November, 2020 - Issue 57
Welcome to Green Thymes e-newsletter!
It's a short edition this month. Take the time to have your say on our surveys and submit an entry into the Gardening Showcase.
In this month's edition....
  • Gardening Showcase
  • Trees for Small Spaces
  • Carbon Neutral Plan 2020 - 2030
  • Reclaiming Sturt River
Marion's Gardening Showcase
Love your garden?

Is there a budding young gardener in your family?

Enter Marion's first Gardening Showcase for your chance to win a $100 voucher!

Entry categories include:
  • Urban garden
  • Community garden (including schools, churches, shared gardens)
  • Balcony or container garden
  • Young gardener (under 12)

A winner will be randomly drawn from each category. Adult category winners will receive a $100 Mitre 10 voucher, and the Young gardener a $50 voucher.

How to enter
Submit a photo of your garden and up to 150 words describing what your garden means to you.

Entries will be featured an a gallery on the City of Marion website.

Entries close Friday 20 November

Trees for Small Spaces
Looking for the perfect tree for a tricky space?

Want a cool place to relax? Or simply add a splash of colour to your garden?

Join Chris Lawry (Urban Forest Officer, District Council of Mt Barker) as we cover what you need to know about selecting and planting the right tree for a small space.

When: 7pm, Wednesday 18 November
Where: Marion Cultural Centre OR Online (Marion Cultural Centre Facebook page)
Cost: FREE!

This event is brought to you by the City of Marion and District Council of Mt Barker. It is supported by City of Onkaparinga, City of Mitcham, City of Holdfast Bay and Green Adelaide.
We're going Carbon Neutral by 2030 - tell us what you think!

City of Marion recognises the importance of action on climate change for our community. This was in response to increased public and staff awareness and concerns over climate change and environmental impacts, and Council’s role in recognising and responding to these impacts.

The draft Carbon Neutral Plan that has been developed and sets out Council’s goals and targets in managing corporate carbon emissions and provides a plan to guide Council towards carbon neutrality.

View the plan and take a quick poll or survey!

Closes for community consultation on 27 November.
Bringing the stories of the river to life through art
‘Reclaiming Sturt River’ is an arts and environmental project.

The project explores the social, cultural and environmental significance of the Sturt River as it winds its way from Warriparinga, through Marion Historic Village, onto Oaklands Estate and further to Morphett Road.
 
Small sculptures will be produced along the Sturt River Linear Park expressing community ideas about the river, its stories and environmental importance. The arts can help us to express stories of local identity and help us express how we feel about some of the big issues facing our world. These artworks will reflect our local community and highlight our places and the environment in an engaging and exciting way.
 
We would like to hear from you.

How do you use the Sturt River Linear Park, what does it mean to you and what stories do you have about the river and its surrounds?
Feel free to forward this email to interested family, friends or networks.
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