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EnviroEXpo Winner of the Ecostore Pamper Pack

Congratulations to Stephanie Bright winner of our Enviroexpo pamper pack . Prize being given by our Project Manager Anna Cox and accepted on behalf of Stephanie by Jono.


For something a little different, try a food foraged gift idea for Mum !

Permaculture Design Courses Coming Up

This Saturday 7th May at the Centre a Not to Be Missed

Introduction to Permaculture Module 1 by Paul Murray

Permaculture is about much more than organic gardening. It looks at the patterns and relationships we find in nature and how these can be
applied to all aspects of human habitation, from agriculture to ecological building, from appropriate technology to education and even communities and economics.

Permaculture Module 4 Landscape & Site Assessment 

Liz Stanway and Rick Thorpes Saturday 14th May

This workshop helps you to apply the principle “Observe and Interact” with a focus on nature, learning the relationships and patterns which play a part in the way the landscape is formed and managed.
You will learn some practical techniques for observation; measuring and recording landforms; sectors and aspects as well as how to gather the information required to complete a landscape and site assessment.

Living the dream!


Please contact: permaculture@envirocentre.org.nz



14 and 15 May 2016

Join Sheryn Clothier for the weekend of 14/15 May to discuss all the aspects regarding planning your home orchard and work on your own design in a group. As well as your own orchard design, we will work on selecting the right varieties for your situation, sourcing plants, shelter, planting methods, understories, fertiliser programmes, machinery and management.

There are a lot of factors to take into account and spending some time to get in right at the beginning is really worthwhile. The focus is on a creating a diverse home orchard for climates in the BOP, Waikato and South Auckland districts. For further details see http://www.lals.nz/planning-the-home-orchard.html


Sheryns last workshop group


Native Plant Sale Saturday 7th May

 Beginning at 8am (not before), finishing when the plants are all sold. 

88 Nixon St, Hamilton East – please park on the roadside.

There is a wide range of good quality trees and shrubs: titoki, coprosma, kahikatea, cabbage tree, puka, lacebark, pukatea, manuka, mahoe, matipo, harakeke, ribonwood, lancewood, kowhai…

Walk on Pirongia, 8th May. Meet at the Grey Rd carpark at 9.45am.

The Mahaukura Track starts at the Grey Road carpark and climbs through tawa forest to Wharauroa Lookout (2-3 hrs). The last 30 m before the view point are quite steep and chains have been bolted to the rock to guide you. Great views from the lookout.

From Whatawhata, cross the bridge and turn left onto Te Pahu Rd. Continue well on towards Pirongia. Turn right onto Rosborough Rd and then right onto Grey Rd (carpark at end).

Please contact Jane if you would like or can offer a seat: jane.mcleod@gmail.com; 078562505 or text: 0211467789




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