Delighted to be open again at our Resourceful Ōtautahi Pop-Up Workshop at 100 Peterborough Street, opposite the Peterborough Street Library, central Christchurch city.
We will be there offering free workshops on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 12 to 4pm. And other session times are available for booking by groups. These workshops compliment the other workshops we offer at Ferrymead Heritage Park, there are more details here about those.
These workshops give you the opportunity to come and spend time in the central city, learning skills that put undervalued natural resources into use. You can learn to make string and weave with tī kōuka or cabbage tree leaves, or carve a peg from a stick, or even once you're practiced your whittling skills you could carve a spoon, and build up to make some larger objects. We will support you to safely and successfully learn new resourceful skills.
These workshops have been wonderfully supported by Christchurch City Council, TreeTech, Mackleys, Containers & More, Four Seasons Tree Care, and Life in Vacant Spaces.
We could not be more grateful to the Christchurch City Council for enabling these resourceful experiences in our city.
On September 26th 2017, Pecha Kucha Christchurch ran their largest night yet to coincide with the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch. Rekindle's Founder Juliet Arnott was invited to share her journey. This is the first time Juliet had publicly spoken about her journey towards resourcefulness.
From 27-29th September 2017 the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch. This will be a wonderful few days.
Rekindle is involved in the Forum in the following ways:
Super lovely to help with a workshop yesterday all about weaving willow/hazel to create planter bed edges, with the awesome crew at Richmond Community Garden. Such an exciting project.
We'll be running a public workshop in mid August if you'd like to learn too!
It's a wonderful feeling to make the most of the resources we have #resourcefulōtautahi
A work in progress, look forward to showing you the finished article!
29th June 2017
We are SO delighted to receive this grant from Christchurch City Council for our Resourceful Ōtautahi initiative. This grant will enable us to deliver a series of free public workshops in the central city at our pop-up craft workshop at 100 Peterborough Street.
Resourceful Ōtautahi is all about using craft and local resources to experience how good it feels to be resourceful, and to feel that we can make what we need from what we have, together.
We have a few bits and pieces to organise and then these workshops will be announced. More soon!
We are super grateful to Christchurch City Council, Life in Vacant Spaces, Trent Hiles, Mackleys, Containers & More and TreeTech for making Resourceful Ōtautahi possible.
It is with more delight than words can say, that I share with you the news that our Resourceful Skills Workshops are underway in central Ōtautahi Christchurch. To begin we are running workshops that focus on skills that enable functional use of cabbage tree/tī kōuka leaves from 10am to 2pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. This includes string and rope making, basket and mat weaving.
These workshops are open to anyone, and over time we will be increasing the hours that these workshops are available. Resourceful Ōtautahi wouldn't be what it is without the generous support of Christchurch City Council, Life in Vacant Spaces, Trent Hiles, Mackleys, Containers & More and TreeTech.
Ruby & Alice with Pip the dog and Alice's beautiful tī kōuka basket
Our first day of string-making on the Resourceful Ōtautahi site, 100 Peterborough Street, Ōtautahi Christchurch.
What a wonderful weekend! Over 16,000 visitors to the Zero Waste Ōtautahi site!
On Thursday 18th August 2016 at the XCHC in Christchurch, I'd love you to come along, sit back, relax and imagine with me..
How would we live in a 'zero waste' world? What would day-to-day life be like? What tools do we need when living resourcefully? How would people work together to enable this? How would communities function to enable this?
What would a tool kit for a 'zero waste' life look like?
What would a 'zero waste' community look like?
How would we grow/trade/make/share/
What could you do to support 'zero waste' living, for yourself and others?
Many of us are on our way towards 'zero waste' but there's a way to go - NZ still sends so much "waste to land" (MFE words) and data is only collected about 30% of it. The Ministry for Environment does not require reporting on the other 70% of "waste to land", and that is one hell of a big part of a feedback loop missing!
So let's get together and imagine a world where what goes as "waste to land" is regenerative and not harmful.
I've been invited to present a work as part of FESTA this year, supported by Creative New Zealand, and for this I aim to collaborate with local people and resources to provide an experience of an imagined 'Zero Waste World'.
This evening from 7-9pm at XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch, will be a chance to have fun envisioning this world and the tools we need to make this happen.
Hope you can come along and join in, please definitely RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11th August.
And huge gratitude to our fantastic event sponsors: