Gourd Hanging Planter Workshop with Dinner

Learn to craft the world's first global crop vegetable, nature's tupperware, the gourd

3 hours Class size 1 to 15

label $140 (or 4 payments of $35 Afterpay)

Join us on Friday 23rd June, 6pm-9pm for a special crafting workshop treat, delivered by Awareaway Inc, and a plant based meal by Foraged at Eka Wholefoods!

In this workshop we explore regenerative design practices and sustainability through the process of curing gourds; a therapeutic process involving cleaning the gourd ready to be dried.

You will then transform your own gourd into a hanging planter, ready to be hung to dry for two weeks before planting in it.

After preparing the gourd planter, you will be given tools and pre-dried gourd segments and guided through a creative design process to make your own jewellery, or whatever other small creation you wish to make with the gourd.

The meal: For this workshop Chef Monique will be serving vegan and gluten free Thai Green Melon and Tofu Curry with Coconut Jasmine Rice.

Knowledge required
No experience or skills required. We will facilitate discussions and knowledge-sharing around sustainability, climate action and regenerative practices, no prior knowledge is needed and it will be a safe place to explore ideas and ask questions.
What you'll get
  • Make and take home your very own hanging planter and earrings made from gourd grown lovingly here in Naarm (Melbourne).
  • A delicious vegan meal prepared by Chef Monique from Foraged Seddon.
What to bring
Not your best clothing, you may get gourd dust or scum on them ;)
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Eka Bulk Organic Wholefoods & Liquid Deli, Buckley Street, Seddon VIC

This venue is a short walk from Middle Footscray station (200m).

Gourd Hanging Planter Workshop with Dinner location
Your teacher

Awareaway Inc. are a not-for-profit social and environmental organisation operating on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations. Through contemporary craft, Awareaway illustrates the opportunities of a regenerative circular economy, offering crib to cradle intersectional waste and sustainability education, regenerative design and systems thinking and equitable employment opportunities.

Awareaway reminds us to connect and to grow, with the ethos that if we create abundance everyone can reap the rewards.

We offer a variety of hands-on educational workshops, focusing on key sustainability principles. Including waste minimisation, plastic pollution awareness, circular systems of production and consumption and sustainable design through gourd-crafting.

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2024-05-31 15:00:00
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