Kokedama (Japanese Moss Ball) Workshop | Illawarra

Unfortunately this activity is not going ahead. You can find other crafty activities in the Illawarra area, such as Resin Jewellery Making Workshop, Introduction to Macrame and Coil Basket Making. Please email activities@fortemaustralia.org.au to register your interest for future activities, or sign up to our monthly Fortem Connect newsletter to stay up to date with Fortem activities.


An exciting opportunity for first responder families from the Illawarra area to learn how to make kokedama, which are Japanese moss balls in which an ornamental plant grows. In this 2-hour workshop, you will be instructed in how to create a Japanese moss ball and help you bind a beautiful plant into a stunning kokedama. You will create 1 large and 1 mini kokedama, plus get some simple tips to keep it green and lush at home. Make one for you and one for a friend as a gift!

Not only will this Fortem activity give you an opportunity to bond with your family and connect with other local first responder families, crafting and learning a new skill is great for your mental fitness. It can help improve self-esteem and contribution to self-identity through mental and physical stimulation provided by working on crafting project. Crafting can be a mindful activity, allowing you to be ‘in the moment’ while creating your project and achieving a sense of accomplishment. Crafting can help reduce anxiety, improve mood, and increase happiness, all of which can help fight depression.

This activity is free for first responders (eligibility here). The classes are suitable for adults and children 15 years and over. This workshop includes all tools and materials that you will need to create the Kokedama. This workshop is beginner level. All skill levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Please wear closed in shoes. Fortem is currently monitoring COVID guidelines closely and may reschedule this event and notify participants accordingly.

This is a small group activity with limited numbers. Register now to secure your place. Note registration is not confirmed until Fortem sends a confirmation email. Restrictions apply in line with current COVID regulations.


Dec 12 2020


9:00 am - 11:00 am


No Cost


Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia


Fortem Australia Activities Team