Living Learning: Woodworking, insect hotels

Event Details

This event finished on 21 August 2018

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Come and make an insect hotel and learn some woodworking skills with local furniture maker and woodworking teacher Georgina Donovan. You will learn to use a handsaw, cordless drill, hammer and nails.

Insect hotels are a wonderful way to encourage beneficial insects, such as native stingless bees and wasps, in your garden. They provide shelter and protection for these tiny friends, and a place for them to nest. The native bees and wasps will thank you by pollinating the flowers, fruit and veggies in your garden.

This workshop is recommended for ages 8 +. Children require coordination, focus and good motor skills to allow them to make lots of cuts with a saw, and for measuring and marking.

Georgina Donovan is a local furniture maker and woodworking teacher with 20 years experience. Along with furniture she has made all the windows and doors for the beautiful earth buildings at Kindle Hill school and a number of bespoke kitchens. Georgina runs woodworking classes for children and adults from her mid-mountains workshop. You can find her on Facebook

Cost: $65 HEA members/ $67 non-members

Booking information:

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to offer refunds so please read each workshop description carefully before choosing which workshops to book into. The booking form is below:

All workshops will be held at Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre (MMNC) on Tuesdays from 10:30-11:30am. This term times vary for the first two weeks. MMNC is a nut free venue. All homeschooling families are welcome to meet for lunch afterwards, whether or not you are attending the workshops. Living Learning activities are Home Education Association Inc. (HEA) Events.

Living Learning programs are pitched at 5yrs and up age group as a loose guideline. This term we also have a program on offer for children working at High School level. Keep reading and scroll down to find details.

Please note it is an insurance requirement from HEA that parents are at the venue or provide written notice of their absence to the event organiser and have a designated “supervising carer” present for their children. When you are the “supervising carer” for another parent, please ensure you include the names of the children who are in your care when you sign the HEA sign on sheet.

Our workshops most often book out, so book in as soon as you can!