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Wednesday 29 September 2021
6 to 7pm
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
Free, bookings essential

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About the presenter

Professor Tim Cavagnaro is Deputy Head (Research) of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, University of Adelaide

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Households would need to give up less than a quarter of their domestic lawn areas to grow enough vegetables to be self sufficient.

Research led by the University of Adelaide using airborne photography (similar to Google Earth) has found in a case study of Adelaide properties, households would need to give up less than a quarter of their domestic lawn areas to grow enough vegetables to become self-sufficient.

Join Professor Tim Cabagnaro to hear about this fascinating research and what this means for becoming self sufficient in Adelaide.

Presented by the Nature Festival and proudly supported by the State Library of South Australia.

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Image: Victory garden poster, World War II, 1945, Washington DC Agriculture Department. War Food Administration.

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The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

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The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

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You can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

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Yes, the State Library Cafe by St Raphaels located on the ground floor in the glass foyer.

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