Workshops & Events


We would respectfully ask that if you start to have ‘flu-like’ symptoms, please refrain from attending the event in person.

As part of our ongoing covid management planning at The Joinery, we are maintaining capacity restrictions, sign-in procedures and strict hygiene and social distancing requirements that must be adhered to.

Please note that we will continue to follow advised health and safety protocols. Registered participants will be notified and refunded if future events are cancelled.

Further information on COVID-19 is also available at the Department of Health and Wellbeing website. Thanks to everyone for your cooperation.

Warm regards, The Adelaide Sustainability Centre


A Taste of Food Matters webinar

Tuesday 11 August | 7-8:00pm | FREE
We’re partnering with the Food Embassy for a one-hour online session exploring resilient and sustainable food systems, and actions individuals and communities can take. Participants will be invited to attend a Central Market Food Tour at a later date.
Limited places available, register here


Living Smart Adelaide course (online)

19 May-30 June  | 7-9pm | $40 concession, $80 full price
Through 7 sessions of creative home-based activities, group learning/sharing and guest speakers, you will delve into 10 Living Smart sustainability topics and leave armed with practical ways to live more lightly. Limited places available. Register here


Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee

Sessions currently postponed
Community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags are a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags. To RSVP email:


POSTPONED Kaurna language workshop

Monday 18 May  | 10am-12pm | $10 + bf
Join Kira Bain for a Kaurna language introduction including pronunciation, greetings and delivering an acknowledgement of country. Register here.

Past Workshops and Events

Edible Flowers Workshop - Fruit Salad Cups
Edible Flowers Workshop – Fruit Salad Cups

Preserving the Home Harvest

Fermenting & Natural Dye Workshop

Eco Families Adelaide: Snack Sharing Session (repeat)

Eco Families Adelaide: Natural Remedies for all Seasons

Kefir and Kombucha: Fermented Goodness

Eco Families Adelaide: Snack Sharing Session

Growing Great Veggies

Feed your belly, not the bin! Food Waste Workshop

Eco Families Adelaide: Preserving Summer Delights

Film: Dirt! The Movie

Edible Flowers Workshop & Afternoon Tea

Native Food Gardening

Advanced Backyard Vegetable Gardening

Film: Fair Food The Documentary

Film: Just Eat It. A food waste story



Growing a Flourishing City for Birds, Bees, You and Me (Photo by Sam Ryan and Dani Austin).
Growing a Flourishing City for Birds, Bees, You and Me (Photo by Sam Ryan and Dani Austin).

Christmas Nature Crafts

Nature Hiking and Camping Food

Eco Families Adelaide: Native Bees + Build your Own Bee Hotel

The Sustainable Artist: Workshop with Alana Gregory

Clothing as Medicine: Natural Dye and Ayurvedic Medicine workshop

Campfire Stories Australia: Spring Cleaning

Campfire Stories Australia: The Road Less Travelled

Natural Dye Workshop with Samorn Sanixay

Campfire Stories Australia: Courage

Re-Creating with Natural Dyes (Workshop)

Public Talk – Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design with Robert Crocker.

Film: Love Thy Nature

Campfire Stories Australia: Belonging

Wildlife of Greater Adelaide, Meet author James Smith

Campfire Stories Australia: Change

Film: Dirt! The Movie

Native Bees in Your Backyard

Growing a Flourishing City With Costa Georgiadis… for birds, bees, you and me

Koalas of Adelaide

Film: The Best of Scinema International Science Film Festival

The Wonderful World of Frogs

Nesting Box Workshop



Film: Flow for the Love of Water

Water Sensitive Urban Design for Your Backyard

Water smart solutions for your home and backyard

Wicking Bed Workshop in The Common Ground Community Garden @ The Joinery, our home base.
Wicking Bed Workshop in The Common Ground Community Garden @ The Joinery, our home base.

Caring for Indoor Plants

Plant Propagation Workshop

Dig a Little Deeper Into Compost

Film – A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

Growing Great Veggies

Film: Dirt! The Movie

Native Food Gardening

Advanced Backyard Vegetable Growing

SA Community Garden Gathering

Wicking Bed Workshop



School Holiday Workshop - Nature Collections and Mandalas
School Holiday Workshop – Nature Collections and Mandalas

Hot Rocks!

Workshop for Homeschooling Families – The Wonderful World of Frogs

Edible Flowers for Kids

Kids Christmas Garden Crafts

Paper Making Workshop

Film: Oddball

Just Make It! Nature Collections and Mandalas

Urban Bugs N Slugs Safari

School Holiday Workshop – Nature Collections and Mandalas

Just Make It! Christmas Crafts for Children

Sharing food, conversation and inspiration. Monthly film night, screening of the french documentary ‘Tomorrow’.

Film Night: Minimalism

Film Night: Tomorrow

Film Night: Treading Lightly

Film Night: Living The Change

Film Night: A New Economy

Film Night: Tomorrow

Monthly Boomerang Bag Working Bees

Community Organising Training with the Wilderness Society


Virtual film night & plastic-free conversation

Tuesday 7 July | 6:30pm | Free
Let’s watch a film together, from home. You can also join our online catch-up before the film. See more info about ‘Blue’ documentary and registration here.


Eco Families

Next session postponed
Join our family-friendly, low-waste snack sharing session. Come together to try and/or share some favourite recipes so that we can make them at home ourselves!


POSTPONED Natural hiking and camping meals

Thursday 7 May | 6:30pm | $30
Join Folk of all Trades for a workshop on preparing natural camping and hiking meals with compostable packaging.
Info and registration here.

ARC - Website

Adelaide Repair Cafe

Next session date to be confirmed 
We don’t have any sessions currently scheduled, please check out other SA-based Repair Cafes near you.










Plastic Free July DIY Workshop - Beeswax Wrap Making (Photo by Nina Pullen)
Plastic Free July DIY Workshop – Beeswax Wrap Making (Photo by Nina Pullen)



Climate Action Workshop (online)

Wednesday 22 & 29 July | 7-8:30pm | $5-10
During 2 sessions you’ll identify climate actions you can take in your household and community, learn how they fit into a big picture of collective change and create a network of like-minded people.
Register here.


POSTPONED Evolution of Organic – film night and shared community dinner

April film night postponed – new date TBC
Join us for an evening of shared food and conversation, followed by a screening of ‘Evolution of Organic’. Our film nights are the first Tuesday of each month. Register here.


Cancelled – Nature journalling

School holiday workshop cancelled – new date TBC
Discover tips and learn skills for observing, drawing and thinking about the natural world. No drawing experience required. Workshop designed for adults and children to participate together. More info and registration here.