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March 2019

Establishing a Native Garden

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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Free

  There are four basic steps to establishing a native garden, they are: PLAN, PREPARE, PLANT and PROTECT. This workshop will cover these steps, using the Mahoe Reserve, as an example, and will include a short visit to this nearby native planting area.     Our presenters: Fiona Waghorn is an experienced horticulturalist, who has run her own nursery for 10 years. Fiona now manages the Living Streams Community Nursery Trust which grows eco-sourced native plants; Dr Sue Jarvis was the…

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Peak Meat – A Game Changer for Food Production, The Environment & Health

March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Road/Springs Road
Lincoln, 7647 New Zealand
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Join Kim Hill and panellists in a stimulating discussion - Peak Meat REGISTER This is an issue of worldwide importance. Intensive production of meat and milk is a major source of greenhouse gases, water pollution and soil degradation. Many people are turning to a vegetarian or vegan diet. However, food production is vital to New Zealand’s economy and to ensuring the world has enough to eat. The discussion will include the following topics: How will changes in demand, modern technology…

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April 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahoe Reserve, Boundary Road
Lincoln, 7608 New Zealand
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Come along and help us in the restoration and maintenance of the Mahoe native reserve. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for mulch, if you can. Working bees are the first Sunday of every month from 2pm. _____________________________________________ Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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Pollinators in our Gardens

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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A workshop conducted by Dr Brad Howlett  Honey bees are relied on for many NZ crops such as kiwifruit, avocado, apples, plums and apricots. The humble bee contributes $5 billion a year to our national economy! However, there are more pollinators contributing to our economy than honey bees. Dr Brad Howlett, is a pollination scientist at Plant and Food Research, Lincoln. He will introduce us to other bees and insects that contribute to crop and vegetable pollination. The topic is…

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May 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahoe Reserve, Boundary Road
Lincoln, 7608 New Zealand
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Come along and help us in the restoration and maintenance of the Mahoe native reserve. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for mulch, if you can. Working bees are the first Sunday of every month from 2pm. _____________________________________________ Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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Antarctica

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER Dr Fiona Shanun who is the Acting Chief Scientific Adviser for Antarctica New Zealand will be sharing some interesting insights into Antarctica's Environment. Event Details: The talk starts at 7pm, followed by the Lincoln Envirotown Meeting which starts at approximately 8pm. Meetings are the first Monday of every month, excluding Public Holidays. All Welcome Our Sponsors: A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS,…

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Focus For Future – Selwyn Environmental Short Film Competition

May 13 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm

Into Film? Passionate about the environment? Do your bit to encourage people to take care of the environment! Make a film that will stimulate those who view it into taking action! We challenge you to Focus for Future and make a short film (5 mins max.). The competition is open to all, and people are encouraged to be as creative as they like, using any combination of animation, video or slides to carry their environmental message. Deadline for entries is…

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Basic Bonsai Techniques

May 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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$20

This event is now fully booked.  Click register to put your name on the waiting list: REGISTER An Introductory Workshop Presented by Tony Bywater, Christchurch Bonsai Society. Bonsai is an art form probably started by the Chinese over 2000 years ago, using trees grown in containers or on rocks to represent the beauty and majesty of nature. Have you ever thought of developing your own Bonsai tree? Come to this workshop to learn how to do it. Watch an ordinary…

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June 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mahoe Reserve, Boundary Road
Lincoln, 7608 New Zealand
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Come along and help us in the restoration and maintenance of the Mahoe native reserve. Please wear suitable shoes, bring spades, garden gloves, sunglasses or other eye protection, also a bucket for mulch, if you can. Working bees are the first Sunday of every month from 2pm. _____________________________________________ Our Sponsors A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors, Rata Foundation, Selwyn District Council, COGS, Lottery Community and Lincoln University.

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Blue The Film – The Day the Sea Changed

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
West Melton Community Centre, 1163 West Melton Road
West Melton, 7676 New Zealand
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$10

Description Come and enjoy the documentary, then stay for refreshments and join the discussion. $10 cash on the door to cover costs appreciated. Book your ticket now through eventbrite. Run Of Events: 7pm - Arrive and help yourself to some nibbles and a drink 7.15pm - Movie starts 8.30pm - Movie ends (grab some more food and drink) 8.45pm - Discussion 9pm - Evening ends $10 KOHA appreciated, cash on the night.   BLUE shows us there is a way forward…

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