Check out what's coming up next at the Joinery

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

To list an event being held elsewhere in SA, visit the Conservation SA community event 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.

Sat, Oct 20

Boomerang Bags - Sewing Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

BOOMERANG BAG - SEWING BEE

9:30am set up for 10am - 1pm session

Adelaide Sustainability Centre @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

BRING           

  • If you have them: Sewing machines and an extension cord (just in case), sharp fabric scissors and/or pinking shears, straight edge steel ruler, pins, any spare fabric.
  • Please make sure all your items are clearly labelled so that nothing gets lost and if anything is left behind I can find the owner.

If you don’t have any of these things but are keen to help, there will be jobs for everyone. We will do another demonstration of how the bags are put together and then we will get on with making some. We will try to accomodate people who are keen to learn to sew - these bags are the perfect starting project.

RSVP           

Please let me know if you can come so that we know how many people to expect - don’t worry if you can’t come, there will be other opportunities.

REMEMBER       

Boomerang Bags aims to make our life a little bit less plastic, so please try not to use plastic bags or one-use coffee cups or water bottles. There is a kitchen with cups and there will be tea and coffee available. There may even be some morning tea!

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group here.

Mon, Oct 22

Native Bees in Your Backyard

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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An introduction to native bees and how to attract these pollinators to your garden

Join Jenny Deans for this family-friendly workshop to learn more about the special role of our native bees. Discover:

  • what native bees look like, and where they live
  • the importance of native bees in our environment
  • how to make a bee hotel
  • how to create a bee garden to attract native bees
  • how to care for our native bees

All participants will have the opportunity to make their own bee hotel to take home and receive a ‘bee restaurant’ pack of native plants to plant in their own garden.

Jenny Deans from Cosmophylla Garden Services and Advice is a passionate gardener and landcarer with a love for exploring the wonders of the natural world with children. She has run native bee workshops at Stirling's Old School Community Garden and the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden.

 

$25 includes one bee hotel and a selection of plants to start your very own bee restaurant.

Note: If you are bringing along family members, you will only need to purchase one ticket if you plan to build one bee hotel together. If you would like to make more than one hotel, purchase a ticket for each hotel you wish to make.

 

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

Photo by Martin Stokes.

Sat, Oct 27

Community Organising Training

Hosted by The Wilderness Society South Australia

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Presented by The Wilderness Society.

When was the last time you did something bold and different in the pursuit of growth and learning? Do you care about nature protection and do you have a yearning to be more effective in this space? Yes? Then this is for you!

The course will run over two consecutive days - Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October - from 9-5 each day.

The Wilderness Society's community organising program is all about immersing yourself in an incredible learning and development experience so that collectively we can better protect, promote and restore Wilderness across Australia.

This course is free and is being supported by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Sun, Oct 28

Build your own wildlife nesting box for birds, bats or possums

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Presented by Adelaide Sustainability Centre in partnership with FauNature

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Build your own wildlife nesting box for birds, bats or possums

Join James Smith of fauNature to discover how we can support our native wildlife. This workshop is ideal for families, small groups or individuals. Learn about:

  • the importance of natural hollows
  • hollow-dependant wildlife
  • issues faced by hollow-dependant fauna/wildlfe
  • the best positions for nesting boxes
  • maintaining nest boxes

Participants will build a nest box of their choice to take home with them.

 

Tickets and pricing:

Ticket prices vary depending on the type of box you choose to build.

Buy a ticket for the type of box you wish to build, this also includes admission for one person.

Then book a free ticket for any additional people who will join you on the day (for example if two members of the same family are coming or a friend is joining you, book one box and one free ticket).

  • Bat Box Kit - $38.75 + bf
  • Small Parrot Kit - $38.75 + bf
  • Medium Parrot Kit - $43.25 + bf
  • Brushtail Possum Kit - $45.00 + bf
  • Free ticket - Includes a ticket to attend presentation with a friend or family member who has purchased a nesting box to build. This ticket does not include an individual nesting box to take home.

About the presenter:

James Smith runs fauNature, a company dedicated to assisting people in attracting and engaging with local wildlife. You'll also find James at the SA Museum’s Discovery Centre where he identifies specimens for the public, educating them on their finds and inspiring others to learn more about our local species.

James is author of Wildlife of Greater Adelaide, a comprehensive wildlife book about Adelaide. Covering the Mount Lofty – Kangaroo Island region, one of the designated 15 diversity rich areas across Australia. The book is over 450 pages with 11 chapters on identification including a list of 468 species and over 470 photographs collected over a two year period. There are chapters on worms, molluscs, crustaceans, arachnids, myriapods, insects, fishes, frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals.

 

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

 

Thu, Nov 1

Adelaide TIny House Event

Hosted by Peter Willems

JOIN US, LEARN, SHARE & GROW. Hear from experienced interstate speakers on the issues, solutions, challenges and opportunities for the Tiny House movement here in Adelaide. There will be panels, a Tiny Hose on Wheels Tour, Q&A times for the audience, and a wonderful occasion to meet like-minded people on amazing journeys. 

Wed, Nov 7

Wings of Life - Film Night

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Wings of Life

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you "Earth", "Oceans", "African Cats" and "Chimpanzee", comes "Wings of Life" – a stunning adventure full of intrigue, drama and mesmerizing beauty. Narrated by Meryl Streep, this intimate and unprecedented look at butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, bats and flowers is a celebration of life, as a third of the world’s food supply depends on these incredible – and increasingly threatened – creatures.

View the trailer here.

 

Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, followed by a screening of 'Wings of Life'

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

6.45 pm - Guest Speaker : Meet our local pollinators

7.00 pm - Film Screening.

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!

Sun, Nov 11

Nature's Patterns

Hosted by Tammy Jo Sutton

Nature's Patterns, the new exhibition in the Joinery is photography with a difference. It is Bob Brown’s way of looking deeper into the beautiful intricacies of our planet Earth.

Bob says ‘We are all part of nature, part of the pattern of life on Earth. And as the great architect of Barcelona Antoni Gaudi said ‘all creativity comes from the great book of nature’.

His exhibition ‘Nature's Patterns’ includes glimpses of both the random but repeated use of patterns in nature and the beauty of that patterning. For example, the patterns which are found on the extensive sand dunes around South Australia’s coastline make up a large section of the show. 

‘Last year partner Paul Thomas and I took a long drive around the Great Australian Bight and were astounded by the unsung beauty of the extensive sand dunes on the Eyre Peninsula. It was winter and there was morning frost on the dunes. But the most striking features were wrought by the winds: both the smooth rounded dunes themselves, sometimes appearing like a huge pavlova, and the fine patterns the wind of the day was weaving on the surface of those dunes,’ Bob said.

‘We were reminded of eighteenth century English mystic poet William Blake’s famous ‘Auguries of Innocence’ beginning

‘To see a World in a Grain of Sand 
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour ...’

‘Blake went on to vent his wrath on people who are cruel to nature and its beings.

We hope this exhibition will give viewers reason to think again about the rapid loss of Earth’s natural beauty (this coastline was also riddled with foxes and the impacts of off-road vehicles) under the pressure of eight billion people wanting more and more from our one finite planet. In the beauty of nature is a salve for every soul,’ he said.

The photographs will also feature in Paul and Bob’s forthcoming photographic book of their recent journey, including the Bight and the wild west cost of Tasmania, called ‘Green Nomads. Wild Places’.

Nature's Patterns will be opened Sunday 11th November and all are welcome. The exhibition will run at the Joinery, open on 9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

The opening reception will be held on Sunday 11th November from noon to 2:00pm at the Joinery, 111 Franklin St, Adelaide.

Fri, Nov 16

Clothes Swap Party!

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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After some guilt free shopping? Well it’s time to swap instead of shop! The Adelaide Sustainability Centre invites you to scour your wardrobe and pull out those quality items that no longer serve you, fit you or inspire you. Chances are there is someone else out there who will give that starved piece the love and affection it deserves. Do your bit to curb the fashion industry’s consumerism agenda, in style.

 

The way it works:

Select the items in your wardrobe that are due to be moved on. These items could be clothing, accessories and shoes that you would pass on to a friend. Consider not only skirts, pants and jackets. Think scarves, boots and jewellery too.

Bring them along on the swap day at 6 pm, enjoy complimentary nibbles and drinks and either go explore the local dinner/market locales, or hang around and browse/socialise while we sort.

Swapping begins at 7.30 pm. We ask that you swap gracefully and generously. Adjudication will be provided if required.

If you need some inspiration, listen to this for some clothes swap wisdom http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/clothes-swap/8105802

All sizes, colours and styles are welcomed and wanted.

Any clothing remaining at the end of the swap will be donated to women's services.

Tickets for entry is $10, book your tickets today …. Limited spaces.

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

 

Extra Info:

Accepted items include clothing and accessories - womens clothing only. We will not be swapping childrens clothing at this event. Please bring quality items only (functional, unbroken and in good condition).

Items can be delivered prior to the event. Please contact the Adelaide Sustainability Centre on (08) 7123 2166 or email diane.salvi@conservationsa.org.au to make arrangements.

Sat, Nov 17

Boomerang Bags - Sewing Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.  By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

BOOMERANG BAG - SEWING BEE

9:30am set up for 10am - 1pm session

Adelaide Sustainability Centre @ The Joinery, 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000

BRING           

  • If you have them: Sewing machines and an extension cord (just in case), sharp fabric scissors and/or pinking shears, straight edge steel ruler, pins, any spare fabric.
  • Please make sure all your items are clearly labelled so that nothing gets lost and if anything is left behind I can find the owner.

If you don’t have any of these things but are keen to help, there will be jobs for everyone. We will do another demonstration of how the bags are put together and then we will get on with making some. We will try to accomodate people who are keen to learn to sew - these bags are the perfect starting project.

RSVP           

Please let me know if you can come so that we know how many people to expect - don’t worry if you can’t come, there will be other opportunities.

REMEMBER       

Boomerang Bags aims to make our life a little bit less plastic, so please try not to use plastic bags or one-use coffee cups or water bottles. There is a kitchen with cups and there will be tea and coffee available. There may even be some morning tea!

Join the Boomerang Bags Adelaide Facebook group here.

Sat, Nov 17

Adelaide Repair Cafe

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Do you have a broken household item you’d like fixed but need a hand to do so? Then this is your opportunity. Clothes, ceramics, computers, jewellery, furniture...no job to big or small. You just need to be able to carry it in and be happy to sit with the fixers and learn how to fix it. You’re also welcome to drop in if you have something you want to fix and are just looking for advice on how to do so.

CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA A WEEK BEFORE TO FIND OUT WHAT REPAIRS WE WILL OFFER.

Our Repair Café is a free meeting place to bring along broken household items with the help of experienced, volunteer repairers. Maximum three items per person per session. You must be able to carry an item in your arms - no smartphones, cars, whitegoods or large pieces of furniture.

Please note we are not a pick up and drop-off repair service - we want visitors to get involved and learn from the repair process.

Adelaide Repair Café is proudly supported by Adelaide Sustainability Centre, a community partnership between the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA, and is funded through ‘Fund My Neighbourhood’.

Fixing is free, but donations encouraged to cover our costs.

👍 Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with the Adelaide Repair Cafe! http://www.facebook.com/AdelaideRepairCafe
👉 You can also follow us on Instagram at @AdelaideRepairCafe
👉 More info here: http://www.adelaidesustainabilitycentre.org.au/repaircafe/

 

 

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