January 2015

LGSA Environment Awards 2014

PDMS were requested to make LGSA Environment Awards 2014 picture frames.

Finished product

Finished product

Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc. were asked by the Local Government and Shires Association to produce some 64 picture frames to house the Excellence in Environment Award certificates. The Frames had to be made out of recycled materials, glazed from recycled or seconds glass, and made to look old but New!!!! A simple brief……

Our men at work ...

Our men at work …

Men at the shed combined their skills to recycle some off-cuts of marine plywood, glued them together to make the thickness required, edged the frames on a router and sanded the rough timber to eliminate splinters but not the rustic look. The frames were then put under a “blow torch” to create a weathered look. Then some lacquer to seal them. Backing boards were chamfered and the certificates mounted ready for final presentation to the lucky winners.

Proud certifcate winners ....

Proud certifcate winners ….

Certificates were presented to winners at a ceremony of the 2nd December 2014 in Sydney.

For more details go HERE.


Permaculture Design Certificate scholarship

Permaculture Design Certificate scholarship

PDMSInc has a very close relationship with Parramatta City Council, especially in recycling of materials and self sufficiency. As such we would like to make all our friends aware of a scholarship opportunity offered by the council.

Vege garden   If you are interested in obtaining a certificate in Permaculture Design then this will be for you.

However the offer closes shortly (2nd February 2015).

   Please see the FLYER HERE

GRILL’D Parramatta and PDMSInc

GRILL’d Parramatta and PDMSInc

Great news! We’ve been nominated to participate in the Grill’d Local Matters donation program at Grill’d Parramatta this month.

Every month, Grill’d donates $500 to local groups and asks their customers to decide who the money goes to.
When customers buy a burger, they will receive a token to put into one of 3 jars representing different groups. Whoever has the most tokens at the end of the month receives $300. The other two groups receive $100 each.
To do your bit to help our cause, spread the word and head on down to Grill’d Parramatta located at
310 Church Street Parramatta NSW 2150

So if you are eating out in Parramatta this month support PDMSInc by visiting GRILL’D in

Church Street Parramatta and put your token/s in the PDMSInc JAR ……..