Kaipatiki Project will be coordinating this month long series of sustainability themed events in conjunction with our ‘westie besties’ EcoMatters over the period 17 March – 15 April 2018.

See below for a full list of the events happening for EcoFest North. Please click on the event for more information on that event.

Date Event
17 Mar Birkdale Beach Haven DIY Fiesta
When Sat, 17 March. 9am - 12 Midday.
Where Birkdale Community House, 134 Birkdale Road, Birkdale, Auckland
Cost Free
Bookings See available workshops here Book online.
Contact Carla Van Walen
Birkdale Beach Haven Community Project Inc
Carla at Beach Haven House 09 483 9942

See, share and experience the art of living more sustainably.  With workshops, demonstrations and activities for the kids. Please visit click here to see all available workshops.

17 Mar Kefir and Kombucha Workshop
When Sat, 17 March. 10-12midday.
Where Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $40
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Julie Craig
Oak and Thistle
09 948 2437
[email protected]

Learning the art of successfully keeping a healthy Kombucha Scoby and water Kefir grains is the very beginning of a life transforming attitude towards a healthy gut. In this in-depth class you will learn how to make these delicious and nutritious foods. A choice of either Kombucha Scoby or Water Kefir Grains, which I have specifically bred up for you from my own kitchen, will be available to take home.

17 Mar Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee Kaipatiki
When Sat, 17 March. 10am-130pm.
Where Bayview Community Centre
Cost Free
Bookings Email to register :   [email protected]
Contact Tracy Jeffery
Boomerang Bags Kaipatiki
021 063 7020
[email protected]

Please come along to a Boomerang Bags Kaipatiki Sewing Bee. Everyone is welcome. You don’t need any sewing skills; we will show you what to do. You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine, but we will have spare machines you can use. We have ironing jobs, pinning jobs, cutting jobs, and lots and lots of sewing!  You are welcome to take a few bags home from the sewing bee to share with your community.  We couldn’t do this without you!   Boomerang Bags – Making a difference, one bag at a time…

17 Mar Preserving workshop & demonstration
When Sat, 17 March. 9.30am - 11.30am.
Where Marlborough Park Hall, 13 Chartwell Avenue, Glenfield
Cost $10
Bookings Email Di Celliers on: [email protected] for details on how to register.
Contact Di Celliers
021-2289020
[email protected]

We will demonstrate how to bottle fruit and make jam and chutney.

17 Mar Fermenting Workshop (Albany)
When Sat, 17 March. 12 - 2pm.
Where Albany Community Hub, 575A Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632 
Cost $50 (includes snacks)
Bookings Book online.
Contact Erin Sanders
Hungry for raw
027 522 5325
[email protected]

This will be an interactive workshop run by Erin Sanders of Hungry For Raw. You will learn to make (vegan) kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. We’ll also learn about bokashi – a great small fermenting composting system!
You’ll leave the workshop with a jar of kraut and kimchi that you’ve made yourself, and a kombucha starter to make your own brews at home! Light snacks provided.
See Auckland Ferments Facebook page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/Auckland-Ferments-1357774284351586/

17 Mar Hatha Yoga Class – incl a locally sourced plan-based feast
When Sat, 17 March. 4pm - 8pm.
Where Albany Community Hub, 575A Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632 
Cost $30
Bookings Book online.
Contact Erin Sanders
027 522 5325
[email protected]

Join us for an evening of amazing plant-based food provided by locals Erin and Jessie from Hungry For Raw, and a soothing yet awakening yoga class by Nic from Ora Yoga ॐ.
Enjoy locally-sourced, fresh, seasonal and spray-free vegetables and our house specials – vegan kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. The food will be gluten-free, though please let us know of any allergies in advance so we can cater to them.
BYO yoga mats and empty stomachs! See Hungry for Raw Facebook page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HungryForRaw/events/

17 Mar Fermenting workshop
When Sat, 17 March. 12-2pm.
Where "Albany Community Hub, 575A Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632 "
Cost $50 including snacks
Bookings Book online.
Contact Erin Sanders
027 522 5325
[email protected]

“This will be an interactive workshop run by Erin Sanders of Hungry For Raw. You will learn to make (vegan) kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. We’ll also learn about bokashi – a great small fermenting composting system!
You’ll leave the workshop with a jar of kraut and kimchi that you’ve made yourself, and a kombucha starter to make your own brews at home! Light snacks provided.
See Auckland Ferments Facebook page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/Auckland-Ferments-1357774284351586/

17 Mar Hatha yoga class with a locally sourced plant-based feast
When Sat, 17 March. 4-8pm.
Where "Albany Community Hub, 575A Albany Highway, Albany, Auckland 0632 "
Cost $30
Bookings Book online.
Contact Erin Sanders
027 522 5325
[email protected]

“Join us for an evening of amazing plant-based food provided by locals Erin and Jessie from Hungry For Raw, and a soothing yet awakening yoga class by Nic from Ora Yoga ॐ.
Enjoy locally-sourced, fresh, seasonal and spray-free vegetables and our house specials – vegan kimchi, sauerkraut and kombucha. The food will be gluten-free, though please let us know of any allergies in advance so we can cater to them.
BYO yoga mats and empty stomachs!  See Hungry for Raw Facebook page for further details: https://www.facebook.com/pg/HungryForRaw/events/

17 Mar Celebrating North Shore Community Involvement 
When Sat, 17 March. 9-1pm.
Where Birkdale Community House, 134 Birkdale Road, Birkdale
Bookings Book online.
Contact Berenice Langson
 021 244 0793
 [email protected]

“You can help create life-changing experiences through volunteering in your community!
Join IHC New Zealand and other local community organisations as we discuss our
environment, volunteering, veggie gardens and other opportunities for how you can get
involved locally in your community.
Information presentations from 9am, nibbles and networking from 12 noon. ONLY 60 seats available. “

18 Mar
- 8 Apr
Open Days at the Ngataringa Organic Garden
When Sun, 18 March - Sun, 8 April
Where  4/27 Lake Road, Devonport.
Cost Free
Bookings Email [email protected]
Contact Chas Burgess
[email protected]

An opportunity to visit & soak up the Ngataringa Organic Garden’s tranquil surroundings. ‘NOG’ (as we affectionately abbreviate) is a friendly, welcoming place to be, run entirely by volunteers. NOG is a place where one can learn about organic gardening practices or simply have a chinwag & a cup of tea with a bunch of good sorts.  Eva Scherer will also host a one hour workshop for kids at 11 am on ‘Plantain –a  magic  remedy for bee stings’.

18 March, 25 March, 01 April & 08 April

18 Mar Guided Bike Ride – Northcote to Devonport Return
When Sun, 18 March. 8am - 12pm.
Where Meeting in, and returning to, the square outside Northcote Library: 2 Ernie Mays St, Northcote, Auckland 0627
Cost Free
Bookings No bookings required
Contact Duncan Laidlaw
0800 023 862
[email protected]

This guided bike ride is aimed for people who ride currently and will cover connecting into and using the Devonport Green Route from Northcote.  More details (including what to bring) are available from our website: http://www.bikekaipatiki.nz

18 Mar Natural Bathroom Products
When Sun, 18 March. 2-4pm.
Where KP Centre
Cost $60
Bookings Book online.
Contact Julie.Craig
Kaipatiki Project
021 948 241
[email protected]

“Learn how to make Fresh, Allergy Free and Non-Toxic, Pure Bathroom Products. This is a hands on class that will leave you feeling very nurtured and satisfied that you will be able to produce excellent, healthy products for your family’s health. Not to be missed!
You will learn how to make:
-Infused Vinegars for cosmetic use
-Deodorant – In a jar and in stick form
-Toothpaste
-Shampoo bar
-Shaving Cream
-Eyelash Serum
-Face mask
-Face Scrub
-Healing Lip Balm

19 Mar
- 9 Apr
Community Eats
When Mon, 19 March - Mon, 9 April
Where Beach Haven Community House, 130 Beach Haven Road, Beach Haven
Cost Free
Contact Carla Van Walen or Kari-Lee
Birkdale Beach Haven Project Inc
Carla at Beach Haven House (09 483 9942) or Kari-lee (021 746 588).

Unifying people with sustainable living and sharing food.  Food boxes supplied on ‘first in first served basis’ with one box per family. This is to give all the communtiy the chance to receive support. Registration essential.  Collection time is 3pm to 5pm Beach Haven House on Mondays.

19 Mar
- 12 Apr
Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee Albany
When Mon, 19 March - Thu, 12 April
Where Albany House 575 Albany Highway, Albany Village.
Cost Free
Bookings Email: [email protected]
Contact Laure Romanetti
Boomerang Bags Albany
022 4188 199
 [email protected]

Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.  Volunteers are needed to help with cutting materials, pinning, ironing, stamping and sewing.  All ages welcome and no experience required.

19-22-26-29 March and 2-5-9-12 April

Mondays 10:30 – 12:30 and Thursdays 12:30 – 02:30 pm

21 Mar Kaitahi Bayswater – Community Dinner
When Wed, 21 March. 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Where The Belmont Park Bowling Club, 46 Roberts Ave, Bayswater.
Cost Free
Bookings Book via Stephen at: [email protected]
Contact Stephen McLuckie
[email protected]

Kaitahi is a community dining initiative that is all about bringing people together locally to share a meal made from rescued food. If you’d like to come early and help in the kitchen or stick around and help tidy up, we would love extra pairs of hands, we’re always on the lookout for volunteers! Most of the food is being supplied by our wonderful friends at KiwiHarvest, a food rescue organization that collects good food before it goes to waste and distributes it to community organizations. This local initiative is supported by the Bayswater Community Committee, The Little Village Grocer, Devonport Peninsula Trust and Shore to Thrive.

21 Mar Bush Restoration
When Wed, 21 March. 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
Where Beach Haven Community House
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings not required
Contact Ian Grant or Elizabeth Collins
021 755-667 or 09 483 9167
[email protected]

Friends of Shepherd’s Park do a huge and essential job of weeding, planting and bush restoration.

21 Mar Friends of Shepherds Park
When Wed, 21 March. 7.30 - 9.30pm.
Where BeachHaven Community Centre
Cost Free
Contact Ian Grant
Friends of Shepherds Park
021 755 667
[email protected]

Friends of Shepherd’s Park do a huge and essential job of weeding, planting and bush restoration.

21 Mar An Electric Evening – Free Ebike rides and chats from the E-Bike Experts
When Wed, 21 March. 6-8pm.
Where Enjoy a free ebike experience on the quiet evening roads of beautiful Devonport. Have your questions answered and come away with a new-found love and knowledge of the modern ebike phenomenon.
Cost Free
Bookings Book online.
Contact Jonno Leonard
09 445 69 69
[email protected]

Enjoy a free ebike experience on the quiet evening roads of beautiful Devonport. Have your questions answered and come away with a new-found love and knowledge of the modern ebike phenomenon.

22 Mar Fermentation – Vegetables and Dairy (Matakana)
When Thu, 22 March. 2pm - 4pm.
Where Matakana Village Hall, 43 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana
Cost $85
Contact Trish Allen
021 203 4510
[email protected]

In this practical workshop you will learn the principles of making fermented foods in your own kitchen.  Learn how to make classic sauerkraut and other vegetable ferments.  See and taste the possibilities and get inspired!  Get your head around the magic of scobys like Kombucha and grains for Kefir (and take starters home).  Learn how to make simple, tasty traditional cheeses.

22 Mar Love Food Hate Waste
When Thu, 22 March. 6pm - 8pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free
Bookings Book online.
Contact Tori Christie
021 0821 7669
[email protected]

Come and learn about New Zealand’s food waste crisis, how to store food correctly, and save money by avoiding waste. Then enjoy a movie, and mix and mingle while enjoying ‘leftover inspired’ food and drinks!

22 Mar Love Food Hate Waste Workshop
When Thu, 22 March. 6-8pm.
Where KP Centre
Cost Free
Contact Tori Christie
021  0821 7669
[email protected]

Come and learn about New Zealand’s food waste crisis, how to store food correctly, and save money by avoiding waste.  Then enjoy a movie, and mix and mingle while enjoying ‘left over inspired’ food and drinks! .

23
- 25 Mar
Voices of Sacred Earth Festival 2018
When Fri, 23 - Sun, 25 March
Where Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane Auckland, 0632
Cost Prices vary depending on option selected (e.g. Single day, weekend and accommodation passes available).
Bookings Book online.
Contact Alyse Young

This Eco-Festival provides the opportunity to promote awareness of new sustainable ways to enhance our natural home spaces, neighbourhoods, environment and our beautiful Earth, through beautifying recycling, respect and mindfulness, and connective caring through communities. A collective collaboration for a harmonious and unified Planet, starting in our own backyard. Be informed, entertained, reflective, creative, and inspired!

24 Mar Kaipatiki Eco Fun Day
When Sat, 24 March. 10-2pm.
Where Eskdale Reserve, Birkdale
Cost Free
Contact Kaipatiki Project
09 482 1172
[email protected]

The Kaipatiki Eco Fun Day is a fantastic, family event which aims to inform, encourage and inspire the community on how to care for their local environment and live more sustainably.

There will be information stalls promoting local environmental and community groups, guided bush walks, Kaipatiki Centre tours, kids activities and competitions.

Please bring some cash as there will be a mini-market with vendors selling sustainably produced goods, and a selection of food stalls and trucks with delicious, wholesome food and beverages.  Alternatively, you are welcome to pack your own picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the Lauderdale Reserve.  There will also be live music and entertainment for kids of all ages, with free face painting, circus workshops and giant bubble fun!

24 Mar Composting Workshop for Mandarin Speakers
When Sat, 24 March. 9.30am-12.30midday.
Where Takapuna War Memorial Hall
Cost Free
Bookings Please call answer phone: (09) 303-0633.  Leave your name, phone number, number of people attending and date of workshop.
Contact Estella Lee
Chinese Conservation Education Trust and Compost Collective
0274 918 151

This is a 2-hour workshop that offers you a basic introduction to the 3 different types of composting systems.  These are traditional composting bins, worm farms, and Bokashi buckets.  After attending the workshop you will be sent a $40.00 discount code via email, that you can use to purchase any one of the 3 systems.

24 Mar Kids Found Object Orchestra
When Sat, 24 March. 4pm - 6pm.
Where The Make Room Studio, Lake House Art Centre, 37 Fred Thomas Drive , Takapuna.
Cost $25
Bookings Email [email protected] or text  021 213 0213.
Contact Cath O'Brien
021 213 0213
[email protected]

Hunter-gatherer Cath O’Brien will curate a selection of interesting found objects, recycled materials and basic tools for you to to create your own instrument.  We will then come together as a group and create sound/music with the instruments.  Stefan Neville will help to amplify & extend your instruments with microphones & effects to create an amazing soundscape.  A digital recording of the event will be sent to you afterwards. Ages 7 – 12yrs. Maximum 10 participants.

24 Mar Fermentation – Vegetables and Dairy (Matakana)
When Sat, 24 March. 9am - 4pm (1 hr lunch break).
Where Matakana Village Hall, 43 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana
Cost $85 (includes morning and afternoon tea)
Bookings Book online.
Contact Trish Allen
021 203 4510
[email protected]

In this practical workshop you will learn the principles of making fermented foods in your own kitchen.  Learn how to make classic sauerkraut and other vegetable ferments.  See and taste the possibilities and get inspired!  Get your head around the magic of scobys like Kombucha and grains for Kefir (and take starters home).  Learn how to make simple, tasty traditional cheeses.

24 Mar Pest Free Kaipātiki Community Project + Dirty Duo Collection Bin
When Sat, 24 March. 10-2pm.
Where KP Centre - Fun Day
Cost Free
Contact Pam Templeton
021 643 866
[email protected]

“Come and visit our stall at the Kaipatiki Eco Fun Day, get pest-wise and learn about all the cool things our volunteers are up to. We’ll be kicking off our open season on Moth Plant & Wild Ginger, so help us stop it spreading in Kaipātiki!  We want all the moth plant pods and wild ginger roots/seedheads you can find! Bag them up and drop them off to our Dirty Duo disposal bin at the Eco Fun Day.
Sign up to our Hit Squad – to help your neighbourhood get rid of Moth Plant and Wild Ginger.  Then try out the Pest Weed app to report sightings and go in the draw to WIN a $250 Backyard Tidy Up with Te Ngahere!
PLUS – Buy a possum or rat trap and join a ‘halo’ community trapping project near you.”

24 Mar Backyard Predator Monitoring and Trapping Workshop
When Sat, 24 March. 1-2pm.
Where KP Centre
Cost Free
Contact Pam Templeton
021 643 866
[email protected]

“Join the Pest Free Kaipātiki team at the Kaipatiki Eco Fun Day and discover what predators might be visiting your back yard.  This workshop will be held at the Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, and will cover:
– tracking tunnels
– rat and possum trap demos
– our volunteer trapping programme in Kaipātikii reserves.
Visit www.pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz/dirty-duo for more details.”

25 Mar Natural Laundry Products Workshop
When Sun, 25 March. 2-4pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $60
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Julie Craig
Oak and Thistle
09 948 2437
[email protected]

Learn how to make Fresh, Allergy Free and Non-Toxic, Pure Laundry Products. This is a hands on class that will leave you feeling very nurtured and satisfied that you will be able to produce excellent, healthy products for your family’s health with easily sourced local ingredients. Not to be missed.
You will learn how to make:
-Washing Liquid & Washing Powder
-Wood Polish
-General Purpose Cleaner
-Glass, Window & Mirror Cleaning
-Bath Scrub
-Toilet Bowl Cleaner
-Infused Vinegars for cosmetic & Laundry
-Jif
-Liquid Soap

25 Mar Small Scale Sustainable Gardening Workshop – Soil and Winter Growing
When Sun, 25 March. 10-12midday.
Where Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $20
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Judy Keats
021 635 607
[email protected]

Learn how to achieve ‘the best you can get’ from your garden by building healthy soil and growing plants to enhance nutrition levels. Soil fertility, crop rotation and edible selection for winter will be covered.

25 Mar Natural laundry Products
When Sun, 25 March. 2-4pm.
Where KP Centre
Cost $60
Bookings Book online.
Contact Julie Craig
Kaipatiki Project
021 948 241
[email protected]

“Learn how to make Fresh, Allergy Free and Non-Toxic, Pure Laundry Products. This is a hands on class that will leave you feeling very nurtured and satisfied that you will be able to produce excellent, healthy products for your family’s health with easily sourced local ingredients. Not to be missed.
You will learn how to make:
-Washing Liquid & Washing Powder
-Wood Polish
-General Purpose Cleaner
-Glass, Window & Mirror Cleaning
-Bath Scrub
-Toilet Bowl Cleaner
-Infused Vinegars for cosmetic & Laundry
-Jif
-Liquid Soap”

27 Mar Guided Ranger Walk and Talk Albany
When Tue, 27 March. 9.45am - 12pm.
Where Fernhill Escarpment Albany. Meet at Northwood Ave Entrance
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings are essential.  Email: [email protected]
Contact Anna Baine
 09 262 8900 extn 8224 
[email protected]

Guided Ranger walk and talk through a beautiful area of native forest and stream habitat.  Will be talking about native flora, fauna and the stream environment. A good level of fitness is required.

31 Mar Herb Fairies Academy
When Sat, 31 March. 10-12midday.
Where Ngataringa Organic Garden 27 Lake Rd. Devonport
Cost Koha
Bookings Send email to discuss [email protected]
Contact Eva Scherer
09 4425799
[email protected]
The Ngataringa Organic Garden (NOG) creates an amazing environment to teach children the almost forgotten knowledge and skills of how to use the medicinal properties of herbs for health, enjoyment, understanding and respect for nature and to experience hands on environmental sustainability.
Herb Fairies Academy is a series of workshops for children aged 5-10 designed and run by Eva Scherer, herb guru and NOG gardener.
Max number of participants 10 students
Current session – meeting with Plantain Herb Ferry
31 Mar The Ngataringa Bay Rat Pack
When Sat, 31 March. 10am - 11.30am.
Where Please email Stephen McLuckie for exact details
Cost Free
Bookings Book via Stephen at: [email protected]
Contact Stephen McLuckie
[email protected]

An initiative under the umbrella of the Restoring Takarunga Hauraki project, the Ngataringa Bay Rat Pack conducts rat control and monitoring around the bay. All ages welcome and a great opportunity for a leisurely Saturday morning stroll around our beautiful surroundings. The aim of this initiative is to help and increase our native bird populations as rats are a major threat to our native species. There will probably be a litter pick up and playground stop… or two on the way round as well. Please wear closed footwear or gum boots as it may well be muddy. Gloves and a bag for rubbish would be a good idea too.

5 Apr Totally Sustainable Talks
When Thu, 5 April. 7-9.30pm.
Where The Victoria Theatre, Devonport, Auckland
Cost Free
Bookings Book online.
Contact Kaipatiki Project
09 482 1172
[email protected]

An evening of enviro banter called Totally Sustainable Talks, which aims to promote environmental groups and hot sustainability issues affecting the Devonport-Takapuna local board area.

7 Apr Fernglen Native Plants Garden Open Day
When Sat, 7 April. 10-3pm.
Where Kauri Road, Birkenhead on Kauri Road extention before Hebe Place
Cost Free
Contact Kelly Hayward
Fernglen Native Gardens
021 236 5800
[email protected]

For over 100 years Fernglen has been a special place of interest to botanists. Fernglen Native Plants Garden showcases an extensive NZ wide collection of plants and trees including those from outlying islands. Take a tour with the experts and learn why the garden and bush here is so special.

7
- 21 Apr
Sustainable Home Renovations Workshop
When Sat, 7 - Sat, 21 April
Where Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $65
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Johann Bernhardt
021 02229374
[email protected]

This three-part seminar will give you lots of practical tips for renovating or extending your home.   You will learn how to create healthy living spaces that are energy efficient, save water, improve your quality of life and save you money in the process! Bring your own house plans and we’ll discuss all the options for best results at lowest costs.

Sat 7th, Sat 14 and Sat 21st April 10-12midday

8 Apr Bike Kaipatiki Bike Maintenance Day
When Sun, 8 April. 10.30am - 2.30pm.
Where Lynn Reserve, 107 Lynn Rd, Bayview, Auckland 0629
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings not required
Contact Duncan Laidlaw
0800 023 862
[email protected]

Bike Kaipātiki will be set up by the roadside at Lynn Reserve with free bike safety checks, maps, information and giveaways!

8 Apr Pest Free Kaipātiki Community Project + Dirty Duo Collection Bin
When Sun, 8 April. 10-2pm.
Where Shepherds Park & Beach Haven Community House
Cost Free

“Bring us all the moth plant pods and wild ginger roots/seedheads you can find! Bag them up and drop them off to our Dirty Duo disposal bin.
Bring a pair of gloves, trousers and sturdy shoes and  help the volunteer hit squad clear the nearby reserve of Moth Plant and Wild Ginger. Moderate level of fitness required due to the steep area. Tools provided. Followed by a sausage sizzle. More Dirty Duo Hit Squad Volunteer Street Projects now until Autumn. Visit www.pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz/events  or our Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/pestfreekaipatiki/] for details.”

12 Apr Small Scale Sustainable Gardening – Focus on Weeds
When Thu, 12 April. 5.30-7.30pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $30 including materials
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Judy Keats
021 635 607
[email protected]

Get familiar with some common/seasonal weeds as we identify those we have on-site, and learn how manage them. We will brew a weed tea for our edible plants and make an ointment from beneficial weeds to take home.

12 Apr Guided Ranger Walk and Talk Orewa
When Thu, 12 April. 9.45am - 12pm.
Where Alice Eaves Scenic Reserve.  Meet at Kensington Park Bush Entrance, off Eaves Bush Parade in Orewa.
Cost Free
Bookings Bookings are essential.  Email: [email protected]
Contact Anna Baine
09 262 8900 extn 8224 
[email protected]

Guided Ranger walk and talk through indigenous forest habitat.  Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the site.   A good level of fitness is required.

14 Apr Basic Composting Workshop
When Sat, 14 April. 10-12midday.
Where Birkdale Hall, 134 Birkdale Road, Birkdale
Cost Free
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Rosie Hutchinson
Compost Collective
021 104 6180
[email protected]

Learn the basics of how to make great compost using a cold compost system, a worm farm and/or a bokashi system.

14 Apr Highbury House Repair Cafe
When Sat, 14 April. 9am - 12pm.
Where Highbury Community House, 110 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead
Cost Free
Bookings Come along with your items and register on the day.
Contact Angela Spooner
09-4805279
[email protected]

What do you do with a broken toaster? Or a bike when the chain’s come off? Or a broken zipper? Throw them away? No way! Highbury House is organising their third Repair Café. At the Repair Café, volunteer repair experts will be available to help make all possible repairs free of charge. Tools and materials will also be on hand. Follow our Facebook page for more information. https://www.facebook.com/highburyhousenz

14 Apr Post Harvest Pruning Workshop (Matakana)
When Sat, 14 April. 2pm - 4pm.
Where Matakana Community Garden 43 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana
Cost Koha
Bookings No booking required
Contact Trish Allen
021 203 4510
[email protected]

In this hands-on class with Derek Craig you will learn the essential principles of when and how to prune. Pruning is an important part of tree management, whether you have one tree or an
orchard. Learn how to confidently build your skill set to ensure a healthy and productive property by learning hands-on skills covering fruit tree basics, the logic of pruning, how to prune for post-harvest and disease control to maximise fruit production for the coming seasons.

15 Apr Foraging Workshop
When Sun, 15 April. 2-4pm.
Where Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
Cost $60
Bookings Book Online Book online.
Contact Julie Craig
Oak and Thistle
09 948 2437
[email protected]

Foraging is the timeless art of turning weeds and flowers from your garden and local area into free food.
Many of the weeds we try to eliminate from our garden are delicious and nutritious. This class will help you to determine which weeds you can safely add to your daily meals. Julie will take you through the physical and energetic qualities of these mineral rich foods to help you improve the health of you and your family and enrich your skills in the kitchen.

15 Apr Guided Bike Ride – Smales Farm to Albany Return
When Sun, 15 April. 8.30am - 12noon.
Where Meeting in and returning to the square outside Columbus Coffee: 74 Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, Auckland 0622
Cost Free
Bookings Booking not required
Contact Duncan Laidlaw
0800 023 862
[email protected]

This guided bike ride is aimed for people who ride currently and will cover a range of paths, both new and old, which work their way up the North Shore. With lots to see and coffee stops at both ends, this is a very social ride!

Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters

Auckland Council Foundation North Ministry for the Environment Kaipatiki Local Board Ubiquity Environment Hubs Aotearoa