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FREE Sustainable Urban Living Workshops at Parnell Farmers' Market

On Saturday mornings from February 2nd, 2019 spend two hours picking up useful tips in the workshops detailed below.

Dates for some classes have yet to be finalised. Please check with Olivia, or look for our classes flyer in teh new year.

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   .


Live More, Waste Less
with Lisa Hansby

Saturday, 2 February and 4th May, 9.30-11.30am
Learn practical tips on how to deal with household rubbish and make choices that reduce your rubbish output.


Preserving Fruits and Damson Jams
with Lynda Hallinan

Saturday 2 March, 9.30-11.30am 
Become a bottling and preserving champion with tips, tricks, recipes and techniques. Working with damson plums and late summer fruits, you'll learn how to whip up deliciously tart conserves and jams. 


Textile Upcycling 
with Barbara Woodman

Saturday, 16th and 30th March
Try your hand at upcycling old textiles. Barbara Woodman from Warm Hearts Upcycling will help you create rag rugs and offer information on reinventing and revitalising your waste.


A Guide to Worm Farming
with Worms R Us

Saturday, 6th April, 9-11am
Come and see how easy and fun worm farming of organic wastes can be! Learn about the best environment for composting worms and their brilliant benefits for your garden.

Urban Beekeeping
with Carol Downer

date to be arranged
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.


Chicken Keeping in the City
with Barbara Stumbles

Saturday, 20th April, 9-11am
Learn how to keep happy, healthy chickens with Babara Stumbles. We'll look at the best breeds to raise, types of housing, bedding and feeding.


Organic Gardening
with Ruth Wood

Saturday, 16 February, 9-11am   
Learn to look after your garden organically with tips that prioritise the health of the soil and the environment.


with The Compost Collective

Saturday, 9 February, 9-11am   
Learn how to turn your waste into a resource for your garden. Covers worm farms, Bokashi bins and composting.