Old Time Skills Lunch

Community Exchange Network Tasmania (CENTs) will showcase the old time skills and services available to the Burnie and northwest community where we trade without money.  CENTs has 350 members on the northwest coast and we love creating, re-using, repairing and being environmentally friendly.

Old time skills, including knitting, carpentry, dressmaking, candle making, spinning and handyman work, are so needed to live more self sufficiently and in greater harmony with nature – we invite you to meet some of our Makers and Repairers, and to consider offering your Old Time Skills on CENTs.

Join us for a shared lunch (bring a plate) talks and CENTs trading at Burnie Community House.

For more information contact Diana on 0456358083

THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT as part of Burnie Shines 2018


Spring Plantings Trading Dinner








Spring is around the corner and we are celebrating this special time of year with a spring themed trading dinner. BYO spring plants and other wares to trade and a plate to share for dinner. End winter on a fresh note with new and exciting colours to add to your garden.
This is a FREE community event.



Plastic Free July Challenge – West Coast


Join us for some inspiration and fantastic ideas to help you on your way to the Plastic Free July Challenge. Let’s share a meal (bring a plate), swap ideas about how to de-plastic your life and do some CENTs trading while we’re at it. Bring along your goods for trading.
This is a FREE community event
Check out www.cent.net.au to learn how you can trade your goods, services and skills without money.

Christmas Party – Launceston sub branch




Come and bring all your best trading wares to the Launceston Area Christmas Party!

Starts 12 Noon

Baked potatoes in the kiln
Beadmaking demonstration and have a go yourself!
Tables set up for your wares
Kids games area out the front
Chalk art
All welcome and bring a plate to share

Saturday 16th of December 12-3pm

859 Hobart Road


(the old Quonset Hut)

Pete and Annes Studio

Glass Manifesto

RSVP (please!) anne.beilaufig@gmail.com

See you there

Christmas Party – Penguin (NW Coast sub branches)











Join us for the final event of the year. Bring your Christmas cheer and items to trade especially items suitable for Christmas or get making to create some amazing Christmas gifts.  Traders are always on the look out for gifts for family at friends so there is always a flurry of activity. Bring a plate to share for lunch for our community meal.

Edible Natives with Bruce French – Burnie

Food Plants International was formally established in 1999, but its origins go back to the 1970’s. Bruce French, founder of FPI, was living in Papua New Guinea at the time and noticed that many villagers suffered disease and malnutrition, often while surrounded by nutritious food plants.

Hear from Bruce on the abundance of native edibles available and grown in Tasmania.


Bring your goods to trade with others and also a plate to share for lunch

Wynyard Sub Branch – A Celebration of Food

Since resigning from a position as a senior research officer with the Tasmanian Agricultural Department, Dr Stevenson has worked from home developing and managing Landcare projects, inspecting organic farms for certification, consulting on soil capability, and selling dung beetles and pasture earthworms.

THE author of Ruminations of a Poo-ologist: Dung Beetles in Tasmania and his latest offering, Earthworms in Tasmanian Agriculture joins us for an intimate conversation about organic gardening over a shared lunch as we enjoy a Celebration of Food.

CENTs trading will be a feature of the day so bring along your goods or services to trade with others without money. You do not have to be a member of CENTs to buy goods at this event.

Bring a plate/dish to share for our celebration of food from all around the world – a multicultural feast! Tell us the origins of your dish.

*Photo courtesy of www.theadvocate.com.au