Are your houseplants looking a bit peaky?
Wannabe gardeners can trade plants and cuttings for new varieties this weekend at Sustainable Sunday, a chill afternoon of eco-friendly activities at The Scrypt café on Tobin Street.
Organised by Cork Zero Wast, a group of volunteers working to make Cork a more sustainable city, the event on Sunday, August 11th kicks off at 11.30am until 2pm, with loads of fun stuff planned.
There’s a Sustainable Fashion talk at 12.30pm, a ‘Make Your Own Cosmetics’ demo at 1pm and a talk on reducing food waste at 1.45pm.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag for swaps and goodies and a keep-cup to use at the café.
You can register here and entry is free. Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening:
Bring up to three plants or potted cuttings to swap. Plants that need a bit of TLC will be happily accepted (but make sure it still has some life in it!).
Bring up to three board games to swap, kid’s games welcome! Ensure all pieces and instructions are included – games will be accepted at volunteers discretion.
Bring up to five items of preloved clothing (male and female) to swap. Make sure to bring clean, dry, un-torn, quality clothes only. Unsuitable items will be returned to owner.
Bracelets, necklaces, watches and rings (no earrings, for hygiene reasons), neck/hair scarves, sunglasses and handbags will all be accepted. Cork Zero Waste will also take old, unbroken prescription glasses which they will donate for re-use in developing countries as part of a Specsavers scheme.