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Learn new skills. Conservation and environmental 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. Bookings are essential to secure your spot.

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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.
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Pip to Peel
Loving the place you live is easy – how you ask? Peel and core your fruit and turn the throw-away parts into jelly!

Julie will teach you all you need to know about Jam & Jelly making and will take you through all the fun easy steps showing you how...
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Hand Milled Soap
The safest and most fun way to make soap. Made with Castille soap and local plants, Julie will show you how to create beautiful soap gifts that are satisfyingly rustic and decadent. Learn the process of adding organic essential oils and colours. Everyone goes home with a soap.
Potato Peel and Kumara Meal
Don’t put your peelings in the compost when Julie can show you how to turn them into absolutely delicious meals. Tried and true recipes to delight your taste buds, feed the family and are good for you. Registrations close on 6 March.
Seed Saving Course
Learn the steps required to create your own localized seed bank. Find out which plant species are reliable for seed saving, how to determine the ripeness of seed, and how to collect and process your seeds.
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Winter Gardening
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.
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Ways with Weeds Discovery Tour
In this workshop, you will become familiar with a selection of edible weeds and find out about noxious weeds and how to manage them successfully. Edible weeds are superfoods and will enhance your health, come along to identify our seasonal weeds and enjoy a shot of ‘wild weed’ smoothie.
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Design your Seasonal Calendar
In viewing various examples of seasonal calendars, we start to see patterns which we can then choose to follow or formulise our own. Our gardens teach us to be adaptable, and a calendar provides us with prompts to be better prepared and avoid crop losses.

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.