For more info or to book on any of the courses or workshops at The Mix, email Jo, call 07768 767787, visit theMix website, or the Mix Facebookpage.
In The Mix in February:
It's a busy one - we have 27 happenings in The Mix this month!
Here are the highlights:
Sat 3rd Repair Cafe Tues 6th Monthly Craft Night
Sat 10th Haybox soup (lunchtime) and Junk Monkeys (afternoon)
Sat 17th Make your own pyjama bottoms
Wed 21st Sustainable Wantage Board meeting -all members welcome!
Sat 24th Trev's Silver Jewellery workshop (morning)
and Crochet - the next stitch (afternoon)
Sun 25th How to Grow Your Own Fruit (morning) and Fruit Tree Grafting (afternoon). These two workshops can be booked together for a discount rate.
Wed 28th Green Drinks
We have LOTS of jam jars, if anyone needs any please get in touch! Also 3 kettles, repaired and PAT tested, available for a donation to Sustainable Wantage.
This month we are collecting mini plastic bottles (sample size).
Free Hayboxes!We will have free hayboxes with instructions available, so you can try this energy-saving method of cooking for yourself. They will be given out at the haybox soup event at The Mix. If you'd like one but can't come on the day, contact Jo.
Any questions or to arrange drop-offs email Jo or call 07768 767787.
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