On Wednesday April 15th the Susliving team delivered a set of workshops to Tullow Library in Tullow, Co. Carlow. The theme of these workshops was waste minimisation and they focused on using waste material for repurposing into functional objects and furniture, as well as waste usage in the garden and biodiversity. The workshops were attended by local schools and community groups, including members of the the local Tidy Towns committee. We even had Mayor of Carlow John Pender and An Tasice ambassador Sarah McGovern pay a visit!
The morning workshops were provided for students of local primary schools, and there was a great turn out from both Ballon National Schools and Clonegal National School. The students excelled in the workshops, diving straight in and having no qualms about assembling pallet furniture and creating fantastic decorative pieces from repurposed waste materials. Both the students and the Susliving Tech Mentors had an absolute blast!
Follow the morning’s energetic session, the afternoon saw the arrival of the Cairdeas Centre and Beam Services Centre. This workshop focused on the outdoor repurposing and food/gardening workshops. Later workshops in the afternoon were attended by groups from the Tullow community as well as members of the Tidy Towns committee. Mayor of Carlow John Pender spent some time in the workshops, and even managed to split some logs! An Taisce Ambassador Sarah McGovern was also in attendance, showing her support for the great event hosted by Tullow Library, along with cllr William Paton, county librarian Josephine Coyne and cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council Fergal Browne.
In all it was an absolutely fantastic experience – everyone involved thoroughly enjoyed learning some new skills and being inspired with some new ideas!