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Advertised events are presented by a variety of different organisations, views expressed at them are not necessarily endorsed by The Joinery.

Thu, May 24

Fermenting and Natural Dye Workshop

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Prepare traditional Sauerkraut with local organic veggies, and create your own remnant silk natural-dye scarf with the colourful leftover ‘waste’. Participants will take home 2 jars of fermented foods and a hand-dyed silk scarf. Your insides and outsides will thank you!

This workshop requires no previous experience – beginners and experienced participants welcome.

YOU WILL LEARN ABOUT

  • Tips and tricks for creating your own probiotic rich fermented foods, the medicine for the modern age
  • Ancient natural-dye skills our ancestors practiced for generations, including basic dye processes such as mordanting fabric and bundle dyeing with local, non-toxic and easy to access materials

IDEAL FOR

  • People who appreciate food and fashion and also love the environment
  • Those who are passionate about creatively contributing to a sustainable planet
  • Anyone interested in natural health and getting creative

INCLUDED IN THE WORKSHOP

  • Local, seasonal, and organic produce to create fermented goodies and colour
  • A remnant silk scarf to create your own natural dye garment
  • Take home notes on fermenting and natural dyeing


PLEASE BRING

  • 2 or more, 500ml jars cleaned well (sterilising is unnecessary for fermenting)
  • 2 metal bowls (plastic or wood is ok), chopping board, sharp knife, grater, measuring spoons and kitchen cloth
  • Apron and gloves (optional)
  • Your own natural dye materials such as herbs, local berries, barks or flowers to experiment with (optional)
  • Notebook, pen, camera or phone to record what you learn
  • A plastic bag or bucket to take home newly created wet textiles
  • Please wear closed-in shoes and old clothes you can get messy in

PRESENTERS:


ALANA GREGORY

Alana Gregory is a wellbeing educator and the founder of Soul Strong Society - an initiative created to facilitate human and environmental health through the practices of mindfulness, movement and creativity. Alana combines a background in environmental science and community health with 20 years practice and study in holistic art forms from around the world. She specializes in connecting people to nature through creative practice.

http://soulstrongsociety.com/

http://alanagregory.com/

JUJU HAIFAWI

Juju Haifawi is a sustainable designer, craftsperson, wild foodie and freelance arts all-rounder. She believes in sustainable practices throughout the disciplines of art, craft, design and health and strives to apply ‘green’ thinking in all her projects.

Juju regularly collaborates with community groups and fellow artists to build large recycled sculptures for various Adelaide festivals and events. Her business, ‘Wild Juju’ focuses on salvaged wood contemporary jewellery, using locally sourced materials to make beautifully hand-crafted wearable objects. If she’s not crafting away in her studio, you can usually catch Juju in her role as Resident artist for Life Without Barriers.

https://web.facebook.com/wildjujumakes

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

Sat, May 26

Mud Dye Workshop

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Presented by Adelaide Sustainability Centre & Soul Strong Society

Apart from the joy of playing with mud, there is good evidence to conclude that: breathing in, playing in, and digging in dirt is good for your health! In this hands-on beginners course we will explore the use of local clays, ochres, and earth to create colourful designs on cloth.

Our ancestors have been connecting with the landscape and the colours of their local environment through the practice of dyeing natural fibres with earth pigments for thousands of years. Examples have been found in textiles throughout Asia and Europe (Swiss Lake Dwellers ~ 3000 BC, ancient Egypt, and all over the Mediterranean). The practice continues today in many parts of the world, most famously with the Malian people who create what is known locally as ‘Bògòlanfini’ or mud cloth.

Learn how to endlessly create beautiful designs for your wardrobe and home mindfully, sustainably and ecologically through the art and science of mud dye.

Ideal for

  • This workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced textile artists, no previous experience of any sort required
  • People who appreciate textiles and fashion and also love the environment
  • Those who are passionate about creatively contributing to a sustainable planet
  • Anyone who loves their urban wilderness and the idea of exploring living colour from the local area

Materials provided

  • A sampling of recycled natural textiles and local ochre / mud to play with
  • Extra materials required to get you started (brushes, soy milk, alum etc)
  • Take home notes

What to Bring

  • Please wear closed-in shoes and old clothes or an apron for getting messy
  • Your own local ochres, dirt and clay to experiment with
  • A variety of light coloured natural fabric or garments. Plenty available at second hand stores. Old cotton sheets and t-shirts work perfectly!
  • A roll of paper towel and/or old fabric (to absorb excess dye)
  • Empty jars or containers with lids to mix your mud dye
  • Rags
  • Masking tape
  • A variety of different paintbrushes if you have them
  • Notebook, pen, camera or phone to record what you learn
  • Optional extras: stencils, stamps (plus flat container to fit stamps)

Facilitator

Alana Gregory is an environmental artist (www.alanagregory.com) and founder of Soul Strong Society (www.soulstrongsociety.com) an initiative created to facilitate human and environmental health through the practices of mindfulness, movement and creativity. Alana combines a background in environmental science with 20 years practice and study with traditional and Indigenous artists from around the world.

 

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

Thu, May 31

Gemtree Wines Insider Tasting

Hosted by Kate Fleming

Gemtree Wines will be hosting their Small Footprints Wine Club Members annual Insider Tasting at The Joinery on Thursday 31 May from 6pm to 8pm.

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Fresh from Vintage 2018 Mike Brown, Chief Winemaker, and Melissa Brown, Viticulturist, will join our Wine Club Ambassador, Millie McCaul, in presenting a selection of Gemtree Certified Organic and Biodynamic Wines.

On the pour will be some of the 2018 wines hot off the press including the Preservative Free Luna Temprana Tempranillo and a new addition to the range – a cheeky little Pet Nat!

Also starring will be the last of 2016 Subterra, which has just been awarded 95 points from Huon Hooke and rated #1 Shiraz in McLaren Vale.

If you would like to be part of this exclusive member-only event, please contact Millie McCaul via wineclub@gemtreewines.com or phone 0419 041 293 for more information.

Fri, Jun 1

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, have a complimentary glass of wine/nibbles 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:

Additional drinks will be available to purchase on the night.

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.

Thu, Jun 7

A Quest for Meaning - Film Night & Community Dinner

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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"A breath of fresh air and optimism that recharges the spirit and soothes the soul." - Ecoloinfo

When Nathanael goes to visit Marc in New York, it’s been 10 years since they’ve last seen each other and their lives are totally different: Nathanael has just finished an environmental film in India, and Marc exports bottled water for a global corporation...

But one day, a small accident brings his “American dream” to a halt. Stuck in bed, he decides to watch a bunch of documentary films on globalisation, that Nathanael had left behind. From that moment on, his conscience will not leave him alone. Marc goes to join Nathanael in India where they will begin their improvised, epic journey.

Full of moments of doubt, moments of joy, and incredible testimonials, their journey is like an initiation into a whole new way of viewing the world and living life. They invite us to join them in reconsidering our rapport with nature, happiness, and the purpose of life. 87 minutes to help us regain confidence in our ability to effect change within ourselves, and within society.

View the trailer here.

 

Entry by donation - pay what you can

Bookings essential - https://questfilm.eventbrite.com.au

 


Come along for an evening of shared food and conversation, followed by a screening of 'A Quest for Meaning'

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

6.45 pm - Guest speakers: TBC.

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!

Sat, Jun 16

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, Jul 21

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, Jul 21

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/

 

 

Sat, Aug 18

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, Sep 15

Boomerang Bags - Sewing Bee

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

Boomerang_Bags.png

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.

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