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The landfills are landfull
Upcycling is fun, hip and a great way to help save the environment. You get to have something new and pretty in your life but you aren't contributing to excess waste going into our landfill. With so much waste in the world and the price of everything going up, you can save money by reusing items around your home to redecorate. All you need is some clean cans and an imagination. It is possible to create a very nice looking bug hotel or many other things at an upcoming upcycling Garden Crafts workshop.
Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre is hosting a free workshop where you will have the opportunity to make a pot holder, a bug hotel or some garden ornaments to take home. All you need is a couple of clean recycled cans and you can create one or more of these things in this waste-wise workshop. This is a family-friendly event so feel free to bring the whole family with you.
There is also a free community art event between 10am and 2pm, where you get the chance to help colour in a community arts mural. If that isn't your thing or you have something that you need repairing, there will be a repair van onsite as well. One of the volunteers might be able to help you repair your beloved items and save yourself from having to buy a new product and throwing the old one away.
There will also be a coffee van available for you to get your morning java. There is lots of parking at the site, but one of the carparks is a 10 minute walk away from the Piney Lakes Environmental Education Centre. This event is going to take place on Sunday June 26th, between 11am and 12pm. However, the mural painting event starts at 10am. Registration is important, even though the event is free. Learn all about how to save the environment and then take your incredible creations home!