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by Natalie Lambourne

Planter Box Workshop and Wicking Bed Demo

Create a great-looking and functional planter box with reclaimed wood in this Power Tools 101 class, then join a wicking bed demonstration using the berry boxes at Hope Teaching Garden. You will leave with your planter box and some great new woodworking skills, as well as a good understanding of how wicking beds work and the principles behind them. Read More

by Natalie Lambourne

Create a Terrace Garden for Community Kai

This Ecofest we'll be creating a community kai 'terrace' garden. Making use of free/low cost resources, such as logs cut from a fallen tree in our garden (a casualty of cyclone Gabrielle), we will add to the foraging potential of the street, and demonstrate food can be grown almost anywhere! Read More

by Anna Kary

Film festival fundraiser helps continue environmental work

A desire to remember a friend by giving other like-minded people the chance to enjoy a selection of short films about outdoor pursuits has raised almost $3,000 for EcoMatters. John… Read More

by ecomatters

Thousands of vege seedlings to help Aucklanders grow their own kai

Thousands of vegetable seedlings are now making their way to West Auckland families, in an effort to tackle issues of local food security and resilience. Grow My Kai sees EcoMatters… Read More