Made in Avondale

Made in Avondale was a series of workshops and projects that aimed to create various spaces and places that community could meet, gather and build skills.

Community Noticeboard

With few places to put up community notices, and especially on the Rosebank Peninsula, ACA has had a Notice Board installed in Riversdale Reserve.

Feel free to use the Notice Board if eg. you are having a garage sale, are looking for a flatmate, are organising a community event etc.

Thanks to the Whau Local Board for their support.

Little Rosebank Market

ACA has been doing community consultation on the feasibility of a Little Rosebank Market. The Rosebank area of Avondale is geographically separated from the town centre. Apart from a couple of dairies there are no shops within biking or walking distance where people can get their daily needs. We have consulted with the community during the Sirens and Sounds event and have talked to residents at Athletic events in November and December.

Residents welcome the idea of a weekly market and say they would support it. Most people want to be able to do their food shopping locally. Other comments where that it should be a place to meet and affordable.

So you think you can craft?

A group of residents has been getting together on a weekly basis to work on needlecraft projects of their own. With support of a tutor some have learned or improved on a needle craft of choice. Knitting being the most popular. Other people join the group to work in company of others.

The perfect workshop for all levels of needlecraft. We have a tutor who is fluent in all kinds of needlecraft. You can come and get help learning knitting, crochet, embroidery etc. Or you can bring your project and work in the company of other crafters enjoying a cuppa. These courses are ongoing. You can come to one or all. Gold coin donation.

School Holiday Craft Sessions

We made some awesome, very in-vogue plant hangers made from macrame-ed t-shirt yarn.

Then moved on to printing on fabric and paper. It’s messy, fun and look at the results!! We used textured surfaces to print with; potato / onion stamps, foam stamps, meat trays, string around wood etc.

This workshop was made possible with the support of Auckland Council & the Whau Local Board.

Fermenting Workshop

Turn vegetables into superfoods!
Philippa Nielsen gave an introduction to fermenting vegetables. This method is extending the ‘shelf’ life of vegetables but not only that. It’s really good for your health.

Another awesome Made in Avondale workshop.

Marmalade and Lemon Cordial Workshop

Join ACA at the Avondale Community Centre to bottle up a storm. All are welcome to particpate, entry is by gifting 2 cups of sugar. Bring your knowledge & recipes to share with those who would love to learn. Shared lunch at 1pm. 

We will be joined by the ‘Community Fruit Harvesting’ co-ordinator, to assist us & learn how they run a fruit picking program all over Auckland and the food banks they pick for. If you would like to help plan / organise / supply equipment / donate sugar / or have a tree that can be picked

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