Bring garden tools back to life

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FOOD Is Free Inc. and the Ballarat Tool Library are teaming up for the first time to offer a garden tool care workshop in Barkly Square this Saturday.

The event will include everything from cleaning tools to proper use, and Food is Free founder and director Lou Ridsdale said the event is a great partnership.

“It’s a great opportunity to join forces and combine superpowers and do something fun for everyone,” she said.

“It’s about providing recycling and repair education, which is what FIF is all about, and we both have a lot of cross-purposes, so it’s definitely going to show that.”

The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be coordinated by one of the Tool Library volunteers, and attendees can join the group’s monthly Repair Cafe session at 1:00 p.m.

Capacity is limited to 12 people, and while there will be a basic structure for the session, Tool Library workshop coordinator Jess Sculley said it will be largely participant-driven. .

“It will be directed with the group that is there, so there will be a chance that the direction will ramp up a bit depending on what people want to learn,” she said.

“We made it very broad, with the idea of ​​future workshops between us and the FIF. Everyone seems to be super excited about this one, so we hope that’s the case.

Reservations will cost $20 and tickets can be purchased via bit.ly/3K6xfMj.

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