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Do you want to learn new skills in the Warehouse whilst making useful items for our neighbourhood shops? Come along to Made By You to get together with other people and build things that will improve the neighbourhood shops for everyone to enjoy.

Davidos from the borough, is skilled in working with wood, he will be leading the construction of some amazing new planters to brighten up the Barking shop with flowers and shrubs. You can join any session to learn how to build or plant at any stage of the project.


Building Planters Part 1

Thursday 18 July | 6.00 - 8.00pm

47 Thames Road, Barking, IG11 0HQ

In this session we will be using the wood workshop at the workshop to measure, cut and prepare the wood for the build. You can learn new skills and woodworking techniques whilst making wooden containers to house plants for the Ripple Road shop.


Painting Planters

Wednesday 31 July | 3.00 - 5.00pm

55 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7NT

Come and take part in painting and decorating the street planters to brighten up the streets of the borough.


Building Planters Part 2

Thursday 25 July | 3.00 - 5.00pm

47 Thames Road, Barking, IG11 0HQ

In this session, we will be assembling the planters and painting them to make them weatherproof ready to take them to the Barking Shop. We will be using drills and routers to put together the planters and learning about finishing and treating wood.The more ther merrier for this exciting session. These are great skills to learn for home and garden improvements.


Plant Your Planters

Wednesday 14 August | 2.00 - 4.00pm

55 Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7NT

The planters are now ready to become mini gardens for everyone to enjoy on the street. Come and plant a range of beautiful plants and flowers to really make the shop corner blossom.