Where is Glenthorne Farm? O'Halloran Hill, Adelaide. To see map for Gate Entry click here
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NOTE: New times of access – 10.00am to 4.00pm this Sunday – we hope to see you there.
The Friends will be at Glenthorne this Sunday, and, with a forcast of showers for Sunday, it will be great to see this welcome rain has on Glenthorne.
Just to be on the safe side, and if you still plan to brave the elements, please note the following:
We meet at the Majors Road gates just before 10.00am but if you are intending to come along a little later, the gates will be unlocked. Please make sure that you close the gates once you have entered.
Follow the road until you reach the large pine tree near the Old Barn and head right through, along the dirt track, where you will see our cars parked.
Otherwise, you are welcome instead to use the bitumen carpark (turn right at the large pine tree in the "middle" of the Glenthorne Track, past the old CSIRO laboratories)
Visitors are welcome and we are happy to show people around our revegetation sites and the heritage structures.
Please message or call Alan on 0411595910 as soon as possible to advise that you are coming along or we may be off down the water course when you arrive.
We usually have tea or coffee and a discussion of recent events from around 1.00 pm but must vacate the property at 4.00pm, under University of Adelaide rules.
If you are coming along, please respect the property and its wildlife and we hope you enjoy your visit.
Did you know that Dr. Pam Smith, our Patron, is writing a book about Glenthorne? The book launch will be Sunday 20th May, and there will be a discount for purchasing this book before the launch.
More details will be sent out to you soon.
Now that the new SA Govt. have promised that Glenthorne National Park will be formed, hopefully in their first 100 days of Government, the local member, and the current Minister for the Environment, Mr. David Spieirs, is planning to host a community forum for this new National Park.
We have not yet heard any further details on this community forum, but we will keep you informed, (via this newsletter) on when, where this will be held.
Saturday 14 April, 9am – 11am at Cove Civic Centre:Join us as we help showcase the fresh, sustainable produce of local young urban farmers in a market environment.
We aim to encourage our young farmers' entrepreneurship, community spirit and to promote and support healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
Are you - or do you know - a young, aspiring urban farmer with produce, plants or product that you would like to sell at our Young Urban Farmers' Market?
We would love to hear from you! Expressions of interest can be sent via email to Tracey Noah at email@example.com.
Please include your name, age and the product/s you would like to sell. Expressions of interest close Friday 16 March, 2018
Please note that we cannot accept the sale of eggs – there are rules & regulations around selling eggs & accreditation is also required due to egg food safety.
If you haven't "Liked" us on our facebook page, then please do this here. This will really help spread the outreach of our "Save Glenthorne" campaign.
All you have to do is "Click" or "Touch" the "Thumbs Up" symbol. Easy, eh!
We need your help. We would be very pleased if you could download and print out this Petition (click the word Petition)and have your friends and family sign it.
There is an On-Line Petition at www.change.org/p/jay-weatherill-help-save-glenthorne-farm-for-the-people
Then return the filled out Petitions to FoG Secretary, Alan Burns, 22 Westall Way, Sheidow Park, 5158 or we will collect.
The Friends are stepping up their campaign to save Glenthorne given recent reports that the University of Adelaide is planning housing, shopping centre and more, all against the Deed of Sale and the contract signed in 2001.
In the lead up to the March 2018 State election we will be keeping you informed of our efforts to save the farm which, after 21 years of effort, is still vulnerable to being destroyed and replaced by housing and concrete.
We have many activities planned but some will need your support and involvement.
We need to show the State Government that we, as a Community, will not stand for any University or Government destroying what we have worked so hard to save and protect.
The Friends are not just wanting habitat restoration. We have exciting plans for Community access and activities which could include a largescale Nature Play playground for families, picnic areas, walking and cycling trails linked to other parks, natural burial sites, produce markets, tourism attractions and much, much more.
We are in the progress of updating our web site and will soon have an e-petition running.
Please download and sign our paper petition and we will advise more in the coming days.
We are working hard so that future generations can enjoy what we have taken for granted – until now.
The Friends’ "Glenthorne Farm Community Vision 2015" report can be downloaded here. (PDF format) – this document details the many and varied activities which we hope may one day soon be happening at the Farm.
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