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B L A C K . F L A X

WAIKAWA WORKSHOP

(FLAX BASKET)

CONNECTING TO OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Do you have Harakeke/Flax around your house and dont know what to do with it, use it or how to maintain it?

Feel like learning something New?

Want to have a new approach to ‘connect’/’re-connect’ to nature?

Want to gain traditional skills, knowledge and techniques?

Want to grow an understanding of traditional tikanga and values?

Want to understand environmental awareness and natural alternatives from plastic?

interested or passionate about using natural resources for everyday purposes to learn a great traditional life skill that not only benefits our environment but also ourselves?

BLACK FLAX encourage sustainable land use, while understanding cultural traditions and values in relation to connecting to the land and natural resources.

Connecting to nature improves our well being and gives us a sense of environmental Iawareness AND how we can contribute to environmentAL waste by utilising the resources we already have around us all!

To do this successfully, would be to learn the tikanga/customs of each resource being used.

Part of the tikanga/customs when using natural resources requires us to firstly understand the resource being used. This could be what environment the resource lives, how the resource reproduces and how do you harvest sustainably making sure the resource is able to continue growing safely and maintained.


lEARNING RARANGA/WEAVING IS NOT ONLY AN ART FORM BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY A LIFE SKILL THAT CAN BENEFIT US IN MANY WAYS.

YOU WILL LEARN:

HOW TO MAKE A WAIKAWA

CULTURAL TRADITIONS AND VALUES

- Karakia

- Traditional Values

- Wellbeing


TIKANGA O HARAKEKE

- Parts of the Harakeke

- History and uses of Waikawa

- How to Harvest Harakeke

- Cleaning and Maintaining Harakeke

- How to dispose of your taonga


ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION

- Connecting to nature

- Environmentl State/Awareness

- Benefits of utilising natural resources

NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED, JUST AN OPEN MIND, WILLINGNESS, RESPECT & PATIENCE

$65.00 per person


from 4-10 persons per workshop

Includes:


-Venue Hire

-Cold/Hot Drinks

-Morning Tea

-Tools & Materials

-Harakeke (If not able to harvest)

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