Events and dates for your calendar
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Saturday/Sunday, 2nd & 3rd February, 2019. Food Forestry Course, Matapouri. Contact:
This course focuses on the design, implementation and management of a food forest, contour and off contour terracing, hugle and swale systems as well as species identification, use and management.
You will be learning the philosophy of syntropic forest gardening in a permaculture food forest in its one to thirteenth year sequence.
Free camping available. Please inquire before booking
Tutor: Klaus Lotz. Contact/Register: www.permadynamics.net
Wednesday, 6th February, Waitangi Day, 2019. Recycle Ambassadors needed. Ecosolutions are again working to making Waitangi Day a Zero Waste event. They need recycle ambassadors.
Recycling ambassadors are crucial in making this event into zero waste event. Last year they diverted around 85% of all waste from the landfill!
If you would like to help for a few hours on the day by ‘manning’ a bin station for a few hours please let them know. They will try to work in with your schedule and will be forever be grateful.
They will also : provide you with training, petrol vouchers (for shared rides), lunch, gloves, pickers, treats and a very sexy high viz jacket.
They wish everyone a happy summer break and very much hope to hear from you! Feel free to spread the word.
Ceres Sharp, EcoSolutions, Phone 09 438 8710
027 2466 503 email@example.com
Sunday, 10th February, 2019. Love Whangarei Monthly Clean Up,
Mackesy Road, Whangarei.
10.00 am – 12.00 pm. Meet corner of Mackesy Road and Riverside Drive.
The rubbish clean-up brings together the community to make a positive impact on the environment. Gloves and bags are provided as well as giveaways. You can find out more on www.force.org.nz
Contact: Karen Lee, Co-coordinator F.O.R.C.E Ph 0220820847
Saturday, 16th February, 2019. ‘The ReMakery’ opening. Whangarei.
9am – 2.30pm. 3 Woods Road, Whangarei (behind Flip Out)
Habitat for Humanity are creating a new social enterprise aimed at helping to reduce waste going to landfill through the opening of a new community space. Thier aim is to create a hub for the community to learn about all things waste and work together to reduce our community footprint.
Profits made go directly to Habitat for Humanity’s Home Programmes in order to help build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
This space will hold events and workshops based around learning to repair, upcycle and reduce waste plus an upcycle shop - including Whare Bikes, Sew Good, Ano again reuse, Kea and Co, Kombuchur, Repair Café, Compost Connection.
For more information www.theremakery.org.nz.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ph 438 2250
Saturday & Sunday, 16th & 17th February, 2019. Regenerative Farming Workshop, Hokianga. 9.00 am - 4.00 pm each day. Venue details provided upon enrolment.
Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that increase biodiversity, enrich soils, improve watersheds, enhance ecosystem services and aim to capture carbon. Regenerative Agriculture moves farming from a contributor to Climate Change to part of the solution.
This workshop will consider how we can apply Regenerative Agriculture principles and practices in our area to improve the health and fertility of the land, capture carbon, grow healthy food and create economically viable land use that restores rather than damages the land.
Areas to be covered include:
Creating living, healthy soils
Trees in the landscape
Increasing resilience to extreme events
Tutors: Bev Trowbridge, Daniel Tohill, Gail & John Aiken
Free workshop. As places are limited. $100 booking fee is required which will be refunded at the end of the workshop. Lunch will be provided.
For more information and to book e-mail email@example.com
Supported by The Kai Ora Fund
REGULAR EVENTS but check for holiday timetable changes.
Tuesdays, - Boomerang Bag workshop, Whangarei.
1pm - 4pm, Bahai Centre, 82 Mill Road Road, Whangarei
To sew reusable bags to distribute, in conjunction with Plastic Bag Free Northland, to the Whangarei Grower's Market, the Regent Countdown Supermarket Project and Bin Inn Kamo, as supply allows. The bags will not necessarily have to be returned - the main point is that they are used.
They have some machines and equipment ready to go, plus a supply of fabric. It doesn't matter if people can't sew - there is cutting/ ironing/ assembling. They invite anyone to pop in or stay the whole time, or they will provide material to sew from home. A Boomerang Bags Whangarei Facebook page will be running soon.
Contact. Anne firstname.lastname@example.org Website Boomerangbags.org
Sew Good – Community Sewing workshop 1now moving to the Remakery. A community sewing centre will remain at Eco Solutions, 141 Cameron Street, Whangarei for public use. Contact Anne
Contact Anne ph 09 946 0336 or email@example.com Facebook page SewGood Whangarei.
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays. Whangarei Men’s Shed.
9.30 am – 3.00 pm Whangarei Railway Station, Railway Road, Whangarei.
Now open again after restoration with metal as well as wood working area.
A multiple workshop area for the pursuit of an array of pastimes and projects, but also is a “Work in Progress” in its own right. The W.M.S. has set itself a target for restoring the interior of the old station (badly deteriorated) with the guidance of an architect employed by the Shed and the National Historic Places Trust.