Volunteer Event Assistants Needed

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) organises a variety of environmental events throughout the year, including forums for adults and children, displays, community events and practical workshops.

We are looking for one or more people who have some experience in event organisation to join our volunteer team.

Essential skills include: a positive outlook, friendly personality, flexible nature, an interest in the environment, attention to detail, writing for media and IT skills.

You will be working with the AHNRC Coordinator. Some weekend and out of hours work will be essential and volunteering hours will vary depending on the program.
This position will suit anyone studying event management, media or environmental education. A sense of humour would come in handy too.

If you are drawn to this volunteer role in any way, please contact Val Hunt, Coordinator Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre to find out more details. Email valhunt@ahnrc.org for enquiries or to submit your application.


Good ONYA!

Are you struggling to begin your Plastic Free July campaign?

Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) is pleased to introduce a new line of sustainable products. The ONYA brand began in 2004 selling reusable shopping bags and has expanded its range to many other items since then. In the AHNRC, we have small produce bags, bulk food bags, bread bags and sandwich wraps. Visit the Centre  at The Summit  Community Centre, 1 Crescent Dr, Norton Summit  and see what is a match for limiting plastics in your household!


….., WE DO!

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre  (AHNRC) is now selling Who Gives A Crap  (WGAC) premium toilet paper, bamboo tissues and bamboo kitchen towels.

Who Gives A Crap started up when they learnt that 40% of the global population do not have access to a toilet. They donate 50% of their profits to countries in need of sanitation.

The products are not wrapped in plastic, contain no chlorine, inks, dyes or scents so are good for the environment.

Help us support them by supporting us. Drop in for your WGAC products.

  • Premium bamboo toilet paper (perfect for septic systems) $1.20 per roll (or $56. 00 for a box of 48)
  • Bamboo tissues. Box of 65, $2.00
  • Bamboo and Sugar Cane Kitchen towels, 120 sheets, $3.00


(L-R) Billy-Jo Brewer, John Fleming, Debbie Thompson, Andrew Davidson (Chair, AHNRCMC), Tamara Dandridge, Glynn Liebelt, Russell Dahms (absent)

Six people received Quiet Green Achiever Awards from the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (AHNRC) on Saturday June 2nd . The award is held to celebrate World Environment Day and nominations are sent in by community members.

“Each of the winners demonstrated their self-less personal commitment to environmental actions in different ways”, said Val Hunt, Coordinator of the AHNRC,

Members of the AHNRC Management Committee read the individual full nominations before presenting the winners with a certificate and voucher. The winners this year are:

John Fleming and Russell Dahms have been active members of Friends of Black Hill & Morialta for over 25 years, holding positions on the committee and organising busy bees.

Debbie Thompson who lives in  Monarto South has a horticultural background and has won awards for her sustainable garden in a very dry area and is a passionate about recycling.

Tamara Dandridge lives in the suburbs and is a gentle but fervent advocate of sustainable living and is an inspiration to her peers. She is a permaculture enthusiast and has reclaimed a patch in Croydon for the birds and bees.

Billy-Jo Brewer has been an outstanding founding member of the Charleston Conservation Park with excellent ecological and botanical knowledge that has been invaluable to the group. Even with a young family, Billy-Jo volunteers her time for local conservation projects.

Glynn Liebelt from Uraidla has run Adelaide Recycled Timbers for over 15 years. He believes it is better to reclaim, restore and reuse timber, metal, windows and anything else rather than it going to landfill and importing inferior products from overseas.

Over 50 people attended the presentation and stayed on to celebrate with the winners in a delicious shared lunch.





Hills Harvest Exchange

Hills Harvest Exchange (HHE) is a community fruit and vegetable swap held on the first Saturday of the month from 10 am to noon at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre.  It is going to be held this Saturday on June 2.

Members bring along their excess home grown or home baked produce and take home any produce they can use. This reduces food wastage and food miles and gives members access to fresh food. Membership costs only $5 per year.

This month, we are commemorating  World Environment Day by celebrating the work of people who have been nominated by members of the community as Quiet Green Achievers.   If you are coming to the HHE,  you are welcome to attend the small ceremony and a shared lunch.

New members are encouraged to take part. You may come along to see what happens before you decide to join, have a cuppa and you must try the guacamole.


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HELLO to our arty and crafty people

Have you got your inspiration for SALA yet?

Remember, the theme this year is “Adelaide Hills – four seasons to be happy.”

We reckon there’s sooooo much to be happy about here in the Hills that you’ll have no problems churning out a masterpiece.

You can submit details of your artwork via this application form.

We’re also looking for stallholders for our SECOND ever craft fair (the first one was so popular, we just had to do it again!)

For more information, contact The Summit (8390 0457) or the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre (8390 1891) or email: sala.at.thesummit@gmail.com.