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Ecofest Kaipatiki Project – March 15th – 13th April

Ecofest North is a vibrant, community-led festival brimming with inspiration and fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community.

North Shore to Matakana  15 March – 13 April 2014.

It is supported by Auckland Council, and co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project.

Programme of events is now on line: http://kaipatiki.org.nz/ecofest/


Ecofest North Programme Out Now | 15 Mar-13 Apr 2014

Ecofest North is a community-led festival brimming with opportunities to connect with the environment, get inspiration and find fresh ideas for your home, backyard and community. It is supported by Auckland Council, and co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project. 

Events range from bush-walks, garden tours and bird-watching to workshops on organic gardening and traditional Maori use of plants.

  • North Shore, West Auckland, Matakana
  • 15 March – 13 April 2014

Click here to browse the programme of events

Kaipatiki Project courses & workshops October – December 2013

Kaipatiki Project has become the largest urban restoration project being carried out by a single group in New Zealand, caring for and protecting over 70 hectares of beautiful native bush in Glenfield on Auckland’s North Shore.

They also run a bunch of different courses and workshops…

• Flax-Weaving with Judy Te Hiwi – Introductory & Advanced levels
• Bread-Making with Margherita Cavani
• Kitchen Table Herbal Medicines with Anissa Ljanta
• Nursery Bites native plant propagation workshops
• Hands On Ecology workshops – native seed-sowing in the bush
• Gardening Bites – productive edible gardening course with Dee Pigneguy
• Hot Composting workshops – learn to make a hot compost heap
• Bush Walk & Talk educational bush-walks with Margi Keys

More details at www.kaipatiki.org.nz/courses

EcoFest is coming – get involved!

EcoFest is a will be a month-long festival that will celebrate all that is environmentally and sustainably good on the greater North Shore (covering up to Orewa). Co-ordinated by Kaipatiki Project, the festival, supported by Auckland Council, doesn’t kick off till March 2013 but they are keen to hear now from community organisations, schools and businesses to see if they have an environmental or sustainable-living event to add to the programme or can contribute in some other way.

Events can be a talk, walk, drop-in, open day, working bee, clean-up, workshop or something more imaginative. It just has to be happening on the Shore (up to Orewa) in March 2013, and have a sustainable or environmental theme.

EcoFest Manager for Kaipatiki Project, Louisa Chase is already getting interest from not-for-profits and businesses that want to showcase their environmental efforts next year – anyone interested to know more should email Louisa [festival@kaipatiki.org.nz] or phone the Centre (09) 482 1172.

Kaipatiki Project Dates For The Diary

The last volunteer day at the Centre will be Thursday 20 December and the Centre will close on Friday 21 December. The Centre will re-open on Monday 21 January for the first volunteer day of 2013.

Bookings for most courses and workshops can still be made online during this time.

Summer Courses at The Kaipatiki Project

Just a heads-up about the Kaipatiki Bush Project’s newly-announced Nana-Technologies & Summer Vege-Gardening courses. Book with a friend to learn a new skill!

Nana-Technologies will take in some wild and wonderful traditional crafts:

  • Bee-Keeping For Beginners – 25 October, Highbury House, Birkenhead
  • Harakeke (Flax) Weaving & Maori Medicines – 15 November, Kaipatiki Project Centre, Birkdale
  • Make Your Own Cleaning Products – 29 November, Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust, Glenfield

Times 7-9 pm.

Cost $20 per person per class. For more info & to Book Online

Garden Bites with Dee Pigneguy will show you how to create a productive summer vege garden from scratch:

  • Getting Started with Sheet-Mulching & Soil Preparation – 7 Oct
  • Seed-Sowing & Using Cloches – 14 Oct
  • Planning Your Planting – 28 Oct

At Kaipatiki Project’s teaching gardens, 17 Lauderdale Rd, Birkdale, 10am-12pm.

Cost $50 for series of 3 ($10 saving), or $20 per class. For more info & to Book Online