EcoFest programming Birkenhead Library



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Birkenhead Library
09 301 0101

09 301 0101

Some events require registrations, please see details for which ones.

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Birkenhead Library is extremely excited to be part of Ecofest 2024! We have a range of activities throughout the month to keep you going!

  • Seed Drive & Plant Swap | Saturday 16 March | 11am - 12pm
    Bring your own seeds to swap with others or donate them to our community seed library. There will be a plant & seedling swap courtesy of Highbury House and plenty of activities for tamariki and whanau!
  • Permaculture talks (English) | Wednesday 20 March | 2pm - 3pm
    Diversity or Uniformity? What do you want to have for your garden? The way how we do gardening reflects our lifestyle. Based on our communities, we can achieve sustainability by adopting a wise lifestyle.  In this workshop we will discuss embedded systems, functional parts, plant selection and appearance & maintenance.
  • Permaculture talks (Mandarin) 门永续生存讲座星期三, 2024327 | 下午2-下午3
    多样性还是单一化? 你的花园是那种风格?人们对花园的设计和使用方式反映了人们的生活方式。我们可以通过采取明智的生活方式来实现可持续发展。 从而预防地球生态的系统性崩溃,留给子孙后代一个富足充裕的未来。在本次研讨会上,我们将讨论以下主题:多样性与单一性,概念, 嵌入式系统, 花园的功能部件, 植物的选择, 花园的外观 维护的策略.
  • DIY Bug Hotels | Sunday 31 March | 12pm - 1pm
    Ever wondered how to make your garden more insect friendly? How about trying your hand at a DIY Bug hotel. All materials and instructions provided. Suitable for tamariki 5+, registrations essential.
  • April Gardening Guide (English) | Thursday 4 April | 2pm - 3pm
    April is here, and the long-lost rainfall has revitalised the garden that has been dry all summer. The night's temperature has become cooler, and the lawn has finally returned to its former green colour. Plants have sprouted new branches and leaves, and everything is lively.
  • Compost Basics – 3 System talk | Wednesday 10 April | 11:30am – 1:30pm

Join Pip from the Compost Collective for an introduction to the three most common and easy composting systems that can be used in the home and garden; traditional cold composting bins, worm farms, and Bokashi buckets. Registrations essential through

  • April Gardening Guide (Mandarin) 四月种植指南 | 星期四, 2024411 | 下午2-下午3
    四月到了,久违的降雨让整个夏天都干涸的花园焕发了生机。 夜晚的气温变凉了,草坪也终于恢复了往日的绿色。 植物都长出了新枝、新叶,一切都生机勃勃。 田里的作物需要换种,本月需要种植春季球茎,草坪需要修复,斐济果收获的季节到了.
  • Furoshiki Workshop | Sunday 7 April | 11am - 12pm
    Join our Furoshiki Workshop and master the art of Japanese gift wrapping! Furoshiki connects to the goal of living a sustainable lifestyle. An eco-friendly option and a more sustainable approach to gift-giving and packaging! Registrations essential.
  • Pop-Up Bike Repair | Sunday 7 April | 10am - 12pm
    Ride down when you visit us this Sunday to make the most of the FREE pop-up bike repair courtesy of Bike Kaipātiki while you enjoy our Furoshiki workshop! Get a free tune up or repair to make the most out of your bike!
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