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.

Family Earthcraft Festival

Saturday 24th June 2017 ~ at the Aparima College Hall ~ 10am - 4pm ~ gold coin entry

Celebrating old style crafts such as weaving, spinning, felting, crochet & knitting etc.  Come see the demonstrations, have a go, attend workshops & browse the sales and information tables.

Entry: Gold coin donation per family

please note: there may be a small charge for some activities

Heritage Fruit Tree Sale

Friday 4th August - Sunday 6th August 2017 (dates to be confirmed)

from 10.30am - 4pm daily

At the South Coast Environment Centre, 154 Palmerston Street, Riverton.

Pre-orders will be open to our members in June and then open to the public a couple of weeks afterwards, any remaining trees will be sold during the sale weekend.  Please note that the list is not finalised yet, if you would like to pre-order please email us to be added to the database.

Riverton Nature Discoverers

Come join the adventure!


Wednesday afternoons from 3:15pm - 4:45pm

For children Aged 5 - 12

Click here for poster

Click here for registration form

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, please contact us if you are interested in booking a food forest tour. 

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.

FINAL TOUR (of the season) TUESDAY 25th APRIL at 3pm

The new season will start in October - keep an eye on our website for details.

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

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