Free Programmes @ the ECO School

We’re excited to be working with Horizons Regional Council and the Whanganui Learning Centre to develop a programme based around community climate resilience in the areas of whare, whenua, and whanau.

2022-2023 Schedule

Free for residents of the Horizons region.
Spaces limited. Register: theecoschool@gmail.com


Stormwater without the Mansplaining
24th August, 5:30-7:30 pm
Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St. Masks Required. 
Do you have a damp home? Occasional flooding on your section? Pooling under your home?
This programme explains the ins and outs of stormwater and the various factors effecting it, as well as how it impacts on individual households and how residents can address it affordably and effectively.

Managing Marginal Land in/for Winter
August 28, 2-4 pm. Registration essential.
We’ve spent the last 8 years managing our land for too much and too little water. It’s in great shape and we’re opening the farm gate for a tour.

Healthy Homes for Healthcare & Social Workers

September 27. Whanganui Regional Health Network

Register with Angela Weekly at the Whanganui Regional Health Network.

Holistic Land Management– Tour
October 16th, 9:30 – 12:30 am. Registration essential.
Farm Tour of Paddocks and Hillsides, Non-Intensive Orchards, Stream Restoration, Bush Restoration, and Browse Block (Permaculture Zones 3-5). Includes water management, preventing slips, managing gorse, integrating poplar and willow, managing goats and kunekune pigs.

Climate Camp for Teens
29-30 October ($40 koha for food)
Kaitiaki Farm, Okoia, Whanganui
Open to teens from the entire Horizons Region. 
Supporting and empowering teens in the face of increasing extreme weather events caused by human-induced climate change. 
More information to follow. 

Family Climate Fair
13 November
Whanganui Intermediate School Hall
Empowering families to support one another to embrace more sustainable and resilient lifestyles. 
Activities, information tables, kai, speakers, bike repair, games, toy & clothing swap, bulk buying network & more

Family meet-up: Kowhai Park Fun & Games
December 10th
A relaxed family-friendly alternative to the “silly season.” Bike repair tools will be on site. 

Family meet-up: Bike to the Beach
January TBD
Two-wheeled hikoi from the city bridge to Castlecliff Beach supporting families embracing bicycling as a form of transportation. Then a big play day in the sand!

Family meet-up
February TBD

Love Your Land Day
16 February, 10 – 2:30. Registration essential.
Come along for a farm tour and speakers. BYO Lunch. 
Topics include: holistic land management; regenerative agriculture; riparian corridors; bush restoration; growing browse for stock; carbon credits; more

The Low-Carbon – High Efficiency – Affordable Home
February TBD. Registration essential.
This workshop helps demystify the home-building process for climate resilience and affordability. Topics include passive solar design, super-insulation, high performance windows, and where to claw back cost savings. 

Register: theecoschool@gmail.com
Kia Kaha!