Urban Foraging workshop

Grow Grow Grow Your Own Urban Foraging workshop on 8 April 2018 with Kate Grigg attracted 60 participants. The workshop had a particular focus on fungi and sharing of seeds – we are trying to grow seedlings for a refugee garden in Kilburn.

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Website & media – we need your help!

Website refresh pop up ‘brains trust’
Sustainable Communities SA is looking for a small group of volunteers to form a short-term group to help us refresh our website – sustainablecommunitiessa.org.au. We are looking for people who are familiar with the website, as well as those who have not used it before.

The group would meet once or twice over the next 3 months to provide:

  • Thoughts on what the purpose of a refreshed Sustainable Communities SA website might include
  • Feedback on the current website – what you like about it, and things that could be improved – including functionality, structure, design/style and content
  • Input into what you would like to see included
  • Feedback on the design and functionality of a new website as it is developed

A website developer will lead the group through the development process.

This is a great chance to be exposed to basic website planning, shape the organisation’s website, and meet others who have an interest in this area.

If you’re interested in finding out more, or would like to help out, please contact Tania Macdonald, Tania.Macdonald@sa.gov.au or call 0407 141 812 by 5pm Friday 20 April 2018.


Online communications roles and tasks
Sustainable Communities SA is also looking for volunteers to help with a range of online communication roles and tasks, including:

  • Compiling and distributing a quarterly e-newsletter (using Mail Chimp)
  • Updating the website (using WordPress)
  • Updating Facebook

Whether you’re interested in just one or all of these tasks, please let us know. You will be supported and gain experience in using online communication tools, hone your editing and writing skills, and build your portfolio with real world examples of your work.

Whether you’re looking to gain experience in communications and/or sustainability, or just want to ‘do your part’, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re interested in finding out more, or would like to help, please contact Rosalie at info@sustainablecommunitiessa.org.au by 5pm Friday 20 April 2018.

NEW! Seacliff Community Produce Swap

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The Seacliff Community Produce Swap, supported by Sustainable Communities SA, is a monthly event to bring local community together, to share excess homegrown produce, to take home some goodies, to have a chat with neighbours and new friends over a cuppa, to share gardening knowledge, seeds and seedlings, and to connect with others over super local produce.

Starting Sunday 25 February 2018

9.30am-10.30am (swap at 10am)
at Kauri Reserve, 40a Kauri Parade, Seacliff
Then continuing on the last Sunday of every month 
Everyone is welcome!

During the warmer months (February-April) the swap will take place in Kauri Reserve,  corner of Wheatland Street and Kauri Parade, Seacliff.

Bring along any excess home grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, nuts, seeds and seedlings or homemade jams, preserves and baked goods. All goods are placed on the share table as people arrive, then at 10am sharp everyone is welcome to take whatever they would like. It is not a direct swap as such (ie you don’t swap your ‘something’ for ‘something’ else) but an informal swap and share.

Please come along even if you don’t have much or anything to contribute. Maybe you will the following month. Instead you could bake a cake for all to enjoy over their cuppa, or just provide us with a smile and your presence. The produce swap is about connecting with your local community. Everyone is welcome.

Produce swaps are a beautiful way to share and connect and we promise you will go home with a big smile. Newcomers are always welcomed.

Enquiries: Emma 0417 827 319, emma@asimpleshift.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/seacliffproduceswap

Please get in touch if you would like to be on our mailing list to receive a monthly reminder.

Energy storage solutions becoming cheaper

The Climate Council has launched a report, Fully Charged: Renewables and storage powering Australiathat shows that energy storage solutions, like batteries and solar thermal, are rapidly decreasing in cost.

For the average Australian, the cost of adding solar and batteries to your home has never been lower, with further reductions in cost likely over the next few years.

Five fast facts on renewables and storage in Australia

  1. Plummeting costs are opening up access to renewable energy technologies
  2. Australians are jumping on board
  3. These technologies create new jobs
  4. They’re an essential weapon in the battle against climate change
  5. A diverse mix of energy solutions means a more resilient network

Renewable and storage technologies, in their many forms, are efficient, reliable, flexible, and increasingly cost effective. What we need are credible Federal Government policies that support their uptake.

Our reliable renewable energy future is within reach.