SHARE A SKILL - LEARN A SKILL
Cardiff Library Programming Space became a riot of colour and scented foliage at the first ever CASNG Share a Skill - Learn a Skill workshop.
CASNG took a sustainable approach when invited to present a tribute on ANZAC Day at the Cardiff RSL Dawn Service. Instead of buying a wreath, CASNG invited the community to help us make one from recycled materials and local foliage, using a minimum of purchased items.
At this workshop, attended by fourteen lovely locals, a number of beautiful and unique wreaths were created. Attendees built their wreaths on bases that included wire coat hangers, weeping mulberry branches, may branches, and cardboard rings. There were ribbons, hessian and fabric on hand to enhance the designs. One lady simply wove some pieces of rosemary together and added flowers for a stunning effect.
It is worth noting that, in the form of circles, wreaths are symbolic of inclusion, unity and balance - qualities every neighbourhood needs to be sustainable.
CASNG feels that the morning certainly was a sustainable event, socially and environmentally. It was a great chance to meet community members who can't necessarily attend our more physically active outdoor events.
Thanks go to many people for making the morning a success, including Cardiff Branch Librarian Melissa Kite, CASNG members Kerry and Rhonda for assisting in the delivery of the workshop, Daniel and Jennifer for supplying so much beautiful foliage and photographers Bob and Barry.
Several days later, on ANZAC Day, members Gavin and Diane laid a pine and rosemary wreath, highlighted with roly poly satin ash leaves and magnificent gum nuts, on the Cardiff RSL Cenotaph.
CASNG also presented a copy of 'Flapper, VC' by Mark Wilson, as a tribute, which has since become part of Cardiff North Primary School's library.