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The One Planet Market is a monthly local market held at the Payneham Community Centre. Organised by Sustainable Communities South Australia, other organisations also collaborate to make this a true environmentally friendly community market.
One Planet Market is quite different from most other markets in Adelaide and country areas that I have visited. Perhaps the most obvious distinction was the lack of overt commercialisation - in fact some of the stalls were offering things for free!
The market aims are to encourage local production and local economy, and to foster community relationships, resilience and self-reliance. The stalls reflected this approach with many selling local garden produce, and goods made by local people.
Sustainable Communities SA seems to be largely based on small local groups, which each organise their own activities and participate in local events. For example at the recent Voices of the Village Fair there were two Sustainable Communities stalls from the Mitcham area. At the One Planet market there were many brochures available promoting local groups' activities.
There are also free educational presentations at the market - in August the topic was Setting up and maintaining a worm farm, while in October it was about OzHarvest by Rosemary Cadden, author of Making a meal of it.