Home and Garden

COMPOSTING FROM A TO Z: Bokashi, Worms & Home Composting

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday evening - On 19 October from 5-7pm (Wet day cancellation 26 October)

Household green waste makes up a ⅓ of our waste to landfills - why not compost it instead? Not only will you get brilliant soil conditioner and plant food you’ll also help papatuanuku by cutting down on how much waste is going to landfill! In this workshop you’ll learn composting from small scale suitable for homes without lots of space to systems that would suit a lifestyle block and everything in between! The class will be held at the Tawa Community Garden in Oxford St. Cancellation date if wet is 26 October Please bring your own gardening gloves.

Fees: NZ$25

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MENDING YOUR CLOTHES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 20 November from 9am-3:30pm

Develop a sustainable wardrobe, avoid adding to the landfill, make your clothes last longer, learn how to fix holes, rips, tears and ladders (in knit garments) You must have sewing machine experience.

Fees: NZ$85

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 6 November from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$85

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
7 Monday nights - Starts on 18 October from 6:30-8:30pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$100

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SOIL BUILDING: Homemade fertilisers, pest and disease control, healthy soil

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday evening - On 9 November from 5-7pm (Wet day cancellation 16 November)

Soil is the foundation of any garden. Healthy soils create healthy plants that are resilient to pests, disease and unfavourable conditions. In this workshop you’ll learn some basics on building soil health, creating homemade fertilisers and managing pests and diseases organically. Please bring your own gardening gloves. This course will be held at the Tawa Community Garden 25 Oxford St Tawa.

Fees: NZ$25

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Upholstery

Tutor/Facilitator: Raewyn Dawe
8 Monday nights - Starts 18 October from 7pm-9pm

This class is now FULL. Learn how to revitalise your furniture using equipment you already have at home. Sewing skills essentials.

Fees: NZ$140

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 19 October from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed. This course will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed Davies St, Tawa.

Fees: NZ$120

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 21 October from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed. This class will be held at the Tawa Menz Shed in Davies St Tawa.

Fees: NZ$120

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