Earth Lab Working Bee - Sunday 25th June, 2pm


When: 2pm, Sunday 25th June
Where: The Earth Lab - 235 Haven Road, Stepneyville, Nelson 7010

Those that have been down to the Earth Lab will know that the area around it is not looking great (although 'The Lab' now has a new pallet in-front of the doors replacing the broken ones, and it even has a mat).

While this fits with a dystopian theme, at last Sunday’s meetup the suggestion was made that it would be useful to have another visit to the container and at the same time we could have a working bee to tidy up. In addition, in one section there have been a few vegetable patches in the past and it would be good to revive those and get them ready for Spring.

If you are free, please join us on Sunday from 2pm ready to roll up your sleeves. Bring gloves, good footwear and garden tools if you have them.


Sunday Hangout - 18/06/23 - 5:30pm @123A Bridge St.


It's been almost two weeks since our last meetup (unfortunately Covid threw a bit of a spanner in the works) so while it's very last minute I thought it would be good to have a get together this evening and perhaps plan for another one in the week some time to keep the momentum going.

Given that we will soon have 18 sheets of plywood to work with (Materials) I'm keen to brainstorm the best way to use it to fit out the internal of the container taking into account the ideas so far.

I'm also keen to keep some elements of the original concept - a 'quirky laboratory' into which project will be incorporated? How will the infrastructure required; power, water, light etc. be incorporated? How do we make the internal space as flexible as possible to incorporate a wide range of projects that will change over time?

Happy to put on a short film if anybody has any suggestions - if any children are coming you get first choice.

Very informal, come along and hang out - bring snacks/drinks to share if you can.

Earth Lab Meetup at The Arcade


3pm Monday 5th June, 123C Bridge Street, Nelson (Downstairs from The Studio)

Join us for an informal fun get together at the mini retro arcade to round off the long weekend. A chance to introduce new people to the project (feel free to bring a friend) and share your ideas/designs for the project or just play.

Brings drinks/snacks to share if you can but otherwise just come along.

Everybody is welcome- if you're new to the project come and see what it's all about.

The Arcade

Film and Brainstorming Session #2


5pm Sunday 21st May, The Studio, 123A Bridge Street, Nelson

Join us this Sunday for another film and our second brainstorming, building on previous discussions and ideas generated so far. Come along for the film, the brainstorming session or both. The film will start at 5pm and we'll then have a group discussion from around 6:30pm. Feel free to suggest a film and bring snacks to share if you can.

Earth Lab Visit and Logo Painting


This Sunday 14th May, 2:30pm, 235 Haven Road, Stepneyville

Now that it looks like we have a few days of dry weather it's a good time to go and visit the Earth Lab container to at least paint the Earth Lab logo on the side and make our mark. This will hopefully be a good photo opportunity to promote the project. The container is not pretty, but we'll hopefully change that over the year.

If you have spare leftover outdoors paint suitable for painting the logo on the container please bring it down. Early tomorrow night (Friday) the plan is to go down with a projector/laser system when it's dark enough to mark out a rough layout if anybody wants to come down and help do that.

Logo Painting