Artlovers will welcome a new addition to the cultural calendar of the Adelaide Hills. The Mindscapes Art Exhibition will be showing at The Summit Community Centre in May. As well as coming along to enjoy the exhibition, there will be an opportunity to meet the artists and take part in a workshop. For more information, contact 8390 0457 or TheSummit@ ahc.sa.gov.au
Over the past 6 years, 38 people have received the Quiet Green Achiever Award from the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) and we are calling for your new nominations for 2019.
The award celebrates the people in the community whose actions support the environmental health of the region. People who do this without seeking compensation or recognition. Do you know someone who has selflessly given their time, lives sustainably, shares their skills or inspires others to lead a greener lifestyle?
The nominee can be involved in land care, a community garden, a school kitchen garden, perhaps created habitat for wildlife in their own backyard, inspires others to live sustainably – or any other similar activity that you consider worthwhile.
Entries close on Thursday 2 May 2019.
For further information see: QUIET GREEN ACHIEVER AWARD 2019
Get up close to some fascinating creepy crawlies! Kristen will take the children to a variety of invertebrates so that they develop an understanding and appreciation of the natural world.
When: Wednesday 17th April, 10.30 – 11.30 am
Where: Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 4 Cresent Drive, Norton Summit
Cost: $5.00 per child. Bookings are essential.
Suitable for ages 3 years and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To book email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8390 1891, Tues – Thurs.
Clean Up Australia Day is on Sunday 3 March 2019, so it’s time to check out rubbish hotspots in your neighbourhood and challenge your friends and family to make 2019 the year when change starts with you.
Participating in this event is the perfect opportunity to join with family, friends, neighbours and colleagues to remove all the rubbish accumulating in your area before it kills our wildlife.
Please meet at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre by 9.30 am to register before starting to be covered for accident or injury. You will be provided with bags, sharps containers and a high viz vest. BYO hat, gloves, water and snacks. Children must be supervised by an adult.
The residents of Uraidla Retirement Village can start planting their summer vegies after two wicking beds were recently installed.
“Many of the residents have moved from large properties where they grew most of their own fruit and vegetables. They miss being self-sufficient, the taste of home grown vegies and getting their hands in the soil”, said Val Hunt, Coordinator of the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre.
Val successfully applied for a grant from the Department of Ageing to cover the cost of building the wicking beds and materials needed to complete them.
It was a real community project involving many people: Spring Gully donated the IBC containers that are used to line the beds and the Red Shed at Uraidla made the wooden surrounds. The construction and placement was overseen by Peter Geers, with Lois and Dave Addison organising the plant selection after consulting with other residents.
The beds were filled with quartz and garden soil, with the heavy lifting done by a group of volunteers from the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre – Liz Milner, Ann Holland, Seán Wessex- Brown along with Peter Geers and Val Hunt.
Wicking beds are ideal for all home gardens – they can be raised to a level that reduces bending and the system of watering from underneath reduces evaporation and places the water where it is needed most, at the root of the plants.