marsh mender

We aspire to be a self-sufficient community run enterprise supported by strong leadership and community partnership to encourage a circular economy.

Our Mini-Thingery, The Marsh Lender, is a library with a small number of big items available to borrow for a minimal membership cost.

The Marsh Lender – Mini-Thingery is a community-run, membership funded  component of The Marsh Mender Hub at Darley Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre.

Our goal is to promote circular economy and the sharing of resources within the community. Whether you are into DIY, gardening and repair projects we  providing tools, resources, and a forum for the sharing of knowledge and expertise.

In order to make a reservation or borrow tools, you need an annual membership. There’s no cost for individual tool borrowing once you’re a member.

Annual Membership $40

Extra household member $10

(only people listed on the membership can use the items borrowed. Please read the full terms and conditions here)

Browse our ever growing list of items here

Book your item and select to pick up 

Wednesdays 9-3pm

At our monthly Marsh Mender Repair Cafe – see here for 2024 dates

 

Sign up as a New Member or Login to Your Account

 

Questions? Give us a call at 53674390 during our opening hours, or send us an email anytime.

Everyone behind the scenes at BTL is a volunteer, from the president to the desk staff and everyone in between. Want to help? We’d love to have you on board. Fill out our volunteer form here, or come in and have a chat.

NEXT REPAIR CAFE SESSION:

SUNDAY 22nd October 10am – 12noon

Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre: 33 Jonathan Drive

Selection of volunteer menders: Sewing, Household Items, Bike punctures

Visitors need to supply parts, if required
While we can’t repair everything, we can always give advice.
Cost: volunteers compete the repairs for free, however donations are appreciated to cover our costs.

SPECIAL GUESTS – THE PRECYCLE PANTRY

Precycle Pantry is a zero-waste grocery shop on wheels. We help people stock up their household essentials without the unnecessary waste by booking Pablo our Van to visit their homes or communities and using their own empty containers and bottles to fill up. Follow Precycle Pantry here

WHAT IS A REPAIR CAFE?

A Repair Café brings together local volunteer ‘menders’ to repair items that might otherwise be prematurely discarded into landfill.

If you are keen to volunteer as a mender or helper JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP at https://bit.ly/Mendersfb

or email marshmender@gmail.com

FUTURE MONTHLY EVENTS

SATURDAY 25th NOVEMBER 2023

Love the Marsh, Hate waste?
You might be a Marsh Mender!

GET INVOLVED

MEND – volunteer your skills to repair items www.bit.ly/Mendersfb

DEFEND – support and sponsor the project marshmender@gmail.com

ATTEND – come along to our monthly Marsh Mender sessions and our workshops

or drop off collection items Mon-Fri 9-3

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK 

Join our Marsh Mender Facebook group to learn more

phone 53674390 email info@dnhlc.org.au

sustainability victoria

This project is supported by the Circular Economy Communities Fund. The Fund is delivered by Sustainability Victoria under the Victorian Government’s circular economy plan, Recycling Victoria: a new economy.

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