Last Round of New Plymouth Workshops for 2017

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Kickstart your summer with some new learning opportunities and meet others who are on the same buzz.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the 2017 Sustainable Taranaki workshops. Your support has been invaluable to the growth and development of this program brought to life by the Taranaki Environmental Education Trust. We've had quite an impressive response, with most workshops selling out in the first few days, and we've had some fantastic facilitators who've contributed invaluable knowledge to help us all live more sustainably. 

We hope you will join us for our last round of workshops, and if you have any questions, suggestions for future workshops, or overall comments about our program, please be in touch by emailing

Zero Waste Cooking

This our first workshop where the participants contribute to the design and content. Once you have purchased your ticket, our Workshops Coordinator, Erin, will be in touch with you to find out what foods typically go to waste or wind up as leftovers in your fridge at home. From this feedback our facilitator, Annabel, will use her creativity and know-how to put together content for the workshop that directly matches the needs expressed by the 15 individuals attending. Annabel will share her ideas relevant to the requests and provide simple ways to use the food that commonly ends up in the scrap bin. 

There will be cooking demos, recipes to try for later, and obviously lots of food to eat during the workshop!  Explore the different parts of commonly used vegetables and learn new ways to use them and turn them into healthy meals. The children at the kindergarten grow all vegetables that will be used in this demonstration where the workshop will be held. 

10 tickets are still available for purchase  HERE!

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Edible Weeds Workshop

We all have them... but do we use them? Learn from locally situated naturopath, Kelly Phillips, and discover a plethora of ways to make use of your weeds.  Learn to safely identify them, discover the right places to gather spray-free varieties, and acquire cooking techniques to incorporate these into your regular diet. Discover the medicinal properties of several varieties and find ways to support the health of you and your family. This workshop will be held at a garden featured on last year's Sustainable Backyards Trail and those who attend will gain the confidence to identify and utilise their all-too-familiar weeds that may have once been cast aside. Not to mention, a beautiful weed tea will be served!

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Edible Weeds Sold Out! Email to let us know you'd like a ticket if someone cancels. 


Read more about our South Taranaki Workshops and our Previous Workshops.

If you have any suggestions, please email

Goldbush Micro Farm Workshops and Tours

This September, Michelle and Jared open their Micro Farm to the community for a workshop and a Micro Farm experience at a very affordable rate. If you didn't have a reason to drive to Hawera, now you do! Their property and the amount of work that they'v done in such a short period of time is both inspiring and astounding. 

Take a look at their flyers to find out more and to book your place on their upcoming workshop and tour dates. 

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DIY Natural Body Products - Sustainable Taranaki Workshop

Learn to make your own body products as Krystel Watts from Watts Good Creations demonstrates how to whip together a sugar scrub, lip balm, and lotion bar. We are anticipating another sell out with only 14 tickets left. If you are going to her DIY Non Toxic Cleaners workshop, this will be another to add to your good time for environmentally friendly and cost saving gift giving this holiday season!   


Read more about the benefits of all natural beauty products.

What is different about my WGC handmade soaps?

What is different about my WGC handmade soaps?