Workshops & Events

Each month we offer free workshops and events to assist you on your sustainability journey. We cover a wide range of topics from growing your own vegetables, to minimising waste at home, to home composting and worm farming.
 
Anyone can attend our workshops and everyone will go home with an increase in their knowledge and understanding of how to live more sustainably. To ensure we are prepared and know who is coming, registration is essential. You will find all our workshop details below, and registration is Eventfinda. 
Home Composting for Beginners (1)
Sun, Nov 01
Environment Centre Hastings
Nov 01, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Environment Centre Hastings, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Come and join Rachel from The Kitchen Garden. Learn how to dispose of your kitchen and garden waste more quickly and produce compost more efficiently. Troubleshoot common problems and watch a compost heap being made.
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Fossil Facts (Napier)
Sun, Nov 01
Tennyson Street
Nov 01, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Tennyson Street
Come along and learn about fossils with Jake from Sustainable Backyards
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Haumoana Beach Clean Up
Sun, Nov 01
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 01, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Let's get amongst it and help keep our coast clean. Meet at Clifton Road Reserve (opposite Elephant Hill)
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Sow your Summer Salad and Herbs
Sun, Nov 01
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 01, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
This is a fun, practical workshop to get your seeds sown. I provide the seeds, the soil and the pots. In 90 minutes you’ll learn and practice how to sow seeds that free you from the limitations and costs of buying seedlings from garden centres. $10 payable at the event,
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Litter Intelligence Survey
Sun, Nov 01
Richmond Road Reserve
Nov 01, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Richmond Road Reserve, Clive, Hawke's Bay 4102, New Zealand
Sustainable Coastlines - what's to know more, and needs your help. Informative and at times upsetting, come and join us to understand what's getting into and a coming from our oceans.
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Predator Free Urban Hawkes Bay
Wed, Nov 04
Environment Centre
Nov 04, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Environment Centre, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Founder (and ECHB General Manager) Richard Croad walks you through what's happening in the world of Predator Free - how you can get involved and what sort of support is available,
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Waste chats with Hastings District Council Waste Minimisation Officers
Wed, Nov 04
Environment Centre Hastings
Nov 04, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Environment Centre Hastings, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
RSVP to cloev@hdc.govt.nz
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Love Food, Hate Waste
Thu, Nov 05
Hastings Baptist Church
Nov 05, 12:00 PM
Hastings Baptist Church, 300 Karamu Road South, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
RSVP to cloev@hdc.govt.nz
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Salads and Herbs in Small spaces
Thu, Nov 05
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 05, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Notmuch space? No issue for Rachel Knight. Come and see how it can be done and enjoy the thrill of home grown salads and herbs. Save money, save trips to the supermarket, and enjoy fresh!
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Fossil Facts Central Hawke's Bay
Sat, Nov 07
Waipukurau Library
Nov 07, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Waipukurau Library, Kitchener Street, Waipukurau 4200, New Zealand
Come along and learn about fossils with Jake from Sustainable Backyards
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Conservation Starts in Your Backyard
Sat, Nov 07
Environment Centre Hastings
Nov 07, 6:00 PM
Environment Centre Hastings, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
This workshop will demonstrate how we can transform our lawns into areas of high diversity and help increase the numbers of our native wildlife and improve the quality of our lives. RSVP to nathanburkepile@landcare.org.nz
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Fossil Facts (Taradale)
Sun, Nov 08
White Street, Taradale
Nov 08, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
White Street, Taradale
Come along and learn about fossils with Jake from Sustainable Backyards
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Rocky Shore Exploration - Hardinge Road
Sun, Nov 08
Hardinge Road - Shelter by playground
Nov 08, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Hardinge Road - Shelter by playground, Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Bring the kids - discover what lies in between, on top and under with specialist educator Jake Brookie.
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Kahikatea Farm Tour
Sun, Nov 08
Poukawa
Nov 08, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Poukawa, Poukawa, Hastings, New Zealand
An amazing afternoon at this awesome farm. Permaculture and Organic principles, in action. Highly recommended $35
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Bokashi and Worm Farm Workshop
Mon, Nov 09
Environment Centre Hawkes Bay
Nov 09, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Environment Centre Hawkes Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Come and learn how to get the most out of your Bokashi compost or Worm Farm system. Understand the differences and choose what best suits your lifestyle.Learn the basics and tips and tricks to minimise you house hold food waste and repurpose it into a nutrient rich fertiliser. Time to be confirmed.
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Let's talk about Period Waste
Tue, Nov 10
Heretaunga Women's Centre
Nov 10, 11:30 AM
Heretaunga Women's Centre, Cnr Russell and, Eastbourne Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
RSVP to cloev@hdc.govt.nz
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Making your event Zero Waste (1)
Wed, Nov 11
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 11, 7:00 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Learn about how we can help you hold a zero waste event. Time to be confirmed.
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Portable shade and shelter
Thu, Nov 12
Environment Centre Hawkes Bay
Nov 12, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Environment Centre Hawkes Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
Fed up with birds, rabbits and wind ruining your crops? Get some ideas for providing your edible plants with shade and shelter for better harvests. See examples of different options for readily available shelter and shade, each with different pros and cons in terms of cost, portability, longevity,
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Landfill Tour
Sat, Nov 14
Meet at Hastings District Council
Nov 14, 10:00 AM
Meet at Hastings District Council, 207 Lyndon Rd East
Come and have a tour of the Omaranui Landfill, meet at the HDC and we will travel by bus to the landfill. Bookings are essential: www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/landfill
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Worm Farming vs Bokashi
Sat, Nov 14
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 14, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Come along and learn about worm farms and bokashi - learn about everything you need to start a worm farm and how to keep it alive and well, and learn about the ease of Bokashi! Pick what suits you best - or choose both!
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HazMobile
Sun, Nov 15
Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park
Nov 15, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park, 42 Percival Road, Tomoana, Hastings 4120, New Zealand
HazMobile is a free annual service provided by the Hastings District and the Napier City Councils for householders to safely dispose of their hazardous waste such as garden sprays, car oil and fuel, cleaners, paint and chemicals.
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Landfill Tour (2)
Wed, Nov 18
Meet at Hastings District Council
Nov 18, 3:00 PM
Meet at Hastings District Council, 207 Lyndon Rd East
Come and have a tour of the Omaranui Landfill, meet at the HDC and we will travel by bus to the landfill. Bookings are essential: www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/landfill
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Self Watering Containers
Thu, Nov 19
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 19, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Make life easy through Hawke's Bays hot and dry summers. Join ace educator Rachel Knight to learn how to have self watering containers and enjoy great results.
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Love Food, Hate Waste (2)
Thu, Nov 19
Hastings Baptist Church
Nov 19, 5:30 PM
Hastings Baptist Church, 300 Karamu Road South, Hastings 4201, New Zealand
RSVP to cloev@hdc.govt.nz
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Making your event Zero Waste (2)
Thu, Nov 19
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 19, 7:00 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Learn about how we can help you hold a zero waste event. Time to be confirmed.
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Rocky Shore Exploration - Hardinge Road (2)
Fri, Nov 20
Hardinge Road - Shelter by playground
Nov 20, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hardinge Road - Shelter by playground, Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Bring the kids - discover what lies in between, on top and under with specialist educator Jake Brookie.
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Rocky Shore Exploration - Hardinge Road (3)
Sat, Nov 21
Hardinge Road - Shelter by playground
Nov 21, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hardinge Road - Shelter by playground, Hardinge Road, Ahuriri, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Bring the kids - discover what lies in between, on top and under with specialist educator Jake Brookie.
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Let's talk about Period Waste (2)
Tue, Nov 24
Heretaunga Women's Centre
Nov 24, 5:30 PM
Heretaunga Women's Centre, Cnr Russell and, Eastbourne Street East, Hastings 4122, New Zealand
RSVP to cloev@hdc.govt.nz
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Healthy Home (How To)
Fri, Nov 27
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 27, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Join ECHB Trustee and Architect Marie Fleming for this informative and practical talk.
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Fossil Facts (CHB)
Sat, Nov 28
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay
Nov 28, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Environment Centre Hawke's Bay, 1004 Karamu Road North, Mayfair, Hastings, New Zealand
Come along and learn about fossils with Jake from Sustainable Backyards
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The Good Life (in Clive)
Sun, Nov 29
Clive
Nov 29, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Clive, Clive, Hastings, New Zealand
One of our trustees practices what she preaches (along with her family) looking to a sustainable life. Come and see the gardens, the chickens and the orchard at this large Clive property
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Sustainable Backyards

Sustainable Backyards is a month-long programme that highlights and celebrates the wide range of environmental initiatives across the Bay. 
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