The shed is an important place in the Australian culture. It can be a reservoir of memories, experiences, and a place to share skills and socialise. We've all read reports which tell us that health is based on many factors including self-esteem, feeling productive and a value to society, having social relations and being active. Many retired people had to downsize their living arrangements, often resulting in the man's personal space, usually a garden shed or workshop being lost.
So the idea of a community shed was born here men can come and share a fantastic veriety of tools while still persuing their pastimes and hobbies, spend time together with other blokes of similar interests and skills, or even use tools for the first time, or keep old skills honed and productive. Here men can also feel viable and vigorous by contibuting to the community needs, create projects of personal interest and expertise improve their expertise or or just socialise with other blokes
Bowral Community Men's Shed has been set up to meet these needs and to provide a substitute space for 'shed less blokes'. Besides encouraging new social activities and friendship, The Men's Shed also provides access to other networks for men including local activities and health education.
All decision making is by agreement of the majority of members under the guidance of our appionted co-ordinator Jeanette, who is also a retired enrolled nurse.
If you are interested come along and join us, you'll not be disappointed. It's a great place to be a member!
Bowral Community Men's Shed
What is the Men's Shed.
Bowral Uniting Church
Where are we.
Bowral is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia approximately 130 Kilometres. south of Sydney. It is situated in a cool climate area, 700 metres above sea level