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2018 Calendar


Regular Events

General Meetings - At the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, at 7:15pm on the 4th Thursday of each month (except December).

Fleurieu Group - Meetings are normally on the third Thursday of each month at Encounter Centre on Ring Road at 7.30pm unless indicated otherwise.  Extra meetings are held on the first Tuesday at a member's garden. Contact Secretary on 8552 7396 for more details.

Para Districts - Meetings on 2nd Wednesday of month, 7.30pm in Gawler East Primary School Library, Finch Street, Gawler East.

Local Group meetings - in several regional centres, all members are welcome to join meetings and excursions of any group.

Plant Sales - In Adelaide in Spring and Autumn and also in some regional centres.

COOTS (Conservation of Our Threatened Species) - Weekends away throughout the year and occasional workshops & planning activities. Contact COOTS Coordinator Jeff Reid on 0447 995 777 for details.

Parrakie Group Contact President or Secretary

Southern Eyre Group Contact President or Secretary

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General Meeting: Thursday 24th at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, 7.30pm.
Speaker: Dr. Renate Faast – "Burning issues – Orchids and Fire"

Celebrate our 60th birthday! 12th May at Wittunga Botanic Garden from 11am.  Bring a picnic and chairs and celebrate with new and longtime members.  

Para Districts

COOTS Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday the 27th May 2018 is Project Pine Point. Note that this is a date change from earlier years, where Lands End would have been this particular weekend. (Contact COOTS Coordinator for details).

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General Meetings: Thursday 28rd at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, 7.30pm. 

Speaker: Edmund Gooden from Sacred Grove will explain his relationship to the three main medicinal plants he grows which include Sandalwood, Native Pine and the Scented Emu Bush. He will illustrate the indigenous perspective and / or uses of these plants when possible then break them down into their medicinal capacities and general uses. He will conclude by exploring the potentials of these three plants in different areas and round off the discussion by some first hand experience and the products that he has created from scratch at Sacred Grove which is a must visit farm only 45 minuted from Adelaide. To conclude there will the free tastings of the desert Survivor Bush Tea and the complete range of products to smell, use on your body or to eat as is the case for the nuts from Sandalwood.

Para Districts.

COOTS Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday the 31st June 2018 is Project Lands End. Note that this is a date change from earlier years, where Pine Point would have been this particular weekend
Please contact Carolyn Schultz for further details on 0448 909 881.

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General Meeting Thursday 26th at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, 7.15pm.

Speaker:  Neville Bonney “Growing Acacia Seed as a Food Source”

Para Districts.

COOTS Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday the 29th July 2018 is Project Pine Point. Note that this is a date change from earlier years, where Lands End would have been this particular weekend.(Contact COOTS Coordinator for details).

29 July is also a COOTS National Tree Day event.  More details on the Planent Ark website.

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General Meeting: Thursday 23rd at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, 7.15pm.
Speaker: – Prof. David Paton – “Woodland recovery:  Arresting the decline of woodland birds in the Mt. Lofty Region of South Australia.

Para Districts .

COOTS (Contact COOTS Coordinator for details). Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August 2018 - The Cape Jervis Coastal Community Group will be having a working bee at their site near the ferry terminal at Cape Jervis, and all are welcome to join in the activities at their site.
Please contact Carolyn Schultz for further details on 0448 909 881.

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General Meeting: Thursday 27th at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, 7.15pm.
Speaker: Franek Savarton - "THE SUSTAINABLE IMPERATIVE – Ecological Design and Conservation."- a discussion of what is required to achieve real  sustainable design outcomes with the introduction of new planting philosophies  , with  water management design and low grounds maintenance practices. The talk will include  local and recent international project examples -  Belair Recreation Park, Morialta Conservation Park ,Granite Island Penguin Encounters/ Kaiki Trail  , Greening Master Plans , Witjira National Park - Dalhousie Springs , Alexandrina Coastal Park  and a number of International projects – Dubai Sustainable City, Masdar City - Abu Dhabi .  

Para Districts.

APS SA Regional Gathering

On the Fleurieu - 14th, 15th, 16th September 2018.

Members can log into the Members Only area on the website to view more details.

COOTS (Contact COOTS Coordinator for details).
Saturday 8th September 2018 - Day visit to Pine Point where a full day of slashing will take place to reduce the fire risk, but also to reduce the seed set which hopefully will make our work easier over time. Depending on the year, I may change this date, to coincide with best time to mow/slash.
Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday the 30th September 2018 is Project Pine Point. Note that this is a date change from earlier years, where Lands End would have been this particular weekend. Again this may well be a slashing weekend.

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Spring Expo and Plant Sale 6th and 7th October
Theme: 'Daisies'
Note that the set up day is the Friday the 5th, starting with the truck loading at the clubrooms at 7.30 am, then at the Showground to set up.
Plant Sale begins at 10.00 am on the Saturday morning and once again at 10.00 am on the Sunday morning. Packing up begins at 4.00 pm on the Sunday afternoon and helpers are always required.

General Meeting: Thursday 25th at the Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St, Unley, 7.30pm.
Speaker:.

Para Districts.

COOTS (Contact COOTS Coordinator for details).

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20th & 21st  October 2018

FJC Rogers Seminar- Goodeniacae, Horsham,  Victoria 
See https://apsvic.org.au/fjc-rogers-seminar/

APSSA 2019 Plant sale 13th & 14th April

At Adelaide Showgrounds

September 29-October 4, 2019

Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) – Biennial conference at Albany, WA  + pre and post conference tours.

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