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Recreate & Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre Inc

Sustainable Living - Community - Plant Nursery - Upcycle Shop - Community Garden - Environmental Care - Volunteer - Workshops

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Textured and patterned earrings/pendant Workshop

Saturday 20 July 2024
During this 4 hour workshop, you will learn the basics of jewellery making, including - how to cut using a piercing saw - using hammers to create textures and patterns - use roller printing to emboss patterns onto metal These techniques will be applied to create up to 4 pairs of earrings or pendants using brass and copper. We will also be looking at ways to incorporate found materials into the jewellery as well. All materials and tools required will be supplied, including brass, copper and sterling silver earring hooks. No experience is necessary. Please bring any ideas with you. Workshop run by Sarah Rothe.
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Cloth bags and sustainable techniques in the kitchen

Saturday 25 May 2024
Spend an enriching day with us as we explore sustainable techniques, using cloth bags and glass jars in the kitchen. We will be talking about : - Transitioning from plastic to cloth bags & glass jars in the kitchen and while shopping - Sprouting - Troubleshooting cloth bag and glass jar food storage for perishables and non-perishables - Tips, ideas & recipes for dealing with excess produce - Tips, ideas & recipes for dealing with sprouts - Tips, ideas & recipes for quickly turning your pantry items into spreads and dips Each participant will also receive 12 cloth bags, enough to transform your life in the kitchen. Lunch is also provided. **Please make sure to tell us of any dietary needs when you book. We can't wait to see you there!
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Cloth bags and sustainable techniques in the kitchen

Saturday 25 May 2024
Spend an enriching day with us as we explore sustainable techniques, using cloth bags and glass jars in the kitchen. We will be talking about : - Transitioning from plastic to cloth bags & glass jars in the kitchen and while shopping - Sprouting - Troubleshooting cloth bag and glass jar food storage for perishables and non-perishables - Tips, ideas & recipes for dealing with excess produce - Tips, ideas & recipes for dealing with sprouts - Tips, ideas & recipes for quickly turning your pantry items into spreads and dips Each participant will also receive 12 cloth bags, enough to transform your life in the kitchen. Lunch is also provided. **Please make sure to tell us of any dietary needs when you book. We can't wait to see you there!
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Cloth bags and sustainable techniques in the kitchen

Saturday 25 May 2024
Spend an enriching day with us as we explore sustainable techniques, using cloth bags and glass jars in the kitchen. We will be talking about : - Transitioning from plastic to cloth bags & glass jars in the kitchen and while shopping - Sprouting - Troubleshooting cloth bag and glass jar food storage for perishables and non-perishables - Tips, ideas & recipes for dealing with excess produce - Tips, ideas & recipes for dealing with sprouts - Tips, ideas & recipes for quickly turning your pantry items into spreads and dips Each participant will also receive 12 cloth bags, enough to transform your life in the kitchen. Lunch is also provided. **Please make sure to tell us of any dietary needs when you book. We can't wait to see you there!
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Tin Garden Flowers

Between Saturday 4 November 2023 and Saturday 18 November 2023
Get hands on cutting and creating a garden flower made from reclaimed tin and salvage yard finds! In this workshop you will be guided by Artist Yvonne Dalton; on how to design, build and construct your very own upcycled flower. A unique feature you can add to your own garden or as a gift.
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Upcycled Garden Sculptures

Saturday 21 October 2023
Learn how to create beautiful garden flowers, garden totems, bird baths & feeders using a range of pre-loved glassware and ceramics. This workshop will cover material preparation, design layout, adhesives, drilling and joining techniques. All materials are supplied and your creation(s) will make a unique gift or addition to your garden.
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Twining and Weaving - Kids 9-14yrs

Thursday 12 October 2023
In this workshop kids will be guided by Artist Yvonne Dalton; on how to twine and weave from recycled materials. Parents need to remain on site to assist their kids with the workshop.
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Make Mini Wind Machines

Between Wednesday 4 October 2023 and Wednesday 11 October 2023
Inventor Ray will take kids through the process of making mini windmachines out of recycled PET bottles and coffee cups. Approx 1 - 1.5 hrs Suitable for kids 6-12 Parents need to remain on site to assist their kids with the workshop. Materials will include scissors and glue.
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Weave a plant holder Kids 6-9

Thursday 5 October 2023
In this workshop kids will be guided by Artist Yvonne Dalton; on how to make a plant holder from recycled materials. Parents need to remain on site to assist their kids with the workshop.
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Volunteer Call Out!

Thursday 6 July 2023
With our upcoming SALA event in august we are going to get busier very quickly! We are looking for anyone who would like to join our great team. No matter what your skills and experience, we can find something for you. Most importantly you will have fun and be valued!!! Register here and we'll contact you shortly.
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Recreated..... Treasure Not Trash SALA Exhibition

Wednesday 2 August 2023
RECREATED : TREASURE NOT TRASH This is a COMMUNITY exhibition which means we need your help and participation! We need YOU to create with these materials and enter your artwork in our SALA EXHIBITION - RECREATED: TREASURE NOT TRASH BOTH Interior AND exterior (garden art / sculptures) entries will be accepted. Artworks will be exhibited in our workshop space and surrounding exterior.
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Working Bee

Between Saturday 22 July 2023 and Sunday 23 July 2023
We've been doing lots of moving, sorting, painting, creating and cleaning to put our best foot forward for our SALA exhibition in August. we need help to get the gardens and outside areas looking amazing too. If you can help please register so we know to to expect you. Also let us know what special talents you have that we can put to use. We'll provide a BBQ lunch with veggie options and Tea & Coffee.
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Make Mini Wind Machines

Between Wednesday 12 July 2023 and Wednesday 19 July 2023
Inventor Ray will take kids through the process of making mini windmachines out of recycled PET bottles and coffee cups. Approx 1 hr Suitable for kids 6-12 Parents need to remain on site to assist their kids with the workshop. Materials will include scissors and glue.
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Upcycled Garden Sculptures

Saturday 29 April 2023
Learn how to create beautiful garden flowers, garden totems, bird baths & feeders using a range of pre-loved glassware and ceramics. This workshop will cover material preparation, design layout, adhesives, drilling and joining techniques. All materials are supplied and your creation(s) will make a unique gift or addition to your garden.
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Create Your Own Mobile (CANCELLED)

Saturday 1 April 2023
Create your own mobile using recycled and collected materials with renowned Barrossa artist Rachel Porter! Working with recycled metals and other materials, Rachel will guide you through the process of getting the right distribution of your of your mobile pieces to get the perfect balance and spin. You will be taught how to emboss metal and be privy lots of Rachel's other ideas when it comes to mobile making. All materials will be included however we will be using sticks for the base of the design so you are more than welcome to bring along your own if you find something special. Open to Adults and Children 8 or over. Children must be accompanied by an Adult participating in the workshop Free coffee & Tea will be available BYO drink and snacks if you like Bonus! Every attendee will get a complimentary $10 fill a bag from our crafting section Get to Mount Pleasant early and check out the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Open 8am - 12noon.
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Natural Dye Workshop

Saturday 26 June 2021
Part art, part science, part experimentation, and a lot of fun! This is a practical, hands on workshop that covers sustainable techniques using plants for natural dye extraction. You will learn the preparation and process of natural dyeing techniques; and how to create different dyeing effects. Focusing on natural dyes for fabrics, and giving you the means to recreate and renew clothing / textiles in a sustainable, ecological and mindful way.
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Upcycled Crochet Bowls & Baskets

Saturday 12 June 2021
In this workshop you will learn how to make bespoke bowls and baskets using a range of upcycled materials such as worn sheeting and clothes. Step by step, you will be guided on how to prepare materials, the crochet stitches, and how to control the shape of your bowl / basket. This method can be used with a variety of different cores (rope, string, electrical wires, baling twine, onion bags etc) and crochet threads (wool, material, ribbon, string, cassette tape etc) to build various forms.
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Water Wise Wicking Garden Beds

Saturday 22 May 2021
Learn how to make your own raised wicking garden beds! This is a practical, hands on demonstration with wicking bed enthusiast George King. In this workshop you will learn the step by step processes required to build your own raised wicking bed. An excellent water-wise solution for growing your own herbs, vegetables or ornamental plants. * $10 Nursery voucher (redeemable on the day of workshp) is included to help kick start your wicking bed project!!
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Soy Candle Making

Saturday 15 May 2021
Join Bec from Zuki&Boo in this soy wax candle making workshop. Most candles contain petroleum based oils and are toxic for you and our environment. Learn how to make your own beautiful eco alternative that lasts longer too! Learn how to safely heat and pour wax, select a fragrance of your choice and make your own soy candle in your very own tea cup. Bring a favourite teacup or mug from home to use, or select from our vintage and retro cups at Recreate on the day.
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Upcycled Garden Sculptures

Saturday 8 May 2021
Learn how to create beautiful garden flowers, garden totems, bird baths & feeders using a range of pre-loved glassware and ceramics. This workshop will cover material preparation, design layout, adhesives, drilling and joining techniques. All materials are supplied and your creation(s) will make a unique gift or addition to your garden.
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Metal Garden Flowers

Saturday 1 May 2021
Get hands on cutting and creating a garden flower made from reclaimed metal and salvage yard finds! In this workshop you will be guided by Mark of Random Recycled; on how to design, build and construct your very own upcycled flower. A unique feature you can add to your own garden, a friends...or the perfect Mothers Day gift.
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Print Making with natural objects KIDS Workshop

Friday 23 April 2021
Let's get curious together to explore a variety of simple forms of print making in a fun, tactile way. In this workshop we'll be working with recycled, natural and found materials; so if you have something at home you'd like to try printing with; bring it along! This is all about seeing and exploring objects for creativity and making prints from ordinary & everyday materials. Don't forget to bring your apron or wear your art clothes!
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Pressed Botanicals KIDS Workshop

Thursday 22 April 2021
Join us for a fun nature play adventure! In this workshop your little one will learn how to construct a flower press using recycled materials, and how to press flowers & foliage. Children will make cards using pre-pressed / dried flowers, and recycled materials; and learn how to make botanical prints using the natural shapes, colours of foliage and flowers. A wander around our community garden will result in a full press of botanicals to take home for future creative projects.
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Create your own Clay Wall Hanging

Saturday 17 April 2021
Make your own wall hangings with Megan of Forest Road, using botanicals and recycled clay. This is a great introduction to working with clay! In this workshop you will learn how to roll and handle clay, imprint designs using natural botanicals and found objects, and create a personalised wall hanging or two! A gorgeous gift for yourself, your home, and / or a friend!
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Anthropomorphic Animal Drawing KIDS Workshop

Friday 16 April 2021
Join artist Zinia King in drawing animals with human bodies! Let your imagination run wild when deciding what fancy clothes to dress you animal in. Feel free to bring along a picture of your pet, though many reference images will be available. Using Zinia's detailed artwork as inspiration, you will be encouraged to explore the use of pattern in your drawing. Expect lots of laughs and a delightful drawing (or more) to take home and frame! All materials and a little gift given.
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Flying Dreams...KIDS Workshop

Friday 16 April 2021
Join Adelaide Hills based artist Zinia King in exploring the wonderful world of flying dreams. The class will commence with a reading of Zinia's book 'Flying Dreams' and then morph into a drawing/painting session based on the book. Children will be encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and with any luck their dreams might include more flying! All materials included and each child will recieve a signed copy of the book and a selection of colouring-in pages.
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Vegetation Basketry

Saturday 10 April 2021
Many plants can provide interesting textures and colours for functional and beautiful vessels for your home. In this workshop with Yvonne Dalton, you will learn techniques for collecting, drying, and preparing basketry materials. Learn step by step how to build forms with garden waste and weeds, using traditional basket stitching techniques. Rethink your weeds and garden waste, before it becomes compost!
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KIDS Tie Dye creations!

Friday 9 April 2021
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Sewing Cards & Envelopes KIDS Workshop

Friday 9 April 2021
Create a bespoke, handmade card and envelope using recycled materials such as paper, felt, fabric, denim and threads. In this workshop you will learn how to sew cards and envelopes on a vintage sewing machine using a hand wheel! Step by step, you will be guided through the process of choosing materials, design and shape layout, layering, and how to sew your design all together.
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Vegetation Basketry

Friday 19 March 2021
Many plants can provide interesting textures and colours for functional and beautiful vessels for your home. In this workshop with Yvonne Dalton, you will learn techniques for collecting, drying, and preparing basketry materials. Learn step by step how to build forms with garden waste and weeds, using traditional basket stitching techniques. Rethink your weeds and garden waste, before it becomes compost!
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Botanical Delights School Holiday Workshop

Friday 11 October 2019
Join us for a nature play adventure! Participants will construct a flower press using upcycled materials & learn how to make and use pressed flowers & foliage. A wonder around the community garden will result in a full press to take home for creative projects. Using already pressed & dried flowers, children will make cards incorporating these elements, & learn how to make botanical prints using the natural shapes & colours of foliage and flowers.
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Insect Hotels - School Holiday Workshop

Thursday 10 October 2019
Every garden should have an Insect Hotel! Support biodiversity & provide homes to a range of insect pollinators & pest controllers that are essential to a healthy environment & garden. Children will make their own insect hotel ready to take home & install in the garden. A range of recycled & found materials including paper, clay & vegetation will be used to create habitat for many of our beneficial insects. This is nature play at its best: hands on, informative, practical, & fun!
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Recreate Macrame School Holiday Workshop

Thursday 3 October 2019
Local creative Charmaine Noack (One Little Sparrow) will guide participants through the basics of making a macrame hanger - perfect as a hanging vase or planter. Using a variety of vintage and upcycled materials, learn how a couple of special knots can create different shapes and designs. Your finished piece will make a lovely gift or hang it in your home. All materials provided.
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Recreate Dreamcatcher School Holiday Workshop

Thursday 3 October 2019
Local creative Charmaine Noack (One Little Sparrow) will guide participants on an exploration of natural, found and upcycled materials to create a unique dreamcatcher or wreath. Each child will take home their completed dreamcatcher and a goodie bag of upcycled materials for more school holiday creative fun.
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Recreate Rethink Waste: Encaustic Workshop for Beginners (CANCELLED)

Saturday 20 July 2019
Artist Janet Pfeiffer will guide you through everything you need to get started on your own Encaustic works (hot wax painting) reusing and up-cycling a variety of materials . You will learn how to apply, layer, colour, texturise and etch into the wax to create several small artworks rich with texture and depth. Added elements such as buttons, papers, threads, feathers, leaves and more can be encased or embedded into the wax to create your unique artworks ready to take home.
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Natural Perfume Making

Tuesday 9 July 2019
This practical workshop will introduce you to making your own environmentally friendly perfumes using readily available ingredients from your pantry & garden.
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Mushroom & Fungi ID Field Day

Between Tuesday 21 May 2019 and Tuesday 18 June 2019
Learn about the life cycles of common fungi & mushrooms & the basic rules for identification. Learn what NOT to pick, necessary equipment, hygiene &precautions. Learn how to distinguish & avoid poisonous fungi. Learn some simple cooking techniques & recipes. There will be a field trip component for hands-on identification of mushrooms.
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Recreate Wirework Sculpture

Saturday 15 June 2019
This workshop will give you a good introduction to sculpting with wire. You will learn to safely use wire sculpting tools, including how to build & use your own wire jig. Cold connect techniques such as correct wire twitching & wire crimping, as well as how to successfully transfer a drawn image into a wire sculpture, 2D & 3D techniques will be taught.
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Natural Creams & Ointments

Tuesday 11 June 2019
A practical demonstration on how to make your own cream based & cerate ointments using readily available ingredients & plants from your garden. Better for you & your family. Better for the environment. Including: moisturiser, soothing creams, sunscreen, lip salve.
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Peramangk Aboriginal Rock Art

Friday 7 June 2019
A tour to Peramangk Aboriginal rock shelters and art sites in the Adelaide Hills conducted by Robin Coles, author of "The Ochre Warriors". Learn about Peramangk culture, tools and food; trade between the Murray Aboriginal groups; legends & myths; and the impact of white settlement on the Peramangk.
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Native Food Gardening

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Join Botanist Bev Lane as she shares her knowledge in this informative and practical talk on growing and eating food plants native to Australia. Learn what grows best where, how the plants relate to the environment around them, resources to continue learning and favoured recipes to enjoy the spoils of your native food garden. Some native food plants will be available for purchase.
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Recreate Crochet Bowls & Baskets

Saturday 25 May 2019
Make beautiful bowls & storage containers using a range of up-cycled materials such as worn sheeting and clothes. Learn how to best prepare materials, crochet stitches, and how to control the shape of your bowl or basket. This method can be used with a variety of different cores (rope, string, electrical wires, baling twine, onion bags, bubble wrap etc) and crochet threads (wool, material, ribbon, string, cassette tape etc) to build small or large forms.
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Peramangk Aboriginal Rock Art

Friday 24 May 2019
A tour to Peramangk Aboriginal rock shelters and art sites in the Adelaide Hills conducted by Robin Coles, author of "The Ochre Warriors". Learn about Peramangk culture, tools and food; trade between the Murray Aboriginal groups; legends & myths; and the impact of white settlement on the Peramangk.
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Natural Dye Workshop

Saturday 18 May 2019
Part art, part science, part experimentation, all fun! A practical hands on workshop where you will learn sustainable techniques for natural dye extraction using plants. Covers preparation, process and use of natural dyeing techniques and how to create different dyeing effects. This workshop will primarily focus on natural dyes for fabrics, giving you the means to recreate and renew clothing and textiles in a sustainable and ecologically mindful way.
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Upcycled Garden Sculpture: Glass & Ceramics

Saturday 11 May 2019
Learn how to create beautiful garden flowers, garden totems, bird baths & feeders using a range of pre-loved glassware and ceramics. Workshop will cover material preparation, adhesives, drilling and joining techniques. All materials supplied and your creation will make a unique gift or addition to your garden.
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Recreate Baskets: Stitch those leaves & weeds

Saturday 6 April 2019
Rethink your weeds and garden waste, before it makes it to the compost pile! Many of our plants can provide interesting textures and colours for functional and beautiful containers and vessels for your home. You will learn techniques for collecting, drying, and preparation of materials. Learn how to build forms with garden waste and weeds using basket stitching techniques.
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Wild Foraging: Use your Weeds!

Wednesday 3 April 2019
"Weeds are plants whose uses have been forgotten, or not yet discovered”. Join botanist & herbalist Bev Lane and explore the uses of weeds and other plants that are often overlooked. • How to harvest useful weeds • Edible weeds • How to harvest, prepare & use the different plant parts • How to use your weeds safely • Environmental considerations
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Wild Foraging: Use your Weeds!

Tuesday 19 March 2019
"Weeds are plants whose uses have been forgotten, or not yet discovered”. Join botanist & herbalist Bev Lane and explore the uses of weeds and other plants that are often overlooked. • How to harvest useful weeds • Edible weeds • How to harvest, prepare & use the different plant parts • How to use your weeds safely • Environmental considerations
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Recreate Rhythm Sticks

Friday 13 July 2018
Shake it up & create your own percussion instruments from found, natural & recycled materials. Sand & decorate your rhythm stick with your unique designs then tune in & explore a world of everyday jingly-jangly recycled bits to discover what different sounds you can make.
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