Are you able to help an art and craft event or a local who wants to put your items to use in gardening and sustainability projects?
Arts in the Park seeking bits and pieces to turn flower pots into people!
There’s an ‘Arts in the Park’ event happening in Hawthorne this Sunday 11th November and it’s seeking various items to decorate Flower Pot People with (toddlers clothing, stockings, stuffing for limbs, things for eyes and noses etc).
The event is part of Brisbane City Council’s Active Parks program and is being held at Hawthorne Park and run by Nancy Kent of the Inspiration Garden (Morningside) and Jewel West of Carindale Connect. It’s a great way for young (and old) to celebrate upcycling and reusing.
If you have some items and would like to drop them off at Morningside please phone Nancy at The Inspiration Garden 3899 1575.
Why not come along and make your very own Flower Pot Man using recycled materials from your home? It just costs $4 (bookings required). The event on Facebook.
Seeking your garden materials
Green Dean HQ of Carina Heights wants to know if you have unwanted or unused garden materials around your home or business that you’d like to dispose of or see put to good use.
Putting your items out at kerbside pick up time may mean they may end up in landfill and unused.
Or you can donate them Green Dean HQ and they’ll make great use of just about everything, says Dean Bleasdale of Green Dean.
“We’re always planning and building stuff at Green Dean HQ,” Dean says.
“A place where we and other professionals share our knowledge and skills with people about gardening, organics, permaculture, sustainable living and work, and much more.
• old wire, fence mesh or shade-cloth
• old dog kennels or chicken houses
• old bamboo or cane fencing
• old garden tools, pots (plastic or terracotta), seedling trays & punnets
• old hoses & watering systems
• vegie, herb or fruit seeds or seedlings, and cuttings
• or anything else you think might benefit their work and centre, such as unwanted fertilisers, compost, straw & hay, wormfarms, etc.
Green Dean HQ don’t have a suitable vehicle at the moment for picking items up, so it’s appreciated if you could drop off materials to them.
They also invite you to stop in for a cuppa! Here’s an article that tells you a bit about the wonders of their garden.
Green Dean HQ is in Carina Heights, Brisbane (1 minute drive from Westfield Carindale shopping centre.)
Please ph/sms 0432 414 266 to contact them anytime.
What a great way to celebrate National Recycling Week 12-18 November and do something positive with your unwanted items.