Edition 60 | March 2021
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Edible Native Gardening - let's get growing
Join Green Adelaide Education Officer Sam Ryan as he shares his top edible native plants for the Adelaide region, which also happen to be great plants for local animals. He’ll share information on how to grow them, use them, and where they can be sourced. 

Thursday 1 April, 10:30 - 11:30am @ Marion Cultural Centre

SOLD OUT - please email environment@marion.sa.gov.au to register your interest in attending this event in the future.
Go snorkelling - this weekend!!
The ocean is still a good temperature for snorkelling.......and tickets are available.

Discover the AMAZING variety of colourful fish and plant life in our local area.

Join professional snorkel leaders and marine biologists for a guided snorkel for all the family.

Green Thymes subscribers and City of Marion residents can book at the special price of $29 (select Green Thymes subscriber ticket type).

Sunday 14 March @ 10am OR 12 noon
Seasonal gardening guide: winter tips
Join Lachlan from Permaculture SA for all your winter gardening tips to create a productive garden.

Topics covered in this session will include:
  • what to plant when
  • pruning ideas
  • crop rotation
  • fertilising
  • pest management
  • Q&A

Wednesday 7 April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ Cove Civic Centre
Nature activities @ Sheidow Park
Have your say on the reserve upgrade and playspace at Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve.

Tell us what you think of the draft plan AND join in some nature fun!

Free activities include:
  • 10am -12noon Kids nature art activity
  • 11am Nature walk

Saturday 10 April, 10am - 12noon @ Hugh Johnson Boulevard Reserve (Patpa drive entrance)
Backyard buddies: lizards, snakes and frogs
Is your local lizard in 'brumation'?

Find out how to tell a legless lizard from a snake.

Join ecologist Tim Milne (T&M Ecologists) to learn basic reptile and amphibian identification skills.

Wednesday 17 March, 6:30pm - 7:45pm @ Cove Civic Centre

Join the wait list for the event or get a replay of the event emailed to you.
Indoor Plants - skills for the planet series
Create your own healthy green oasis inside.

Join this informative and hands on demonstration session about growing and keeping indoor plants.

Receive your own takeaway plant for home.

Wednesday 17 March 7pm - 8pm @ Woodcroft Morphett Vale Neighbourhood Centre
Curious about Aboriginal culture?
Ever wanted to weave? Or learn about Aboriginal art?

Want to understand more about aboriginal cultural relationships?

Or keen to take the kids to a Dreamtime yoga session?

The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre is hosting a wide range of exciting workshops that promote understanding of Aboriginal culture.
We Declare......Regenerative Futures
A discussion with South Australian champions on how we create a Regenerative Future for our state and beyond.

The term "regenerative" describes processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials. Regenerative design uses whole systems thinking to create resilient and equitable systems that integrate the needs of society with the integrity of nature.

Join online or in person!

Wednesday 17 March, 6pm -7:30pm @ Pulteney St Adelaide
Did you know....
Adopt a Tree - taking care of trees
City of Marion is aiming to increase its tree canopy.

We value your help in establishing these trees.

Adopt a tree near your place and do your bit by watering, hand pulling weeds and mulching around it.
Youth Coastal Ambassadors program - now accepting applications
The free two-day program offers Year 8 and 9 students an opportunity to learn about our unique coast and marine environments through supervised activities such as kayaking and snorkelling, expert talks, and interactive workshops. There are two sessions on offer in the school holidays: the northern session runs 14-15 April and the southern session runs 22-23 April 2021.

Applications close Monday 15 March 9am
Adelaide's first Nature Prescription trial
Running from March until May this year, Adelaide's first Nature Prescription trial will involve general practitioners (GPs) from practices across inner and western Adelaide prescribing around 30 suitable trial participants with a ‘nature prescription’ for activities in Adelaide’s green spaces.

The 10-week facilitated trial is aimed at equipping participants with the skills and desire to connect with nature in their local area through expert talks, tours and activities.

International research has shown that nature prescriptions have the potential to supplement orthodox medical treatments and that contact with nature enhances health and wellbeing, as well as boosting social connections.
Top tips for home energy efficiency
As there is a shift to more people working from home and spending time at home, energy efficiency in the home is more important than ever.

With winter around the corner it's worth thinking now about how to keep those energy bills down.

Climate Council have put together their top tips on reducing your energy consumption and your contribution to a changing climate.
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