At Gawler Environment Centre (GEC) we work with our local community to encourage action on sustainable living and environmental protection. Our focus is knowledge sharing and taking action together, and we present a wide variety of workshops, projects and events every year. A major focus is the Understory Project, which gives our community the opportunity to purchase low cost native plants grown from locally sourced seed by Gawler Environment and Heritage Association volunteers. We hold a plant pick-up day in June each year. We also run the Sustainable Living Festival, the Eco Coffin Project, and will soon be launching a Repair Café.
Our workshops encompass everything from wicking beds and snake awareness, to natural dyes, bee-keeping and making beeswax wraps. In the first half of 2020 we will be running a Living Smart course for young people, hosting our first series of Eco Coffin workshops, and continuing with our regular Eco Arts and Crafts Gathering.
We are a community run incorporated body based in the Town of Gawler Administration Centre (43 High Street, Gawler East SA 5118) along with the Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Gawler Office.
Phone: (08) 8115 4620.
GEC is proudly supported by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board.
Want to get involved? Easy, either:
- Drop into the GEC to speak to staff and check out the information available. Office hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am to 4pm.
- Sign-up to receive the GEC e-newsletter by clicking here.
- Volunteer at the GEC.