One off events

Building Soil Fertility in your Garden

The health of your garden starts with your soil.

If you want to grow delicious, nutritious food using organic techniques then this one day workshop is for you. Learn how to:

  • Improve your soil
  • Make amazing compost
  • Setup and manage a worm farm to feed your soil and your plants
  • Create a compost tea brew
  • and much more!

Get your soil questions answered, understand the processes for bringing your soil to life and what techniques will work best for you to efficiently recycle all your garden and kitchen waste into fabulous fertiliser for your next season’s produce.

Includes delicious home-made lunch and afternoon tea.

Take home a 2-litre starter for your weed tea. BYO 2-litre bottle, gardening gloves, appropriate gardening attire and your favoured note-taking device.

Location: Jagged Crow Farm, Fleurieu Peninsula

Building Soil Fertility for your Garden

Lachlan McKenzie has been practicing and teaching about soil health and composting for over 20 years in many different climates on large and small properties.  This includes building a compost at Jagged Crow Farm in September 2020 from which you can observe the growth and productivity that his compost recipe delivered for our on-farm summer vegetable garden.

regular events

Weekly Happenings



  • Gawler Farmers’ Market.  Weekly event every Saturday morning from 8am until 12noon in the Gawler Visitor Information Centre car park (corner of Murray St and Lyndoch Rd, Gawler)
  • Goodwood organic co-op & Clarence Park co-op . Clarence Park Community Centre. Contact Jeremy 8371 2060
  • Willunga Farmers Market. Main Road, Willunga, next to Alma Hotel. From 8am to 12:30
  • Adelaide Hills Farmers Market. 8:30am to 12:30pm every Saturday; rain, hail or shine. Find the market on Mann Street in Mount Barker.
  • Barossa Farmers Market, Crn Nuriootpa and Stockwell Rds, Angaston. From 7:30 – 11:30am
  • Victor Harbor Farmers Market 8am to 12.30pm every Saturday, Grosvenor Gardens, Victor Harbor.


  • Adelaide Showground Farmers Market, Goodwood, enter from Leader St. From 9am – 1.00pm. For details: ph 8231 8155 or visit them on FaceBook
  • Battunga Country Growers Market, at Davenport Square, Macclesfield, 10am – 3pm. Musicians, buskers, a soapbox, food and craft, mostly organic and all handgrown and handmade. [email protected]

Other Regular Happenings

First Saturday of the month, The Urban Orchard, homegrown fruit and vegetable exchange meets 10.30am-12noon, Clarence Park Community Centre, 72-74 East Avenue, Black Forest. Contact 8227 1399 or visit

The Semaphore Fruit and Veg Swap happens on the last Saturday morning of every month, 10 to 11am in the Garden Cottage at Bower Cottages Community Centre, 200 Bower Road. Visit website here

3rd Tuesday of odd months, 7.45pm, Rare Fruits Society, Burnside Community Centre, 401 Greenhill Rd, Tusmore, corner of Portrush Rd, behind the Burnside Town Hall. Tel John: 8252 3929

Last Wednesday of every month: Women in Black Vigil, Silent Vigils against War and

Willunga Basin Group – currently in recession – Contact Joyce Ph 8557 7956, [email protected] to get it happening!

3rd Sunday of month, Gumeracha Country Markets, Town Hall, Albert St. 10am-4pm, Michel 8389 1149

3rd Sunday of the month, Wirrabara Producers Market, opposite Wirrabara Hotel.

3rd Saturday of each month, Sustainable Community SA One Planet Market from 9am – 12pm at the Payneham Community Centre, Payneham Rd, Payneham

Last Sunday of month, Tours of the Aldinga Arts Eco Village Contact Lynda ph 0408 200 326 for more info

Last Sunday of month, meeting of Permaculture Southern Flinders Contact Susan Greentree 8662 4101, [email protected]

Every 2nd Saturday, meeting of Eastern Suburbs permaculture group, contact Sandy Brown 8369 3280. Meets 10.30am at Uncle Albert’s Cafe Norwood

1st Monday of every Month, Herb Society of SA: Murray Smith Hall, Woodville. Contact Iris: 8445 6645

1st Tuesday of Month Natural Health Society at Unley. Contact Elinor Dunstone on 8277 7207 for details

2nd Tuesday of month, Alternative Technology Assoc. meets 7.30pm at the Tower Hotel Function Room on corner of Magill & St Bernards Rds. Contact Jack 8261 9049

2nd Tuesday of most months, Eyre Bioregional Group meeting, Salvation Hall, Port Lincoln, contact Travis Rogers, email: buandig1 Ph. 0448 698 192

Militarisation, on the steps of Parliament House, 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Details from Jillinda, 83417517, or Cathy 82964357

1st Thursday of every month, 8pm, Amateur Bee-keepers Society: Perriam Centre, near the creek in Dunstone Grove, off Nelson or Cornish Streets, Stepney Tel: Brenda 8389 3404

3rd Thursday, 6pm, Permaculture Education Zone (PEZ), Adelaide South West Community Centre, 171 Sturt St.  BYO food/drink for a shared meal. E:[email protected], Mob: 0420 837 961

4th Thursday of every month, 7.30pm, (except December) Society for Growing Australian Plants – Unley Senior Citizen’s Centre. Ph 0410 204 808

Last Thursday of the month, Friends of the Earth’s Sustainable Food and Agriculture Collective meets 6.00pm, Conservation Council of SA, Level 1, 157 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000. Contact 8227 1399 or visit

1st Friday of every month, 5pm The Dowsers Club of SA – Contact Fitz: [email protected]

Last Friday of every month, meets 5.45pm Critical Mass Cyclists Rally Victoria Square Fountain

LETS Markets in SA & Seedsaving.  Have regular monthly events for their members, which include catch-ups, trading days, dinners and workshops.  Contact Candice at [email protected]  or visit the website at