Cheese tasting samplesHOME CHEESEMAKING 101

Thursday 6 September 2018, 9:00am to 1:00pm

This four hour class is run by local artisan cheesemaker Tony Harding. Experience the art of home cheesemaking, you'll be guided into making basic cheeses like Labneh, Ricotta, Queso Fresco and Yoghurt.

You'll be using both Seavewe's sheep milk direct from the farm and Fleurieu Milk, where the cows are milked within 500m of the factory - both Fleurieu Coast proud.

Cost is $100 per person and include all equipment and ingredients used on the day, and a light lunch of home-grown food featuring a selection of local cheeses.

The class will be run from The Centre's commercial kitchen at 181 Main South Road, Yankalilla.

Places are limited and bookings are essential*

Venue: The Centre, 181 Main South Road, Yankalilla
Tickets: $100 per person
Contact: Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 08 8558 0240, tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au or book online

*Please note, this course is subject to minimum numbers (in the event that minimum course numbers are not reached, you will be notified 5 days prior to course commencement). If your course is postponed due to insufficient numbers, you will be given the option to transfer to a future course. If an appropriate date within 6 months cannot be found, you will be offered a full refund.

Tony & Corinne Harding run the character-filled Seavewe Artisan Sheep Dairy and Cheesery. They milk their own sheep and make cheeses including sheep's milk Feta and Camembert-style plus whole milk Ricotta and white mould cheese. The Harding's embrace the paddock-to-plate philosophy and relish the ability to give people a connection with food, with customers regularly visiting the property to meet the milking ewes. Farm gate sales by appointment - call 0448 628 506.




Thursday 6 September 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Give your cleaning routine a spring makeover with essential oils! Not only do they smell divine, they actually help elevate your cleaning efforts and your mood while cleaning. We'll show you step by step how useful essential oils can be for cleaning all areas of your home.

Venue: The Centre, 181 Main South Road, Yankalilla
Tickets: $10 per person includes a sample of take home oils
Contact: Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 08 8558 0240, tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au or book online

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Thursday 6 September 2018, 7:30pm-10:00pm

A fun and informative session exploring the opportunities and challenges in promoting and conserving the Fleurieu Coast’s unique natural features.

Venue: Normanville Hotel, 36 Main Road, Normanville
Cost: Free, but please register to book your place
Contact: Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre on 85580240 or email tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

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Connection to Country Workshop

Saturday 8 September 2018, 9:00am-10:00am

Wayapa is an Earth-centred sequence of movements honouring the Elements of Nature and the universal aspects that bring meaning to Human life.

The movements themselves have, in part, arisen from Indigenous dance and ceremonial gestures. They are gentle but specific, and are done according to one's own capacities. They are not difficult or strenuous.

During this class, Tresh Pearce will help you to understand the elements and why we honour them, and their associated movements. You will then be guided by Tresh through the sequence of movements. Once learnt, they can then be done from a wheelchair, a bed, visualised, or as is most often, from a standing position. As a daily honouring practice it takes between 15 and 20 minutes.

Venue: The Centre, 181 Main South Road, Yankalilla
Tickets: $30 couple of any combination; $20 adult; $15 concession; 12 years and under FREE - at the door
Contact: Tresh Pearce 0429 502 398

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Saturday 8 September 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm

Join the Forest Rangers to help plant a variety of native plants in the picturesque Second Valley Forest, near Ingalalla Falls. You'll be creating habitat for butterflies, frogs and native birds.

Venue: Second Valley Forest, meet at Ingalalla Falls carpark on Hay Flat Road
Cost: Free, but please register to book your spot
Contact: Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 08 8558 0240 or tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

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Sunday 9 September, 2018, 10:00am-11:00am

Are you a maker of jams and sauces? A market stallholder producing baked goods for sale? A small-scale food entrepreneur wanting to grow your business? Or simply looking for a space to run a cooking class? The fully operational commercial kitchen at The Centre - fitted out and with plenty of prep space - is available for hire. And it's perfect for those wanting to turn their passion for cooking in to a business.

Chef Chris Holen, from Astoria Oregon, USA, will show you how to get the most from The Centre's kitchen.

Venue: The Centre, 181 Main South Road, Yankalilla
Tickets: $10 per person includes morning tea
Contact: Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 08 8558 0240, tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au or book online

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Living Local Economy Sam ScammellLOCAL THINKERS IN RESIDENCE 

Flourishing Communities and a Living Local Economy

Sunday 9 September 2018, 10:30am-12:30pm

Join our Local Thinkers in Residence (yes, that's you!) at the Festival of Nature Sustainable Living Expo.

A local living economy is one where local business owners make up the majority of the local economy, sustaining healthy community life and a healthy environment, as well as long-term economic viability. Living local stimulates local employment opportunities in sectors that improve the community, using existing resources.

The foundation of a local living economy is not to buy more or consume more, but for when you do make a decision to purchase, to choose local first and watch your dollar be invested into the community where it belongs. A dollar spent locally generates twice as much income for the local economy.

In this session, facilitator Sam Scammell will outline a systematic approach to advancing the region’s overall prosperity and self-reliance. Sam will encourage participants to look at the elements of a local living economy and to use their passion for our District to develop ideas that will assist to build capacity and long-term sustainability for all.

Information gathered at this workshop will contribute to the development of the District’s Economic Development Strategy in 2019

"A flourishing community is one in which members have high levels of wellbeing, which are sustained over time, and one which builds on its strengths and assets to increase wellbeing, sustainability (environmental and social) and economic development."

Source: An Atlas of Communities: Mapping the Influences on Community Wellbeing.

Venue: Yankalilla Show Hall, corner Main South Road & Jervois Street, Yankalilla
Cost: Free, but please register to book your place
Contact: Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre 08 8558 0240 or email tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au

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Beeswax Wraps

Sunday 9 September 2018 - at the Sustainable Living Expo

If you want to kick the single-use disposable habit then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in place of cling wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they're reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear.

Come along and learn how to make, use and care for beeswax wraps.

Multiple session time throughout the Expo.


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District Council of YankalillaYankalilla Bay - Visitor Information Centre
Contact Us
163 Main South Road, Yankalilla SA 5203 | PO Box 9, Yankalilla SA 5203
Ph: 08 8558 0240 or 1300 965 842|Fax: 08 8558 3000| E: tourism@yankalilla.sa.gov.au