Green Living Workshops
Sep
11
to May 13

Green Living Workshops

Learn how you can live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and connect with nature at our Green Living Workshops.

Indoor Plants
Wednesday September 11 2019 6.30-7.30pm
Learn how to choose and care for indoor plants, the benefits of natural fibres, and how to connect to nature within and from your home. Participants will be given their own established house plant to take home. Bookings required.

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Sustainability Super Session
Wednesday October 16 2019 6:30-8:30pm
Learn how to live plastic-free with your own natural reusable alternatives. Participants will learn to make their own reusable beeswax wrap, fruit and veggie produce bag, and jute cleaning scrubber. All made from natural materials and plastic-free. Bookings required.

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Nature Journaling Saturday
Saturday November 9 2019 10am-noon
Observing nature with new eyes Nature journaling is the practice of drawing or writing in response to observations of nature. Participants will be introduced to the art of nature journaling and put theory into practice. Booking required.

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Native bees in your backyard
Wednesday March 18 2020 6.30-8.30pm
A family-friendly workshop to learn more about the special role of native bees. An introduction to native bees and how to attract them to your garden. Participants make their own bee hotel to take home and receive a ‘bee restaurant’ pack of native plants for their own garden. Bookings required.

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Building a wildlife nesting box
Wednesday April 15 2020 6.30-8.30pm
Discover how we can support our native wildlife Learn about the importance of natural hollows and our native wildlife that depends on them. Participants build a nest box of their own choice to take home. Bookings required.

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Bush Tucker Gardens
Wednesday May 13 2020 TBC

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Preparing for a Changing Climate
Jul
19
3:30 PM15:30

Preparing for a Changing Climate

Come along to this Common Thread ‘super session' to find out how to prepare for a changing climate. A range of speakers will present on various aspects of climate resilience. Learn about local climate projects and find out how you can get ready for changes to our climate. Topics will include:

·      Climate change along the Marion coastline
·      Engaging communities on climate change
·      Getting your garden ready for climate change
·      Mapping hot spots in our urban environment
·      Pets and climate change
·      Climate proofing your home
·      Emotional resilience in the climate crisis

Speakers will include local 'Climate Ready Champions' supported by the Red Cross and Marion Council environmental staff working on climate initiatives.

This is a Resilient South partner council session and open to residents of the Cities of Marion, Onkaparinga, Mitcham and Holdfast Bay.

When: Monday 5 August, 7-8:30pm

Where: Cooinda Neighbourhood Centre, 245 Sturt Road, Sturt.

Bookings: marionenvironment.eventbrite.com.au

Cost: Free

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Deep Winter Agrarian Gathering
Jun
21
to Jun 23

Deep Winter Agrarian Gathering

The Deep Winter Agrarian Gathering is an annual farmer led forum for agriculturalists producing non-commodity food and fibre. With a focus on circular or regenerative farming practices and community development this annual meeting of the minds is an opportunity to think big about small scale food production and connect with peers in the field.

In 2019 Deep Winter delves into the themes of scale and viability. We all want the live the regenerative farming dream but how the hell do you actually make a go of a small scale farming business? South Australian regenerative graziers, market gardeners, egg producers, grain growers and mushroom farmers will share their learnings about how they got to where they are AND where they still need to get to to make the dream a reality.

This year is the first year the event will be held in South Australia - the conference will be in Willunga at the Willunga Show Hall and there will be a tour which will visit Fleurieu and Adelaide Hills Farms. The dates are June 21st - 23rd.

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Design your dream coastal garden - FREE interactive workshop
Apr
12
10:00 AM10:00

Design your dream coastal garden - FREE interactive workshop

How does your garden grow?

Do you have a coastal property with a garden that is not standing up to harsh coastal environments? Would you like to transform your existing garden into a showcase garden or design a new garden from scratch?

Join us at one of three, hands-on, interactive coastal garden design workshops, in Seacliff, Two Wells or Middleton. They're completely free!

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Design your dream coastal garden - FREE interactive workshop
Apr
11
10:00 AM10:00

Design your dream coastal garden - FREE interactive workshop

How does your garden grow?

Do you have a coastal property with a garden that is not standing up to harsh coastal environments? Would you like to transform your existing garden into a showcase garden or design a new garden from scratch?

Join us at one of three, hands-on, interactive coastal garden design workshops, in Seacliff, Two Wells or Middleton. They're completely free!

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Sustainable Spring: Demystifying Solar with Finn Peacock
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Sustainable Spring: Demystifying Solar with Finn Peacock

Join respected solar expert and ex CSIRO engineer, Finn Peacock from Solar Quotes as he guides you through his 7-step process to getting tiny bills by using high quality solar. Discover how many panels you need, which panel brands to buy, which to avoid, and how to find a great installer. Finn's new book The Good Solar Guide will be available for purchase on the day.

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Water Wise Design Workshop
Jul
27
8:00 AM08:00

Water Wise Design Workshop

  • 24 Jetty Road Brighton, SA, 5048 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop brought together participants interested in learning about using stormwater at home. Water Sensitive SA and the City of Holdfast Bay Arborist gave presentations and shared useful information on water tanks, rain gardens, permeable paving, housing design and more! 

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Planting to Cool Your Home Workshop
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Planting to Cool Your Home Workshop

  • 24 Jetty Road Brighton SA 5048 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Trees and plants are nature’s air conditioners. They’re an essential component of our backyards and landscapes, providing shade and reducing heat in summer. In this session participants received practical information about plant type, position, layering and other smart ways to lower  temperatures in back and front yards, helping to reduce those pesky energy bills.

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Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Dealing with Heatwaves in Southern Adelaide
Feb
8
11:30 AM11:30

Feeling Hot Hot Hot! Dealing with Heatwaves in Southern Adelaide

As our climate warms, heatwaves are getting hotter, longer and more frequent.

Heatwaves kill more people than any other natural disaster including floods, cyclones or bushfires. They also cause serious damage to our health, ecosystems, agriculture, businesses, infrastructure and communities.

Fortunately there are things we can do to prepare and respond.

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ENERGYSMART SAVER WORKSHOP WITH JON DEE
Sep
8
8:15 AM08:15

ENERGYSMART SAVER WORKSHOP WITH JON DEE

Community members came to Cove Civic Centre to learn how to reduce their business and home energy bills, negotiate a better deal with energy retailers, reduce lighting, heating, cooling and hot water and make homes and businesses more energy efficient. Attendees received a free copy of Jon's new energy efficiency guide. To download your own copy, or for more information, visit EnergySmart South Australia.

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Water Sensitive Urban Design In Your Home
Sep
1
8:00 AM08:00

Water Sensitive Urban Design In Your Home

In this session community members learnt from two local experts Dan French (French Enviro) and Melissa Bradley (Water Sensitive SA) about how to apply WSUD in and around the home to help reduce offsite stormwater impacts, provide cooling, improve the health of gardens, minimise environmental degradation, improve aesthetic and recreational appeal and reduce potable water consumption (therefore saving money).

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