Urban foraging

Free Grow Grow Grow Your Own Workshop

Sunday 20 August 2017
3pm-5pm at Fullarton Park Centre, 411 Fullarton Road, Fullarton 5063 

Please register to attend by email to patwundersitz@gmail.com or phone 0407 608 345

Presenter: Kate Grigg – qualified horticulturalist and conservationist

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Kate has a large following across Australia through her Facebook groups, Foraging Australia and Mushroom Foragers of South Australia. Kate is consulted by many Australian chefs, professional and amateur foragers and people who want accurate identification of plants and fungi they have found. Kate regularly hosts events for councils, wineries and the food industry.

Meet in the park just outside the Rear Foyer entrance at 3pm. Please note that the workshop will involve walking around the grounds of Fullarton Park Community Centre.

Thanks to a generous Unley Council grant: FREE! If you have any excess produce to share, bring that too!

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For the love of trees

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The green canopy of these beautiful River Red Gums soften and enhance the suburban landscape in Victoria Avenue, but for how much longer we do not know. An application has been submitted to council for the removal of these trees.

Between a human and a tree is the breath. We are each other’s air.  –
Margaret Bates

 

There is a wild beauty in the statuesque older trees that thrust their limbs skyward above our suburban dwellings. These trees provide numerous benefits to humans for free and without any demands, except perhaps to be allowed to live. Sadly more and more of our big old trees are disappearing from suburban areas and in most places big tree species are no longer being planted. Undoubtedly this urban forest adds value and prestige to areas like Unley and if we don’t act now to halt the loss of trees, in a generation all our Adelaide suburbs will resemble stark concrete deserts. Yet most people fail to even notice the demise of these trees, some of which stood tall and proud before Europeans even set foot on this land.

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Another call to preserve our heritage trees

by Anne Wharton on behalf of Save Unley Trees Campaign

Many residents in the Unley Council area are most concerned about the number of regulated and significant trees being removed from our suburbs, especially on private land. Indeed this seems to be happening throughout suburban Adelaide.

In Fairford Street, Unley there are 2 huge River Red Gums, possibly 100+ years old. The owners have recently submitted another application to Council to remove the western tree (their third application to cut down one or both of the trees).

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Photo taken 2 years ago before new house was built. The tree under application is the right hand tree (western), the bigger of the two, that is listed on the Unley Council’s Significant Tree List.

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