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ECOFEST WEST

SATURDAY 21 MARCH - SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2020

Welcome to EcoFest West

EcoFest West is an annual month-long festival in West Auckland celebrating our unique environment and sustainable living. Each year’s programme features interactive workshops, experiences and activities that celebrate and restore our natural environment, and teach ways to live more sustainably in our neighbourhoods.

EcoFest West 2020 - online edition

With New Zealand currently being at Alert Level 4 due to Covid-19, all in-person events that are part of EcoFest West 2020 are cancelled or postponed until further notice.

While in-person events have been called-off, some event hosts are sharing their content online so you can continue to enjoy them. Check them out below.

GREEN FAMILY
Sunday 5 April, 10am-12pm
Online event

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and so do the footprints we leave on our planet. Join SunnySunday to learn and share tips and tricks for a more sustainable household. This is a free, online event. To receive the link to join this web event, register here.

AWA STORIES
From Saturday 21 March - ongoing
Photos in Avondale / Videos on Facebook

Awa Stories is a two-part storytelling project on 10 local residents' connection to their awa and their first experiences with wai/vai/water. Awa Stories launched with a photo exhibition along Great North Road in the middle of Avondale town centre. These portraits introduce each person and their awa story with text in te reo Māori. Part two is a series of short video interviews with our subjects from their home and on Te Whau itself. To watch the video series as it gets released, follow our Facebook page.

BASIC BIODYNAMICS FOR THE HOME GARDEN
Wednesday 8 April, 12.30-2.30pm
Online event via Zoom

Biodynamics is a form of regenerative agriculture. In the context of the home garden, there are some simple themes and practices one can adopt with ease. This workshop is not a deep dive... but scratching the surface can radically change your perspective on your home garden and give you observation exercises to practice in the years to come. This is most useful for the home gardener who is curious about biodynamics and wanting to learn a little more before diving into the world of Rudolf Steiner, anthroposophy and the wide range of material available from the Biodynamic Association. $5 Tickets.

MAKING BIODYNAMIC COMPOST
Saturday 18 April, 10am-12.30pm
Online event via Zoom

Are you fascinated by the alchemy that is composting? Would you like to take the green waste from your section and turn it into something precious? Perhaps you have a gardener helping you maintain your section, and you'd like to move away from all chemical pesticides, and are curious about Biodynamic methods? Learn one of the core skills within biodynamic agriculture: making compost. $25 Tickets.

DIY UPCYCLING WITH THE RECREATORS
Daily 'how to' videos on Facebook

It's time to build your upcycling skills and the ReCreators are here to help with daily videos on crafts, woodwork, origami, painting techniques, power tools, design. Learn how to do it yourself with this talented collective of upcycling artists. Many of these activities are great for kids. Watch their videos.

FOODSCAPING WITH BLUE BORAGE
Email series

Many people are keen to start growing food and improve their composting, so Blue Borage has come up with a gift to keep you busy these next few weeks. Foodscaping is an online course in the form of a series of 10 emails with journalling prompts and planning tools to help you decide exactly what kind of edible garden is going to work best for you. To sign up for this automated sequence of daily prompts, email katrina@blueborage.co.nz.

CEAC ADVENTURES #1: THE HUMBLE RUBBING
At home activity for kids

A Rubbing is made when you place a piece of paper over a textured surface and then use a pencil or crayon to rub over the paper. The texture will magically appear on the paper as you go. Click here for instructions. Brought to you by Corban Estate Arts Centre.

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Festival Funders
Henderson-Massey
Waitakere Ranges
Whau
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