1. St Alban’s Produce Swap – Saturday 13th May, St Albans, Jetty Road, Largs Bay . The next St Alban’s Produce Swap is today! Doors will open at 9.30 for a cuppa and a chat with neighbours. The swap will be at 10.30. Here’s how it works:
2. Port Adelaide Environment Forum:
Thursday, May 18th, 7pm – 9pm, Town Hall. How do we reduce and manage waste in environmentally responsible and sustainable ways? A Waste Strategy for the City of Port Adelaide Enfield, Consultation led by Dr. Chris Colby– see flyer.
3. Bower Cottages Fruit n Veg Swap:
Saturday 27 May, 10am to 11am, 200 Bower Road, Semaphore Park.
Cut food miles, reduce waste, save money and get to know your neighbours at the Bower Cottages Fruit & Veg Swap on the last Saturday of every month! Come along & swap: fruits & vegetables, herbs , flowers, plants, cuttings, seeds and seedlings, home baked goods and preserves and most importantly ideas and information!
Last Saturday of every month. Produce is on the table by 10.15am; swap starts at 10.30am.
4. Little Buggers Club – Saturday 27th May, 10am to 11.30am, Bower Cottages, 200 Bower Road, Semaphore Park.
The Little Buggers Nature and Bug Club at Bower Cottages provides hands on invertebrate and nature education for kids! Make a gold coin donation and join Kristen Messenger from Bugs n Slugs in learning about and loving bugs and nature.
Takes place on the last Saturday of every month coinciding with the Bower Fruit n Veg Swap. Call 8408 1394 or email email@example.com for more details.
4. Free Composting & Gardening Workshop – Saturday 3 Jun, 10 am – 1 pm
St Bedes, Semaphore – See flyer.
Free Composting & Gardening Workshop: The City of Port Adelaide Enfield is providing Free gardening workshops with gardening specialists Alan Shepard and Chris Day. Alan will explain how to set-up and maintain your own composting system and worm farm at home and Chris will provide insight into growing your own vegetables and gardening in small spaces. Locally produced Calendula ointment, Comfrey cream and plants for sale, plus Iris giveaways! Tea and coffee will be available for a gold coin donation.
WHERE: St Bede’s Anglican Church, 200 Military Road Semaphore
WHEN: Workshops run 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Saturday, June 3rd , 2017
- 10:00am – 11:30am: Composting and worm farms at home.
- 11:30am – 1:00pm: Growing your own vegetables and gardening in small spaces.
Bookings are not required. For more information, contact Wendy at KESAB on 8234 7255 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Seater, who owns the Lightfoot Eco Store on St Vincent St, has had the cart in front of her shop for the past week.
Members of the community with excess produce have filled it with lemons, figs and capsicums – and even some eggs too.
“It operates on a give what you can, take what you need proviso,” Ms Seater says.
“At least 12 people have brought food. It certainly is popular – there’s something new on the cart every day.”
She decided to place the cart in front of the store after an approach by one of her customers, Jackie AverayLawrie, who belongs to a “grow-free” movement, supplying free, organic and locally grown food.
“It’s all about growing your own food and sharing it,” Ms Seater says.
Ms Averay-Lawrie and fellow grow-free member Nicky Webb organised the cart, decorated it and stationed it on St Vincent St.
Ms Seater says she supported the initiative because it reduces waste and builds a closer community.
“I have customers who are in need of some fresh produce that doesn’t cost the earth and this doesn’t cost them anything unless they want to donate something back,” she says.
This market is part of an exciting project – ‘Together we can Grow’ – conducted by two Uni SA Occupational Therapy students at Alberton Primary School. The project is linked to splendid developments in the school’s garden, where veggies, chooks and fish co-exist in productive harmony! Come along and check it out!