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

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

Native bees in your garden workshop

8th Grow, Grow, Grow Your Own Workshop – Native bees in your garden

1pm on Saturday 24 October at The Goody Patch, 12 Surrey Street Goodwood (Just behind Goodwood Primary School)

beehotelLearn to identify our beautiful (magnificent) native bees and where and how they live. It is a revelation (exciting, intriguing, inspiring) to discover their role in pollination (nature) and to encourage and observe them in your garden.

Our presenter is Jenny Deans. Jenny has been very successful in planning a community garden in Stirling focused on bees with bee hotels, bee food and information boards – inspirational to the community.

Thanks to a generous Unley Council grant: Cost: free.

Please register to attend this workshop by email to Peter.

We will have a Q & A session too – so bring along questions you have about your garden and we will (collectively) work out a solution. No one grower has all the answers.

Future workshops: we will have a new set of workshops in 2016. Everyone on the mailing list will be sent a flyer advertising these workshops beforehand.

Edible Verge gardens: four more verge garden beds were installed on 7 September. Have a look at 1 Fourth Street Everard Park, 80 Cremorne Street Unley, 44 Dover Street Malvern and 21 Urrbrae Avenue Myrtle Bank. We would like to help more verge gardeners get started.  Email Peter if you are interested in promoting local growing of food by hosting a garden on your verge.