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Would you like to knit with a group? It's a friendly and inspiring way to share time and skills!
Are you stuck on a project? Would you like to learn to knit?
We'll bring along needles and yarn for learners ($3)
Coffee and tea available
$5 per session
FYI not all of our people come through Meetup - there are usually ten or more of us, both skilled knitters and learners. Visitors to Auckland are very welcome, and don’t feel you need to come every week or for the whole time.
- Bring along five nice functional items
- Leave them on a table with the correct labels
- Browse and swap for five items that you want
- Hang out for a bit after and enjoy BYO drinks and nibbles
Items that you can bring to swap 5 are:
- Unwanted gifts
- Arts and crafts
- Fully functional appliances
- Seeds and plants
- Clothes and shoes
If you have a large Item please bring a photo of it with your phone number on it and details for collection.
Please no boxes of books.
Gold coin koha is appreciated
This will be lots of fun we will need mirrors to borrow and volunteers please contact [masked] to enquire
***This event was cancelled due to covid new date being announced soon***
WORKSHOP Learn how to grow your own native oyster mushrooms (in preloved containers)
Join me for a mushroom 101 workshop and learn about and try your hand at growing nz native oyster mushrooms on a shoestring (carbon) budget at home! No special tools required.
Growing healthy food is usually associated with a garden, but this isn’t always a reality for everyone. This course teaches you a way to grow natural food from garden or foraged waste materials and set up a mushroom production in your laundry, garage, porch or even your room.
The three-hour session includes materials and instructions guiding you step-by-step through the process of setting up a 2l ice cream container with NZ native oyster mushroom. At the end you will walk away with the skills and confidence to create and grow your own mushroom boxes or buckets at home!
The first half of this skills-focused, hands-on workshop will be learning about mushroom biology and cultivation, which mushrooms you can easily grow, what materials are best to use, and what to look out for along the way. Then you will work through each step of the process - from preparing the container, the substrate material, how to assemble, and how to care for your mushroom container!
What to bring:
- a clean 2-litre plastic ice cream container with lid (for your container)
- scissors and box cutter knife
- a refillable water bottle (to stay hydrated)
- a notebook and pen for taking notes (if you like)
- a snack (if you need/like)
If possible, participants are also encouraged to bring:
- power drill (cordless is easiest)
- drill bits, size 6, 7 or 8
I am a passionate gardener and community organiser. Over the past few years, I have fostered my interest in cultivating mushrooms on logs and in containers, experimenting and creating opportunities for valuable diy food production. I believe that healthy food should be accessible to everyone, and teaching hands-on DIY workshops is one of my favourite ways to help achieve this.
$40-60 sliding scale for members,
$50-60 for non-members,
pay to Ellen Schindler, Kiwibank,[masked] with name as reference and email your registration details to: [masked]
Learn lots about mushrooms growing, build your own box and eat your own mushrooms within 3-4 weeks.
Tumeke Cycle Space is a non-profit, community-run, DIY bicycle workshop in Auckland. It’s a place where people can fix, build, and learn about bikes in a safe and inclusive environment. We provide tools, knowledge, and training, with a focus on teaching people how to fix their own bikes. In this way we aim to empower people, encourage skill sharing, and promote cycling, an affordable, social form of transport that encourages a healthy lifestyle and environment.
Tumeke are located on the Gribblehirst Commons every Sunday 1.30 - 3.30