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June 2019

Growing Great Apples

June 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER This workshop will discuss how to prepare trees for regular crops of high quality fruit. Conducted by Keith Dickson. Keith is our local expert in pip-fruit production. This year he will focus on: How to review a fruit tree's performance Working towards consistently high cropping Training and pruning apple, pear and nashi trees Winter clean-up sprays Plenty of time will be available for your questions and general discussion. A gold coin donation to support the activities of the gardens…

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July 2019

Speaker – Challenging the Building Industry Trend of ‘Green Washing’

July 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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Many so called “eco homes” or “green buildings” may be drier and warmer, but they are not necessarily healthy for the homeowner or sustainable for the environment. Description Come and listen to speaker Scott Loeffler, this will be followed by the Lincoln Envirotown Meeting. Book your ticket now through eventbrite. Scott will talk about the design and build of his house on piles in Lincoln, which uses a mixture of ancient natural materials like magnesia sheets for walls and sheep…

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Workshop – Maintaining Stonefruit Trees

July 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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REGISTER This workshop will include a demonstration on pruning techniques and allow plenty of time for discussion and questions. Conducted by Warwick Mottram. Warwick has been involved for 30 years in commercial fruit-growing, first succeeding his father on the Mottram family orchard in Redwood, and then owning properties in Prebbleton and Greenpark. He managed the horticultural area at Lincoln University for 11 years and is now retired, living in Prebbleton. A gold coin donation to support the activities of the…

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Mahoe Reserve Planting Day

July 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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August 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

August 4 @ 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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September 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

September 1 @ 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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Plastic in our Oceans

September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, 15 Meijer Drive
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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Raquelle De Vine from Algalita Marine Research and Education; South Pacific. Raquelle will talk about her work and plastic pollution in our Oceans, all welcome to come along and listen and ask questions. Followed by the Lincoln Envirotown meeting (meetings are the first Monday of every month, excluding public holidays). 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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Worm Farm Workshop

September 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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Come along for a gold coin donation and learn about... Worm farming, a fun way to turn your organic waste, such as kitchen scraps, into rich fertiliser for your garden in the form of worm castings and worm tea. Our presenter is Sharon Breakwell, who until recently was manager of the Wastebusters Trust in Ashburton. A key part of Sharon’s job was to deliver waste education programmes to schools in the Selwyn area. She is committed to giving children as much…

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Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt!

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lincoln Envirotown Community Gardens, 35 James Street
Lincoln, Canterbury 7608 New Zealand
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A workshop on the key characteristics, their importance and the maintenance of healthy garden soil. The soil is the foundation of a healthy garden, whether it is a lawn, a vegetable garden or a simple flower garden. Roger McLenaghen and Judith van Dijk of Lincoln University will present the workshop. Gold coin donation appreciated. Roger and Judith are tutors in the Soil Science Department. They run soil science laboratories for undergraduate classes, and Roger lectures to Diploma students. This year their…

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October 2019

Mahoe Reserve Working Bee

October 6 @ 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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