Teaching is not about answering questions but about raising questions – opening doors for them in places they could not imagine.”
EESSA term 1 networking event-Revitalising your kitchen garden with Sophie Thomson Save the date
Wednesday 14th April at Fern Avenue Community Garden 3-4.30 pm. Bookings open March 19th.
Free for EESSA Inc members.
Do you have raised garden beds or a small vegie patch at your service that is looking a bit tired as we move into autumn; is it on your plan for 2021 to start a kitchen garden?
Sophie will answer all your questions on how to start and what to plant now as well as troubling shooting problems you may have. You can also tour the wonderful Fern Avenue Community garden for fresh ideas and inspiration.
Earth hour is coming, Saturday March 27th
Earth Hour was launched in Sydney in 2007 as a lights-off event to raise awareness about climate change. It is now a global movement that engages more than 180 countries and thousands of cities and towns around the world. Earth hours calls for homes businesses and governments to turn off their lights for 1 hour between 8.30 pm and 9.30 pm. This is a good time to reflect on what we are each doing to reduce our effects on climate change and what more we could do. Remember each journey starts with a single step.
This Earth Hour, WWF are encouraging people everywhere to make the Switch for Natureto support Australia's switch to a renewables-based economy.
Switch to solar power.
Switch your ride
And/Or just switch off your lights for Earth Hour to show your support for more renewables.
The world’s biggest landmarks like the Empire State Building, London Bridge and Australia’s very own Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, switch off each year as a symbolic display of their commitment to the planet.
Celebrate Mother Earth with ECEEN Our sister service in NSW ECEEN is holding an online, education for sustainability conference on Saturday 13th March.
Celebrate Mother Earth will include key note speakers Tracy Young, Lecturer Swinburne University and Anna Rose author and campaigner on climate change.
You can view an introduction at: ECEEN Mother Earth Conference (adobe.com) and register for this four hour event.
'Walking Together with Kaurna at Wirraparinga'
By 'Walking Together with Kaurna - Cultural events for children' The initial one of event to be held on 2nd May 2021 was booked out in 8 days. Organisers are now hoping to host another similar event later in May for history week. Add you name to the waiting list in order to get an early bird notification of the new date.
This event will focus on learning about Kaurna culture on Country from educators - Aunty Elaine Magias, Mihail & Anzac Lochowiak, Drew Kilner & Liesl von der Borch. Wirraparinga (Brownhill Creek) is steeped in Kaurna history, Culture, and language yet this remains unacknowledged by most who visit. A welcome to country will be followed by four concurrent workshops, led by Kaurna educators and repeated half hourly, for participants to move between. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/walking-together-with-kaurna-at-wirraparinga-tickets-133799232105
Dates and future events for your diary
International Day of Forests 21st March
Earth Hour 28th March
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.” —Jane Goodall