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FREE Sustainable Urban Living Workshops at Parnell Farmers' Market

On Saturday mornings through to May19th, spend two hours picking up useful tips in the workshops detailed below.

Thanks to continued support from the Waitemata Local Board, Parnell Trust is running another series of these popular free workshops alongside Parnell Farmers' Market

Numbers are limited for some works. Please contact  Olivia Teague, Community Service Co-cordinator, to enrol. Phone 09 555 5164 or email   .


Urban Beekeeping

Saturday, 14 April, 9-11am
Bees are brilliant! With a hive in your backyard you’ll help your local ecosystem flourish and be rewarded with honey. Carol’s workshop will cover the basics you’ll need to know before setting up a bee hive. Learn about the history, biology and health of bees; types of hives, positioning hives and the law; and have your questions answered.

Tutor: Carol Downer


Composting Workshop

Saturday, 21 April and 12 May, 9-11am
Learn how to turn your waste into a resource for your garden. The workshop will cover three household composting systems ‐ Worm farming, Bokashi and composting.

Tutor: Richard Lee and Judy Keats 


Growing and Preserving Fruits and Vegetables

Saturday 28 April (Summer produce) and 19 May, 9-11am (Winter produce)

Make the most of your home‐grown fruit and vegetable crops this season with practical advice for growing, harvesting and preserving.  Become a bottling and preserving champion with tips, tricks, recipes and techniques. 


Live More, Waste Less

Saturday, 5 May, 9.30-11.30am
Learn practical tips on how to deal with household rubbish and make choices that reduce your rubbish output.

Tutor: Low waste ambassador, Lisa Hansby


Weaving Flax Baskets

Saturday, 19 May, 9-11am
Learn to make Kete Waikawa - a large basket made using whole flax leaves, which can be used in various ways. Save on plastic and learn how to work with natural resources.