West Auckland is once again gearing up for a month-long celebration of our awe-inspiring environment. From 17 March to 15 April 2018, EcoMatters Environment Trust will partner with the Western local boards to host EcoWest Festival, an annual festival of more than 100 events that celebrate our unique environment and what we do to care for it.
Pick up new skills like beekeeping, composting and keeping chooks, embrace creativity at events like Pacific weaving, and learn new tricks for smarter living at events such as A Practically Green Household.
Discover something new in your own neighbourhood and see local natural places with fresh eyes, for example with the Creatures of the Dark walk or our Urban Nature Walks series. You can also learn about backyard stream testing and venture out on the water on Matuku Link’s kayak tour. Or, why not lend a hand to one of the many passionate community groups taking care of our favourite places out West?
With two new event categories, there will even be more to explore during the Festival this year. Our On the Move events aim to get people onboard the clean transport revolution and will include Pedal & Pizza, a 2-hour bike ride with a midway coffee stop and woodfired pizza served afterwards. The Foodies’ Fix event series includes street food markets as well as workshops like Make Your Own Fermented Food & Drinks.
EcoWest Festival will end with a bang with EcoDay on Sunday 15 April, a fun family-friendly day out featuring interesting talks and workshops, loads of activities, music and great food. EcoDay will be held at EcoMatters Environment Trust and Olympic Park in New Lynn.
To find out more and see full details of all EcoWest Festival events, visit www.ecowest.org.nz.