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Sustainable Communities SA Inc.

People building resilient communities to tackle climate change and adapt to a low carbon economy

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February Repair Cafe

February Repair Cafe

Feb 11, 1:00pm - Feb 11, 4:00pm

Aberfoyle Community Centre1 Jessica Street, Aberfoyle ParkAdelaide, SA5159 Map

Bring along your broken or damaged items, and get the help of a skilled repair volunteer to fix them.
It's an opportunity for you to learn new skills, get more use out of your household items, and reduce items going to landfill

52 interested  ·  11 going
Repair Cafe Campbelltown SA - 2nd Sunday of the month

Repair Cafe Campbelltown SA - 2nd Sunday of the month

Feb 12, 9:30am - Feb 12, 2:00pm

Campbelltown Memorial Oval

Repair types expected at this event at Campbelltown Memorial Oval
- Jewellery
- Mechanical, Bicycle & General Handyman repairs including Locks
- Wooden items
- Textiles including sewing, darning & needle felting - please BYO thread/wool if you require a colour match to your item as repairers carry a limited selection.
Arrival before noon is recommended as afternoons tend to be busier.
1 item at a time can be registered for repair & 2nd items will be registered based on capacity of repairers.
Please ensure all items are CLEAN & AIRED.
Full list of expected repair types will be posted in the week prior to the event.
Registration desk will close at 1pm or earlier if repairers have reached capacity for the available time.

Monetary donations appreciated- to keep the Repair cafe operating
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28 interested  ·  8 going
Edible Australian Plants with Mark Henley

Edible Australian Plants with Mark Henley

Feb 12, 2:30pm

Unley Community Centre18 Arthur StreetAdelaide, SA5061 Map

Please indicate your attendance by emailing Pat Wundersitz or phoning on 0407 608 345.

Workshop details:
This workshop will explore some of the native Australian plants that have culinary use and can be grown in Adelaide/Adelaide Hills.

Noted botanist Tim Low, a specialist in edible native plants, says that the southern dunes and adjacent land has the second most diverse range of food plants of anywhere in Australia - second to Kakadu region, yet beyond Aboriginal communities, very little is known about the botanical richness by South Australians. Fortunately, awareness is growing and some edible native plants are available from selected nurseries and can be propagated.

Topics covered in the workshop will include:

Overview of edible Australian plants growing in and around Adelaide
How to grow some of these plants
Examples of culinary application

The workshop will be interactive, so bring your questions.

Presenter is Mark Henley, an economist. Mark is a life member of the Rare Fruits Society of SA and current vice President with a longstanding interest in growing edible native plants - and cooking with them. He is an enthusiast rather than an expert.

The Unley Museum is launching an exhibition entitled Indigenous Garden, from 9 February to 29 April 2023. For more information, refer to

Questions and problems: we are always keen to help you grow your own food. Please contact Pat on 0407 608 345 if you have questions or problems. Or email through some photos of the growing problems that you are facing. We will try and help.

Future workshops: 26 March (topic yet to be confirmed);
14 May - Children's Gardening workshop
25 June - All about growing citrus
13 Aug - Collecting and cooking weeds
24 Sept - Growing berries
12 Nov - Budget gardening

Thank you to the City of Unley for its generous grant to support these workshops.
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4 interested  ·  2 going
One Planet Market

One Planet Market

Feb 18, 9:00am - Feb 18, 12:00pm

St Peters Street, St Peters

One Planet Market is a community market, open on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮a𝐫𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 will take place on a lovely St Peters Street (next to St Peters Library and Town Hall).

The Market will feature lots of Local produce stalls, Swap and Share stall, FreeCycle, LETS stalls, Coffee Van, Live Music, Payneham Repair Cafe and Free talks on Permaculture and Mulch.

Among other things, you'll be able to buy honey, olive oil, fruit trees, local seedlings, homemade fruit and onion preserves and much more.

You'll also be able to Swap and Share your excessive garden produce at our designated stall. You can bring fruit, veggies, herbs, seeds&seedlings and share them with the local community.

FreeCycle will be bustling with items needing a new home and you can bring any unwanted things that are still in good condition and leave them for others to take. Browse around and take anything others left to be rehomed.


We welcome people to come and sell, buy or exchange garden produce, homemade food and second-hand goods.

The market features:
- Local Produce Sale
- Repair Cafe Payneham
- Swap&Share Urban Orchard
- Morning tea
- LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) members' stalls
- FreeCycle
- Live Music
- Information table where you can join Sustainable Communities SA, renew your membership, get information and resources on sustainability
- Free workshops on practical topics at 10.30am (registrations are mandatory)
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45 interested  ·  9 going
Permaculture in the home garden

Permaculture in the home garden

Feb 18, 9:15am - Feb 18, 10:15am

St Peters Town Hall101 Payneham Rd, St PetersAdelaide, SA5069 Map

Beth is a keen gardener and grows food sustainably at home using permaculture principles. No matter how big or small your home garden is, you can use the principles of permaculture to condition the soil, reduce water use, encourage good bugs, and improve your garden output. Join us at this free workshop for some handy hints on:

- seasonal gardening
- water collection
- renewable resources
- attracting good bugs
- no waste gardening

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12 interested  ·  3 going
Payneham Repair Cafe

Payneham Repair Cafe

Feb 18, 9:30am - Feb 18, 12:00pm

St Peters Town Hall101 Payneham Rd, St PetersAdelaide, SA5069 Map

Our February session will be held alongside One Planet Market at St Peters Street this time.

Repair Cafe Payneham is a free monthly, open community event aiming to reduce waste in landfills, pass on valuable repairing knowledge, and create a sense of community. It’s a place where you can bring your broken items for fixing and learn how to fix them yourself – with the help of our skilled volunteer repairers.

Our sessions typically include electronic, electric, clothing, small furniture and general repairs. We post about our monthly volunteers and repairs they will be able to help you with closer to the event date on our main Facebook page.
Please note:

•One item at a time – one item is permitted per person at one time. Once that item has been completed, another item may be placed in the queue
•Last repairs at 11.30am – or earlier if we are very busy
•No drop-off service – visitors are expected to remain with the repairer to help with the process, if possible, or learn how it is done
•Donations – our Repair Café is a free service, but we welcome donations to help us cover the costs
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10 interested  ·  5 going
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