The Lost Plate II
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Lost Plate II

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POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

NEW DATE: Saturday 19th October

SOME TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

We are again teaming up with the magnificent Dru, Kate and team from Drury Lane Eatery, for a locally sourced, seasonal, low-food-mile meal in an ambient garden setting.

6:30pm for a 7pm meal, under lights at The Lost Plot.

Tickets $85 with discounts available when booking a whole table of 6 or 8 people.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. We will ask you to BYO other beverages of choice.

Click here to buy your tickets!

Two years ago was our first Lost Plate event, and this video below catches some of the true magic of the evening... check it out, and get excited for round 2!!

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2019 Spring Fair
Sep
7
11:00 AM11:00

2019 Spring Fair

The Spring Fair is an annual event that is lots of fun for all ages. An educational, community focused event with great food, good vibes, lovely people, interesting things to see and buy, and lots of smiles!

All welcome, we’d love to see you there!

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Winter Solstice Membership Renewal
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Winter Solstice Membership Renewal

Please come and join us after the working bee on Sat 22nd for a lunch of soup and bread, to acknowledge the winter solstice, welcome some new members, and renew our existing memberships for the year ahead.

Some of our members will bring along pots of soup to share and bread will be provided. If you’d also like to contribute to the soups, please send us an email info@thelostplot.org.au. We are sure there will be an abundance of food and we look forward to sharing it with you all. What better way to celebrate the shortest day of the year?!

If you have any friends or family you wish to introduce to the garden then this is a great day for a newbie to come along. The Lost Plot would love to meet them!


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image sources:

https://www.nutriliving.com/recipes/garden-party-soup

https://blog.csiro.au/the-day-the-sun-stood-still-2/


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Permaculture Workshop with Troy Roberts from Ma & Pa Permaculture
May
5
2:00 AM02:00

Permaculture Workshop with Troy Roberts from Ma & Pa Permaculture

Join us for an introductory workshop discussing the principles of permaculture! Hosted by The Lost Plot Community Garden and delivered by Troy Roberts from Ma & Pa Permaculture. Troy is a local Permaculturist, passionate about sharing his knowledge, skills and building community. Limited seating so please bring a rug or chair.


$5 donation to The Lost Plot

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The Lost Plot 5th Birthday Party
Apr
14
1:00 AM01:00

The Lost Plot 5th Birthday Party

This celebration will mark five years since our garden was officially opened by Costa. We have come such a long way, constantly improving, evolving, and definitely growing in all senses of the word. Our food forest is shooting up towards the sky, our harvests have been abundant, and our memberships keep rolling in, meaning that the garden is financially sustainable, and we plan to be here for many more years to come! A giant thank you to all who support The Lost Plot.

Come and celebrate with us!

Image source: https://boldbunny.ie/products/birthday-avocado

Image source: https://boldbunny.ie/products/birthday-avocado

Come along to the working bee, and bring a plate to share morning tea. Or pop down from 11am to relax and celebrate with us. There will be some pizza, hot and fresh from the wood-fired oven, and maybe some birthday cake… the more cake the merrier! Please bring something to share :)

We will also be celebrating and officially unveiling our stunning new mosaic that has recently been installed around the pizza oven.

All welcome, members old and new, and new members are welcome on the day.

Hopefully see you there!

Please note: working bee time: 8-11. Main celebration 11-1, but for those with work/sport in the morning, or if you can only make it later in the day, it is likely some of us will be at the garden until around 3pm. So if you usually can’t make mornings, this may be your chance to come and meet us and find out more about the garden!

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Hastings Sustainability Showcase
Mar
2
to Mar 3

Hastings Sustainability Showcase

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The Hastings Sustainability Showcase will be held at the Port Macquarie Racecourse 12pm-5pm Friday 1st March, and 9am-4pm Saturday 2nd March.

This event aims to educate, inform and inspire individuals and businesses on the latest ideas, products and trends in sustainability.

The Lost Plot will have a stall so come and say hello. We’d love to have you share your experiences with others who might be interested in becoming members.

Friday afternoon, 2.00-3.30pm, Costa Georgiadis, Gardening Australia, and The Lost Plot present “Making small vegetable gardens work!”

Saturday afternoon, 1:30-3PM, long-time PMCG member and environmental educator Jacqui Murray will join Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis to present “Making the Hastings sustainable, a collaborative brainstorm and planning session”.

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Welcome to 2019 in The Lost Plot
Feb
17
3:00 AM03:00

Welcome to 2019 in The Lost Plot

Bring a plate of food to share. We will have a little picnic and relaxed get together after the working bee on Saturday 16th Feb.

Its been a hot summer in the garden, and while we give a huge thanks to those who have remained active through the heat and dryness, especially those who have watered and watered and watered, we understand why many of you have taken a step or two back. Its been super hot!

But the garden is alive and thriving, and it will be soon be time to prepare the garden beds for the crops of Autumn.

So what this day is all about is to get some of our community gardeners together, welcoming some back, and also welcoming some new faces. Everyone is welcome!

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Kids also welcome! Pictured is our redesigned play area, which is already proving popular.

We look forward to seeing you in the garden, and sharing some yummy snacks, chats, tips and tricks.

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2018 Spring Fair
Sep
2
1:00 AM01:00

2018 Spring Fair

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We look forward to celebrating Spring, and our flourishing garden, with our current members and hopefully plenty of new faces. Come along, bring your friends, bring your family, bring your granny, bring your mate Danny.

Spring fair workshops are reliably informative, interesting and well-attended, filling you with new knowledge and inspiration to take home to your own patch. The pizzas are getting better and better, the cakes are bound to be a treat, our best face-painter will be there, and you may find a last minute gift for Dad at our market stalls..

Pop this one in your diary and we'll see you there, and don't forget to let us know if you can help out at all (We're always looking for volunteers to assist with garden tours, the info tent, pizza sales, etc. There will also be a bake sale. Donations of freshly baked goods will be greatly appreciated.)

Big thanks, the PMCG team :-)

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Members Meet & Lantern Festival
Jun
24
5:00 AM05:00

Members Meet & Lantern Festival

All Welcome!! This is a social event for members, a 'thank-you' event for all the hard work in the garden over the past year, and a 'welcome' event for anyone wanting to join us for the first time.

Bring the kids, enjoy a mug of soup made by our community, and bread freshly baked by the children. Kristy, a teacher from Port Macquarie Steiner School will tell a special story for the children before we head off for a lantern walk throughout the gardens.

On Thursday 14th there will be a lantern-making workshop, from 3:15-4:15 at the garden. We will ask for just a gold coin donation to cover the materials.

BYO lanterns along on the Saturday, soup mugs, warm clothes and a picnic rug. We will have beeswax tea light candles available for $2 each.

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Lantern Making Workshop
Jun
15
5:15 AM05:15

Lantern Making Workshop

Join us at the garden on Thursday 14th June for a Lantern Making Workshop, facilitated by the Port Macquarie Steiner School.

Bring a gold-coin donation to cover materials, and warm clothes as we will be outdoors. Beeswax tea light candles will be available to purchase for $2.

This workshop is in preparation for our Lantern Festival, to be help on Saturday 23rd from 3-6pm.

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Happy Birthday Party!
Apr
22
1:00 AM01:00

Happy Birthday Party!

We will be celebrating our 4th birthday on Saturday 21st April. Come down to the garden, bring your family, friends and a picnic to share. 

There will be lots of fun activities for the kids, including face-painting and games. 

Adults can join our first ever pizza-making competition using our wood-fired pizza oven (email events@thelostplot.org.au to enter - spaces are limited). There will also be garden tours and a workshop on crop rotation.

Pizza Comp

Kicks off at 11:30
BYO base and toppings, supplementing with any garden produce that you would like
The Lost Plot resident Pizza Chef will cook the pizzas
Entry fee of $10 as a garden fundraiser.
Want to enter? email events@thelostplot.org.au to enter - spaces are limited.
One entry per person.
Open to anyone
Judging panel of local chefs including Dry from Drury Lane and Chris from Bill's Seafood
Prizes for the winning pizzas - overall winner, and 'most original'. Prizes include a Bill's Seafood Voucher and some gardening goodies from Bunnings.

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Scraps to Soil Composting & Worm-Farming Workshop.
Mar
25
1:30 AM01:30

Scraps to Soil Composting & Worm-Farming Workshop.

In this Midwaste workshop you will learn how to compost and wormfarm and turn your kitchen scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil.

The two-hour workshop will give you the skills to manage a wormfarm and produce your own compost at home. The workshop fee of $20 will give you access to a (highly subsidised) compost bin & aerator or wormfarm and worms, so you can get active at home straight away.

The workshop will cover the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintenance of a compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and how to use compost products as well as trouble-shooting so participants are ready to create their own fantastic compost at home.

PLEASE NOTE: There are only limited spaces available in this workshop. To reserve a spot you need to make an online booking - click here to book now.

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Sustainable Table Cooking Demonstration
Oct
30
2:00 AM02:00

Sustainable Table Cooking Demonstration

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Join popular Chef Matt Golinski as he forages through the fresh produce grown within our community garden to produce scrumptious brunch dishes and be inspired to prepare your own food from sustainable, local produce. 

Matt will use community garden grown veggies complimented with produce from our fantastic local producers. Enjoy some yummy tasters and walk away inspired to use local and home-grown produce in your own kitchen. 

A small gate fee will be charged to cover the cost of this event to the community garden. This fee is non-refundable. The event will be held rain, hail or shine. Please bring a raincoat or umbrella if necessary. Make sure to book your ticket early, as spaces are limited. Online bookings can be made following the link below.

https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=316081

Seedlings will also be for sale on the day.

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Bees wax Wraps Workshop
Aug
13
12:30 AM00:30

Bees wax Wraps Workshop

Learn how to make your own bees wax wraps and keep your food fresh and plastic free!

If you want to kick the single-use disposable habit then homemade beeswax wraps are a great alternative. You can use them in the place of cling wrap to cover food and keep it fresh, plus they're reusable and can easily be refreshed if the wax starts to wear. 

They can be used for wrapping veggies, sandwiches, baked goods and small snacks. Come along to a workshop and learn how to make, use and care for bees wax wraps.

Cost: $15 Per Person, Includes workshop & 3 wraps to take home.

Booking essential. Spaces are limited - book soon to avoid disappointment.

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The Lost Plate
Jun
3
to Jun 4

The Lost Plate

Under the lights that string between trees and garden-bed stakes... the talented and delightful Dru of Drury Lane Eatery will be serving up a feast. It will be a veggie feast using as much garden produce as is available, and other locally-sourced goods. The pizza oven will be fired-up, along with some fire-pits to keep us all warm. Warm clothing still strongly encouraged! Kate Caters will also warm our bellies with some scrumptious dessert.

A glass of mulled wine is included, water will be available, and all other drinks are BYO.

Tables will be arranged in groups of 7 or 8 seats, and the meal will be presented in share-plate-style. Discounts are available for bookings of 8.

The tickets are available here (https://www.trybooking.com/QCXB), and cost is $65/head, or $450 for a booking of 8.

We are very excited for this special evening and are already sending out a big thank you to Dru, not only for this brilliant idea, but for so generously donating his time and excellence to this fundraising event.

Will we see you there? Limited tickets available, so please don't delay! Ticket sales begin 9am Friday 12th May.

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Mulch & Munch
Apr
16
12:00 AM00:00

Mulch & Munch

Join us for a special Working Bee at The Lost Plot. We need all hands on deck to make the beginnings of a food forest at The Lost Plot. This is an opportunity to learn how to sheet mulch and help us get some fruit trees in the ground.

No doubt the work will make us hungry, so bring some gold coins and enjoy yummy pizza made by our volunteers in our new wood-fired pizza oven.

This is a family-friendly event. Bring your kids along and join our Easter rock hunt. This variation on the theme means that we won't find bits of aluminum and melted chocolate all around the garden in weeks to come. Rocks can be exchanged for chocolate or seeds.

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Sharing Space With Koalas
Mar
27
12:15 AM00:15

Sharing Space With Koalas

*** EVENT TO GO AHEAD, BUT TREE-PLANTING WILL BE POSTPONED DUE TO ALL THE WET WEATHER & MUDDY CONDITIONS ***

Join us for a fun and interactive workshop at the Koala Hospital and their newly acquired tree planting site on the North Shore.

This event is for everyone who would like to learn more about Koala habitat and what we can do to ensure Koalas have a safe future in our community.

After a brief tour of the Koala Hospital we will head to a tree planting site on the North Shore to hear from Graham Hargreaves, Koala Hospital volunteer and project manager of the tree-planting initiative, about this project and about what we can do to protect Koala Habitat in our community.

We will then get hands-on and help Graham to plant some Koala food trees, which will be the key to sustaining Koalas looked after by the Koala Hospital in the future.

The Lost Plot would love to support the great work of the Koala Hospital on an ongoing basis by adopting a Koala annually. We are aiming to raise enough funds through donations on the day to adopt a Koala. We would love you to support our goal with a donation on the day, if you can.

Schedule
9.15 Meet at Koala Hospital
9.30 Hospital tour
10.00 Drive to North Shore tree planting site (transport provided)
10.30 Koala Habitat talk + Q&A
11.15 Tree Planting
12.15 Return to Koala Hospital

Booking essential. Please email events@thelostplot.org.au to secure your space. We welcome families with children to participate in this event.

This is a free community workshop. The workshop is part of our Sustainability Made Easy workshop series, a project that is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust

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Bicycle Maintenance Workshop
Mar
19
4:00 AM04:00

Bicycle Maintenance Workshop

This is a free hands-on community workshop for anyone who is keen to gain the skills to look after their bike well. During this workshop you will learn basic maintenance and bike set up, to make sure you are the most comfortable you can be while on the bike, and will not cause yourself back or knee injuries from riding.

Participants need to bring their bike to the workshop and if you have a multitool or a set of Allen keys and spanners, then please bring them along. This will allow us to make the workshop as practical as possible. Each participant will receive a set of tyre levers and a puncture repair kit – both essential to fixing a flat tyre.

Jamie and Belinda have been riding mountain bikes for over twenty years. They both started racing Down Hill mountain biking in their early 20’s. Jamie worked for about 8 years as a bike mechanic in a number of bike shops in Canberra. There is nothing now that Jamie cannot fix, unless he does not have the tool

Spaces for this workshop are limited. We expect this one to book out quickly, so make sure to book soon to avoid disappointment. Please email events@thelostplot.org.au to book a space. One spot per family, however family members can attend and share one bike to work on. Children are welcome!

This workshop is part of our Sustainability Made Easy series. The program is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

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Habitat for Native Animals
Nov
20
3:00 AM03:00

Habitat for Native Animals

If you are interested in providing habitat for native animals in your backyard this free community workshop is for you. Content covered includes:

• Why provide nestboxes?
• Hollow dependent wildlife in our local area
• Natural hollows
• Artificial hollows vs. nestboxes
• Options for construction
• Installation: site & orientation
• Maintenance & monitoring
• Trouble shooting
• Data capture (for the citizen scientists)
 

The workshop will be led by the delightful Catherine Mardell, who'll be sure to have you not only engaged and enjoying yourselves, but using your belly to let out a few good laughs! She is also an absolute wealth of knowledge and we are so excited to have her down at the garden.

This workshop is part of our Sustainability Made Easy series. This Project is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

Please email events@thelostplot.org.au to rsvp by 16 Nov. (For catering purposes only. The event is free :-) )

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Sustainable Table
Oct
30
12:00 AM00:00

Sustainable Table

Join popular Chef Matt Golinski as he forages through the fresh produce grown within our community garden to produce scrumptious breakfast dishes. Be inspired to prepare your own dishes from sustainable, local produce!

Matt will use community garden grown veggies complimented with produce from our fantastic local producers, some of which will be present on the day. Enjoy some yummy tasters and walk away inspired to use local and home-grown produce in your own kitchen.

This free community event is part of the Sustainability Made Easy workshop series. This project is supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

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Fair Food Week Documentary Fundraiser
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Fair Food Week Documentary Fundraiser

  • Charles Sturt University, PMQ Campus, Rm 2048 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an inaugural screening of 'Fair Food', a film about food sustainability produced by the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance. Fair Food tells the story of thousands of people in Australia who are working for a better food and farming system. A fairer system, one that feeds all of us well and looks after the land, the farmers & the food workers. The screening will be followed by a discussion with a panel of speakers from local organisations and those involved in food sustainability.

Light refreshments provided.

Event tickets are free of charge but we ask that you register for catering purposes. We will ask for a $5 donation to The Lost Plot on the night.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fair-food-week-2016-tickets-27562261466

With thanks to CSUgreen, Charles Sturt University, Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network and Community Colleges.

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Build a Frog Pond
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Build a Frog Pond

In this hands on workshop we will be installing a natural frog pond. You will learn practical tips on how to attract frogs and other creatures into your garden/property, as well as ways to encourage them to stay, and why a frog pond is a beneficial addition to your garden. It is suitable for all ages to attend. Children are most welcome and will be encouraged to participate.

This workshop will be presented by Sean Morrow, who has over 25 years of experience in the landscaping industry and holds a Certificate 3 in Horticulture and a Permaculture Design. He established 'One Earth Landscaping' and has been running the business for over 17 years. His passions include: Frog Ponds and Habitat Gardens, Organic Home Food Production, Permaculture and Bio-Dynamics.

This is a free community workshop as part of the Sustainability Made Easy series. This project has been supported by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

We are looking for a few bits and pieces for this workshop. If you have an old bath tub, a concrete laundry tub or some rocks you'd like to donate to us for this workshop, please let us know.

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Learn About Native Bees
Sep
24
to Sep 25

Learn About Native Bees

We are fortunate to be receiving a native bee hive at The Lost Plot. If you'd like to learn more about native bees from a man who really knows his stuff, come on down and participate!
Native bees are much smaller, and stingless too!
This will kick off at 9am. Our regular working bee will run until 12noon, and we usually share morning tea at around 10:30. So feel free to stick arond, bring a plate to share, and we'll make sure there's plenty of hot water in the kettles!!

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DIY Insect Hotel
Sep
4
3:00 AM03:00

DIY Insect Hotel

Rhiannon Simmon’s from Rhi Rebellion will present a hands-on workshop on how to make your own insect hotels.

Insect hotels create habitat for beneficial insects in our gardens and make a fantastic creative addition to your garden.

We've prepared boxes already, which you get to fill during this workshop This is a great one to get kids involved in. They’ll love stuffing pre-prepared boxes made from recycled timbers with sticks, pine cones, bamboo and other natural materials to create homes for insects in their garden.

Spaces are limited. To book email events@thelostplot.org.au.

This project is supported by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

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The Lost Plot Spring Fair
Sep
4
3:00 AM03:00

The Lost Plot Spring Fair

The Lost Plot Community Garden’s Spring Fair is a fantastic event for young and old and a great opportunity to see what’s happening at our local community garden, brush up on your gardening skills and enjoy an afternoon connecting to others in our community.

There will be market stalls with fresh produce, food, and natural products, entertainment for young and old and a range of free workshops.
 

1pm DIY Insect Hotel Workshop (booking required)


Rhiannon Simmon’s from Rhi Rebellion will present a hands-on workshop on insect hotels, which are used as habitat for beneficial insects in our gardens. This is a great one to get kids involved in. They’ll love stuffing pre-prepared boxes made from recycled timbers with sticks, pine cones, bamboo and other natural materials to create homes for insects in their garden. For bookings email events@thelostplot.org.au There are currently only 10 spots left!
 

2pm Attracting Pollinators Workshop


3pm No Dig Garden Beds Workshop


The entertainment on the day includes Music by local singer songwriter Lauren Edwards and plenty of games for kids. We will also have a raffle with some amazing prizes, incl. a large corrugated iron garden bed, a cordless drill, a Lost Plot membership and more.

Any help with volunteering on the day will be appreciated. Please be in touch via info@thelostplot.org.au if you'd like to be given a small job to do on the day. The morning working bee will be on as usual, and there will be plenty to do, so why not spend the whole day with us?!

We're looking forward to a great day in the garden and, of course, the beginning of Spring :-)

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Composting and Worm-farming
Jun
26
1:00 AM01:00

Composting and Worm-farming

Learn how to compost and wormfarm and turn your kitchen scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil.

This two-hour workshop will give you the skills to manage a wormfarm and produce your own compost at home. Thanks to Midwaste, the workshop fee of $20 will give you access to a (highly subsidised) compost bin & aerator OR wormfarm and worms, so you can get active at home straight away. This is an amazing opportunity to start using your food scraps in a productive way.

The workshop will cover the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintenance of a compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and how to use compost products as well as trouble-shooting so participants are ready to create their own fantastic compost at home.

This is a joint project with Midwaste. This project is also supported by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

PLEASE NOTE: There are only 15 spaces available in this workshop. To reserve a spot you need to make an online booking using this link.

To share this event with your friends, click here to see our Facebook Event listing.

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Chemical Free Cleaning
May
8
1:00 AM01:00

Chemical Free Cleaning

  • Central Road Port Macquarie, NSW, 2444 Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rhiannon from The Rhi Rebellion will inspire you to throw out the evil chemicals and start cleaning naturally. This is a 2-hr hands-on workshop where you will learn how to create household cleaning products using natural ingredients, such as vinegar, essential oils, bi-carb soda and more.

The workshop will be led by Rhiannon from The Rhi Rebellion, which is an art collective that was started with a passion for all things creative and a love of making the world a better place. 
Rhiannon's love of recycled crafts spilled over into creating all things green, from beauty products to cleaning products and everything in between. 

Come along, be inspired and take home your first batch of cleaning products!

This workshop has limited spaces. Please email events@thelostplot.org.au to reserve a spot.

Please also share this event, or invite anyone you think may be interested. We hope to spread chemical-free cleaning awareness and knowledge to all corners of Port Macquarie, and the greater Mid North Coast. All welcome!

Thiis Project is supported by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

To share this event with your friends, please click here to see our Facebook Events listing. While you're there, please like and follow us on Facebook :-)

 

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