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Embedding development education (DE) through hands-on activity: Forest Conservation through Furniture Restoration

Do you have an old piece of furniture that needs repairing? Have you just recently retired? Maybe you were made redundant and would like to learn how to restore something yourself?

Anyhow, if you have time on your hands and you would like to do the things you have longed to do when you had a full-time job (like restoring furniture for instance)but couldn't...then why not come here to Rhode and emerse yourself in a basic furniture restoration course for beginners? You will find it powerfully rewarding and so enjoyable...

Tom Roche - the founder and co-ordinator of Just Forests is a cabinetmaker and furniture restorer with over 40 years experience. Tom will use his skills and experiences in a friendly, inspiring and visionary way to help you meet the consumer needs and the social/environmental responsibilities of today's world. Costs of the particular course will be channelled back into Just Forests so we can continue to provide development education (DE) and education for sustainable development (ESD) to schools around Ireland on the importance of wood/forests and fresh water to society and the need to manage the resources responsibly.
Board Members of Just Forests

 

 

Saturday April 6th, 2013: Furniture restoration with  development education talk - a Development Perspective's Project 

Venue: Seomras Sproi, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1.

Volunteers returning from Zambia share their volunteering experiences with Just Forests.

There will be talks and an up-cycle workshop, and practical uses for materials workshop. The group comes from the Drogheda-based NGO, Development Perspectives and worked with Zambia-based group Barefeet.

The workshop will be an interactive way of learning about issues of sustainable living.
Wood is a part of our daily life, we use and discard so much wood. The workshop will show its participants how to reuse some of this wood, how to integrate a more sustainable way of living in their daily life.
It's open to all that want to create something and learn about how to value the wood we take so much for granted.

It will be divided in two two sections, with a workshop in the morning where we will have Tom Roche from Just Forests giving a talk and then after lunch we will have the practical section where we will show the participants how to up cycle using old pieces of wood.

Preferably there will be a maximum of 12 people. RSVP at upcyclingwoodworkshop (AT) gmail (DOT) com

All welcome. 

 

Our Development Education Work: Men's Shed, Carndonagh, Co Donegal

***For more on Tom Roche's background please click [here...]

 

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Restoration Course PR: 6th February, 2013
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