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Local Native Plant Sale



10 am – 2 pm

Most tubestock plants $2.50

250 species

176 South Para Rd, Williamstown

More info and species list at: kersbrook.landcaregroup.org.au

email klg.nursery@landcaregroup.org.au

ph 0431 989 397



Tuesday 11th June 10am – 12 noon
Join us for a walk and talk session on how to collect and store
native seed and take cuttings, what to look for, do’s and
donts and other helpful tips.

Tuesday 18th June 9.00am – 12 noon
Learn the basics of native plant propagation, seeds vs. cuttings, seed
treatments, hygiene protocols, and some practical potting up skills.
Morning tea provided.


Mount Barker Community Nursery
Laratinga Precinct, 100 Springs Road, Mount Barker

RSVP to sarah.ansell@secondnature.org.au or call 0417 949 336



‘Ever wondered about buying an electric vehicle?

Want to take a close look at an EV? Want to talk to an EV owner to find out why they bought one?
EV owners will be on hand with their vehicles to show you how they work and answer your questions.
This will be an informal session with a brief introduction and Q and A plus an opportunity to view the cars in the carpark out the front of the Corner UC. Come and hear from people who care about the environment and want to share their passion for EVs.

This is a FREE event – just come along with your questions.

Event hosted by the Corner Uniting Church. As a community with a growing number of EV owners, we feel passionate about educating others in this emerging community.’

Event link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/904584084347?aff=oddtdtcreator

FUNGI FOR FUNCTION: Bushland health indicators

Willawilla – Crafers West

Our Willawilla bush regeneration site has been chosen as one of three Mount Lofty Ranges pilot sites where fungi surveys will be undertaken by citizen scientists.  
With the data generated across the next 3 years, we hope to answer key research questions about whether the richness and ratio of fungi functional groups can be used as indicators for ecosystem health and resilience in our native bushland.
It will also be a great way for citizen scientists and bushcarers to learn more about our native fungi, starting with target species that are easy to identify, and working up to identifying other species

Fungi for Function – training day and first survey

Saturday 22nd June 10am – 4.30pm

Fungi for Function – second survey

Saturday 20th July 10am – 2.30pm

Please bear in mind that the site involves a steep slope and steps, and may be slippery. The surveying will take place in dense vegetation, and participants need to be able to get down on their hands and knees to search for fungi so we don’t miss any! Participants will also need to be able to use the iNaturalist app on a smartphone.

If you would like to get involved, please email Sophie Green at fungiforfunction@gmail.com


Landscape South Australia - HEC

Caring for Native Vegetation Workshops

Do you manage land in the Adelaide Hills or Fleurieu Peninsula and want to see your native vegetation thrive? These workshop will include both theory and practical elements to care for and manage native bushland. These workshops are presented by the Landscapes Hills and Fleurieu ‘Stewardship Program’ in partnership with Trees For Life.

Caring for Native Vegetation Workshops: multiple events March – June (landscape.sa.gov.au)


We find unloved fruit trees around Adelaide and redistribute the fruit to the community.

We aim to prevent food waste, create community connections and provide food relief to people in need.

Find out more Fruit Share Adelaide


Patch of Plenty is made up of Indi and
Phoebe, local gardeners and
educators with a passion for making
gardening accessible and exciting for
We have been running community
workshops together for three years
and individually for over a decade.

Get in touch
Email hello@patchofplenty.com.au or call Phoebe on 0473 891 729 to discuss your
workshop idea or to book in for 2024. 

2024 Workshops: Workshop offerings | Patch of Plenty



65,161 litres biochar made; 32.09 tonnes of CO₂ removed.

BOOK REVIEW: “Gardening with Biochar” by Jeff Cox. Storey Publishing 2019. ISBN 978-1-61212-955-6. Simple yet comprehensive. This book covers the What, When, Why and How of Biochar in simple language with all the many claims backed up by choice examples from science and the real world. Enjoyable reading with good photos plus practical details. I thoroughly recommend it! Available in print or as an ebook. 
 “Every bit of biochar makes a difference. The more biochar makers we have on this planet, the more we can reduce the effects of global warming.”