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 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.

Sun, May 26

Crops in Pots

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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Feel that you are missing out on growing your own veggies, herbs and flowers due to lack of space?

Learn to transform a shady garden, balcony, courtyard, patio or windowsill into a productive edible garden by using containers. This workshop is particularly ideal for the elderly, those with mobility restrictions, renters and beginners concerned with tackling a backyard veggie patch.

This hands on workshop with Karen Montgomery will cover:

  • Choosing the right container
  • Understanding what to grow based on seasonality and what you eat
  • Potting mix, compost and other media
  • Fertilising - what does NPK mean?
  • Watering options
  • Pest contol - things to consider

There will be time for Q&A and all participants will take home a container they have planted with edibles.

About the presenter:

Karen Montgomery is a horticulturalist with a passion for growing food and sharing knowledge to build healthy communities.

She is a garden consultant, designer, workshop facilitator, trainer, garden writer, radio presenter; current past CEO of the Master Landscapers SA, President of the Horticultural Media Association SA and involved with the Horticultural Therapy Association and The Rare Fruit Society. She can be heard regularly on ABC Adelaide &
5AA radio stations and contributes to print media such as SA Gardens and Outdoor Living magazine.

Karen lives in the Adelaide Hills, where she tends her 1 acre garden shaded by large trees. Her garden includes a 35m² veggie patch, orchard, bee hive and chicken run which she shares with her family and dogs. Along with the possums, koalas and kookaburras just to name a few permanent visitors.

 

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

Mon, May 27

Eco Families: DIY Jewellery Repair

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. Our meet ups provide the opportunity to learn a new skill and mingle with other liked minded families on the sustainability journey.

DIY Jewellery Repair

One of the first things I discovered as a parent is that babies and toddlers have grabby hands... and they love holding onto (and breaking!) jewellery. It's time to sort through your mending pile and bring it down to the Adelaide Sustainability Centre. We'll provide the tools courtesy of the Adelaide Repair Cafe, advice and a random selection of spare parts and glues - you bring along the jewellery and the willingness to give it a go!

Tickets are free but we ask that you RSVP as places are limited. Children in attendance need to be under parental or guardian supervision at all times.

**Please note that while all are welcome to attend, the Eco Families Adelaide workshops have been specifically designed to enable participants to bring their young children along. It can get loud and a little chaotic at times; and we welcome this. If this is not for you, we recommend attending other workshops offered by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre.**

Eco Families Adelaide is community venture in different regions across South Australia and is supported by the Adelaide Sustainability Centre and Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board.

Wed, Jun 5

Death By Design - Film Night + Potluck Dinner

Hosted by Adelaide Sustainability Centre

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"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

 

Fri, Jun 14

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 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.

All profits will be donated to support Common Ground Adelaide's women's group and remaining clothes will be donated to other women's services in the city.

The Common Ground community garden is located at our home-base, The Joinery. Common Ground, delivered by Housing Choices Australia, is is a not for profit organisation providing a real solution to homelessness. The Common Ground model involves bringing together a mix of people – in a managed apartment building – including spaces for community development, living skills and training activities, office areas for support staff and health professionals and services. Their programs strive to create opportunities for tenants to improve their lives via links to the arts, education, health and social services and sport and fitness and, where possible, employment or volunteering.

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).

We ask that you limit the amount of clothes you bring in to one or two (garbage) bags or a suitcase.

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, Jun 15

Boomerang Bag Sewing Bee - May

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/

Sat, Jun 15

Adelaide Repair Cafe - June

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.

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.

A list of repairs available on the day will be announced in the week leading up to the event.

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 by the Government of South Australia.

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

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

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/

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/

Sat, Aug 17

Adelaide Repair Cafe - August

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.

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.

A list of repairs available on the day will be announced in the week leading up to the event.

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 by the Government of South Australia.

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

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

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