Projects

Our projects all work towards our Vision by providing opportunities for people to learn how to care for the environment and to lead more sustainable, fulfilling lives. Some of our projects have been running for many years, while others are in the early development stage.

You can read a brief description of our projects below. For more information on each, click to follow the link!

Open Orchards

Saving, identifying and sharing Southlands' Heritage fruit trees; Community Heritage Orchard Parks; Pruning and grafting workshops;

Annual Fruit Tree Sale.

Longwood Loop

Re-localising food production and distribution for community resilience and rural economic development.  

Environmental Education

Over 40 courses on a wide range of topics, available throughout Southland. Curriculum-linked workshops for schools.

Saving and sharing heritage vegetable seeds in Southern NZ; workshops, seed swaps.

Southland Seed Savers Network
Seasonal Festivals

Spring: Bountiful Backyards

Summer: Estuary Celebration

Autumn: Heritage Harvest

Winter: Earthcrafts

Forest Gardens

Community Forest Garden open to the public right in the middle of Riverton's town centre! Tours of the Guyton's 25 year old Forest Garden by request.

Community Compost

Developing a system for the collection and composting of local food and garden 'wastes'. Learning to see organic 'waste' as a resource and to turn it into soil and food!

An inspirational place to visit! Local and organic foods; plants, seeds and garden products; expert advice and information on sustainability and healthy lifestyles.

Environment Centre

South Coast Environment Centre

154 Palmerston Street, Riverton 9822,

Southland, New Zealand

Phone (03) 234 8717     Email info@sces.org.nz

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