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Mon, Jul 24

Plastic Free July Expo

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Going plastic free for a month... should be easy enough right? I don’t use that much plastic. I can bring my own containers shopping, and I already use my own bags. Then, we start having a little think about it... and the harsh reality sinks in.

Plastic is freakin EVERYWHERE!!

Going completely plastic free for a month is quite the task - every corner we turn, there it is. This workshop focusses on the easy ways to make a difference in your everyday lives.

Participants can tour through the make-your-own cleaning and beauty product stations, and take free samples home.

Product displays and a chance to purchase plastic alternatives from local plastic free traders will be available on the night.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Wed, Jul 26

Eco Families Adelaide: Nature Connection

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Eco Families Adelaide - a sustainability group for Adelaide parents

Bring along your baby or toddler to our group exploring eco and sustainable living for families. Sessions are family-friendly and all are welcome.

Nature Connection

July’s Eco Families Adelaide session we will be looking at the importance and benefits of connecting to nature for families. Creating a lifelong journey of respect to our environment and progressing sustainable communities. We will explore ways of getting out into nature as a family, bringing nature into our homes and the nature connection in the learning environment for children.

Zoe Locke from Twig and Stick Children's Nature Club will also join us to talk about her involvement as a leader in bringing Nature Play to Adelaide.

Nature toys will be setup for the children to play with and there will be the opportunity for everyone to do some rock painting. In addition we will providing families with a Nature Play kit to take home.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is proudly supported by theAdelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Thu, Jul 27

Campfire Stories: Courage

Hosted by Diane Salvi

Campfire Stories is about people coming together and sharing a yarn and a bite to eat. Be prepared to be entertained and inspired by extraordinary true tales from ordinary Australians!

How it works: Come along and share a 5 minute true story related to the night's theme of "Courage", Prepare a 5 minute story about courage. Standing up for what you believe, taking charge of your life or believing in yourself. Courage is the key to making changes in life.

There is no pressure to speak in front of the audience. People are just as welcome to come and listen to other people's stories.

The night will close with a shared supper so please bring a plate to share.

Entry is optional $5 donation at the door.

Event is open to all ages. Doors open 6:30pm for 7pm start.

This event is supported by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and the Adelaide & Mt Lofty Ranges NRM Board

Sat, Jul 29

Plastic Free July DIY Workshop - 10am

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Plastic Free July DIY Workshop

A practical, hands-on workshop to make your own beeswax wrap, produce bag and deodorant. A fantastic opportunity to reduce your plastic usage, keep what you create, and take home the know-how on how to create these re-useable items again.

Run by Dani Austin, this Plastic Free July inspired workshop will walk you through the steps on how to make your own

  • Beeswax wrap
  • Produce bag
  • Deodorant

Join us at 10am and 12.30pm as Dani talks you through the step-by-step process to make each item, followed by two hours for individuals grab the materials and get making! Dani and friends will help with any queries and aid in the process.

Pre-purchase tickets for $15/$13 concession. Price includes all materials to make one of each item.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Sat, Jul 29

Plastic Free July DIY Workshop - 12.30pm

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Plastic Free July DIY Workshop

A practical, hands-on workshop to make your own beeswax wrap, produce bag and deodorant. A fantastic opportunity to reduce your plastic usage, keep what you create, and take home the know-how on how to create these re-useable items again.

Run by Dani Austin, this Plastic Free July inspired workshop will walk you through the steps on how to make your own

  • Beeswax wrap
  • Produce bag
  • Deodorant

Join us at 10am and 12.30pm as Dani talks you through the step-by-step process to make each item, followed by two hours for individuals grab the materials and get making! Dani and friends will help with any queries and aid in the process.

Pre-purchase tickets for $12/$10 concession. Price includes all materials to make one of each item.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Thu, Aug 3

Sustainable Wellbeing: Setting up a home yoga and mindfulness practice

Hosted by Diane Salvi

Sustainable Wellbeing: Establishing A Home Yoga & Mindfulness Practice

Yoga and Mindfulness teach us about the nature of being human and being well. This workshop provides practical guidelines to harmonize ourselves with our ever-changing inner and outer environments.

Over 4 weeks we will lay the foundation of a daily movement and mindfulness practice, which can then be flexibly fit into your life, allowing you to become Svastha ‘established in oneself’. Taking care of our mind and body not only changes one’s own life, but also radiates out into healthy families, communities, and environments.

“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.” Unknown

 

4-week program

Thursdays @ 7-8:15am – 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th of August

$150

 

You will learn about

  • Simple, enjoyable Kalari-Yoga movement practices to energise the body.
  • Cultivating mental clarity, focus, and improving concentration.
  • Increasing self-awareness. Relating to others and one’s self with kindness, acceptance and compassion.
  • Restoring balance when feeling overwhelmed or disconnected.

Included in the cost

  • 4 x 1.15 hr theory & practical sessions with weekly home practice guidelines.
  • Take home notes.

Ideal for

  • Anyone with a mind and body!
  • Suitable for both beginners and experienced.
  • No required level of fitness or previous experience in meditation is expected. Come as you are.

Please bring

  • A yoga mat, water, blanket, any props you require and warm clothes for meditations.

 

For any questions or queries please contact

alana@soulstrongsociety.com

Facilitator

Alana Gregory is director of Soul Strong Society (http://soulstrongsociety.com) - a community arts and wellbeing initiative based in South Australia. She has studied Yoga and meditation for over 20 years including several extended stays in India to research and practice Kalarippayat (http://kalariaustralia.com.au ) – a traditional form of martial Hatha Yoga from Kerala state.

Alana designs and facilitates a number of wellbeing programs in S.A and interstate for organisations and governments. She is a member of the Mindfulness Teachers Network of South Australia (MTNSA) and is committed to maintaining the integrity of Yoga and mindfulness-based programs in SA.

Professional Associations

  • Yoga Australia: Registered Level 2 Kalarippayat-Yoga Instructor
  • Mindfulness Teachers Network of South Australia: Registered Level 1 MBSR, Mindful Schools Training
  • International Institute for Complimentary Therapies: Kalari Therapeutic Treatments

 

Presented by the Soul Strong Society and Adelaide Sustainability Centre.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Mon, Aug 7

The Wonderful World of Frogs

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

A nature connection program for the home school community.

 

Come and hear about some of the weird and wonderful ways frogs survive in a large range of environments. You should walk away with some fun, fascinating facts about these amazingly adaptable amphibians.

Join local frog expert Steve Walker from Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges to hear the truth about the world of frogs, including why many stories about frogs are just plain wrong. You will also find out about how to get involved in Natural Resources AMLR’s new frog citizen science program FrogWatch SA!

A program developed for the home school community.

1.30 - 2.30 - Learn about local frogs as well as some of the more interesting species from around the world.

Break - we'll provide fruit to share.

2.45 - 3.30 - FrogWatch SA, Steve will guide you through how to use the app to learn about frogs in your local area and how you can contribute to scientists knowledge of frogs in South Australia. Bring along your phone/tablet to download the FrogSpotter app to participate.

Sat, Aug 12

Natural Dye Workshop with Samorn Sanixay

Hosted by Diane Salvi

Natural dye workshop with Samorn Sanixay

Presented by Adelaide Sustainability Centre & Soul Strong Society

2 day workshop

We will begin the class with a walkabout in the Adelaide Sustainability Centre community garden to forage, gather and learn about the history of this beautiful ancient tradition. Learn about local native plants, berries and flowers, their dyeing properties, how we extract the colour and methods used to obtain different shades of pigments.

You will receive a peace silk/merino hand woven scarf, an Organic Rami (a fabric made from Baby Nettle) Cushion Cover, and Calico Tote to dye and take away as your very own creation! *Ready-dyed cushion covers retail for $120.

You will also get to take home all dyes you make in class – for further fun at home!

In this hands-on beginners course you will explore a variety of natural hand dyeing and colour application techniques and create your own fabulous colours on silk fabric using natural methods and materials.

Ideal for

This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced dyers, no previous design or printing experience required.

Course content

During this Natural Dye Workshop the intention is that the following topics will be covered, but not necessarily in the order given. Due to the variable nature of each workshop, parts of the curriculum may be adapted to suit the needs of the class.

  • Appreciate the many sources and properties of natural materials to create dyes
  • Preparation and use of natural dyes
  • Learn how to create different dyeing effects
  • Learn some basic eco printing techniques and effects
  • Learn some basic compost dyeing techniques and effects

About your tutor

 

Samorn Sanixay was born in Laos and the co-founder of Eastern Weft, a weaving cooperative based in Vientiane. Laos. She arrived as a refugee in Australia with her family when she was only 3 years old. Samorn graduated from Griffith University with a B. Arts in Modern Asian Studies (majoring in Political Science) and has Diploma in Japanese language. With almost has almost 15 years experience in sustainable textile manufacturing, Samorn loves to share her knowledge and ignite passion for sustainable craft and textile production!

“Sustainability and Zero Waste is very much a natural part of what we do. We focus on connecting with nature, with the land. As with most indigenous cultures we work together with the land and build up a knowledge base on which plants can be eaten, used for medicinal purposes and as a source of colour for painting or natural dyes (incl. dirt and minerals), or to build houses.

We’d like people to think about where and how their textiles are made, sourced etc. to be more thoughtful and mindful, they can help change the world even it if is on a small scale.

We want to connect people with one another and also with the environment. Everything starts and ends with nature. In our highly developed societies, I feel we are very disconnected. We’ve lost the knowledge of how things are made, the skills involved, the materials we use, and every human being involved in the process. Once you start asking questions, the answers are even more fascinating. It’s a journey of finding and exploring the process of going back to nature and moving forward.”

Materials provided

  • 1 x Peace Merino/Silk handwoven scarf
  • 1 x hand-woven Organic Rami (a fabric made from Baby Nettle) Cushion Cover
  • 1 Calico Tote
  • Seasonal, natural materials (berries, flowers & plants) and equipment needed

Please bring to class

  • 2 x small garments to dye (apart from your scarf)... NATURAL FABRICS ONLY!
  • 4-5 empty jars to take home your dyes
  • Your own local berries, foodscraps or flowers you wish to use for dyeing
  • An old shirt or apron to wear while dyeing

Other information

  • Please wear closed-in shoes and old clothes
  • All dyeing materials are natural and non-toxic – but may cause allergies. Please contact us to discuss if you are allergic to any plants, flowers, vegetables or berries

 

Feedback from past students

"Samorn was so lovely, inspiring, down-to-earth and supportive in helping guide us through the natural dying process. I loved that it was a small group too because if felt like we all got plenty of attention from
her. She also shared alot about her personal journey into dying, which was very inspiring to hear."

"It was so much fun. Samorn is such a wonderful, thoughtful teacher, and playing with plants with a group of fellow nature lovers made for a wonderful inspiring day."

"She was knowledgeable and extremely helpful...This was exactly what I was looking for in terms of the topic."

Workshop Details

2 day workshop: Saturday 12 August, 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday 13 August, 10 am - 4 pm.

BYO lunch and snacks. Tea/coffee/water provided.

 

Soul Strong Society is a community arts and health initiative connecting people with nature through mindfulness, movement, and creativity.

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Tue, Aug 15

Kefir and kombucha: fermented goodness - 2nd Workshop

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

By popular demand we are running a second workshop.

Join Sam Ryan for an hour-long introduction to the fermented goodness of kefir and kombucha. Included in the workshop are tips on how to get started making your own, kefir and kombucha tastings, and all participants will receive some water kefir grains and kombucha SCOBY to take home.

Bring along a notebook and pen for notes and a couple of jars to take the grains and SCOBY home in.

 

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation SA.

Wed, Aug 16

Film Night - The best of SCINEMA, International Science Film Festival 2017

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

We're celebrating National Science Week with a screening of the best short films from the SCINEMA International Science Film Festival 2017.

More details to come soon.

6pm - Pot luck dinner, bring along a plate of food to share.
7pm - Screening 'Best of SCINEMA'

Gold Coin Donation 

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