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Learn new skills. Conservation and sustainability courses for all.

Our diverse range of programmes help you to live more sustainably in your home, your garden, restore the local environment, reduce waste and more. Feel great while learning with others and helping our natural world.

Our courses are practical, innovative and inspirational. We offer a diverse range of topics to help people with their environmental challenges.

Some are free, some are not. Free courses have been subsidised by a grant we received, yet it is important to offer you other valuable courses that haven't been subsidised. And therefore, a small fee to cover the costs and pay a facilitator. 

Bookings are essential to secure your spot. Browse below or check out all courses and events here.

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Free Composting Courses
Home composting courses about worm farming, bokashi buckets & composting. These courses are brought to you by the Compost Collective – a collaboration between Kaipātiki Project Environment Centre and EcoMatters Environment Trust – with funding by the Auckland Council.
Plant Propagation
Plant Propagation Workshop
Learn how to grow plants from seed, root division and cuttings. Best timing for these practices will be covered, plant species suited to the season, and how to care for your transplants once in the garden.
Building Diversity: Plant an Insectory
Building Diversity: Plant an Insectary Workshop
To maximise fruit production from your edible trees and plants, an insectary is a beneficial addition to your garden or orchard space. Consider implementing it as a separate garden, in a guild below fruit trees, or as a border to your edible garden beds.
Fermented foods workshop
Fermented Foods Workshop
Learn the ancient art of making Sauerkraut, a nutrient-rich food packed with minerals and probiotics with our food specialist, Julie Craig who will show you the process for Improving your Immunity and Gut Health and reducing inflammation in your body.
Balms, Deodorants and Shaving Cream
Balms, Deodorants and Shaving Cream Workshop
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.
Laundry Product Making Workshop
Laundry Products
Julie has developed and researched non-toxic products for you to safely use in your home. Take a break, enjoy the coffee and take in all of Julie's expertise to keep your home chemical-free.
Organic Pest Control - CANCELLED
By focusing on the health of our plants, we can increase the level of resistance they have against pests and diseases. Physical barriers will be demonstrated for protecting young seedlings, recipes shared for effective biological controls, plus a beneficial species list to attract predatory insects.
Forest Restoration Leaders Training
For the last few years, Kaipātiki Project has run a leaders training program for those who would like to deepen their knowledge around native forest restoration. This year we are running a limited edition over four Saturday mornings starting this Saturday, July 11.
Eco-Art Workshop Drawing and Lithography Printing
Eco-Art Workshop Drawing and Lithography
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.
Introduction to Beekeeping - Workshops Intensive
An introduction to Beekeeping 2-day workshop intensive; a mixture of theory and hands-on practical experience.
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Plant ID Workshop: Natives & Pest Plants
With two sessions to choose from, learn how to identify native plants and pest plants in this 2-hour free workshop, delivered jointly by Pest Free Kaipātiki and Kaipātiki Project. You will find out about what makes native plants so important and why pest plants are such a problem.
Woven Harakeke Gift for Christmas Series
Christmas is around the corner. Give someone a sustainable gift this Christmas and learn or extend your own skills in our 3 part series of workshops:
20th October
27th October
3rd November.

Bookings are essential with payment prior to the course commencing. Course registration closes 24 hours before the course starts, or once the course is full. Please book early to avoid disappointment. We cannot accept walk-ins on the day for our courses. 

Refund Policy: If you cancel a course booking five (5) days before the start of the course, we will give you a full refund. If you cancel a course booking between five (5) days and one (1) day before the start of a course, we will give you a 50% refund. If you cancel your booking on the day of the course, you are not entitled to a refund. Contact office@kaipatiki.org.nz to cancel a course.

Cancellations: Kaipātiki Project reserves the right to cancel any course at any time. We will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible before we cancel a course. If we cancel a course, you will receive a full refund.

Practical, innovative and inspirational courses

You’ll literally get your hands dirty, while learning about conservation or sustainable living. People increasingly want to live more sustainably and we make it easy by offering a variety of courses. To book, simply click on a course of your choice and pay online. Some courses may be free.


Want to apply your learning? Try volunteering with us

Join our volunteering family to get up close with nature. From bush restoration, weeding and trapping to growing and planting, many hands make light work. We’ve got volunteering opportunities for businesses, individuals and families, schools and youth groups, community groups.