CHILLIESSUMMER TOMATOESCan you help save our tomato plants?

We make volunteering fun when you join our Wednesday morning gardening team.


Our vegie wicking beds need lots of care over the summer months. The tomatoes need harvesting and there are new seedlings to be planted.

Training can be provided but some gardening knowledge would be an advantage. Email Val ( if you have some time and energy to volunteer!



Do you and your family spend a lot of time in the garden – playing, working, reading or just sitting? You can share this space with some beautiful native birds, insects and wildlife if you know how to attract them to your garden. Many are essential foSOPHI E THOMSONr pollinating plants and vegies, but they will all thank you for providing water, food and safe nesting sites.

Come along to hear Sophie Thomson discuss the benefits of providing habitat through plant selection and garden design.

Bookings are essential.

Sophie’s talk will follow the Hills Harvest Exchange from 10 – noon. Join us for a shared lunch on the patio and let us know when you book. This event will be free to all HHE members.

Christmas break

Bursania Spinosa (the Christmas Bush)

The Committee, staff and volunteers at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre wish you a wonderful festive season.

We thank you for your support and friendship throughout the year and look forward to seeing you all again in 2018.

The AHNRC will be closed on Wednesday December 20th and reopen on Tuesday January 9th, allowing us to have a well-deserved break.

The Hills Harvest Exchange will be held on January 6th.


Photo courtesy of Angus Stewart,

Christmas Callout

It is nearing Christmas and most people will be shopping for gifts in the next few weeks.  At the AHNRC, we have a wide range of gifts for admirers of Jeremy Boot, one of Australia’s finest wildlife artists.  He made his name with his realistic and detailed paintings of Australian birds which are captured on a number of different quality products.

  • Birds of Australia Fine Bone China Cups and Plates    $19.95
  • The Art of Jeremy Boot Tea Towel  $17.50
  • Illustrated Birds of Australia 2018 Calendar $25.00

There are also cards, prints, fridge magnets and note books for sale.

For those people who are more interested in identifying native plants of the Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley, we have a book written, designed and produced by the Kersbrook Landcare Group.  At $39.95 a copy, it is a must for a greater appreciation of walking and hiking in the bush in those areas.


Hills Harvest Hero!

The Hills Harvest Exchange has some fantastic members! At the December swap, there was an abundance of beautiful fresh flowers and herbs, John and Anne are moving and brought in bromeliads and tree ferns and of course we didn’t miss out on Andrew’s guacamole.

But the hero of the day has to be Jason. He didn’t have anything to bring from his garden so he brought his coffee machine along to make us all a delicious cuppa. How amazing is that!


Thanks Jason, you made our day!

FLIES – Australia’s National Bird

CHRIS DANIELS_optWith Professor Chris Daniels

Tuesday November 21st 7.15 for 7.30 start. Cost – a gold coin donation.

Summer is nearly here and will be quickly followed by flies, whether you are at the beach, the bush or backyard.

But what do we know about them? How many types are there? Why do some bite? why do they fly in circles? Why are there so many?

Chris Daniels will entertain and inform you with this delightful insight into Australia’s national bird- the fly!

Please book by email: