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How to Book for an Event or Workshop

 

To book for an event, please click on the button under the event you want to book for.

If there is no "Book now" button, please contact the phone number below the event entry.

We are trialling the event booking service "EventBrite" and would appreciate any feedback to info@willungaenviro.org.au.

Events/Workshops

The WEC holds regular events including workshops and guest speakers, along with field trips. These events cover a wide range of environmental issues and there is something for everyone. Please be aware, these events are PERFUME FREE events. Some events have a fee or suggested donation associated with them. We appreciate your support of programs at the WEC including our YACCA Youth Group.

To book in for any workshops please complete the form on this page, phone the Centre on 8556 4188 or email us at: info@willungaenviro.org.au 

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 2018 Workshops and events 

Ruth Trigg presents "Industrial Hemp Developments in SA" Wednesday 21st February @ 7pm 

Legislation allowing farmers to grow industrial (low THC) hemp  was passed in South Australia in April 2017 (the last state to gain this right).Legislation was also passed in Australia and NZ  in April 2017 to allow  people (and animals) to consume hemp seed and oil.Ruth will discuss how the industrial hemp industry is developing in South Australia, and what the environmental and economic benefits are for the land and for people.

Jenni McGlennon from Onkaparinga Council -  Urban Forrest Program" Wednesday 14th March @ 7pm 

Greening Onkaparinga 

The City of Onkaparinga has set a series of urban forest targets that will see a 20% increase in urban green cover (trees and shrubs) in our urban area by 2045.  This will amount to 100,000 new trees in street verges, waterways and parks on council land. Community support will be needed to meet this goal. 

The new targets are in response to the community asking for more trees and mapping undertaken in 2016 which showed that canopy cover is uneven across our region’s suburbs and townships.

Staff from the Sustainability and Urban Forest teams will present on the City of Onkaparinga Urban Forest program, its benefits and challenges, and provide an overview of how trees are managed on council land.

  

Beginners Veggie Seedlings with Chas -Saturday 17th March @ 11 am

Come along and learn how to propagate your own seedlings with Chas. This very intimate grass roots workshop will teach you the very basics of how to propogate, which soils are best and how simple it really is to grow your own from seed to table! Very limited places so book early to avoid disappointment! This event is being held in partnership with Sustainable Onkaparinga!

 

Harry Harrison presents "Seed Saving" Saturday 24th March @ 11am

 FREE events for City of Onkaparinga residents - This event is a partnership between Willunga Environment Centre and  Sustainable Onkaparinga with thanks.

Come along and learn how to save seeds that you can then use again or share with others. Harry Harrison is a great presenter and you are guaranteed to leave feeling enthusiastic and ready for action!!! 

 

 Emerites Professor Ian Lowe - Climate Change: Physical science, future problems and fantastic opportunities"  Wednesday 28th March @ 7pm.

The science has been warning us about global climate for decades. We are clearly seeing the sorts of changes that were predicted, and the future projections are truly scary. There are rational responses, most of which would bring other benefits as well as slowing climate change and avoiding its worst impacts. This talk will review the science, discuss the most serious future problems and analyse possible responses, from nuclear power to eating local produce. If our civilisation survives the twenty-first century, future historians will probably see climate change as the great wake-up call that redirected our development trajectory onto a sustainable path.  

More about Professor Lowe

 

Elisa Sparrow - Small Native Mammals of the Fleurieu Wednesday 4th April @ 7pm 

  • Curious about any small native mammals still on the Fleurieu?
  • Wondering what furry little critters live around your property?
  • Want to know how to identify native mammals from introduced ones?
  • Interested in how to conserve and protect these species?

Join District Ecologist Dr Elisa Sparrow for information on small mammal species in the region; their conservation status, ecology, behaviour, habitat requirements and distribution.

The session will also include:

  • steps on how to set up remote sensor cameras to detect small mammals
  • tips on how to ID different species
  • practical advice on what we can do to help these critters
  • an overview on how information builds knowledge and helps manage natural resources.

This session will be held at the Tatachilla Lutheran College Eco Classroom with Willunga Trees for life group.

 

Weed Pie and Other Garden Delicacies....and plants that heal. Saturday 7th April @ 11am

FREE events for City of Onkaparinga residents - This event is a partnership between Willunga Environment Centre and  Sustainable Onkaparinga with thanks.

Often the things which thrive in our garden are not the things we think we want.  But sometimes we are lucky – we don’t have to ‘throw them all onto the compost heap’.

Many so called weeds either have a nutritional or medicinal value.   However some aren’t helpful at all so in this talk we will discuss how to get the most out of your gardens verdant green.

Jan Ashton-Ross has been a Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist for over 20 years and a gardener for longer than that – and can testify that once you see a weed in a new light it helps you feel optimistic about your green thumbs. Click to  Free event

"Forrest forraging" with Genki Kundo

"Grow you own Nuts" with Harry Harrison Saturday 16th June @ 11am

FREE events for City of Onkaparinga residents - This event is a partnership between Willunga Environment Centre and  Sustainable Onkaparinga with thanks

Learn how to grow your own nut trees at home with Harry Harrison from Rare Fruit Society. Harry will have you going nuts with enthusiasm at this event!

 

 2017 Past Workshops and Events

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