August, 2020 - Issue 54
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In this month's edition....
  • Growing from seed (webinar)
  • City of Marion Community Grants
  • Dwyer Road Future Community Garden Meeting
  • Wagtail Farm goes 'Hoff the beaten track'
  • Turning Edwardstown from grey to green
  • Meet the Environmental Sustainability Team from the City of Marion
  • Marion's Community Emissions Profile
  • Grassroots grants for local communities
  • Growing Good Gardens Grants
  • Glenthorne Community Update - additional session
  • Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge
  • Energy Made Easy website
  • Research Tuesdays

Are you are a complete beginner to gardening, or more experienced but keen to learn more?

Maybe you'd like to find out how you can improve your current veggie garden?

Growing seedlings from seed is easy once you know how.

Now is the perfect time to start growing your summer veggies, and we've found the perfect person to show you!

Join John Butler from Heirloom Harvest (seed supplier) as he teaches you all the tips and tricks of growing seedlings from seed.

Join us for this live webinar including Q & A, or watch the replay
City of Marion Community Grants - NOW OPEN
Our next round of Grant Funding opportunities are now open until 1 September.

Up to $220,000 is available to assist not-for-profit groups to undertake innovative projects, activities and events for community benefit.
Grant opportunities exist for the following categories:

> Community Grants
> Youth Development Grants
> Youth Achievement Grants
> Community Events
> Donations & Sponsorship
Dwyer Road Future Community Garden Meeting

Join local community members for their next meeting to plan and develop a proposed Community Garden on Dwyer Road reserve.

When: Thursday 13th August, 7pm
Where: St Elizabeth’s Anglican Church

For more details and to RSVP please contact Marian at or  0407796252
Wagtail Urban Farm goes 'Hoff the beaten track'

Wagtail Urban Farm is a microscale market garden located in Mitchell Park.

The place is run by Steven Hoepfner plus a small core team of workers and a dynamic group of volunteers.

Head over to Wagtail's YouTube channel for a series of great gardening videos:

  • quickly prepare and fertilise a veggie bed
  • growing veggies - getting started
  • gardening in small spaces
  • growing bananas
  • and more!
Turning Edwardstown from grey to green
Work has begun to install 75 inlets to feed rainwater to trees in Edwardstown. More than 175 trees will be planted in August and September as the first stage of the greening of Edwardstown.
The project seeks to improve the appearance of the area and cool streets as part of the Revitalisation of the Edwardstown Employment Precinct. Information signs are set to be installed from September.
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Meet the Environmental Sustainability Team from the City of Marion
Each edition we will profile a different staff member. Today we introduce you to.....

Allison Byrne (Education officer waste and recycling)
What you do in your role
I encourage and promote wasting less and recycling more in our community, by creating recycling guides and other resources, and developing programs and projects that raise awareness & shift attitudes towards behaviour change. I am often answering queries from community members about what can be recycled, or out in the community educating schools and other groups about recycling and composting. I love working across the organisation and with the community to explore ways we can get better recycling outcomes and avoid waste to landfill.
Something interesting about you 
One of my favourite things to do in autumn and winter is forage for edible mushrooms. Camping and road trips are also favourite pursuits.
Marion's Community Emissions Profile

Discover the major sources of carbon emissions for the entire City of Marion.

This snapshot of Marion's greenhouse gas emissions profile is based on proportioning state level datasets.
Grassroots Grants for local communities
The Green Adelaide Board is funding a Grassroots Grants program to support individuals, volunteers, community groups and other bodies working on local projects that contribute to improved management of the environment.
In 2020-21, the funding for Grassroots Grants in the Green Adelaide region will total $1 million. The grants are designed to help communities sustainably manage their local landscapes.
Funding could be used to kickstart a new project or build upon an existing one for activities such as weed treatment, pest or disease management, fencing, erosion management, revegetation and community education activities.
Applications for Grassroots Grants funding in the Green Adelaide region are open now.
Growing Good Gardens Grants 2020

Helping to grow a healthier and safer generation of young Australians, we are giving away $10,000 worth of garden grants thanks to, program partners, Yates® Australia.
Who can apply? Australian schools, preschools and community groups
How can the grants be used? To build gardens (and healthy habits)
When do applications close? Friday 28 August 2020
Glenthorne Community Update -additional ssession
Join the Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs, members of the Glenthorne Partnership, and Department for Environment and Water and City of Marion staff for an information session and update on the creation of Glenthorne National Park - Ityamaiitpinna Yarta.

This update session will cover:
  • An overview of the implementation and revegetation plans for the Glenthorne National Park-Ityamaiitpinna Yarta precinct
  • BMX and soccer proposals

Please register today to secure your place as tickets are limited.

When: Wednesday 12 August, 6pm - 8pm

Where: Aberfoyle Park Community Centre
Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge on ABC next week
Fight for Planet A: Our Climate Challenge explores how we can all help reduce our individual and collective carbon emissions. This three-part documentary aims to empower and motivate Australians to take action on climate change.

Starts Tuesday 11 August 8.30pm on ABC + iview.
Energy Made Easy Website

The Australian Energy Regulator has released a new version of the Energy Made Easy energy plan comparison tool.

The new website includes a range of new features to make it easier to use for households and small businesses:

  • upload old energy bills instead of having to manually enter the details
  • ask for collection of metering data to assist with consumption history
  • now includes retailer solar feed-in credits in estimated energy plan costs
  • a revised, more helpful search experience including suburb and postcode lookup
  • now also available in 33 languages
Research Tuesdays
Our researchers are driven by the desire to understand. They work to uncover new knowledge and shed light on the world's biggest challenges. From tackling Meningococcal B to finding energy solutions for the future, our discoveries make a difference to people's lives across the world.
At Research Tuesdays we share this knowledge, every month. If you're curious about the changing world, we invite you to join us.
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