Thanks to everyone who participated in SkillsFest 2017.

We look forward to making “Uniting for a Good Cause” an annual event in October.

Share and celebrate skills for living in the inner city and growing our local community.

Practical, creative, sustainable, fun!

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Our third and final event for 2017.

Saturday 21st October, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm
Port Melbourne Uniting Church, 144 Bridge St

We are joining the Garage Sale Trail to re-use and re-purpose old stuff
and raise some funds for community programs.
It will be a garage sale, sausage sizzle, reverse garage sale and skillsfest!

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Community stalls: plants, books, toys, baby goods, Op Shop, sausage sizzle

Join in fun activities to re-purpose old items

Reverse Garage Sale  – drop off any of the following items for use by our community programs:
– plant pots and seedling punnets (for community garden)
– fabric, old doona covers, sheets or thread (for making re-usable bags)
– knitting wool (for aged care craft activities)





SkillsFest 2017 – Creatures of the Bay

Our second event

Saturday 27th May, 1.00 – 3.00 pmSf CoB square

Port Melbourne Uniting Church, 144 Bridge St

Creative workshops to prevent litter entering our beautiful Bay:
– make re-usable bags from recycled materials
– learn how to run a penguin-friendly zero-waste event,
– strategies for going plastic-free
– art and craft from recycled materials

Free tickets now available here

Thanks to:

Social Health & Inclusion Port (SHIP)

Port Phillip EcoCentre

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The first of our SkillsFest 2017 series.

Saturday 18th February, 10 am – 12.30 pm
Port Melbourne Uniting Church, 144 Bridge St

Workshops and activities for all ages with a focus on the creatures that live in and help grow a healthy garden.

Worms & soil – workshop led by Simply Living Community Garden. Learn about your garden soil, why and how to add organic matter and how to start a worm farm.  10.30 am – 12.30 pm

Native bees – workshop led by St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op (SKINC).  Learn about Melbourne’s native bees and what we can do to attract them to our gardens.  Build a bee hotel and help plant out a garden space to attract native bees. 10 am – 12 noon.

Micro-bats – workshop led by Port Phillip EcoCentre.  Build nesting boxes to help the EcoCentre provide homes for our amazing native micro-bats.  Learn why they are important and what we can do to encourage them.  10 am – 12 noon.

Butterflies – activities led by Simply Living Community Garden.  Get crafty making white butterfly decoys to protect your veggies or colourful butterflies from recycled materials.

Workshops and activities are free.  There will be a charge if you want to take home a nest box ($35) or bee hotel ($25), cash only.

Book your place here or just turn up on the day

Worms & Soil and Native Bees workshops are best joined in from the start; you may join in later if places still available.
Microbats and Butterflies are ongoing activities that you can join at any time if places available.

Children are welcome to join in the activities but must be accompanied by an adult.

Check for updates on the SkillsFest Facebook page.

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Thanks to:
Port Phillip EcoCentre
St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-Op (SKINC)
Simply Living Community Garden

Participation in SkillsFest is at your own risk.  The organisers of this event and the Uniting Church in Australia are not liable for any injuries or damage to participants at this event.
















































































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