Libraries often have books, CDs, DVDs and even toys, but things? Well, The South Australian Country Women's Association Inc. Stirling and Districts branch will get one to help teach people new skills.
The 'Library of Things' will include a professional preserving kit, jam making equipment, some basic craft equipment, supplies and a sewing machine. These will be used by branch members to provide a range of workshops and demonstrations to the association's members and the public.
A group spokesperson said the branch's members have skills in areas including cooking, preserving, making chutney and jam, handicrafts and recycling and they want to share them.
"In these difficult economic times while more people are interested in reducing food waste, growing their own veggies and improving sustainability many don't have the skills or equipment," she said.
"Attending workshops or demonstrations can be both a social and educational experience for people."
The library is still being set up and should be operating in early 2024.
The state government has given a grant to the group for it to purchase the equipment, along with a gazebo and portable gas stove so it can host workshops and demonstrations at outdoor markets and similar venues.
Other South Australian Country Women's Association Inc. branches may borrow items to hold workshops in their area.
For more information phone 08-8332-4166 or visit sacwa.org.au
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