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.

Thu, Feb 21

Garden Working Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre


The Garden planning was a great success. As small group of enthusiastic gardeners have given us a design framework for the garden to evolve. Thank you!

We are planning to put in a mulch path and some clearing, getting ready for autumn planting.

If you would like to help, please join us. We need people to move the mulch, prune back some plants, reset the drippers as well as those who can make sure we have a cool drink! The Joinery.

Bring your own gardening gloves and secateurs. All Welcome.

Tue, Feb 26

Electrifying Industry Seminar: Adelaide launch of BZE's new report

Hosted by Cedamia

Beyond Zero Emissions' new report, Electrifying Industry, is a global first research showing how manufacturing can be
powered by renewables.
Hear from report author Michael Lord on how electrical technologies - powered by renewables - is the next wave of
opportunity for manufacturing.
Margaret Hender will also present on No More Bad Investments in SA.
Further information on the Electrifying Industry report:

Wed, Mar 6

Death By Design - Film Night + Potluck Dinner

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre


"Both jaw-dropping and heartbreaking, Death by Design forces the viewer to reconsider their whole approach to technology and this mad and unsustainable obsession with constantly upgrading."

Hannah Clugston, Aesthetica Magazine

Death by Design

Consumers love - and live on - their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pours endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer. Five billion will own a mobile phone.

But this revolution has a dark side that the electronics industry doesn't want you to see.

In an investigation that spans the globe, award-winning filmmaker Sue Williams investigates the underbelly of the international electronics industry and reveals how even the tiniest devices have deadly environmental and health costs.

DEATH BY DESIGN tells the stories of young Chinese workers laboring in unsafe conditions, American families living with the tragic consequences of the industry's toxic practices, activists leading the charge to hold brands accountable, and passionate entrepreneurs who are developing more sustainable products and practices to safeguard our planet and our future.

From the intensely secretive electronics factories in China, to the high tech innovation labs of Silicon Valley, DEATH BY DESIGN tells a story of environmental degradation, of health tragedies, and the fast-approaching tipping point between consumerism and sustainability.

View the trailer here.

73 minutes


Sat, Mar 16

Boomerang Bag Sewing Bee - February

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre


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.


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

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


  • 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 and some spare machines. 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.


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.


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.

Sun, Mar 17

Native Food Gardening

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre


Steven Hoepfner from Wagtail Urban Farm brings his deep passion for native foods to life in an extremely informative and practical talk on food and medicinal plants native to South Australia.

Learn what grows best here, why local natives are easier to care for, how opinions on native foods have changed over time and favoured recipes to enjoy the spoils from your garden. Some plants and books will be available for purchase on the day.

A parkland walk to identify some plants and their uses will end this workshop.  Please bring a notepad and pen to take notes, as well as a hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes and a water bottle for the walk. 

More information on all things native:

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


Sat, Mar 30

Climate Ready Forum

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre


How can we be better prepared for our changing climate?

Adelaide's Climate Ready Forum brings together speakers, displays and inspiration to help people prepare for climate change impacts, and build networks of resilience.

  • Learn what you can do in the event of power and water outages.
  • Support your health, coping with extreme weather events and adjusting to environmental change.
  • Protect your family, pets and community in challenging conditions.
  • Use your garden to cool, soothe and feed you and your household.
  • Make your home an oasis and sanctuary, keeping heat out in summer and cold out in winter.
  • Learn how plants create resilient habitats for humans and other living creatures.
  • Get connected, informed and organised.

Knowledge is power. Let's learn what we can do - and get climate ready.

This event includes an afternoon tea with food and drinks.  If you are unable to pay the admission fee, please contact for possible sponsorship options.

If attending the Climate Ready Forum is dependent on childcare arrangements we have that covered! An early childhood educator will be available on the day to provide related children's activities. We are offering this service to children 4 years and up. Booking of children’s activities must be confirmed by emailing Liesl von der Borch at the time of ticket purchase.

Watch for speaker announcements in January and February.

Organised by Climate Ready Champions in the Adelaide community, supported by the Australian Red Cross and Resilient South (Cities of Holdfast Bay, Marion, Mitcham, and Onkaparinga), and hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre (supported by Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board and Conservation SA). 

Further supported with speakers and presentations by AdaptWest and the RSPCA.


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