Drinks and woodwork at historic Eaglehawk
At Eaglehawk, a historic former town about 8km northeast of central Bendigo, lies a woodworking centre set up by disability support group Access Australia called Our Shed.
Not only that, but right next door to Our Shed is a pub.
And so in May, Bendigo Regional Network members met at the Court House Hotel in Eaglehawk for lunch with Elvis, Ed Sheeran and other famous musicians whose photos adorned the pub’s walls.
We talked of past and current fellow trailblazers who had inspired the wider regional community and raised awareness of people living with a spinal cord injury.
After lunch, we went next door to tour Our Shed with Mark, from Access Australia Group. Mark helped developed the woodworking shed, which strives to be inclusive and enriches the lives of people of all abilities through woodwork projects.
Mark showed us projects that participants had designed and worked on. Among them were a battleship from Star Wars, houses for micro-bats, a rocking horse, and garden chairs.
The shed’s heater is fuelled by wood that participants no longer need.
We are looking forward to doing a workshop with Our Shed in the near future to create something of our own. Check out this short video from the day for project inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cZ4MhVyPPQ
There are also opportunities to volunteer your woodworking, gardening and art skills and knowledge with PepperGreen Farm, Access Australia Group’s social enterprise.
In June, we are meeting at the Bendigo RSL to reflect on the network, plan future activities and work on the Information Booklet (a resource which details local services for people living with an SCI).
Details of our next event
Thursday, 13 Jun 2019
73-75 Havilah Rd, Long Gully VIC 3550
Available at venue
Reflection, future activities, Information Booklet
Spire Team 9489 0777 (toll free 1800 999 128), [email protected]