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Read more about our previous events here or in our Coastline Newsletter.

If you would like one of our staff or volunteers to speak at your event, please contact us.

Heritage Harvest Festival

Heritage Harvest Festival 2019

At Aparima College, Riverton on the 30th & 31st March 2019
This event attracts hundreds with its interactive demonstrations, local produce for sale, and a great variety of workshops over the weekend.  For a small entry donation (Suggested donation $5 adults, $2 children, under 5 free), you will entertain the whole family for hours and perhaps learn a thing or two about what you can grow in your own garden.  Pre-registration for workshops is essential, and fees apply. Once again we will have a good variety of food options to suit all tastes and budgets on site.

  • A full list of the workshops and a brief description of each is now on our booking site - Click on the links below:      
               HOW TO BOOK WORKSHOPS                  BOOKING WEBSITE
  • Please note:  We are offering an early bird discount of 10% and also a bulk booking discount of 10% for 4 or more workshops.  Please use the discount code EARLYBIRD.  The bulk booking discount will apply automatically. 
  • Your payment secures your booking.  
  • More information about each workshop

  • Apple press on site during the weekend
  • Stalls - Organic veges, natural skincare, organic baking, wholesome food, massage and more...
  • Harvest Pot Luck Feast (Friday 29th March) 
  • Harvest Festival Ceilidh (Saturday 30th at 7pm) - A family evening of dancing and music and old fashioned cheer!  Soup & bread available for purchase.  More details to come...


Food Forest Garden Tours

Please note that the food forest is a private property and we would ask all visitors to be considerate of the owners time and space.  Although Robyn & Robert are not available all the time, we are fortunate that they are happy to have people visit their property when arranged in advance.  All bookings are to be made through the South Coast Environment Centre.

A guided tour with Robyn/Robert Guyton through their 25 year old forest garden, tours usually run for 1 ½ hours.  Children are welcome but must stay with caregivers at all times while on the property.  Tour dates are subject to host availability and extreme weather.  Please wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes and bring a coat in case of rain.  The cost is $10 per adult ($5 for children).  There is a minimum charge of $50 per tour.

For information about tour dates and to make a booking please click the link below:

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A GROUP TOUR  Please contact us to register your interest.

Food Forest Workshops (4hrs)

What is covered: The history of food forests, site analysis, zones, layers, guilds, soil health and structure, the range of edible and useful plants you can grow in a cool/temperate food forest.  A tour of a 25 year old food forest and questions and follow up discussion dependent on participants interest.  This is only a one day course but we try to pack it full of information and have booklets and information available to purchase as extra resources.  This workshop should enable the participants to have enough information to start their own food forest.

Please contact us if you are interested in doing a workshop, we can set dates to suit participants.

South Coast Environment Society Committee Meeting

Meetings are held at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Environment Centre, 154 Palmerston Street, Riverton. Everyone is welcome. For more information please contact us - by phone, email or Facebook.