Students aren't the only ones who want to learn more about sustainability. Mantis offers workshops for community members of all ages. These workshops are generally excellent introductions and a good starting point for your DIY projects. Of course, if you already have a project in motion and need help or advice, please let us know. We are always happy to help!

All our workshops last from 1 to 3 hours and can take place in one or two sessions. If you are interested in organizing one of our workshops for your community group, we would be happy to discuss it with  you.

Explore the workshops below and contact us at any time for more information or to book your workshop

Community workshops

Introduction to Solar energy - building a small 12 v system

Ever wanted to install a small Solar PV system but don’t know where to start ? Join us to see how you can use solar energy for a variety of small projects at home. This workshop will demonstrate the components you need to install your own system with hands on examples and explanations. We will explore the many applications direct solar installations as well as of a simple a simple 12V system with battery storage and an inverter.

introduction to solar energy - build a usb solar panel

Interested in solar energy and looking to learn a little more. Do you want to learn something practical and finish the day with a fun new gadget? Sign up today for ‘Solar energy - build a USB solar panel’. During this workshop, you will learn the very basics of solar energy as well as electronic soldering, plus you will build a 5V panel to charge your cell phone or power bank so you have solar energy at night. Space is limited so sign up today.

Introduction to wind turbine

Participants explore wind energy in a practical way, its history, the use of wind turbines and the installation of a small wind turbine. By completing this workshop, you will have the basic knowledge to install your own small wind turbine.


Introduction TO hydroponics

The fall is around the corner and its time to start thinkin of how to keep that garden going. Why not start gardening indoors now? Join us for this first step in hydroponics at home. We will discuss the set-up and maintenance of a small and affordable hydroponics system deisgned for an apartment. This workshop is a great launching point to explore the lighting, growth medium, and nutrient requirements of any hydroponics system.

Introduction to aquaponics

This mixture of aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics brings benefits to both techniques. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to build a basic aquaponic system in which they can grow ornamental plants or vegetables and herbs while enjoying the beauty of aquarium fish.

INtroduction to green walls

Interested in building a green wall but not sure how to get started? During this workshop you'll learn all that you need to build your first green wall inside or outside. We'll be installing a small green wall as a demonstration so you'll have the chance to see all the steps and changes you'll have to make for a beautiful living wall. As in our other workshops this one is practical so you'll get a chance to help out too.