For the Love of Upcycling:

Recycling Senior’s Knowledge of Upcycling                            

T-Shirt YarnCowichan Green Community is offering a series of Workshops, that have been funded in part by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, all about Upcycling “the stuff” that we accumulate, rather than sending it to the landfill.

What makes these workshops unique is that they are geared towards engaging Seniors as both instructors and participants, in conjunction with the community at large.  Seniors have a wealth of experience in crafting and Upcycling and these workshops provide an opportunity for them to share their knowledge and skills with others in the community.

Using reclaimed products from within the community, the Senior Mentors will host a series of 20 FREE workshops. The focus will be on the various means in which common items can be Upcycled or reused and made useful again, which has almost become a lost art.  The ease of “throwing things away” has contributed to the lack of knowledge of upcycling and reusing, thus keeping things piling up in the landfill needlessly.

Stay tuned for our February workshop coming soon!

For more information about either becoming a Senior Mentor or attending the workshops, please drop into Cowichan Green Community’s Garden Pantry Store, Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4:30pm, or email


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