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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Wicking beds at Thebarton College

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 Sustainable Communities returned to Thebarton Senior College to give students a workshop on creating wicking boxes as part of their  Environment Expo. Barb, Mahima, Trevor and Monica, joined other organisations in the gym with a display and information.

Thebarton Senior College has many students who are new arrivals – refugees, overseas students or migrants.  Many students were interested to see what we did and were interested in having vegetable gardens at home. Many also live in flats so are interested  in growing some herbs in a small space. Continue reading

Environment Day workshop at Thebarton Senior College

For World Environment Day on Wednesday 8 June 2016, Thebarton Senior College held a Sustainability Expo showing students’ entries in their Poster Competition, student recycling relays and stalls run by invited community groups.

Thebarton Senior College is for students aged mostly between 18 and 30 years, many of whom have recently arrived from overseas and are learning English, vocational skills and doing SACE.

Sustainable Communities SA ran a workshop teaching students about wicking beds made out of mostly recycled materials in polystyrene broccoli boxes.

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Grow Grow Grow Your Own (GGGYO) – recent activities

Report by Peter Croft on recent Unley Group activities.

In previous updates, we talked about our focus on food security as a practical way of connecting with the concept of sustainability: as the world population grows from 7 billion now to (a likely) 9 billion by 2050, where will our food come from?

 In our first year, we got an Unley Council grant to distribute planter boxes with seedlings to the community. Since then, using further grants, we have run workshops on growing food and typically attract 40 to 50 people to each session. Our next workshop (12 June) is all about garden design.

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