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Rethink Waste Autumn Programme 2021

Nā tō rourou, nā tōku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
(With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive)

Nā tō rourou, nā tōku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
(With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive)

Rethink Waste is all about working together to avoid the creation of waste, or find ways to better use resources.  Between us all we have knowledge and skills to share and we can all do our bit to minimize our impact on Te Taiao.

This programme will be updated as new workshops and activities are added.

All workshops are free to attend for Nelson residents.

Rethink Waste composting and food waste hub at the Nelson Saturday Market

Monthly: 27 February, 27 March, 24 April, 29 May and 26 June

Rethink Waste will be part of an information hub at the Saturday market on how to compost and get the most out of food waste, in partnership with Waste No More and Community Compost – both local champions in avoiding waste. Drop in form information, tips and demonstrations on how to compost, learn about options for sharing unwanted food, and pick up tips on avoiding food waste with Love Food Hate Waste NZ. Whilst you’re there, fill in the Rethink Waste survey and go in the draw to win a $50 prezzie card.

Let’s Get Down To Earth – composting for beginners

One hour workshops at Tim’s Garden, 1.26 Gloucester Street, Nelson

Saturday 13 March – 3/4pm
Tuesday 13 April – 5.15/6.15pm
Saturday 11 May – 3/4pm
Tuesday 12 June – 5.15/6.15pm

Having issues with your compost at home? Want to learn how to build soil in your garden and reduce waste to landfill? Then come along to Tim’s Garden in November to learn how to get the most from your compost bin. We will have examples of composting techniques, explain some common errors, and tips on what you can do with your compost around the garden. A fun hour of tips and techniques along with troubleshoot and q&a’s.

Spaces are limited – book here: www.eventbrite.co.nz/o/tims-garden-26242680813

Freaky Fabric Workshops

Get creative with old textiles and help us keep them out of landfill by extending their lives or finding other uses for them.

Activity Room, Elma Turner Library, Halifax Street, Nelson.

Places are limited so please email rethinkwaste@ncc.govt.nz if you have booked a place and are unable to attend.

10am/1pm Saturday 27 March - Reimagine your old shirts and table linen

This workshop will explore ways of upcycling old shirts by combining them with retro table linen. Some tools will be supplied to use on the day, as well various design and pattern ideas. Time will be allowed for making a small item or starting a bigger project to take home to finish. This workshop session is about connecting with like-minded recyclers and using tired shirts and linen to make something fresh and new.

Book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/reimagine-your-old-shirts-and-table-linen-tickets-142044321389

10am/1pm Saturday 24 April - Upcycled jeans and blankets

This workshop will explore ways of upcycling old jeans and blankets. Bring them along and we'll work together to make a hat and gloves set or a simple bag. Some tools will be supplied to use on the day, as well various design and pattern ideas. This workshop session is about exploring ways to reduce waste by making something funky and usable that will last for years to come.

Book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/upcycled-jeans-and-blankets-tickets-142044638337

10am/1pm Saturday 19 June - Creative uses for old T-shirts and T-shirt yarn

This workshop will explore ways of revamping old T-shirts or using them to make yarn. You will use skills such as hand stitching, knitting, crochet and macrame to make an item such as a basket, plant hanger, bag, placemats and coaster set. Some tools will be supplied to use on the day, as well various instructions for the above items. Time will be allowed for making a small item or starting a bigger project to take home to finish. This workshop session is about "having a go", collaborating with others and trying creative ways to reduce waste. Have a play and make a plan.

Book your place here: www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/creative-uses-for-old-t-shirts-and-t-shirt-yarn-tickets-142044812859

Upcoming events:

Watch this space for details of Fix-It Saturday, our trial giant repair café event in May