The Marrickville Men's Shed est. 2011

In August 2011, The Bower held an innaugural meeting of The Marrickville Men's Shed.

The Marrickville Shed is a great space for guys to get together and build projects to help out the community. The Bower has a community workshop chock full of repaired and restored tools, and we can't wait to see what the guys will do with it all once it's sorted out and ready for action!

The program was begun with considerable help from Marrickville Council as well as input from the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre's Boarding House Project and Greening Australia.

The Bower were successful in securing seed funding through the CDSE program. Money donated by Canterbury and Hurlstone Park RSL Club allowed for the hiring of a facilitator to oversee the first 6 months of the shed. Michael ensures the workshop is safe and well equipped, and is helping the guys find their feet in a group situation.

The guys meet each Thursday 10-2. They work on projects in The Bower toolshed and the Greening Australia backyard (next door). Currently they're building custom tool cabinets to sort out 8 years worth of collected, salvaged and reused tools.

When the shed is ship-shape they'll begin other Reuse and Repair projects, working with goods donated to The Bower.

You can see more of what they Men's Shed get up to by stopping by on a Thursday between 10 and 2pm, or following The Bower Blog for regular sheddie updates.

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2011 03:31