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Bonsai It
Casey Tonkin, March 15th, 2018

Bonsai It

The ancient art of bonsai is all about taking control of nature’s towering shade-bearers: trees. Practitioners of bonsai use specialised tools and techniques that have been passed down through the ages. The Adelaide Hills’ own modern day bonsai master Rob Hatcher, the horticultural supervisor at the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, holds a couple of classes through the year to help aid the learning of others who are drawn to the beauty of bonsai. His attraction to the art form... Read Article

Patch in Print
Casey Tonkin, March 08th, 2018

Patch in Print

Tucked away in Mount Barker Springs is a piece of paradise cultivated by South Australia’s most popular gardener Sophie Thomson. She calls her garden Sophie’s Patch, and Sophie’s latest book shares the name with her self-realised vision. Six and a half years ago, Sophie and her husband Richard bought the property that was to become Sophie’s Patch with the intention of turning it into a fully functional orchard and veggie garden cultivated using sustainable principles. They wasted no time setting... Read Article

Big Cuppas
Casey Tonkin, March 01st, 2018

Big Cuppas

With one new case diagnosed in Australia every four minutes cancer has a widespread effect. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is an annual fundraising event that aims to help continue the fight against the disease that has affected most Australians in one form or another. Members of the Mount Barker Bowling Club have arranged a Big Morning Tea for Monday, March 5 and anybody is welcome to come along. The club is hoping for a big turnout to help get through... Read Article

Fast and Furious
Anna Christian, February 22nd, 2018

Fast and Furious

The National Motor Museum in Birdwood has a 2008 Bugatti Veyron on exhibition until 2023. The Veyron is considered one of the fastest and most expensive cars in the world, with the tyres alone costing $20,000 each. The regular top speed of the Veyron is 343 kmh but it has recorded up to 408 kmh, reaching 100 kmh in 2.46 seconds. The car is also expensive to run – using 78 litres of fuel per 100kms at full speed. National Motor... Read Article

Strath Clash
Thomas Luke, February 15th, 2018

Strath Clash

The town of Strathalbyn is hard at work as the local football club prepares to host its biggest event ever – a pre-season game between Fremantle and the Adelaide Crows on Sunday, February 25. For the Strathalbyn Football Club, hosting the game later this month marks the end of a long process which has seen club rooms overhauled, new goal posts erected and plenty of hard work from club and community members. And as game day draws closer, president... Read Article

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