The Laratinga Community Shed was set up in July 2023 by Mount Barker Community Centre.
This was originally known as The Mount Barker Men’s Shed which started in 2014 by Mount Barker Community Centre with the support of Mount Barker District Council and Mount Barker Rotary Club.
Shed members can choose to work on their own projects or help with projects to support the Community Shed and Community. Members are also welcome to use the Shed as a social environment where they can have a chat and a cup of coffee with new friends.
Workshop open Monday to Thursday
9:30am to 2:30pm
Monday: Women's Shed
Tuesday: Community Shed (all welcome)
Wednesday: Community Shed (all welcome)
Thursday: Men's Shed
100 Springs Road, Mount Barker
Phone: 0439 827 046
What is a Community Shed?
A community shed is a shared space where individuals come together to engage in various activities. It generally has a workshop or workspace equipped with tools, equipment, and resources that community members can use for various projects. These projects may include woodworking, crafts, or other hobbies. The shed provides a dedicated space for individuals who may not have access to such resources or tools in their own homes.
Moreover, community sheds promote social interaction and community building. They provide a venue for people to connect, share skills and knowledge, and work on collaborative projects. These spaces can also be used for hosting workshops, classes, or events that benefit the community as a whole.
Community sheds are valuable assets that foster a sense of belonging, skill-sharing, and camaraderie among community members while providing a practical space for pursuing creative and practical endeavors.
This program is managed by