DemoSite HB Enviro Centre

Environment Centre Hawke's Bay is operated by Sustaining Hawke's Bay Trust

  • Gardening Workshops
    Gardening Workshops
  • Find us at public events and expos
    Find us at public events and expos
  • The Environment Centre is located at 809 Karamu Road North, Hastings and we have parking out the front!
    The Environment Centre is located at 809 Karamu Road North, Hastings and we have parking out the front!
  • Public talks
    Public talks
  • Launching our demonstration urban backyard
    Launching our demonstration urban backyard
  • We have rainwater tanks on display
    We have rainwater tanks on display
  • Helping the public learn about healthy soil support
    Helping the public learn about healthy soil support
  • Worm farming expertise, including sales of farms, worms, accessories as well as free public education
    Worm farming expertise, including sales of farms, worms, accessories as well as free public education
  • Learn about composting with us
    Learn about composting with us
  • We work with others to undertake environmental enhancement throughout Hawke's Bay - this one was a beach cleanup
    We work with others to undertake environmental enhancement throughout Hawke's Bay - this one was a beach cleanup
  • We have a range of books on all aspects of environmental sustainability in our free-to-borrow library
    We have a range of books on all aspects of environmental sustainability in our free-to-borrow library
  • Talk to our wonderful volunteers
    Talk to our wonderful volunteers
  • Attend a composting workshop where you'll learn about soil nutrition and organic waste management
    Attend a composting workshop where you'll learn about soil nutrition and organic waste management
  • Have fun while volunteering!
    Have fun while volunteering!
  • We operate a number of education programmes in schools, including teaching kids about worm farming as a way to deal with your organic kitchen waste
    We operate a number of education programmes in schools, including teaching kids about worm farming as a way to deal with your organic kitchen waste
  • WWe have wonderful, friendly hens at the Environment Centre, come and ask us how best to care for these in yoru own backyard for optimal benefits
    WWe have wonderful, friendly hens at the Environment Centre, come and ask us how best to care for these in yoru own backyard for optimal benefits
  • Our demonstration backyard showcases lots of small things that add up to a sustainable way of life - here are our two active worm farms
    Our demonstration backyard showcases lots of small things that add up to a sustainable way of life - here are our two active worm farms
  • E-Waste is accepted from households and businesses for safe and proper recycling
    E-Waste is accepted from households and businesses for safe and proper recycling
  • E-Waste ready to go to our recycling partners
    E-Waste ready to go to our recycling partners
Gardening Workshops
Gardening Workshops

We have loads of information on sustainability and run courses and events, sell worms and worm farms and collect dead batteries, printer toners, fluorescent lights and eco-bulbs and e-waste (electronic waste) and more for recycling and safe disposal. 


At the Centre you can see our demonstration urban backyard (with bees, native plants, veges, herbs and fruit plants, rainwater tanks, innovative reuse of materials, our working worm farm, compost heap and bokashi system). Inside are displays on energy efficiency and solar power and hot water, along with different types of worm farms and lots of sustainability related products for sale.


Come and visit us to find out more about how you can help yourself and 

Hawke's Bay to become more sustainable. 

Day
 Opening Hours (winter 1 June to 31 August)
Monday & Tuesday
Closed
 Wednesday
 9am - 3pm
 Thursday
 9am - 3pm
 Friday
 9am - 3pm
 Saturday
 9am - 12pm
 Sunday
Closed

The Environment Centre is staffed predominantly by volunteers, so while we aim to be open during the hours as listed above, regretfully this is sometimes not possible. If you'd like to check that we're here before you visit, please call us on 06 870 4942.