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Nov 052012

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

garden items

Table frame with wire for chook tractor, cardboard for hot composting, sticks for garden structures/frames and pots for planting are just some of the items being put to good use at Green Dean HQ.

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.

“We also use these materials to build vegie gardens and chicken hosing for those who need a little help.”
Green Dean HQ would love your:
• old wood and palings (suitable for garden borders) and fire nights
• 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
• newspapers
• 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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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