Collection bins for Greenheart Hub
The first of the collection bins for materials needed by the Greenheart Hub Trust are out in the community. They are wheelie bins donated by EnviroWaste to be used for collection boxes.
The first one is at 9 Liddell Street Foxton.
“The others will be distributed once we find good locations,” said Greenheart Hub coordinator Amba Wright.
“They will all be getting painted, so they stand out, by local artist Wendy Hodder. We will advise on the locations of these bins as they get put out. We hope to get one over in Shannon and a couple in Levin.”
The wheelie bins will make it easier for people to donate their plastic shopping bags, bread bags, bailage twine, buttons, wool, ribbon, bottle lids, net curtains, fabric and CDs to the trust.
“If you are unsure whether it is something we can recycle in a creative form, please contact us: 0276008638,” said Amba.
Greenheart Hub held its last workshop for 2018 last weekend. Ten people attended the soap making class which has been very popular.
“Every group that has attended has thoroughly enjoyed learning the art of making their own natural soaps. Our wonderful soap Tutor Judie Poodie is very passionate about sharing what she knows in making soap with no nasties in it and making sure people are aware of what the palm oil industry is involved in before using it in their soaps,” said Amba Wright.
“Judie likes to bring the mad scientist out in people and enjoys seeing people get the soaping bug. Judie has said she loves Greenheart Hub’s vision and is happy she can help out providing these workshops to help raise funds to go towards the roof replacement on the Foxton Racecourse Tote Building.”
Networking has begun with the Men’s Shed which is moving in next door to Greenheart Hub’s temporary lodgings.
“A wonderful initiative. It will be a huge asset to Foxton, a social place where skills can be shared and will network in well with Greenheart’s aims,” said Amba.
The old grandstand is in need of electrical work to get the power supply back into the building. It also needs painting, a bit of plumbing and a good clean up.
With the expertise of the Men’s Shed and Greenheart’s volunteer base, its character and charm will be restored and make a home for the Men’s Shed and a temporary home for Greenheart Hub till the Tote building roof falls into place.