View upcoming events in the area by reading below or check out our facebook page.

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.

Mushroom and Fungi Talk

Heritage Harvest Festival

At Aparima College, Riverton on the 24th & 25th March
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 fee, 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 advised, and fees apply. Once again we will have our wonderful "Harvest Cafe" on site. If you are interested in being a stall holder at this year's event please contact us at hollie@sces.org.nz.

Food Forest Tours

Please note that the food forest is a private property and we ask all visitors to be considerate of the owners time and space.  Although Robyn & Robert are not available at all times, 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 20 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

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 20 year old food forest and questions and follow up discussion dependant 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.


Bountiful Backyards Workshops

Dates to be advised - depending on interest

Series of workshops (1 1/2 hours) covering the following topics:

Beginners gardening, planning your garden, making your garden fertile, caring for your plants, establishing a herb garden, fruit trees and berries, beneficial insects, keeping hens, seed saving, food forest gardening.

Find out more here. Register your interest education@sces.org.nz

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.