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How to Book for an Event or Workshop

 

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

Previous Events and Workshops:

 2017 

September 

Postponed: presenter is unwell Grow your own Mushrooms Join Wayne Slape of Slapes Mushroom House and discover Mushroom Spawn and how to make an oyster mushroom straw log. Pre made kits will be available at a discounted price.- Saturday 9th September @ 11 am

Follow up tour of the Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA)

Since our last visit, the recycling facility has been built with the purpose of reducing the impact of waste going to landfill.  At this stage they are recovering approximately 30% diversion from landfill based on the recovery processes in place in the new building.  The facility specifically works on the kerbside municipal waste and the recovered fraction is organic waste.  This fraction is then further processed and treated through a bio-remediation process and the end material is recovered as a capping medium for use in the construction of the landfill cell.

There are a number of areas they are working on that will increase the recovery yield moving forward. Mark Hindmarsh is happy to discuss this further on the day of the visit.  We will take a bus from the WEC as this way we can see more.  As an interesting fact, the Authority were able to use over 170,000 tonnes of waste aggregates in the construction of the new facility!

Wednesday 20th September @ 9.30am we leave WEC on the bus. Return approx 12.30. $5 to assist in bus subsidy. Strictly limited to bus space. 

Bushfire Survival Plan

The SA Country Fire Service, in conjunction with the Willunga Environmental Centre will be running a free half-day, Bushfire Survival Plan workshop at the Willunga Environmental Centre on Sunday the 24th September from 11 – 4pm, with lunch provided.

The Bushfire Survival Plan workshop looks at Bushfire Behaviour and risks, Understanding the Fire Danger Ratings & warning messages, Preparing your home and property, the differences between a “Leave Early” and a “Stay and Defend” plan, Vehicle Safety in bushfires, Preparing yourself emotionally and most importantly, participants will leave the workshop having begun writing their own personal Bushfire Survival Plan.

For more information and to register your interest please contact Laura Gemmell - SA Country Fire Service Community Engagement Officer on 0457 103 471 or email laura.gemmell2@sa.gov.au

August 

Veggie Seedling workshop  Come along and learn how to propagate your own seedlings with Chas.

Free event 12TH August FULLY BOOKED

19TH August 11am limited places

Aldinga Scrub Walk and Talk  Join with as as we take a stroll in Aldinga Scrub with Friends of Aldinga Scrub tour guides Sunday 27th August @ 10am FULLY BOOKED

Harry Harrison  from the Rare Fruit Society will show us "how to grow citrus in pots"  Saturday 26th @ 11amBookings essential, FULLY BOOKED

July 2017

ONYA fundraiser - Come and buy all your drink bottle and shopping bag requirements and help raise money for our YACCA youth group. Click on the link to find the order form here Onya Fundraising

Nadia Couzner from Radicool Reptiles - FULLY BOOKED This school holiday activity will introduce your child to the wonder, enchantment and sheer delight that Nadia has through interactions with reptiles. Children will experience hands on reptile demonstration, basic needs and habitats, food chain and evolution! Book fast as there are very limited places. Bookings for adults attending also essential Thursday 20th July @10am

Guarding the Galilee film presentation - story of the epic fight to stop Adani’s Carmichael coal mine.

http://www.stopadani.com/

Join concerned members of Willunga and Districts community, along with Willunga Environment Centre who are proud to
present the new documentary Guarding The Galilee, the story about Adani’s proposed coal mine on Thursday 20th July @ 1-3pm
The MC of the event will be Judith Barr who has worked extensively in the media, the financial sector and then  tourism, with Greeting to Country guest tba

DESCRIPTION OF THE FILM:
Presented by Queensland-born actor Michael Caton, this new 30-minute documentary shines a spotlight on
the battle to stop the biggest coal mine in Australian history, Adani’s Carmichael project. The award-winning documentary team captures the raw beauty of the Queensland outback, where Adani’s  mine threatens essential water resources.
This event will also open up the future opportunity for people interested in uniting in choral events, singing Climate inspired songs in various locations. Please bring along your postage stamps and there will be opportunities for discussions and if you are able, a means to donate money to the Wangen and Jagalingou Family Council.  

Chris Day from Everyday Sustainable Living will show us "Edible Garden Design in small spaces" Saturday 22nd July @ 11 am. FULLY BOOKED

Join Robert Crocker  as he discusses some of the issues from his recent book, Somebody Else's Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design
Robert Crocker, D.Phil (oxon), teaches the history and theory of design and design for sustainability in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia. Beginning his academic career as a historian of early modern science and philosophy, he became interested in social and environmental sustainability whilst working as a volunteer for a local pedestrian advocacy group. This led him to develop an interest in other aspects of social and environmental sustainability, and particularly the role of consumption and technology in generating our present environmental crisis. This book is his most recent publication. It won Gold in the Axiom Best Business Books Awards for 2017 (sustainability category). Tuesday 25th July @ 7pm

Bees Wax Wraps - Join Dani Austin and learn how to make your own alternative to plastic wrap. Wednesday 26th July at 10 am.

Plastic Free July Program

Bees wax Wraps -  Join Dani Austin and learn how to make your own alternative to plastic wrap. Saturday 1st July at 10 am. 

May 2017

POSTPONED

Weed Pie - With Jan Ashton-Ross from "The Hills Natural Health"  Come along and learn how to eat what you don't grow on purpose! Saturday 13th May 10-11.30 am at Willunga Environment Centre.

Bookings: phone 8556 4188 or email info@willungaenviro.org.au “ Members $5, non-Members $10 (Membership is $2 annually)  any profits to our YACCA Youth Group

June 2017

 Harry Harrison  from the Rare Fruit Society will show us "how to espalier fruit trees" Saturday 10th June @ 11 amBookings essential, limited places

Ben DellaTorre  from the Willunga Branch of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board will give a presentation on local NRM projects in our region. Find out what great project are happening on the ground in the Willunga Basin. Tuesday 13th June @ 7 pm

Harry Harrison  from the Rare Fruit Society will show us "how to espalier fruit trees" Saturday 24th June @ 11 amBookings essential, limited places

Composting with Chas workshop  Come along and learn how use the weeds and garden waste that you don't turn into pies to nurture what you do grow! Saturday 20th May @10am at a venue to be advised, this is a free event

Campfire stories

Listen to, or share, a 5 minute true story relating to “The Great Outdoors” with special guests from our YACCA youth group
7pm 17th May 2017 - Willunga Environment Centre
18 High Street, Willunga
Entry $5 optional donation
Bring a plate to share for supper
RSVP: www.campfirestorieswillunga2.eventbrite.com.au

Ben Moulton and Nikola Manos  from Onkaparinga Council - come along and find out what the Onkaparinga Council team are doing to enhance biodiversity in our area Tuesday 9th May @ 7pm Bookings: phone 8556 4188 or email info@willungaenviro.org.au “ Members $5, non-Members $10 (Membership is $2 annually)  any profits to our YACCA Youth Group

Chook Husbandry  8th April at 10.30  Come along and learn how to care for your young ladies (and men as may be the case!) Jan and Monica will share their knowledge and experience of keeping healthy and happy chooks. Address will be given when you book in to see the Taj Mahal of chicken coops. Saturday 8th April at 10.30

Bee Keeping workshop  Repeat of event - Come along and learn more about bee keeping with Glenda Gregory from the Beekeeping Society of South Australia on Tuesday 11th April at 7pm

March 2017

Willunga Basin Walking Trail - An introduction  Come and be a part of the Willunga Basin Walking Trail information session which has been years in the making! Tuesday 14th March@ 7pm

Bee Keeping workshop Come along and learn more about bee keeping with Glenda Gregory from the Beekeeping Society of South Australia on Saturday 11th March at 11 am

February 2017

 April 2017

Campfire stories

Listen to, or share, a 5 minute true story relating to “Belonging”
7pm 19th April 2017 - Willunga Environment Centre
18 High Street, Willunga
Entry $5 optional donation
Bring a plate to share for supper
RSVP: www.campfirestorieswillunga2.eventbrite.com.au

Campfire stories April

Campfire Stories Willunga: "Change"

Wednesday 15 February 2017 and then ongoing on the third Wednesday of each month

6:30pm for 7:00m start.

Willunga Environment Centre is proud to support this event

Campfire Stories

Join us on February 15th for the inaugural Campfire Stories Willunga, kicking off with the theme of "Change".

How it works: Come along and share a 5 minute true story related to the night's theme, or sit back and enjoy the stories on offer.

Campfire Stories is inspired by the premise that everyone has interesting life stories. These days though we rarely have the chance to hear stories from our own communities. So we are providing the space for you to share in  stories from your own community. The aim is that we will co-create a night of entertainment, good food and the opportunity to meeting interesting people.

The night will close with a shared supper so please bring a plate to share. Coffee and tea available for gold coin donation.

Entry is optional $5 donation at the door.

Event is open to all ages.

Contact: campfirestoriesaustralia@gmail.com
RSVP: https://campfirestorieswillungachange.eventbrite.com/?aff=affiliate1
Facebook: www.facebook.com/campfirestoriesaustralia

Recycle right Bin Inspection Education Program

Information Session with Lynda Wedding,  Waste and Recycling Education Officer from Onkaparinga Council. Lynda is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to recycling and something new is learned every time she speaks. A very worthwhile event to attend. Please refer to flyer for detailed information. Recycle Right Bin Inspection Education Program

When: Saturday 18th February 2017 @ 11am, Willunga Environment Centre

Veggie Seedling workshop  Come along and learn how to propagate your own Autumn seedlings with Chas.  Free event Saturday 4th February from 11-12 noon

January 2017

 Peter Cook and the McLaren Vale Irrigators Community Forum

Groundwater Resources of the Willunga Basin- Tuesday 31st January 2017 from 5.30 pm at the McLaren Vale Bocce Club. This is an exciting partnership event between the Willunga Environment Centre and the McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association. Please see the program link above. Attendees may wish to attend all of the presentation, or come for a 6.30 start to hear Peter Cook speak followed by a bowl of pasta (for a gold coin donation). And the bar will be open! This event will be followed later in the year with a walk/ tour around the area with Peter. Please book online here: https://www.trybooking.com/OEUC

 Presented by Peter Cook   Professor of Hydrogeology at Flinders University and National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT)

This presentation will discuss the groundwater resources within the Willunga – McLaren Vale region. It will begin with a background presentation of groundwater processes – where it comes from, how it is replenished, how fast it moves. It will then present results of recent studies into the Willunga – McLaren Vale groundwater resources –

  • how much water flows across the fault from the hills into the plains?
  • how does water in the creeks interact with the groundwater?
  • what is the connection between the groundwater and the ocean?
  • is salinity increasing, and if so, why? 

Background -The NCGRT's role is to advance our understanding of Australia's groundwater resources, and to train the next generation of groundwater researchers.  Based at Flinders University, with 12 partner universities, a growing list of more than 15 industry partners, and formal linkages with some of the world's leading groundwater research organisations, the NCGRT brings together nearly 200 Australian and international researchers to pool their knowledge and expertise. 

In the last few decades, Australia has more than doubled its groundwater use, and this will only increase in the future as we strive to meet the water needs of a rapidly growing population, our native landscape, expanding industries and agriculture, all of which must coexist under the increasing pressure of climate change.

In 2010 the NCGRT received $15 million from the Education Investment Fund through the Super Science Initiative to be spent on field infrastructure at five sites throughout Australia. The Willunga Basin was one of those chosen sites.

2016 Workshops and events 

November

Terry Reardon from SA Museum will present Bats – what’s new in bats locally and beyond.  Tuesday 22nd November @ 7 pm. An illustrated  talk followed by a local walk to discover some bats.

This is a joint initiative of the Willunga Environment Centre and the Friends of Aldinga Scrub and will be followed up with some Bat monitoring at the Aldinga Scrub early next year, again with Terry sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience! 

October 

WILLUNGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE AGM - Monday 10th October, 2016 at 6.30pm

Helena Jenkinson is a former school teacher, past Board member and President of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, and has been a  Guide Officer of the Garden Guides at the Botanic Gardens of SA for 13 years. She will present "Bush Tucker in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens" 

September

A Spirituality of Peace - Making peace with the Earth, making peace with each other - 23rd September at 7 pm

To mark World Peace Day, Claude Mostowik will speak about a spirituality of peace that addresses the epidemic of violence and structures of injustice so evident at this time. Claude is a Catholic priest from Sydney who has been an activist on East Timor, and has been involved in recent times in civil disobedience actions as part of Love Makes a Way, challenging the Australian Government’s treatment of asylum seekers. He is currently also campaigning with Indigenous communities against the establishment of a nuclear waste facility in South Australia. He will bring his wealth of experience together with his vision of how we need to change the way we live in this land, in order to bring a message of hope through community, action and creativity. Claude Mostowik flier

 Aldinga Washpool Bird ID Walk and Talk -25th September at 9.15 for a 9.30 start - Walk and talk with a focus on bird ID with Aidan and  Chas Martin. Limited places

"Soup and Damper evening for Local Action Groups to come out and showcase their great Community Work. Invitation only event on Tuesday September 20th at 6 pm - this was a very successful event

 September

Retrofits to Improve Energy Efficiency - this event will only run if 15 bookings are confirmed. Cost of this event will be $15 per head which is heavily subsidised. Retrofits to Improve Energy Efficiency Sunday September 4th at 12.30-4 

This workshop will cover:

  • The importance to your comfort, health and wallet of having a home that functions well in all seasons
  • The key points of improvement necessary to consider when making any house work efficiently (draughts, insulation, solar gain and thermal mass)
  • Some less often considered problems such as radiant heat gain and loss
  • The results of a two-year retrofitting study on an old house, and the comments of its residents
  • All these points can reduce your power bills and help you feel more comfortable in your house
  • They will also help anyone planning a home extension.

There will be an introduction to the basic theories, followed by a walk-through (and around) a home which needs help, looking at what was covered in that introduction.

Detailed notes will be provided.

Bio

Tony Weaver has a Masters in Environmental Management specializing in home energy retrofits.

He has worked on Federal and State Government projects interstate to improve energy efficiency in homes and reduce power bills. He has personally done energy audits or improvements on over 500 homes.

August

c - Sunday 14th August at 10am,Aldinga Washpool Lagoon Walk and talk with a focus on Macro Invertebrates and plants with Julie Burghur and Chas Martin

Bob Major Geology presentation on Tuesday 16th August @7pm. Come along and enjoy a presentation."Hallet Cove and the Ice Ages"

Veggie Seedling workshop on Saturday 27th August at 11am at the WEC. Come along and learn how to propagate your own summer seedlings with Chas Free Event

 

Professor Chris Daniels Chairperson of the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board on Tuesday 24th May @ 7 pm Flies, Australia's National Bird

“Flies –the Australian national bird”

When we think about the Australian bush we can not help but  think of flies. They are as big a part of the Australian outdoors as gum trees and kangaroos. But what do we know about them? Why are there so many’?  What types are there? What does fly blown mean? Why do some bite? Why do they fly in circles in the middle of a room?  What is a blow fly?  How do they land an take off upside down? So many questions…This talk will put the microscope on the fly –What do we do about them, and why!

July

Aldinga Washpool Lagoon

Aldinga Washpool LagoonThree events from July to September to be confirmed

•    Greetings to Spirit of Place by Georgina Williams, Ngankiburkkamekauwe. Cultural Sharing by Karl WindaTelfer during a walk and talk through this area. 

Sunday 14th August at 10am-  Walk and talk with a focus on Macro Invertebrates and plants with Julie Burghur and Chas Martin

June

Bernard Doube  will enlighten us on the fascinating world of "Dung Beetles" Tuesday 14th June @ 7 pm

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May

Chas Martin will present us with a practical demonstration and instruction into "Composting" on Saturday 7th May at 10am. See below: (Telephone or email bookings only for this event, no online bookings please)

March

Tour of the Southern Region Waste Resource Authority (SRWRA) Wednesday 23rd March at 10am. Meet at 112 Bakewell Drive, Seaford Heights. Meet there.

Come and learn about Landfill gas (methane) and how it is extracted from the landfill site, processed to remove moisture and particulate matter and then used as a fuel for power generation. The resultant power is fed into the utility distribution system that supplies around 3,500 homes and businesses in the McLaren Vale area.

Christine Bankswill take us on a journey of Basket Weaving – Friday 18th March 10am-2.30 pm with the possibility of ongoing events. Maximum of 12 participants. This event is fully booked. Please call for waiting list.

April

The Findhorn Community is an international spiritual community In the North East of Scotland founded in 1962. It grew from a family with friends, to a community, and now to a village, with connections and networks spanning the globe. Findhorn was a founding member of the Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) in 1995 and plays many active roles in GEN, including a strong educational involvement. The present resident community at Findhorn is in the region of 500. There are over 35 organisations actively involved in the community association, the largest being the Findhorn Foundation - the oldest and strongest organisation, providing adult education to thousands of people every year. (Links: http://findhorn.cc/ (community association), 

https://www.findhorn.org/ (Findhorn Foundation), http://gen.ecovillage.org/ (GEN))

Cornelia Featherstone lives at Findhorn since 1987. She has a background as GP and is now mainly involved with social sustainability (care in the community, as well as with affordable housing).

Dr. Carmen Hayward from Doctors for the Environment Australia presents "Fracking with our future: The health implications of unconventional gas"   on Tuesday 8th March @ 7pm.

Currently, there is a parliamentary inquiry going on in SA as to whether this industry will be given the go-ahead here (date for final decision mid-2016) and Doctors for the Environment Australia have put in a well-researched submission to this inquiry, Find out how that decision could impact us from a health perspective. Dr Carmen Hayward

February

Sean Galvin from Salubrious Cheeses will conduct a full day comprehensive Cheesemaking workshop on Saturday 20th February from 9am-3pm. Salubrious Cheeses flyer

The workshop will require 10 people to run and will cost $110 per person, which covers the cost of the workshop, lunch and venue.

Each participant receives workshop material including recipes for the day’s cheese making to take home.
Each participant should take home approximately; 600gm’s Halluomi and 200gm’s Ricotta.

  

Tony Weaver presents "From Greenhouse gasses to land management on Bass Strait Islands- A personal experience " on Tuesday 16th February @ 7pm. Tony Weaver flyer

Environmental Consultant Tony Weaver has recently returned to SA to live near Willunga after nearly 30 years in Tasmania. In that time he had a range of occupations beginning with working at Cape Grim Air Pollution Monitoring Station, a key link in the world monitoring of greenhouse gases. He designed and carried out plantings at The Nut State Reserve in Stanley, taught participants working on environmental rehabilitation projects across the state, and wrote land management plans for Aboriginal community organisations which had land returned to them by the State Government. Many of these lands were on Bass Strait islands. Finally he worked on a State Government funded program to improve the energy efficiency of the homes of disadvantaged people in government housing, to reduce their power bills. In this talk he will discuss all of the above and show photographs of the worksites from spectacular locations across Tasmania.

January

Peter Owen from the Wilderness Society presents "Drilling for oil and gas in the Great Australian Bight" on Wednesday 27th January @ 7pm Peter Owen - Drilling in the Great Australian Bight

Peter Owen is Director at The Wilderness Society South Australia. 
Over the past decade, Pete and the team at TWSSA have been instrumental in the protection of vast areas of land and seascape including the Nullarbor Plain, South Australia’s Offshore Islands, the Arkaroola Mountains, the Mawson Plateau and the declaration of the State’s 19 Marine Parks. 
Pete has an Honors Degree, a Graduate Diploma in Environmental Studies and a Law Degree with majors in Environmental and International Law. He was admitted as a Lawyer in 2003 after working at the Environmental Defenders Office in South Australia. Previously, he was Campaigner for the Conservation Council of SA. 
He was named South Australian of the Year and won the Jill Hudson Award for Environmental Protection
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Willunga Environment Centre AGM- Tuesday 13th October. Guest presenter Colin Clarke from the Natural Funeral Company. 

Our guest speaker for the night will be Colin Clarke from the Natural Funeral Company. Please call the centre or book online if you would like to attend. http://willungaenviro.org.au/index.php/events-and-workshops As always, supper provided!

The Natural Funeral Company  are passionate about helping you get what you want and need from a funeral. They take pride in providing the personal, down-to-earth, friendly professional service you need when faced with the death of someone you love.  Above all, they care hugely about getting it right for you.  While they provide traditional services they specialise in alternative funerals using cardboard, wicker, willow and shroud burials. This will be an interesting talk and is honour of David Ninnes, who recently departed us and had a Natural Funeral.

Sunday 18th October, we will be running a short one hour tour of the Aldinga Washpool Lagoon, with the focus being on the plants in this coastal brackish water lagoon.  There are limited places for this event and bookings will be essential. This event will take place at 10 am sharp and will not be catered for. Please wear enclosed footwear and bring some water with you. To book, call the centre, book online  http://willungaenviro.org.au/index.php/events-and-workshops or reply to this email. Meet at the carpark at the bottom of Button Road. Button Road is off of Justs Road, Sellicks Beach.

August

 

Julian Craig presents Venomous Animals of South Australia-Tuesday 25th August@ 7pm. Uniting Church Hall, St Andrews Terrace, Willunga. Bookings Essential Venomous Animals

 

Friends of Aldinga Scrub presents Aldinga Scrub Talk and Tour- Sunday 23rd August@ 10am Aldinga Scrub

June 2015

 World Environment Day Washpool Activity including "Welcome to spirit of Place" with Georgina Williams Nganki burkka mekauwe, Cultural Sharing by Karl Winda Telfer,  Sunday 21st June @ 9.45 for a 10am sharp start. Please join us at the Willunga Environment Centre at the conclusion of this event for a light lunch. Sorry, no dietary inclusions, but vegetarian available.  

May 2015

Dr Eleanor Evans will talk on "Climate Change and the impacts on Health", -Wednesday 13th May @7pm

 

April 2015

Jayant Keskar will talk on Biogas technology, converting biological waste into energy-Tuesday 28th April@7pm>

March 2015

Professor David Paton will talk about bioR, Reconstructing habitat for biodiversity-  Tuesday 17th March @ 7pm David_Paton_talk_powerpoint

Cynthia Pyle presents Coastal Geology walk and talk discussing rocks of the Willunga Area- Sunday 29th March @ 10.30am Geology_Part_One Geology_Part_2

January 2015

Professor Ian Lowe "Sellicks, Speedway and Sustainability" on Thursday 29th January@ 7pm PowerpointPresentation

September 2015 

October 2014 

  • Aldinga Washpool Second Tour- Hosted by Chas Martin and proud Greetings to Spirit of Place by Georgina Williams, Nganki burkka mekauwe. Cultural Sharing by Karl Winda Telfer Sunday 12th October @ 10 am Meet at the beach carpark at the end of Button Road at 9.45am for a prompt 10am start. Aldinga_Washpool_Tour

WILLUNGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE AGM PRESENTER........ 

  • Rod Wells- Digging up the past, Australia's giant extinct marsupials, or,  where did all the browsers go??  Monday 20th October @7pm 
  • Linda Builth- Arachnids from South Australia Tuesday 28th October @7pm 

SEPTEMBER 2014

JULY 2014

  • Adelaide Desalination Plant Tour Come and learn about the desalination plant and processes as you are taken on a bus tour of the facility Thursday 24th July @ 10.30am Strictly Limited places. Registration Essential ONLY BY TELEPHONE
  • Eddie Banks- Willunga and area Groundwater  Tuesday 22nd July7pm  The_Water_Beneath_Our_Feet_The_Willunga_Embayment
  • Felting workshop- Plastic Free July activity. 22nd July 10.30am

JUNE 2014

PLASTIC FREE JULY EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Felting workshop- Tuesday 22nd July at 10.30am Only 12 places available to Plastic Free July Participants, book at registration.
  • bagit, is your life too plastic? Video Screening and Plastic Free July Registration day Monday 16th June @ 10.30am Register and go in the draw for a door prize at the end of July!!! bagitmovie
  • The Clean Bin Project Clancy Retallick from The Beach Guardians will enlighten you beyond belief!! Come along to our video screening on Thursday 19th June @ 7pm Clancy_Retallick

Please join our blog on the Sustainable Communities McLaren Vale Website. Lots of great hints and tips on this site. PlasticFreeJulySustainableCommunitiesLink

World Environment day Activities including  Aldinga_Washpool_Tour Sunday 15th June @ 10am

MAY 2014

  • Colin and Gillian Rayment- Wildlife/Nature Photography Workshops over two full days, 17th & 24th May  Wildlife_Bird_Photography_Workshop
  • Tindo Solar Panel Factory - Thursday 15th May. Leave centre at 9.30 for 11am tour of facility Tindo_Solar_Plant_Tour
  • Numen-TheNature of Plants- with Patrizia Bronzi, Herbalist and Massage Therapist. Wednesday 28th May @ 10.30am with Patrizia Bronzi, Herbalist and Massage Therapist. Numen_TheNatureofPlants 

APRIL 2014 

  • Andrew Milne- Setting up a Worm Farm, practical demo Tuesday 8th April @ 7pm
  • Hayley Everuss- Oz Harvest  Hayley_Everuss_OzHarvest 

MARCH 2014 

  • Pam from the Shoppe - Green Cleaning Workshop  Wednesday 19th March @ 10.30am Green_Cleaning
  • Remko Leijs- Native Bees  Tuesday 25th March @ 7pm Native_Bees

FEBRUARY 2014

Professor Phil Lawn

OCTOBER 2013

Professor Corey Bradshaw discusses " Current state of Biodiversity and our Impoverished Future Life Support Systems" 

 SEPTEMBER 2013.....

Community Snake Awareness Session "Working With Wildlife" Julian Craig

 AUGUST 2013.....

Chas Martin- Rainwater and Greywater for your home

 JULY 2013.....

How to Detox your home      

 JUNE 2013......

BOLIVAR TREATMENT WORKS TOUR

CHRISTIE WALK DVD LAUNCH AND TALK

 

WONDERFUL WORLD OF FROGS   Tuesday 28th May @ 7pm

Throughout much of the world, frog populations are declining and some species are disappearing totally. In Australia, several species have become extinct in the past 25 years. Presenter Professor Mike Tyler is a world-renowned expert and accomplished author on frogs.

His foresight in freezing specimens of the gastric brooding frog prior to their extinction, has led to the cloning of the species and its potential re-establishment. 

RENEWABLE ENERGY TRENDS AND DIRECTIONS   Tues 23rd April @ 7pm 

Steve Jenkins from the local branch of the Alternative Technology Association will present "Renewable Energy Trends and Directions". Steve will also cover how this translates when building sustainable housing and runs a business called Green by Design.   

UNCONVENTIONAL GAS   Monday 8th April @ 7pm

Andrew Cooper, member of the "Lock the Gate Alliance" will present "Unconventional Gas". Andrew has been a member of the "Lock the Gate Alliance" for five years, and has researched Unconventional Gas for six years. He has been an activist against that, and uranium mining during that time. He does volunteer work with Birds Australia and National Parks, being involved in shorebird counts and the Yellow Tail Black Cockatoo conservation program on the Eyre Peninsula. 

 

  • Dr Jim Gehling- Palaentologist - The 2 Billion years of time recorded in the rocks of the Fleurieu Peninsula to be advised


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