Green guide

The Green Guide for October 2018

The Green Guide for October 2018

Friday-Monday, October 5-15

Sea Walls, Artists for Oceans Tairawhiti Festival, starts on Friday October 5 and finishes on Monday October 15. Seventeen artists will create a series of large scale murals throughout Tairawhiti.

On October 16-18 a handful of artists will paint murals in Tolaga Bay.

PangeaSeed Foundation’s is a not-for-profit public art programme that takes the message of ocean conservation into streets around the globe. PangeaSeed is working in collaboration with Tairawhiti Environment Centre and will host local presentations and workshops throughout the festival week. Go to Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Facebook page for more information.

Saturday, October 13

Biochar workshop from 9.30am-3pm at 199 Redpath Road, Wairata, Waioeka Gorge. Promoting a step towards sustainable, profitable and self-sufficient farming. The workshop will cover the basics of biochar, what it is, how it benefits the soil and how it is formed in a fire. It will include how to make it yourself using simple, low-tech methods with no welding or engineering necessary. It will be postponed if there are bad weather conditions. Email Dale Redpath at floravitaenz@gmail.com to register.

Wednesday, October 17

Women’s Native Tree Project Trust Nursery from 1pm-2.30pm at Eastern Institute of Technology, 320 Stout Street. Learn how to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Pot up seedlings and see how a native tree nursery works. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442 for more information.

Tuesday-Thursday, October 23-25

Puketahuna Wetlands fencing project at Puketahuna Wetlands, Te Puia. Meet at Iritekura Marae at 10am for powhiri (welcome). Parking will be available at Awhireinga Urupa. Stage one of the restoration is to fence the wetlands to stop wild cattle further endangering native species and freshwater ecosystems. For more information contact Tapuwai Pewhairangi 022 074 8079 or Karen Pewhairangi 021 235 1933.

Friday-Monday, October 5-15

Sea Walls, Artists for Oceans Tairawhiti Festival, starts on Friday October 5 and finishes on Monday October 15. Seventeen artists will create a series of large scale murals throughout Tairawhiti.

On October 16-18 a handful of artists will paint murals in Tolaga Bay.

PangeaSeed Foundation’s is a not-for-profit public art programme that takes the message of ocean conservation into streets around the globe. PangeaSeed is working in collaboration with Tairawhiti Environment Centre and will host local presentations and workshops throughout the festival week. Go to Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans Facebook page for more information.

Saturday, October 13

Biochar workshop from 9.30am-3pm at 199 Redpath Road, Wairata, Waioeka Gorge. Promoting a step towards sustainable, profitable and self-sufficient farming. The workshop will cover the basics of biochar, what it is, how it benefits the soil and how it is formed in a fire. It will include how to make it yourself using simple, low-tech methods with no welding or engineering necessary. It will be postponed if there are bad weather conditions. Email Dale Redpath at floravitaenz@gmail.com to register.

Wednesday, October 17

Women’s Native Tree Project Trust Nursery from 1pm-2.30pm at Eastern Institute of Technology, 320 Stout Street. Learn how to grow native trees from seeds and cuttings. Pot up seedlings and see how a native tree nursery works. Contact Kauri Forno on 021 125 9442 for more information.

Tuesday-Thursday, October 23-25

Puketahuna Wetlands fencing project at Puketahuna Wetlands, Te Puia. Meet at Iritekura Marae at 10am for powhiri (welcome). Parking will be available at Awhireinga Urupa. Stage one of the restoration is to fence the wetlands to stop wild cattle further endangering native species and freshwater ecosystems. For more information contact Tapuwai Pewhairangi 022 074 8079 or Karen Pewhairangi 021 235 1933.

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