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Browsing Posts published in October, 2011

Market day – 11am 2pm, Sunday the 6 November – at its new venue. The Coast Road Market (formerly at Seacliff)  reopened in spring in the grounds of Warrington School. Come visit & enjoy its unique blend of food, coffee, art, craft, prints, pakoras, plants, produce, preserves and more! All welcome. Free stalls continue to be available and children’s stalls are particularly welcome. For dates and details ph 027 7811799 or visit www.market.betterthannormal.co.nz

From the web site: We are a not-for-profit network of gardeners, community groups and businesses who have an interest in fostering and engaging in organic food growing activities, and other sustainable practices, in the Dunedin area. The network exists to share information and resources, to help increase the quantity and quality of food grown by people in their own back yards or other locations, and to make these activities more enjoyable, productive and efficient for all involved. We also run a seed savers exchange for open pollinated and heirloom vegetable varieties for Otago gardeners. The network is run by volunteers and we rely on local gardeners to continue to save seeds and donate them back to the network to keep the seed stocks strong. To be kept up to date with what we are up to or join, see http://www.urbanorganics.org.nz/

Open day/working bee, Sat 29 Oct. Boat at 9.30am from Back Beach, Port Chalmers, returning about 3.30pm on Saturday. Come for the day or stay the night and return Sunday at 3pm. We will be holding a workshop on Working with Wool – from fleece to finished product. Other activities include conservation work, tree work and beach clean ups. Time also to enjoy the Island.
(Please bring the usual: food to share for a shared lunch, warm clothes, gumboots, $8 for the boat, a song in your heart… If you staying overnight, remember to bring food for two days, and a donation for the lodge. Details on our website, or from Francine, if this is your first visit www.theisland.org.nz. Bookings essential to Francine on 478 0874 or 021 154 5355 by Tuesday 25 Oct and let her know if you are coming for the day or overnight so she can confirm boat bookings.Text Kristen by Thurs 27 Oct if you need a ride to Back Beach, or can help transport others 027 779 5481.

Wed. 16 Nov, 7.30pm at Orokonui. A talk by Simon Cox (GNS): “Why is it we get all these earthquakes?” Tectonics of the South Island, NZ.
These are the final talks at Orokonui for 2011.


Wed. 9 Nov, 2.00pm at Orokonui. A talk by Sue Maturin (Forest & Bird) – “Beating the Big Leaf in the Vatthe Conservation Area of Vanuatu”.


Sat, 11am, 5 November – Mopanui Ecological and Environmental Society (MEES) have a community planting working bee at Long Beach.  Meet at the car park.

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