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Education

We offer a number of educational resources and workshops on a range of topics, including information sheets for use in schools. We also run workshops at our major events, such as the annual Heritage Harvest Festival (in Autumn) and Bountiful Backyards (in Spring).

Please visit our YouTube channel to see more of what we do - subscribe if you like what you see!

 

Forest Garden Tours

Enjoy a guided tour with Robert or Robyn Guyton through their mature forest garden (started in 1995).

Please note: tours only run from October to April each year.

Options Include:
Short Tour: One hour, $15 per person, minimum two people;

Standard Tour: One and a half hours, $20 per person, minimum two people, maximum eight people;

Deluxe Tour: Two hours, $50 per person, includes high tea on the verandah following tour, minimum two people;

Combination Tour: Standard Tour plus one hour guided visit to Riverton’s Community Forest Garden (planted from 2010 onwards), $30 per person, minimum two people, maximum eight people;

Tours are run as a fundraiser for South Coast Environment Society’s Open Orchard projects.

Please note: Children are welcome but must stay with caregivers at all times while on the property. Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn.


Please book through our Experiences Page or feel free to email us on info@sces.org.nz.

Workshops

Our Experiences Page lists upcoming workshops. If we don't have the workshop you would like scheduled, get in touch with us at education@sces.org.nz if you are keen on any of the following topics. If there are enough people interested, we will put it together! Our website is full of information about possible workshops and courses.

We offer a number of educational resources and workshops on the following topics:

  • Saving seeds

  • Food forests/forest gardens

  • Fruit tree selection and care

  • Biochar

  • Activated food

  • Fermentation (drinks, vegetables, sourdough)

  • Small animal systems

  • Apple tree grafting 

  • Beginner home gardening/growing food

  • Composting

  • Biochar

  • Homemade natural skincare products and household cleaners

  • Growing edible mushrooms

  • Introductory and advanced permaculture

  • and more...

We have a diverse adult education series with great workshops to choose from; please click on the names for a brochure on each topic

 

When workshop dates are confirmed they will be on our Experiences Page or contact us to request a particular workshop.

Our Children's Education page shows programmes specifically targeted for children and there are more topics especially for schools near the bottom.

We can provide guest speakers for events but request that transport costs are covered and sometimes a speakers fee. Contact us to make an enquiry. For some great ways to use your organic vegetables, check out our seasonal recipes.

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