building, green energy and workshops. The Centre sells fresh honey from the Macarthur Bee Keepers plus home made jams and sauces.
MCSL offers tours and a sustainable experince 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 society 'go green' in both our built and the natural environment. Your introduction to sustainability starts when you are dropped off at the Centre's car park - let us open your eyes to the many features this seemingly barren asphalt area has hidden from view. Then, as you walk along the gravel Path to Sustainability you'll sense the wishes of wise children and feel the peace and tranquillity being surrounded by nature brings. We can tailor tours and workshops to address any curriculum need and can help you plan a sustainability audit for your own home and school. Let us teach you some good gardening and healthy cooking tips from the garden to table, perhaps you can help us out with a few things too! Generally tours last one and a half hours and cost $5 per student and a combination tour and worskhops ranges from $15-$20 per student. Bookings are essential. Please call the Centre for more information 46479828.
The Centre provides FREE self guided tour booklets or you can book a group guided tour of the Centre. The Centre showcases sustainablility in all aspects of its daily activites. The tour covers its sustainable building, retro fitted cottage, eco farm, bush tucker gardens, living classroom gardens, nursery, waste water system, water storage, chook pens, LULU the pig and BELLE the fat tailed sheep. The Centre provides wonderful home made Deveonshire Tea or Lunch from the eco Farm for group bookings. Contact the Centre on 46479828
Hobbies and interests are the glue of social fabric and MCSL supports community groups and clubs, environmental and plant societies by providing access to our meeting spaces. The Centre has venue facilities for hire on a short term or long term basis. Please call the Centre for more information.
The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living is all about sustainability - sustaining the environment and ourselves.
As you walk around the grounds of the Centre you'll feel a sense of peace and tranquillity as you breathe in the fresh air and enjoy being surrounded by open spaces, natural creeks and vegetation. Isn't this just the spot for your next special function - close to everywhere but worlds apart. The venue is a do-it yourself venue. You hire the room or area and organise the event yourself. Please call the Centre for more information.