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Each pack has a mix of three native plants attracting native birds and bees
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Share in nature’s revival with us. We’re a sustainable living one-stop shop.

For sustainable living, restoring native biodiversity and learning about environmental sustainability, Kaipātiki Project makes it easy to live well within our Earth's limits.

Based on Auckland’s North Shore, we lead native bush regeneration and grow native plants, provide conservation volunteering opportunities at our nursery, teaching garden and in our wider restoration projects. We also offer practical education and organise events about sustainable living for different age groups. We have an online shop where you can buy bulk plants, offer a range of corporate sponsorship opportunities, curtain recycling and a membership option.

We believe that by working together, we can restore our native plants, birds, bugs and fish and regenerate the planet.

We have a range of ways to get involved. Join our volunteering whānau to get up close with nature. From bush restoration, weeding and trapping to growing and planting, many hands make light work. We have volunteering opportunities for businesses, individuals and families, schools and youth groups and community groups. Connect with others who share your sustainable living values and purpose. Give back to the community and feel the wonder of making a difference to our local environment.

Learn about sustainable living and environmental sustainability. Feel great while learning with others and helping our natural world. Learn new sustainable living skills at our Auckland's North EnviroHub or at events and courses across the region. Our education and volunteering is practical and hands on - you’ll literally get your hands dirty!

People of all ages and abilities are welcome! We love bringing diverse groups of people together.

No matter where you're at in your sustainable living journey, we're happy to share and learn.

 

Upcoming Events
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Balms, Deodorants and Shaving Cream Workshop
03 October 2020
Learn how to make Fresh, Allergy Free and Non-Toxic Balms, Deodorants and Shaving Cream. This is a hands-on class that will leave you feeling very nurtured and satisfied.

Using Organic Essential Oils and other natural ingredients, you will learn to make different balms, including skin healing balms, solid deodorants and Shaving Products. Everyone gets to make their own balm to take home with lots of recipes for making more.

Registrations close on 1 October.
Eskdale Reserve Restoration Day
03 October 2020
Join our community planting day at Eskdale Reserve, which has been at the heart of our activities since Kaipātiki Project’s inception. Spend some time outdoors to connect with nature and community, while restoring New Zealand forests.

We thank Barfoot & Thompson Glenfield and Milford branches for supporting this event. Their contribution enables us to continue restoring Eskdale Reserve and planting hundreds of plants and trees.

Things to bring:
- Suitable closed-toed footwear: gumboots or boots
- Clothing appropriate for the weather
- Reusable water bottle
- Sun protection
- Garden gloves if you have them (we'll have some as well)
Eco-Art Workshop Drawing and Lithography
10 October 2020
A rare opportunity and a new creative course that helps you get to know the Eskdale Reserve by learning about important trees, making tree rubbings, and turning them into fine art prints to take home.

What you will learn:
- Local ecology
- Practice a new drawing technique, such as frottage
- Introduction to lithography printing

Tactile drawing methods, such as frottage (aka rubbings), can help individuals without art training to physically learn from and engage with the environment through exciting art-making processes. The transfer of drawings to the stone and subsequent printing process will be guided by Auckland Print Studio’s experts in their workshop (based at Unitec), providing a rare opportunity for non-arts trained individuals to engage with an intriguing fine art printing process led by expert printmakers.

The price includes two days of workshop. Below are two streams of workshops and please only register to one 2-day workshop.
Balms, Deodorants and Shaving Cream Workshop
03 October 2020
Learn how to make Fresh, Allergy Free and Non-Toxic Balms, Deodorants and Shaving Cream. This is a hands-on class that will leave you feeling very nurtured and satisfied.

Using Organic Essential Oils and other natural ingredients, you will learn to make different balms, including skin healing balms, solid deodorants and Shaving Products. Everyone gets to make their own balm to take home with lots of recipes for making more.

Registrations close on 1 October.
Learn more
Eskdale Reserve Restoration Day
03 October 2020
Join our community planting day at Eskdale Reserve, which has been at the heart of our activities since Kaipātiki Project’s inception. Spend some time outdoors to connect with nature and community, while restoring New Zealand forests.

We thank Barfoot & Thompson Glenfield and Milford branches for supporting this event. Their contribution enables us to continue restoring Eskdale Reserve and planting hundreds of plants and trees.

Things to bring:
- Suitable closed-toed footwear: gumboots or boots
- Clothing appropriate for the weather
- Reusable water bottle
- Sun protection
- Garden gloves if you have them (we'll have some as well)
Learn more
Eco-Art Workshop Drawing and Lithography
10 October 2020
A rare opportunity and a new creative course that helps you get to know the Eskdale Reserve by learning about important trees, making tree rubbings, and turning them into fine art prints to take home.

What you will learn:
- Local ecology
- Practice a new drawing technique, such as frottage
- Introduction to lithography printing

Tactile drawing methods, such as frottage (aka rubbings), can help individuals without art training to physically learn from and engage with the environment through exciting art-making processes. The transfer of drawings to the stone and subsequent printing process will be guided by Auckland Print Studio’s experts in their workshop (based at Unitec), providing a rare opportunity for non-arts trained individuals to engage with an intriguing fine art printing process led by expert printmakers.

The price includes two days of workshop. Below are two streams of workshops and please only register to one 2-day workshop.
Learn more
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Single sex trees or Dioecious in NZ
New Zealand is full of many unique plants & animals.  One aspect of our native plant life that attracts attention is the fact that many plants are of a single-sex or dioecious (two houses).
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Te Mana o te Taiao featuring Kaipātiki Project
On behalf of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Department of Conservation led the development of Te Mana o te Taiao - Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy 2020.  View full document here. We are humbled and proud that some of our work features in the strategy document (page 30).
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The happiness people experience when we’re gardening is similar to that of biking or walking, a new study has found.
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Kaipātiki Project can only operate because of the generosity of our funders, partners and supporters. THANK YOU!

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