Glen Forrest: join in the fun at Festival of Forgotten Skills


John Yaxley, Ken Graham, Eadie Merredith (3), Marli Lieb-Julitz (5) and Beatrix Meredith (5) with other supporters of the Glen Forrest Community Garden.
Picture: Bruce Hunt    d474362
John Yaxley, Ken Graham, Eadie Merredith (3), Marli Lieb-Julitz (5) and Beatrix Meredith (5) with other supporters of the Glen Forrest Community Garden. Picture: Bruce Hunt d474362

THE Festival of Forgotten Skills is on again next weekend in Glen Forrest.

Glen Forrest Community Garden member Jenny Currell said last year’s inaugural event, organised in conjunction with Mundaring in Transition, attracted a large crowd.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for people to attend free workshops on everything from fruit tree pruning and scything to garden tool maintenance,” she said.

“See how to use knots and lashings to create structures to use in your garden: perhaps a bean trellis or tomato tee-pee.

“Adults and children can also try their hand at mosaics, crocheting and more.

“There will be a clothes share, book share, food and plant share allowing people to bring items or find a treasure to take away.”

Ms Currell said the public could try their hand at old-fashioned games, including marbles, elastics and skipping.

“The afternoon will finish off with making, cooking and sharing pizza cooked on site in the pizza oven,” she said.

“We are asking attendees to bring toppings to share and a tray to cook on.”

The festival has a theme of ‘no money, no power, no waste’. It will not use electricity and is funded entirely by sharing and donations.

All activities will be free and run by volunteers.

The October 7 Festival of Forgotten Skills is at the community garden, corner of Hardey Road and Glen Forrest Drive, from 2pm.

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