SA Cycling Laws

Recently the SA Government introduced new cycling laws. The Opposition have concerns that the community was not well consulted and so have developed a survey to gather the your views on these changes. If you would like to complete the survey please go to the following link SA Cycling Laws. As a cyclist I feel any change that make road safer for cyclists is a good thing, however changes need to be well thought out and owned by the community so I would encourage you to share your view.

Essential Edibles Christmas Breakfast and Food Swap: Sunday 6 December

Beautiful homegrown produceBetween 9 and 10 am on the first Sunday of every month, a group of locals  gathers at Joslin Reserve bearing all kinds of homegrown produce, eggs, preserves, cuttings, seeds and seedlings, to participate in Essential Edibles Food Swap.

Founded in late 2010 as an initiative of the Joslin group of Sustainable Communities SA, Essential Edibles is a great way to meet other backyard food growers, learn a gardening tip or two, and gain access to wider range of produce than you can grow yourself. Continue reading

The co-operative movement

IdeasGroupHeaderwritten by Ashley Campbell, Anne Bunning & Dinali Devasagayam

Indigenous peoples in most countries had/have co-operative ways of living/working/trading for tens of thousands of years. These days most of us are part of the global economy where large multi-national companies, whose only aim is to make a profit for shareholders, control everything from the food we eat to the news we see. Co-operatives offer an alternative more socially just and democratic way of operating where the members own the business and each member has one vote.

What is a co-operative?
The question of whether something is a co-operative or not is easy. A co-operative is any form of co-operation that does something. It can be informal or formal. In Australia a formal co-operative would be registered under state co-ops legislation. An informal co-op can still have rules and policies, but is not registered as a legal co-operative and is not obliged to produce reports to the Registrar. To register as a co-operative and get the legal benefits is a different matter. So anything can be called a co-operative. Continue reading

Grow grow grow your own food – at home and in your street!

Learn how you can do more to grow food locally and increase food security!

Join us to hear Peter Croft talk about Sustainable Communities SA Unley Groups activities over the past 2 years in gaining local government support, distributing garden kits to residents and providing a series of highly successful workshops to educate people on food growing. You will be both informed and inspired!

We invite Sustainable Communities members and all interested people to attend.
Please register on Eventbrite to RSVP!


A light lunch of delicious Lebanese food will be provided (gold coin donation) with tea and coffee.

You will also be able to learn about The Joinery, Adelaide’s new community hub for environment, sustainability and community groups.

When: Saturday, 7 November 2015 from 12 noon to 3pm
Where: The Joinery – 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide 5000 – View Map