Edible Gardening

Sunday 14 April - Sunday 26 May
2pm - 4pm

Green Bay Community House, 1 Barron Drive Gren Bay

Develop Foodscaping skills, and get into some edible gardening?

A  series of workshops at the Green Bay Community House in a relaxed, hands-on interactive style:

- Composting, worm farming, managing green waste on a home scale

- Designing a garden to grow food throughout the year

- Options for herbs and companion plants that are edible and/or useful in composting

- Growing your own food from seed: making seed-raising mix, potting mix, garden mix

- Some basic Biodynamic practices to incorporate in a home/school/work garden setting.

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Wild Child - Love Our Nature

Thursday 2 - Wednesday 29 May
9.30am - 2.30pm

Murphys Reserve, Flat bush

"Wild Child – Love Our Nature" is a FREE tailor-made programme designed to give confidence to Mums, Dads, grandparents and caregivers to explore their parks, connect with nature and create a sense of kaitiakitanga (trust) in our children.

Join Community Park Rangers and Craft-lab Nature School at Murphy’s Reserve Flat Bush for a hands-on nature experience that will sow the seed in connecting our children with nature.

Every day brings a new nature experience: wild wanders, weaving, bug hunts, nature art, love our native trees, pests or pals, hut building, tracking tunnels, weta & bug hotels and camp cooking are some of the awesome adventures we will have.

This programme is designed for families with children aged 2 years to 6-year olds. This entire programme is run outdoors in the park; children will need to be dressed for the elements - a full gear list and programme overview will be provided when booking.

Bookings are essential, and numbers are limited - 30 people per session.

To book email glenn.browne@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

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A Creative Dining event

Thursday 2 May - Thursday 20 June
5.30pm - 8pm

Midnight Baker, 218 Dominion Road , Mt Eden

A pop up creative dining experience using locally grown and wild food

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Cycle and Recycle Wednesdays

Wednesday 8 May - Wednesday 19 June
2.30pm - 4.30pm

1909-1949 Great North Rd, Avondale

Join EcoMatters every Wednesday 2.30-4.30pm for Cycle and Recycle goodness at the old 3 Guys site, 1909-1949 Great North Road at the Avondale Town Centre.

CYCLE: ECOMATTERS BIKE FIX

Got a bike that’s not working right? Bring it to the free EcoMatters Bike Fix Drop-in Session by the pump track! Get tips and tricks on maintaining your bike and pick up free cycling maps. Hop on our BMX bikes and give the pump track a go, or try out our novelty bikes.

Bike donations welcome. Donated bikes are restored and made available again to the community at a low cost. This helps to fund the EcoMatters Bike Hubs' free services.

RECYCLE: CASH FOR TRASH

We're bringing back the 'cash for trash' bottle deposits. Bring us your plastic, glass bottles and aluminium cans, and we'll give you 20c for each beverage container - it's one less bit of rubbish on our streets and in our waterways! (Limited to 80 items per person.)

AND MORE...

We'll have eco-experts here to provide free advice and goodies each week, so keep an eye on our event updates for what's coming up.

Starting 8 May 2019 and running til July. Thank you to Panuku Development Auckland for supporting Cycle and Recycle Wednesdays.

Note: Cycle and Recycle Wednesdays will not go ahead on rainy days.

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Gardening for appartments

Saturday 11 May - Saturday 1 June
10am - 4pm

42 Wellesley St W, Auckland Central

This month  Blue Borage  will lead three workshops over three Saturdays in May. Each session will run for an hour from 10-11am, 11-12pm, 12-1pm.

Katrina will share her knowledge and practical tips with us about cultivating our own fertility from our food scraps. The compost created can feed indoor plants as well as being used for growing healthy vibrant microgreens and feeding edible flowers and herbs on balconies, that brighten and benefit our meals as well as our pollinators.

Our inner city is starting to host many hives, with bees flying up to 3km to find flowers to feed from and each hive needing 1 billon flowers a year to survive.

This workshop focuses on two different types of worm farming. It will discuss how using the worm castings and making compost teas/plant food can add microbes and extra nutrients to your plants and soil.

The second one will focus on growing microgreens and wheatgrass and making your own seed raising mix to grow them in.

The third workshop will focus on edible flowers and herbs that can grow all year round to brighten up your dishes and help feed your local pollinators

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Cycle and Recycle Wednesdays (1)

Wednesday 15 May - Wednesday 10 July

1909-1949 Great North Road at the Avondale Town Centre

Join EcoMatters every Wednesday 2.30-4.30pm for Cycle and Recycle goodness at the old 3 Guys site, 1909-1949 Great North Road at the Avondale Town Centre.

CYCLE: ECOMATTERS BIKE FIX

Got a bike that’s not working right? Bring it to the free EcoMatters Bike Fix Drop-in Session by the pump track! Get tips and tricks on maintaining your bike and pick up free cycling maps. Hop on our BMX bikes and give the pump track a go, or try out our novelty bikes.

Bike donations welcome. Donated bikes are restored and made available again to the community at a low cost. This helps to fund the EcoMatters Bike Hub's free services.

RECYCLE: CASH FOR TRASH

We're bringing back the 'cash for trash' bottle deposits. Bring us your plastic, glass bottles and aluminium cans, and we'll give you 20c for each beverage container - it's one less bit of rubbish on our streets and in our waterways! (Limited to 80 items per person.)

AND MORE...

We'll have eco-experts here to provide free advice and goodies each week, so keep an eye on our event updates for what's coming up.

Starting 8 May 2019 and running til July. Thank you to Panuku Development Auckland for supporting Cycle and Recycle Wednesdays.

Note: Cycle and Recycle Wednesdays will not go ahead on rainy days.

 

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The Auckland Climate Challenge Conference

Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 May
9am - 4pm

The University of Auckland

Care about the future of Aotearoa? Want to make a difference in your community? Want to develop your leadership skills and meet your passionate peers? Then we want you!

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Edible Landscape Design

Saturday 25 May
10am - 12pm

17 Lauderdale Road

Need help designing your garden? This workshop is for you.

Here we will draw on permaculture principles to support your journey in edible landscape design. Come prepared with a photo or hand-drawn map of your urban site, with north clearly marked, and, a list of edible species you are considering. Zones, sectors, microclimate, shelter, plus edible plant and tree species will be covered, with time allocated for you to produce a concept design.
 

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