Muirhouse Community Shed will officially open on Monday 20th August at 10:00.
The Shed, based at the old Co-op building on Pennywell Road is managed by North Edinburgh Arts and funded by the Climate Challenge Fund. The project aims to recycle, reuse and upcycle as much wood and furniture as possible, and to inform and upskill people in North Edinburgh to be more proactive about climate change.
The Shed is offering an initial 12 week pilot which looks like this:
Mondays: Men Only – Drop In – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesdays: Women Only – Drop In – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesdays: Anyone – Drop In – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday: Anyone – Drop In – 10:00am – 2:00pm
The Shed will also be open on the first Saturday of each month – 1st September 2:00pm – 4:00 pm; 6th October 10:30 – 12:30, and 3rd November 10:30 – 12:30.
The shed is open to people living in North Edinburgh who are 16 +. The shed is free to use and refreshments will be provided. A creche can be offered if advance notice is given.
People can currently work with wood and with fabric. Options may increase as the project develops.
Participants can come along and work on their own projects or can offer their time to help Shed staff build items for the community, such as these vertical planters which the community garden at North Edinburgh Arts commissioned the Shed to build.
If your organisation would like anything built get in touch with the Shed! Items would generally be free to local organisations.