Workshops & Events

As part of our ongoing covid management planning at The Joinery, we would respectfully ask that if you are unwell to refrain from attending events.

Past Workshops and Events

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

Native edibles

Preserving the Home Harvest

Fermenting & Natural Dye Workshop

Building a local food community

Food freedom: perspectives on local food sustainability

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).

Fantastic Fungi exhibition

Natural Pest and Weed Management

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

Get Set for City Nature Challenge



Wicking beds

Water smart solutions for your home and backyard

Film: Flow for the Love of Water

Water Sensitive Urban Design for Your 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.

Grow It Local:

  • Online Information Session
  • Food Gardening for Beginners
  • Natural Pest Management
  • Worm Farms

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

School holiday workshop – Looking after our oceans

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’.

“Introducing Sustainability” Book Launch

Kaurna Language Workshop

Library of Things presentation

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

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The Seeds of Vandana Shiva – Community Film Night & Discussion

Friday 31 March | 6:30-9:30pm  | $10
Marino Community Hall – 44 Newland Ave, Marino

An informative and inspirational look at the seed sovereignty and the value of local food systems followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.

Come along and meet like-minded  people who are interested in growing local, and feel inspired to take the next step in your garden or a garden near you.

Limited places available, book here.


Rare Plants: draw with me – artist workshop with Louise Flaherty

Sunday 2nd April | 1-2:30pm | $15

A creative workshop opportunity to experience a deeper understanding of threatened native South Australian plants and explore individual plants through drawing/painting, and research.

Limited places available, register here.

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Living Lightly Locally Launch

Friday 14th April | 6-8:30pm | FREE

Do you live, work or play in the City of Burnside or Mount Barker Council areas?

Are you over 18 years and interested in learning more about how to create lasting change towards a more sustainable and regenerative world?

Sign up to the program  and attend the FREE launch event to participate in a collective visioning exercise with renowned artist Brenna Quinlan, and receive free goodies (from water timers and keep cups to citizen science equipment) that can help you on your journey with Living Lightly Locally.

More information and registrations here.


Nature Festival 2022 – Community Artwork

Daily | 9am-5pm | FREE

View the colourful acrylic artwork, featuring native butterfly species that was created by the 18 community members and artist TaylorJay during Nature Festival 2022.

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Urban Garden Bingo – FREE Self Guided Activity

How many of these plants, critters and garden structures can you find in the Common Ground Community Garden? Play our self-guided garden bingo activity at The Joinery or your own backyard.

Collect your copy from the Adelaide Sustainability Centre today!

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Adelaide Repair Cafe

Last Sunday of the month at Makerspace Adelaide 
Monthly sessions are a welcoming space designed to help the community learn skills to repair and mend broken or damaged items. See upcoming dates and details here.

Check out other SA-based Repair Cafes near you here.