Simple Living Series 2022

Published on 17 March 2022

Learn new simple living skills without leaving home

Ready to learn some new simple living skills in 2022? As part of the Resilient South initiative, City of Onkaparinga has partnered with Folk of all Trades to provide some awesome free online sessions.

Folks of all Trades is a local Aldinga-based business run by two environmental educators who are committed to low-impact living initiatives and sustainable living practices.

The 2022 Simple Living Series covers topics from breadmaking to using chooks as your secret weapon in controlling garden pests.

These free online workshops take place at 12pm on the first Wednesday of each month. You can join in via Facebook where you will find individual event links for each workshop one week in advance. You can also join in a live Q&A session at 12.30pm directly after each workshop if you need more information on that day’s session. Each session will then be available for a four week period to view at a time that suits you. For those without access to Facebook, you can also catch the workshops via YouTube.

Council first trialled online skills sessions in 2020 after the COVID-19 outbreak to replace in-person workshops and to ensure continued environmental education for the community. With thousands of session views, council soon realised that residents loved this method of learning where they could view sessions at a time that suited them.

The 2022 Simple Living Series will inspire the community by providing simple lifestyle changes that will have a big impact on our environment and our wellbeing with very little effort.

The monthly workshops topics include:

April - Winter food gardening

May - Sourdough bread making

June - Chooks as garden helpers

July - Zero waste living (as part of Plastic Free July)

August - Natural dyeing with plants

September - Summer food gardening

October - Connecting with nature

November - Composting and worm farming

December - Simple tempeh making

For more information on the 2022 Simple Living Series email [email protected]

Visit to see the full range of workshops and events on offer.