Dear Environmentality Listeners,
Smokey and Jaime had the pleasure of interviewing Jane Ward about sustainable living and the wonderful Urban Bush-Carpenters initiative.
Urban Bush-Carpenters (UBC) comprises a group of individuals who are passionate about carpentry and self reliance, utilising what wooden materials they can find around them. Once a month UBC holds a free carpentry workshop using found, donated or discarded timber.
The members of Urban Bush-Carpenters themselves are not professional carpenters, rather, volunteers who are learning by doing and sharing this with others. Their attitude is about 'having a go' and enjoying the process of constructing things. The types of items made during the workshops include compost bins, planter boxes, worm farms and chook houses. Basically, useful items for sustainable living and gardening.
The workshops are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 10am at Ceres. If there is a group of people planning on attending, it is probably worth calling UBC to book in. You can also donate your unwanted wood to Ceres.
There is a UBC website where you can find out more: www.urbanbushcarpenters.org. Thankyou to Jane for sharing information about Urban Bush-Carpenters. Environmentality listeners will surely be inspired to get busy with their hammers and saws!