The Adelaide Farmers' Market launches a series of free Sustainable Living information sessions in 2017 to encourage the community to embrace food sustainability. Held in the farmers’ market pavilion demonstration kitchen area, the information sessions - supported by a grant from the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board - will initially run from January to August in 2017.
Featuring local experts such as Gardening Australia's South Australian presenter and author, Sophie Thomson and garden educator from Green Gecko Studios, Monina Gilbey, the interactive sessions will provide practical tips and advice on an array of topics, from composting and biodiversity to organic pest control and edible gardens.
Composting and Worm Farming
Gardening Australia's South Australian presenter and author, Sophie Thomson will discuss the benefits of composting and worm farming, and offer practical tips how to undertake this at home.
When: 11am, Sunday 22 January 2017
What: An Introduction to Edible Gardening
Hosted by Monina Gilbey from Green Gecko Studios, this session will educate, inspire and motivate the audience to successfully create and maintain their very own sustainable and edible garden.
When: 11am Sunday 19 February 2017
What: Permaculture - Design your sustainable home, garden and orchard
Graham Brookman from The Food Forest organic farm will lay out the steps to create a home garden that requires low inputs and provides comfortable living and big quantities of organic vegetables, eggs, herbs, fruit and nuts. Using Permaculture ethics and design principles along with some food preservation skills, learn how to improve your budget and lifestyle.
When: 11am Sunday 19 March 2017
What: Sustainable Gardening
Hosted by Gardening Australia's South Australian presenter Sophie Thomson, this session will cover all aspects of sustainable gardening from plant selection and water use to sustainable gardening practices and products.
When: 11am Sunday 23 April 2017
What: The birds and the bees and biodiversity
Hosted by Monina Gilbey from Green Gecko Studios, this session will share information on selecting bee-friendly plants, what to have in your garden to attract native birds and how to encourage biodiversity in the home garden.
When: 11am Sunday 21 May 2017
What: Sustainable, Ethical and Healthy Food
Hosted by Graham Brookman of the Food Forest, this session will explore issues around local food production such as what certified organic and free-range actually mean and why these foods can cost more to produce.
When: 11am, Sunday 25 June 2017
What: Organic and sustainable pest and disease management
In this session Gardening Australia's South Australian presenter Sophie Thomson will share her tips on how to deal with garden pests and diseases in an organic and sustainable way.
When: 11am Sunday 23 July 2017
What: Using indigenous plants
Hosted by Monina Gilbey from Green Gecko Studios, this session will inspire you to find beauty in indigenous plants and the benefits of using them to create a colourful, water wise, biodiverse garden.
When: 11am Sunday 20 August 2017