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How to Book for an Event or Workshop

 

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Events/Workshops

The WEC holds regular events including workshops and guest speakers, along with field trips. These events cover a wide range of environmental issues and there is something for everyone. We encourage participants to be FRAGRANCE FREE at these events. Some events have a fee or suggested donation associated with them. We appreciate your support of programs at the WEC including our YACCA Youth Group.

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 2021-22 Workshops and events 

Regular Events Program

 

What does the next 10 years hold for local energy transformations? AGM 2022 -15th August

Heather Smith, Energy and Climate Change Specialist, with special guest Dr Susan Close MP

All over the world, energy transitions are gathering pace. We absorb messages of more renewables and greater electrification, and hear exciting stories about hydrogen, batteries and electric vehicles. We hear less about the substantial changes that will happen at local levels as we continue to increase rooftop solar and need to make the most of it with flexible energy uses. The AGM will provide an opportunity to explore the ramifications of many novel technologies and corresponding social changes as we rapidly phase out fossil fuels.

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From One Small Seed a Forest is Born- Book launch with Neville Bonney and Introduction by David Munzberg -Tuesday August 30th @ 6.30pm

From One Small Seed is a comprehensive guide to Australian native plants and their seeds. Over 700 species from 63 families and 240 genera are described with their identifying features of flowers, fruits and seeds illustrated. Each species description is accompanied by a distribution map and information about pollinators, seed dispersal, seed collection, propagation, ecology and Aboriginal names and uses. Species information is supported by introductory chapters on our changing landscapes and related topics. 

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Stitch 'n Fix and Sustainable Gardening programs in partnership with  SustOnkapa Rel2 Green Neut LeafChop

Learn to sew by machine or hand, upcycle garments or mending skills - Monday 22nd August 

Stitch and Fix are running 2 hour workshops on Monday 22nd August for those who wish to learn some machine and hand stitching skills and mending skills.

Workshops run from 10am – 12pm; or 1pm-3pm. Come to one session or both!

Please Book for each session separately by donation

Recommended Cost: $5 /session/family

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Healthy soil creation with biodynamics - Saturday August 27th @ 1pm

Phillip Duguid is a retired GP and biodynamic farmer who believes that healthy soil produces healthy crops which feed healthy people.

We are planning to plant orchard trees on compacted, rocky ground by Wirra Creek. Phillip will demonstrate preparing poor soil for tree planting. During this workshop Phillip will mix some 500 preparation in a bucket for an hr adding some cow pit pit for the last 20 mins. Everyone can participate in spreading the mixture over the whole garden to improve the existing soil and promote healthy growth in those trees of the future.

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 Warrigal Greens: are they really food? - Saturday September 3rd @ noon

You may know that this vigorous native is Kaurna mai (traditional vegetarian food), or, you might know it by the botanical name tetragonia tetragonioides, or, you might have mistaken it for a weed.

The question is, do you know a recipe which makes warrigal delicious to eat?

Warrigal is growing well in the community garden. If you can tell us how to prepare it for the table, please come along and share what you know. If you have heard of it and you would like to try it, come along and taste some. Or, you may prefer to come collect some greens, take them home and have your own cook up.

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Marmalade Muster & Citrus Consultation - Saturday 10th September at noon

If you have a citrus tree growing in your garden (or if you have been making marmalade recently) we would love to hear about your tree and your marmalade.

We are planning to plant an orchard in this garden and we are seeking advice about what kinds of citrus will do well. We also hope to get some tips on marmalade making.

We will provide scones, tea and Yuzu marmalade (from a tree growing at the top of Willunga Hill). Please bring your own tea cup.

If you made marmalade that you are willing to share, bring it along. If you have a good recipe (that you are willing to share) please bring that.

If you have a good tree at your place, bring a photo of it and tell us about where you got it and how you look after it. 

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Nettle Soup & Weed Tea -Saturday 17th September @ noon

Nettle soup will be provided. Bring your own mug. If you have a good nettle soup recipe, bring that along to share with others.

We have food for the garden brewing too! Ea will demonstrate how to make weed tea (a bit like home made Seasol). If you would like some for your pot plants, bring a clean milk/juice container to carry it home in.

If you can spare any nettles, bring them with you. We can turn them into more weed tea for the community garden.

If you bring nettles which are flowering and seeding, we can show you how to dry and collect

Nettle soup will be provided. Bring your own mug. If you have a good nettle soup recipe, bring that along to share with others.

We have food for the garden brewing too! Ea will demonstrate how to make weed tea (a bit like home made Seasol). If you would like some for your pot plants, bring a clean milk/juice container to carry it home in.

If you can spare any nettles, bring them with you. We can turn them into more weed tea for the community garden.

If you bring nettles which are flowering and seeding, we can show you how to dry and collect

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Growing Vegetables from Seed - Postponed due to presenter illness

AmandaFleming is passionate about growing food and the many benefits that can bring. She loves to share the pleasures of home grown produce and guiding people on their own growing journey. Amanda is actively involved in the community as a food gardening educator and writer, and runs a small business in Fruit Tree Pruning.

Amanda will talk about saving seed from your own garden, which types of plants are suitable for seed saving and how to start your seeds growing.

There will be plenty of time for questions and you are very welcome to share your seed raising success stories and get advice about any problems you have experienced with propagating food plants.

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