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February 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

February 3 @ 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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March 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

March 3 @ 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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The Hidden Environmental Cost of Modern Sign Manufacturing Processes

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER Anne McDonald from Signs of Art will be telling us about the large amounts of landfill and non-recyclable waste that is produced through modern sign production as opposed to traditionally painted signs. There will be a short demonstration that showcases the differences. 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…

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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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