SATURDAY 21 MARCH - SUNDAY 19 APRIL 2020
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 - it's a wrap!
We have reached the end of EcoFest West 2020. We would like to say a big thanks to our funders and sponsors as listed below, plus all of our event hosts that contributed to creating an amazing overall festival programme,
Unfortunately, with New Zealand in Alert Level 4 due to Covid-19, most in-person events that were part of EcoFest West 2020 have been cancelled or postponed. All postponed EcoFest West event which will take place at a later time will still be promoted via this webpage as well as our Facebook page. To receive updates about future EcoFest West 2020 events, join our mailing list, or follow us on Facebook.
Give us your feedback and win!
Have you been to one of the (online) EcoFest West events? Give us your feedback and be in to win an eco-friendly prize pack!
Some event hosts have shared their content online so you can continue to enjoy them. Check them out below.
ECOMATTERS HEALTHY EATING SERIES - AUTUMN
Videos, tips and recipes
We’ve teamed up with naturopath and medical herbalist Paloma Velásquez to produce a series of seasonal Healthy Eating workshops. The workshops feature vegetables, fruit and foraged ‘weeds’ grown in EcoMatters organic gardens.
While we couldn’t host the autumn 2020 workshop in person, Paloma has shared some tips and recipes from the series to help inspire new ideas for healthy eating in your home. Watch the videos and read the tips here.
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.
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.
At home activities for kids
CEAC Adventures is an ongoing series of low-fuss FREE bubble activities. Brought to you by the CEAC Education team—Eilis, Megan, Jean, Penny and Ashlee—the adventures are designed with kids in mind but are suitable for isolation bubble mates of all ages. Click here to see all adventures. Brought to you by Corban Estate Arts Centre.
FOODSCAPING WITH BLUE BORAGE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.