Come and look at the native garden now! With the help of volunteers, Sean orchestrated the second phase of the garden which features several Xanthorrhoea of various sizes. Surrounded by native grasses and groundcovers this will be absolutely fabulous come spring.
If you want to have some fun, join the gardening group and be part of a great team who are creating a wonderful environment for small wildlife and everyone who uses the centre.
The AHNRC and Summit Community Centre gardens continue to develop under the guidance of Sean and his hard working helpers, Sue and Gary. More plants will be added to the native garden demonstration area and the welcome garden in the coming weeks. The sensory garden directly across from the building is starting to take shape too.
But we need more helpers! If you love native plants or want to learn more about the local native species then this is a great opportunity to get some hands on experience. The team usually get together on Wednesday mornings so come along or call the Coordinator Val Hunt for further information.
5 wonderful people were presented with Quiet Green Achiever awards on Saturday June 4th. They were each nominated for their outstanding contribution to the environment. The winners were:
Richard Wallace for creating the Sustainability Fair 12 years ago with a vision that has seen it grow to become a successful promotion of sustainable technology and lifestyle. Elaine Howson, a long time member of 4th Creek Catchment Group, who was instrumental in setting up “The Patch” with students from Norton Summit Primary School. Maureen Redfern and Paul Farmer have cleared major track areas of weeds, in Black Hill Moraialta Conservation Park, working together for over 20 years and Gabriel Emil Lugg- Restall a 9 year old student at St Catherine’s School. Gabriel is an environmental activist, educating his peers, teachers and community in ways to respect all wildlife and appreciate their role in ecosystems.
L-R Andrew Davidson (AHNRC Chairperson), Paul Farmer, Richard Wallace, Sandy MacGregor (AHNRC Committee) Front. Gabriel Emil Lugg-Restall. Absent Elaine Howson and Maureen Redfern.
We have seen a few busy months with our first 3 events of the year booked out before we even posted them on the website. The Rock Art Tour was absolutely moving and all felt the need to have these places conserved and protected to remain as a significant part of Australian and local history. Cheese making, what a buzz and thrill to actually make your own haloumi and ricotta cheese. There is a waiting list to fill the next two classes. Nature Crafts for Kids was a terrific way to encourage children to look around their environment and create patterns or critters with seeds, flowers, seed pods and feathers. Micro Bats of the Mt Lofty Ranges was well presented by Chris Grant – there is a healthy interest in bats. Mary Crichton from Adelaide Bat Care also came along with Miss Lily and Barbie, 2 little bats in her care.
SORRY – THE MIKE BOSSLEY TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE THIS AT A LATER DATE.
Presented by MIKE BOSSLEY, conservationist and scientist who has studied the Port River dolphins for many years. Mike will talk about his intensive dolphin research, their threats and what we can do to protect them.
THURSDAY JUNE 9TH, STARTING AT 7.30. Cost: donation to the Adelaide Dolphin Sanctuary will be appreciated. Please book if you wish to attend.
On Saturday June 4th, the AHNRC will present awards to 5 Quiet Green Achievers. Once again, the winners demonstrate a passion for the environment and their community. World Environment Day will be celebrated – come and join us!
10 am Hills Harvest Exchange 11am Welcome to Country to recognise Reconciliation Week 11.30 Quiet Green Achievers Award presentations. noon Shared lunch