The Kingston Men’s Shed is a partner with the Kingston Community Garden.
Both are located at 12 – 14 Gormley Drive off Summerleas Road, Kingston, Tasmania, on what used to be the Riding for the Disabled site. See the map on the Contact Us page.
Together the Shed and the Garden form the Kingborough Community Garden and Men’s Shed Association Incorporated.
Members can use the resources of the Shed to do their own thing, making or repairing things for themselves.
However, the great majority of members seem happiest as part of a group working on a project that helps to raise funds for the Shed.
Probably the most valuable resource we can offer is the tiny tea/coffee and biscuits bar in a corner of the Shed adjacent to a large table and half a dozen or so plastic garden chairs.
If he so wishes a bloke can park himself there and just watch what’s happening – there are never any complaints provided he doesn’t scoff too many biscuits.
Members sitting at the table can range in age from 16 to 80, although the average would be in the late sixties.
Knowledge and experience are shared, information exchanged, jokes told and, when necessary, support and encouragement provided.
In 2011 two members lost partners to lengthy terminal illness; both have acknowledged the value of the Shed as a refuge in difficult times.
All the world’s problems are frequently solved here, usually in a number of different and conflicting ways.
We are always ready to welcome new members. Contact Us to find out how.
Kingston Men’s Shed is open Monday – Thursday from 9am to 12.30pm.
Tuesdays are set aside for members of various retirement villages in our Kingborough Council area to visit and participate. This does not exclude members from attending and interacting with our elderly citizens, perhaps lending a hand with one of their projects, or just enjoying a coffee and chat.
The Primary School mentoring programme continues throughout the term.