Kaipatiki Enviro Fun Day– Saturday March 25th 2017
Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre in Birkdale is hosting a free enviro event on Saturday March 25th from 10-2pm. This event is set against native bush on Eskdale Reserve, Birkdale.
Bring your friends, family and colleagues to help celebrate our natural environment and find out how to live more sustainably.
Join us for a day of fun celebrating our unique local parks, bush and waterways. There will be heaps of events suitable for all ages in Eskdale Reserve and its all Free!
- Backyard food production – All you need for a getting started and eating fresh and homegrown
- Discover nature on our doorstep and learn about plants and wildlife with expert guides
- Pest-free Kaipatiki – Help keep our local environment healthy and pest-free
- Sustainable transportation – Local cycling, walking and public transport
- Making smart choices – Take easy steps to help reduce our impact on the planet
Kaipatiki Enviro Fun Day is co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre with support from Kaipatiki Local Board.
|28 Oct||INTRODUCTION TO EASY EDIBLES workshop|
Learn how to supplement your pantry with seasonal produce, succession crops and perennials with gardening educator Judy Keats.
This is a ‘hands-on’ workshop so wear gardening clothes and covered shoes/boots. We will be working on a 1m x 1m square plot.
Great for beginners.
|28 Oct||FORETHOUGHT a talk like no other|
Two experts Jerome Partington (Jasmax Architects) & Dr. Alys Longley (the Fluid City Project) deliver short talks on seemingly unrelated topics, back-to-back. The floor is then opened for questions from an engaged and intrepid audience (that’s you!).
What ensues is an evening of lively discussion brought to you by Forethought. At this event, we’ll be delving into some of the less evident nooks and crannies of Sustainability.
The night kicks off with nibbles (made by Honeytrap) at 5:30pm and a bottle of Zeffer cider, sponsors of Forethought talks.
Talks begin 6:00pm.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:
As Sustainability Manager at Jasmax, one of New Zealand’s largest architecture & design firms, Jerome is uniquely placed to talk to the current considerations and consciousness of sustainability amongst those who build our world. Jerome works to guide designers and architects to harvest opportunities within projects and create smart, sustainable innovations. In addition, he engages in client, staff, and industry education – primarily through championing of the Living Building Challenge. Jerome will speak to the process of bringing Tuhoe Te Uru Tamatea Living Building to life in partnership with Tuhoe, by engaging in restorative and regenerative practices and process.
Dr Alys Longley
Dr Alys Longley, Dance Studies lecturer and researcher at Auckland University, will share fascinating insights from her time as Principal Investigator for the Fluid City project. Fluid City comprised of a series of interactive arts events and engagements in and around Auckland, all designed to raise public awareness of water sustainability in and around Auckland. This innovative project was driven by a multidisciplinary collective of scientist, artists, educators, and environmental researchers,united by a common goal.
Check out some previous event podcasts.
|29 Oct||DISCOVERY DAY family fun|
Take a journey of discovery in Eskdale Reserve and get up close to the insects, stream-life and plants that call this place home – all with the help of our team of ‘on-the-spot ecologists’.
Talk to the experts and experience the unexpected on this guided ramble where you’ll meet:
Nicholas Martin – the bug man / terrestrial entemologist
|29 Oct||KNOW YOUR SOIL workshop|
Discover the magic of soil, why is it so valuable?
Come along to find out how you can improve your soil and learn about Bio Char and Sheet Mulching.
For adults interested in gardening and/or permaculture.
Tutor: Trish Allen
Trish and her late husband Joe Polasicher founded the iconic, award-winning Rainbow Valley Farm in 1988 on permaculture principles and ethics. The farm in Matakana inspired thousands of people over 25 years in sustainable living and demonstrated the principles of permaculture in action. Trish travels internationally to speak about permaculture, and has established a village-scale model of permaculture that can be applied in any situation.
|30 Oct||BIKE KAIPATIKI fix & ride|
Join the Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust and Bike Kaipātiki team for a day of fun, rediscovering your bike and your confidence on the road.
The Bike Kaipātiki guys will help you to fix up ready for summer and take you on a road trip. For all ages.
|30 Oct||EXPLORE TUFF CRATER guided walk|
Take an informative walk around the rim of this 200,000 year-old volcanic explosion crater, now a mangrove estuary and reserve which is being restored by Forest & Bird. Stretch your legs and get to know this amazing place on foot with Anne Denny.
For all ages. The track here is well-maintained and mostly level. Wear good walking shoes, pack a raincoat, sunscreen and drinking water.
|30 Oct||FERNGLEN GARDENS Open Day|
Fernglen gardens has an open day inviting all to come and take a bush walk to Ben’s Ridge. See the vast array of native plants and trees thriving on the property and learn the history as to why the gardens are a unique asset to Auckland. Knowledgable Fernglen committee members will be on hand to assist.
|31 Oct||SUSTAINABLE QUIZ NIGHT|
Come along for a fun night out and pit your wits against the Kaipatiki Project crew about all things eco with our quirky questions.
The prize is a hamper full of treats provided by Ecofest Kaipatiki sponsors Harcourts Cooper & Co Beach Haven.
- 4 Nov
|SUSTAINABLE CHALLENGE Dare To Care|
Could you, your family, class-mates or work colleagues be doing a little bit more to live sustainably?
Challenge yourself and each other to adopt new sustainable behaviours for a week and see how easy it is to maintain.
When you register you will receive information to help get you going and a reminder when to start. Good luck!
|1 Nov||LOVE FOOD HATE WASTE workshop|
What’s that lurking in your fridge?!
How can you turn those leftovers or surplus items into amazing meals?
Investigate how to love food and reduce your waste, saving you money, with Lucy Pierpoint from Love Food Hate Waste NZ.
|2 Nov||COMPOST COLLECTIVE workshop|
Learn about the different ways to turn your food scraps into valuable compost.
Find out about the easy steps you can take to reduce your waste and make great compost at home.
Compost Collective is supported by Auckland Council.
|3 Nov||ECO-DESIGN FOR YOUR HOME workshop|
Think of this as an eco-design workout for your current home: get your energy fix with smarter heating, hot water, lighting and appliances and stay hydrated by collecting free rainwater and using it water-wisely.
Introductory workshop in a series of classes, exploring future and traditional sustainable living skills, with EcoAdvisor Eion Scott on behalf of Sustainable Living Aotearoa.
|5 Nov||DIY FIESTA make & do workshops|
We are offering a variety of workshops tailored around the environment and sustainability. As well as lots of hands on activities for kids, free exercise groups and a great selection of food and music.
To book onto any of the workshops go HERE.
Bokashi Composting FREE
Bokashi is a way of ‘pickling’ your food scraps to make it into a wonderful composting product for your garden.
Fermented Foods $10
New or old to the fermenting way come and learn, share and try. In this introduction to fermented foods you will find out why fermented foods are good for you. You will be able to try home made and purchased fermented foods and learn the basics about making your own. Starter cultures will be available free after the workshop.
Community Recycling Discussion FREE
The Community recycling discussion is an opportunity to discuss how to develop a community recycling hub in the area and collect opinions of where that could be and how it could happen. An opportunity for interesting discussion to which everyone is invited.
Mixed Media Art class $20
Explore acrylics, oil pastels, and a variety of printing techniques. 40x60cm Canvas and Paints supplied.
Fitness / Healthy Snacks FREE
Explore changing small parts of your life with exercise, healthy snacks and goals.
DIY Laundry Products $5
Learn how to make fresh, allergy-free and non-toxic, pure cleaning and 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.
DIY Plastic-Free Products FREE
Want to know how to make your own plastic-free toothpaste, facial scrubs and cleaning products? Have some old T-Shirts at home that you need to do something with – like making a tote bag? Come along and learn some awesome new upcycling and plastic-free tips!
DIY Candles $5
Have you got old tea cups, jars or candles that you want to upcycle into candles? Come along to this fun hands on session. Wax and wicks provided just bring along your item to upcycle.
|5 Nov||DIY BATH GARDEN workshop|
Learn how to create a garden in a bath and discover how easy it is to maintain with Homer Xu from Gardens For Health.
This workshop is hosted and organised by Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust.
|5 Nov||UPCYCLED ACTIVITY TABLECLOTHS for early childcare teachers|
A workshop for early education providers – no sewing expertise is needed.
Make an activity tablecloth full of colour, texture and vibrancy to keep small minds and fingers active around a table. Zips, buttons, tassles, pockets and all sorts of other attachments will combine to turn an ordinary tablecloth into something magical.
|6 Nov||BIG BANG BEACH CLEAN-UP action event|
Get the lowdown about waste in our oceans from the Plastic Diet team (as seen on TVOne’s Seven Sharp).
Then roll up your sleeves with Emma Wingrove from Starting The Change to clean up Little Shoal Bay beach and park.
Coffee and ice-cream will be for sale from the Harcourts Cooper & Co community support van.
|6 Nov||BETTER BIKE COMMUTING guided bike & ferry trip|
The second meeting point is for those who don’t want to ride back up Hinemoa Street at the end of the event.
This guided bike ride is intended for people who ride currently, who work in the city (or surrounding area) and want to try cycle commuting but aren’t sure how to use our new cycle paths and where they connect.
We will be catching the 9:35am ferry to Quay Street, taking the Quay St cycleway through to Silo Park, crossing through Victoria Park, riding up to Nelson Street, along the Nelson St cycleway and Te Ara i Whiti (the Pink Path) before heading back down Grafton Gully cycleway, along Beach Rd cycleway and Quay St to the Ferry Building again.
Most of the journey will be on protected cycleways though some will be on shared paths (cycle with care) and small sections on road. Riders should be comfortable riding on the road, riding the distance described above and riding hills.
Kaipatiki Project is able to operate due to the generosity of our funders and supporters