Education & Learning Opportunities

Adult Learners' Week - 2-8 September 

Saturday 2 September: Container Gardening
3-4pm Wastebusters Alexandra
Top tips and funky planters for growing veges from seed

Thursday 7 September: Celebrating Learners
11.30am fruit tree planting at Food Forest, Centennial Park
12 noon lunch at Alexandra Communith House followed by presentation of certificates

Friday 8 September: Bokashi/ worm farming
11am-1pm Friday Food Market, Pioneer Park, Alexandra
Demonstration and discussion every half hour starting at 11am. Opportunity for you to order your bokashi system or plan your worm farm.

Register for container gardening and bokashi/worm farming at Central Otago REAP on 448 6115 or​.

​​​​​​Conversations with our community tell us that shared learning about environmental issues is the key factor in
taking steps to reduce your footprint, build community resilience and make people and planet friendly choices at home and in the work place. Council supports a wide variety of opportunities to move towards this and the vision of our
Waste Minimisation and Management PlanTowards Zero Waste and a Sustainable Central Otago.​

Sustainable Living Programme

The Sustainable Living Programme is a locally focused programme supported by Council and CO REAP​. The group provides information, activities and resources to encourage groups and individuals to change the way they use resources, to become more efficient and to reduce waste. The global goal is to help ensure a healthy future for our people and our planet.

MAD4CO (Making A Difference for Central Otago) is the action arm of the Sustainable Living Programme. Local groups, businesses, schools, Council and individuals work together on community projects centred on sustainability, resilience and wise use of resources. The group work to provide learning and action that will generate community commitment to an environmentally sustainable future for future generations. Most years, MAD4CO are involved with a variety of events including: The Thyme Festival, World Environment Day, Earth Hour, DOC Conservation Week, KNZB Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week and Cloth Nappy Workshops. They also hold regular forums where local experts share their knowledge on issues such as biodiversity, water quality, ecological footprinting, permaculture and organic gardening, food resilience and lots more. Have a look at MAD4CO’s Facebook page or phone CO REAP on 0800 267 327 or (03) 448 6115 for the information on upcoming events and to start your connection with interested locals.


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