工作坊的30個名額很快便報名額滿，我們也在課程的前一天長途跋涉抵達蘭嶼，進行材料清點的工作。晚上落腳旅社後我們便拿出從台灣帶來的新鮮蔬果食材 – 由於蘭嶼用餐費用偏高加上淡季期間島上餐廳多數休業，我們於工作坊以外的時間也為參與工作的大朋友們料理準備蔬食餐點。臺灣嚮光協會是臺灣第一個希望透過富含創意的課程以達致充權，並且藉由內容豐富的活動以推廣蔬食餐飲的非營利機構。
午休餐點我們供應了新鮮水果和由贊助夥伴提供的椰香RUNIVORE奇亞籽布丁。大多數學員都是第一次品嚐奇亞籽布丁也都立刻愛上它的味道 – 我們於是承諾四月時會再帶著布丁回到島上。
老師 Teacher：廖俊彥 (與木．生活．家)
攝影師 Photographer：Haichen Hsu
大朋友 Big Friends：Joanna Chou,Haichen Hsu
廚師 Chef：Haichen Hsu, Joanna Chou
贊助者 Sponsors: 台東縣政府, 佳欣 Jia-Xin, Rachel Huang 黃子娟, Hiro Liao, 廖國宏
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This was one of the first woodcraft workshops where we had to be responsible for supplying the materials, a lesson in itself as we spent weeks trying to grasp the terminology and differences between types of wood.
We take feedback and learned during our last trip to Lanyu the women signaled an interest in woodwork; and we also hoped that they could create frames for their own art which would be so much more empowering. Fortunately we had a craftsman contact us and in the weeks leading up to the date, worked to piece together this special workshop. We had to ship almost 200KG worth of wood and materials to the island in advance, crossing our fingers
The 30 spots available for signup quickly filled up and after a long travel day, we arrived at Lanyu to make sure all the materials we sent arrived. We settled down at night unpacking the fresh fruits and plant-based foodstuffs we had brought – Bright Side Projects is Taiwan’s first non profit association to concurrently promote empowerment through creation and plant–based foods through content rich activities. With most restaurants closed during low season in addition to the high cost of meals on Lanyu, we cook and provide plant-based meals for our Big Friends in addition our workshops.
That morning we got off to a later start than anticipated but everyone was very eager to listen and learn the fundamentals of woodcraft starting off with sketching and measuring. They could select one of three types of wooden frames to make. By the end, with all the sawing and sanding, most went past the time limit and stayed well ‘after class’ but completed frames that were amazing. For all the sweat and tears, it was completely worthwhile! It was also a treat to see people using the frames immediately after the workshop in their homes or market stalls!
Lunch break consisted of fresh fruits and coconut chia pudding sponsored by our good friends RUNIVORE. Many have never had coconut chia pudding before and became fans of the treat – something we’ll be sure to bring back our next trip in April.
This workshop was our first time to utilize our blackboard paint wooden name tags in an effort to cut down on the waste of sticker labels. There is room for improvement but we look forward to the challenge.