Sustainable house, sustainable garden

2nd of the 2017 free Grow, Grow, Grow Your Own Workshop Series

2pm Saturday 22 April 2017

Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur Street Unley

Please register to attend this workshop by emailing

Living more sustainably is a real challenge. Where to start? How to do it? Two people who have made their house more sustainable and grow a lot of their own food are presenting this workshop.

John Boland is Professor of Environmental Mathematics at University of South Australia, specialising in modelling of renewable energy and water supply systems. His PhD on modelling heat flows in houses led him on a path towards work in energy efficient housing. Chris Bryant is a part time research assistant, former registered nurse and an accredited Permaculture Designer. She has been in charge of the garden design features that will be a focus in this workshop.

Together, they produce 30% of their food from their garden which also acts as climate control, habitat for frogs, birds and lizards, sanctuary and place for enjoyment. On the side, they also manage a rural property in Monarto, where they are custodians for several rare and threatened plant species, including one on the nationally endangered species list. Over thirty years, they have made it into a private conservation park.

If you have any excess produce to share, bring that too!

We have a big program of workshops this year including raised garden beds, all about fruit trees, urban foraging, pests and preserving the crop so make sure that you are on our email list.


One Planet Market – 3rd Saturday of each month at Payneham Community Centre

Essential Edibles Food Swap – 1st Sunday of each month at Joslin Reserve


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