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If you are hosting an event at The Joinery, please submit your event here. Submissions are moderated - please allow three business days for your event to appear on this calendar. 

Events listed here are presented by a variety of different organisations and individuals.
Views expressed by external hirers are not necessarily endorsed by The Joinery.

Wed, Jun 26

Eco Families Adelaide: Plastic Free July + Snack Sharing

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Eco Families Adelaide

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

Snack Sharing Session - Plastic Free Snacks

Snack foods are difficult to buy free of plastic packaging and often contain lots of sugar, salt and additives. So come together to try and/or share some favourite recipes so that we can make them at home ourselves!

All you need to bring is: your favourite homemade crackers, muesli bars, biscuits, fruit rolls, or any other snack pre-made to share and a copy of the recipe! We'll provide some local cheese (and a vegan option too!) to go with your favourite homemade crackers.

Even if you don't have a favourite recipe or time to cook please come along, taste and hopefully find your new favourite recipe.

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

Thu, Jun 27

Treasures not Targets Photo Exhibition

Hosted by Jeff Groves

Running over three days, the Treasures not Targets photo exhibition highlights the magnificent ducks that can be seen in South Australia, showing the wonderful diversity of appearance and behaviour of these birds.

The superb images on display have been provided by some of Australia's finest wildlife photographers. The exhibition is part of a range of activities organised by a coalition of organisations opposed to the hunting of native birds.

Come along, invite your friends, and learn how these treasures can be saved to be enjoyed, protected and appreciated by future generations.

Photo credit to Georgina Steytler

 

 

Wed, Jul 3

Plastic Free July Conversation

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Bring along your plastic dilemma and we'll help you solve it.

 

Plastic Free July... Where to start?

A quick, after work session to prepare you for Plastic Free July.

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. So it might help to think of this month as a bigger learning experience. Focus on eliminating the bigger impact stuff will help ward off feeling completely overwhelmed, and in time, the smaller things might also be addressed.

This conversation will focus on the easy ways to make a difference in your everyday lives. Bring along yoru plastic dilemma and we'll help you solve it. Environmental pollution can be tackled in the shopping aisle. With tips and tricks on how to live a life less plastic - we’ll cover shopping, food, cleaning and body care choices.

We'll be participating in Plastic Free July. Even if you can't make it to this session, register for the PFJ challenge by visiting www.plasticfreejuly.org/register #choosetorefuse

The Adelaide Sustainability Centre is supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board and Conservation Council of South Australia.

Mon, Jul 8

Plastic Free July: Beeswax Wrap Workshop

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Join Charmaine from The Reskill Project for a Beeswax Wrap Workshop. Participants will make one medium and one small beeswax wrap and learn where to source materials, how to care for and use the wrap; and how to dispose.

All materials + waste free living hints and tips included.

Tue, Jul 9

Prepare Natural Hiking and Camping meals

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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When heading out camping or on a multi-day hike it can be challenging to pack food for days at a time, especially when you're trying to pack light and avoid excessive packaging. Join us for a workshop with the good people from Folk of all Trades on preparing natural camping and hiking meals with compostable packaging.

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Participants will take home one main meal for hiking.

Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Workshop is strictly limited to 15 participants.

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

Mon, Jul 15

Make your own natural perfume

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Join Skye Kennett from Skye's Oil Life to learn more about how simple it can be to create beautiful, natural perfume and cologne blends from pure, plant-based essential oils. They not only smell great but support
your health and wellbeing.

You will make three perfume blends to take home with you.

Children 12+ are welcome to come along too. If they would like to make their own perfume blends, a separate ticket will need to be purchased.

You will take home:

  • 2 x 5ml amber glass rollers with your choice of perfume blends
  • 1 x 20ml amber glass spray with your choice of perfume blend
  • 1 x recipe card
  • Recommended websites and book titles


At the workshop there will be the opportunity to:

  • Purchase additional essential oils
  • Purchase essential oil accessories (spray, roller, pump bottles, reference booklets, oil bottle openers etc.)
  • Purchase Essential Oil Diffusional Jewellery
  • Win a hamper of essential oil products. Drawn on the night.

 

Bring along and pen and paper to take notes, a small bag to take perfumes home in, and cash if you would like to make any additional perfume or oil purchases.

 

About the Presenter
Skye Kennett, from Skye’s Oil Life has had much success using pure, plant-based essential oils for herself and her 5-year old son who has Cerebral Palsy. Whilst navigating the world of disability as a single mum and using essential oils to balance the physical, emotional and mental challenges her body faces, Skye now presents classes to empower and support others to take charge of their health, naturally.

 

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

Sat, Jul 20

Boomerang Bag Sewing Bee - July

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Bring your good scissors and a sewing machine or overlocker if you have them and join us to make Boomerang Bags. Fabric and pattern supplied; Beginners welcome.

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group for more information, find out about other sewing bees happening across Adelaide and to stay up to date with Boomerang Bag news.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1701759096782796/

Mon, Jul 29

Plastic Free July: Produce Bags & Reusing Materials

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Learn how to sew your own netting produce bag with Françoise Piron

Experiment with using other fabrics such as fabric salvaged from broken umbrellas to make bags or other re-usable items. Françoise will also show people how to make other items such as dust clothes from cotton fabrics and knitted dishcloths, scrubbing cloths and making up removing pads.

 

About Françoise:
Françoise aims to increase awareness of environmental sustainable living. She facilitates the West Croydon Fruit and Veggie Swap and Boomerang Bags Adelaide group which meets here at the Adelaide Sustainability Centre on the third Saturday of each month. You can find her on Facebook at The French Brace where she supports sustainable actions in theatre and events.

Wed, Aug 7

Treading Lightly - Film Night + Shared Community Dinner

Hosted by Diane Salvi

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Do carbon emissions confuse you? Can you reduce your carbon footprint to the global average or the global allowance, and what is the difference?

Adelaide filmmaker Nick Graalman and his partner Jamie Carter decided to find out and set out on a yearlong endeavour to understand a range of issues and how (or even if) they could drastically reduce their own footprint.

Treading Lightly documents their personal journey with the help and guidance of local academics and activists including a food biologist, ecologist, building designers, demographer, environmentalist and geographer.

Every decision in their day to day lives is examined, logged and researched. They explore the big 3: home, food and transport. Everything from living with no heating or cooling to electric bikes, food waste composting and retrofitting the home. They tackle trying to carbon offset though a revegetation project, and for American born Jamie, does she visit her family in America? And what to do with the hardly used swimming pool that came with the house. After much research and thinking, a novel solution was found.

Treading Lightly is an honest account of their endeavours and the outcomes. Filmed at home and various locations around Adelaide, Treading Lightly documents the year to October 2018. A year in an hour. It presents practical ways to both understand and take control. It has been a life changing year for Nick and Jamie and they warmly invite you to take a peek into their lives.

Filmmaker Nick Graalman will join us for the screening and host a Q&A after the screening.

We'll start the evening starts with a shared potluck dinner and conversation.

 

6 pm - Potluck community dinner, please bring a plate of food to share*

6.45 pm - Film Screening

After the film - Discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Nick Graalman

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

 

* Choose to refuse single-use plastic. During our dinners we provide real plates and cutlery, provide reusable cups, supply filtered water and collect food scraps to give to The Joinery's chickens or put in our compost bins. Please avoid bringing single-use plastics, including glad wrap, to our dinners if you can. We look forward to seeing you!

Sat, Aug 17

Boomerang Bag Sewing Bee - August

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Bring your good scissors and a sewing machine or overlocker if you have them and join us to make Boomerang Bags. Fabric and pattern supplied; Beginners welcome.

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group for more information, find out about other sewing bees happening across Adelaide and to stay up to date with Boomerang Bag news.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1701759096782796/

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