Green Guide for August

■ Wednesday, August 9:

Conservation Experiences Waikanae Stream planting. 10am-12pm.

Meet behind the i-site, Alfred Cox Park, Grey Street. Planting at the edge of the stream at Alfred Cox Park.

Bring covered footwear and outside clothes. Tools will be provided.

Contact Jamie Foxley on 022 627 1952 for more information.

Any cancellations will be posted on the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.

■ Thursday, August 10:

Introduction to Bokashi and Composting. 1-2pm. Learn the simple art of composting with Kauri Forno. Transform garden and food scraps into a valuable soil and plant resource. One free compost bin per household. Register early by phoning 867 4708 or emailing tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com.

Cost is $5 per person.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC), 386 Palmerston Road. “Zing”, the bokashi activator, is available for $7 per bag from the TEC Eco Shop.

■ Saturday, August 12:

Garden Working Bee. 10.30am–12pm. Join the TEC team and get some early spring fresh air and exercise helping prepare their backyard for more vegetable makeover magic. Bring gloves and sturdy footwear. TEC, 386 Palmerston Road.

Phone 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com for more information.

■ Wednesday, August 16:

Conservation Experiences Titirangi restoration project. 10am-12pm. Meet at top car park. Plant care, hand releasing natives and cleaning recently-planted areas. It is a great chance to put something back into a special place that has and will be a part of Tairawhiti for a long time. Bring covered footwear and outside clothes. Tools will be provided.

Rain or shine.

Contact Andy Kinsella on 027 511 8156 for more information.

Any cancellations will be posted on the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.

■ Saturday, August 19:

Espalier Fruit Tree Workshop. 11am-12pm. Tutor Mike Eriksen will demonstrate how to shape fruit trees in a way where they can be grown against walls. Perfect for gardens with limited space.

Register early by phoning 867 4708 or emailing tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com.

Cost is $5 per person.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road.

■ Wednesday, August 23:

Conservation Experiences Donner’s Bush microreserve project. 10am-12pm.

Weed control, mulching and track development to support the development of the eco-corridor running along the Waimata River. Meet at 9.45am at the Department of Conservation office at 63 Carnarvon Street to travel to the site on Riverside Road.

Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and a water bottle.

Contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692 for more information. Any cancellations will be posted on the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.

■ Sunday, August 20:

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club return cycle ride Matawai to Motu/Motu Falls.

Brunch/lunch at Motuvation Cafe in front of a cosy fire with memorabilia showcasing local history, and locally made arts and crafts. Matawai to Motu is on seal, no major hills.

Please advise if you can transport bike(s) or if you need bike to be carried.

Phone Geoff on 862 5710 or email cobbunco@xtra.co.nz for more information.

■ Wednesday, August 9:

Conservation Experiences Waikanae Stream planting. 10am-12pm.

Meet behind the i-site, Alfred Cox Park, Grey Street. Planting at the edge of the stream at Alfred Cox Park.

Bring covered footwear and outside clothes. Tools will be provided.

Contact Jamie Foxley on 022 627 1952 for more information.

Any cancellations will be posted on the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.

■ Thursday, August 10:

Introduction to Bokashi and Composting. 1-2pm. Learn the simple art of composting with Kauri Forno. Transform garden and food scraps into a valuable soil and plant resource. One free compost bin per household. Register early by phoning 867 4708 or emailing tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com.

Cost is $5 per person.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC), 386 Palmerston Road. “Zing”, the bokashi activator, is available for $7 per bag from the TEC Eco Shop.

■ Saturday, August 12:

Garden Working Bee. 10.30am–12pm. Join the TEC team and get some early spring fresh air and exercise helping prepare their backyard for more vegetable makeover magic. Bring gloves and sturdy footwear. TEC, 386 Palmerston Road.

Phone 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com for more information.

■ Wednesday, August 16:

Conservation Experiences Titirangi restoration project. 10am-12pm. Meet at top car park. Plant care, hand releasing natives and cleaning recently-planted areas. It is a great chance to put something back into a special place that has and will be a part of Tairawhiti for a long time. Bring covered footwear and outside clothes. Tools will be provided.

Rain or shine.

Contact Andy Kinsella on 027 511 8156 for more information.

Any cancellations will be posted on the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.

■ Saturday, August 19:

Espalier Fruit Tree Workshop. 11am-12pm. Tutor Mike Eriksen will demonstrate how to shape fruit trees in a way where they can be grown against walls. Perfect for gardens with limited space.

Register early by phoning 867 4708 or emailing tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com.

Cost is $5 per person.

Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road.

■ Wednesday, August 23:

Conservation Experiences Donner’s Bush microreserve project. 10am-12pm.

Weed control, mulching and track development to support the development of the eco-corridor running along the Waimata River. Meet at 9.45am at the Department of Conservation office at 63 Carnarvon Street to travel to the site on Riverside Road.

Bring covered footwear, suitable clothing and a water bottle.

Contact Charles Barrie on 027 539 6692 for more information. Any cancellations will be posted on the “Conservation Groups in Tairawhiti” Facebook page.

■ Sunday, August 20:

Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club return cycle ride Matawai to Motu/Motu Falls.

Brunch/lunch at Motuvation Cafe in front of a cosy fire with memorabilia showcasing local history, and locally made arts and crafts. Matawai to Motu is on seal, no major hills.

Please advise if you can transport bike(s) or if you need bike to be carried.

Phone Geoff on 862 5710 or email cobbunco@xtra.co.nz for more information.

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