Free workshops on native bees, good bugs, saving water and native veggies are on at the Willunga Farmers Market over summer and autumn.
The workshops are presented by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, which has sponsored the Willunga Farmers Market ‘Farmers’ Scholarship’ for the past three years.
The workshops give market-goers handy tips and new skills to naturally enhance their garden’s productivity, make the most of native plants and reduce water use.
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board presiding member Felicity-ann Lewis said the workshops gave a snapshot of sustainable practices which could be applied in most backyards.
“We are excited to be partnering with the fantastic Willunga Farmers Market to present these free sessions which will hopefully inspire many people to try something new,” she said.
Willunga Farmers Market Manager Jenni Mitton said these types of workshops add great value to the Market community.
“A visit to the Farmers Market whether it be for your weekly shopping or as a visitor to the area is enhanced by these sorts of educational experiences,” she said.
Workshop topics include building a native bee hotel, growing edible native plants, growing veggies with less water, and making your own citrus cleaning spray. Participants will be able to take home something they’ve made themselves.
The workshops will run on the second Saturday of December, February, March and April. Topics are:
Workshops are funded by the NRM levy through the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board.