Pop-up Jewellery Repair Cafe in North Sydney

Bridget Kennedy, one of the founders of ‘The Seedling’, is hosting a Repair Cafe in North Sydney.
Location – Studio 20/17 Project Space, 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney.
Spaces are limited and you do need to book.  Time – 2:30 – 4pm. Book Thursday 27th July 2017

Bring along a broken item of costume jewellery and with the help of volunteers from the Repair Cafe Sydney North, we’ll repair it together at the free pop-up jewellery repair cafe!

You’ll have the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to make simple repairs yourself whilst being guided through the process. Please note that not all items may be able to be fixed. It’s an ongoing learning process. If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or lend a hand with someone else’s repair job.

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LUKE’S BACK for another HOT COMPOSTING workshop!

SAVE MONEY BY TURNING YOUR WASTE INTO VALUABLE NUTRIENTS! 

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Produce high quality compost in less than 21 days Feed your soil with natural fertilizers, better for the environment and better for you!

FREE HOT COMPOSTING WORKSHOP – SATURDAY JULY 8th

Hosted by Luke Abeya Torrevillas of ‘The Seedling’.

Composting is easy! All you need to know about composting are a few simple principles, and a little bit of elbow grease. Nature does the rest. 

DATE:                                    Saturday 8th JULY 2017
TIME:                                    10:00 am
LOCATION:                          A7 House, Nanonoogan, Sagada, Mt Province
NUMBERS:                           LIMITED to 10 people

RSVP:            Limited spaces available, please contact Alma Bagano  on 0920 611 5530 or Nellie Pit-Og on 0917 682 0140 by Thursday 6th JULY to RSVP.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This workshop specifically utilizes the “Hot Composting” Method known as the Berkeley method, developed by the University of California, Berkley, which is a fast, efficient, high-temperature, composting technique that can produce a high quality compost in less than 21 Days. You will learn how to make effective use of current waste materials to reduce your rubbish, reduce your waste impact on the local environment, and produce nutrient rich compost to improve the quality of your soil and produce yields.

WHAT TO BRING
As a free workshop and in the spirit of community, we ask only that you make a contribution by bringing along some items that we can compost. Each person is to bring at least 2 bags of the following items: ( Bags should be at least 30 litres in volume)

The more you bring, the better the compost we will make.

Dry (brown)material:  Leaves, straw, rice husks, pine needles, ash, wood shaving,newspapers,cardboard

Green Material:  Fresh green cuttings of leaves or weeds, cow manure, vegetable scraps, hay, chicken manure

Expect to get your hands dirty so please bring gardening gloves!

WET WEATHER CONTINGENCY: If it is raining the workshop will be held on the following day ( Sunday 9th July ), same time, same place

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Well that was fun!

Had heaps of fun yesterday at our skill share, making little bowls out of plastic bags, old clothing, wool, string from an old hammock and fibres that had been donated by folks back in Australia. Enjoyed chatting about local Sagada life. I hope the germ of an idea to have a regular ‘craft and coffee’ day takes off! Thanks for the pa-tu-pat Gawani!

 

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Sparks fly as we push through with the renovations

 

Continuing  on from Bridget’s efforts earlier this year when she visited with her mum and our daughter Tilly, our second round of renovations are still full speed ahead.

But with only a few days left, sparks fly as the local crew weld together the safety hand rails on the garden steps while we are going at it hammer and tongs, crushing rocks, grinding metal, finishing off windows, sanding, painting, varnishing, landscaping and sealing gaps.

As time isn’t on our side not everything will be complete so  it remains a work in progress and so it means another trip.. But it’s taking shape and we hope to share pics of the “almost” finished eco mountain retreat and artist residency in the next few days.

 

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Celebrating Luke’s Birthday

We took a break from working today to celebrate Luke’s birthday with a pottery session at Sagada Pottery helped by the friendly Siegrid and Tessie.

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The work goes on

We’ve been back for a week now and time has flown by so quickly. We’ve been non stop working on the seedling project..rain hail or shine fixing unfinished works.

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Saturday is market day

We’re back for a couple of weeks working on The Seedling. Early Saturday morning we took a bit of a break and wandered in to town. The last time I was here I’d been told about the organic food stall but hadn’t been able to locate it. It sells out pretty quickly so Luke and I made sure to get in early. Later that day we had a delicious meal of watercress cooked in stock with garlic. The watercress here doesn’t seem to have the peppery bite of the variety we grow in Sydney.Delicious!

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Our rainwater tank needs a tattoo!

We’re looking for a local  artist to collaborate with us on an artist project to create an Igorot tattoo for our rainwater tank. We think it would make a striking landmark and also make our rainwater happy!IMG_7359

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SKILL SHARE – Basket crafting and conversations

Join Bridget for a relaxing couple of hours learning how to make a basket from plastic waste products, grasses, old clothing and found materials. Learn how to transform your waste products into craft items that can be sold and share with us your own knowledge of local crafts.

DATE:                                    Wednesday 21st September 2016
TIME:                                    10:00 am
LOCATION:                        A7 House, Nanonoogan, Sagada, Mt Province
NUMBERS:                        LIMITED to 8 people
RSVP:            Limited spaces available, please contact Alma Bagano  on 0920 611 5530 or Nellie Pit-Og on 0917 682 0140 by Tuesday 20th September to RSVP.

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The Art of Hot Composting Workshop is on again!

SAVE MONEY BY TURNING YOUR WASTE INTO VALUABLE NUTRIENTS! 

Produce high quality compost in less than 21 days Feed your soil with natural fertilizers, better for the environment and better for you!

FREE HOT COMPOSTING WORKSHOP

Hosted by Luke Abeya Torrevillas and Bridget Kennedy of ‘The Seedling’.

Composting is easy! All you need to know about composting are a few simple principles, and a little bit of elbow grease. Nature does the rest. 

DATE:                                    Saturday 17th September 2016
TIME:                                    10:00 am
LOCATION:                        A7 House, Nanonoogan, Sagada, Mt Province
NUMBERS:                        LIMITED to 8 people
RSVP:            Limited spaces available, please contact Alma Bagano  on 0920 611 5530 or Nellie Pit-Og on 0917 682 0140 by Thursday 15th September to RSVP.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This workshop specifically utilizes the “Hot Composting” Method known as the Berkeley method, developed by the University of California, Berkley, which is a fast, efficient, high-temperature, composting technique that can produce a high quality compost in less than 21 Days. You will learn how to make effective use of current waste materials to reduce your rubbish, reduce your waste impact on the local environment, and produce nutrient rich compost to improve the quality of your soil and produce yields.

WHAT TO BRING
As a free workshop and in the spirit of community, we ask only that you make a contribution by bringing along some items that we can compost. Each person is to bring at least 2 bags of the following items: ( Bags should be at least 30 litres in volume)

The more you bring, the better the compost we will make.

Dry (brown)material:  Leaves, straw, rice husks, pine needles, ash, wood shaving,newspapers,cardboard

Green Material:  Fresh green cuttings of leaves or weeds, cow manure, vegetable scraps, hay, chicken manure

Expect to get your hands dirty so please bring gardening gloves!

WET WEATHER CONTINGENCY: If it is raining the workshop will be held on the following Monday, same time, same place

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