Environment Network Manawatu is a network of over fifty member organisations that fosters and encourages environmental initiatives in the Manawatu, in areas ranging from sustainable living to wildlife conservation.
The environment faces real and pressing challenges. You can be part of the solution.
- See our diverse range of member groups.
- Check out our monthly newsletter of regional events.
- Watch a 24-minute documentary showcasing the work of our network and member groups.
- Listen to a 30-minute radio interview with ENM.
- Visit a map and list of member group projects.
- Apply for group membership.
- Volunteer for ENM
- Donate to ENM
Car Boot Sale
Every Saturday Morning 9am - midday.
Continues through Christmas / New Year.
Main Street, Foxton 4814
Come sell your surplus items or find a treasure - second hand goods, crafts, plants - and support a local not-for-profit at the same time.
Stalls are $10, helping to fundraise to cover operating costs for the Wildlife Foxton Trust. The Trust has four main goals:
1. To provide an educational and tourist wildlife centre in Foxton
2. To assist in Foxton’s rejuvenation and tourism planning
3. To help restore the Foxton River Loop
4. To be proactive in ecological causes in the wider region.
Find Wildlife Foxton on Facebook.
Permaculture Design Course
Ashhurst, 1-2 Saturdays each month.
As of mid-January, RECAP still has six spaces in the 2019 Permaculture Design Course (https://recap.org.nz/pdc) starting on 16 February, and are also taking a few extras just for the two introductory days.
Permaculture is a holistic approach to designing sustainable and resilient ecological systems that are in keeping with the core ethics of caring for the earth, caring for people, and social justice.
RECAP offers a standard modular permaculture design certificate course (PDC), led by accredited instructors. The modules address a wide range of topics including food growing, ecosystem restoration, water harvesting, soil care, natural home construction, renewable energy, community building, and much, much more.
To enroll, contact Kirsty at email@example.com.
A Rocha Working Bee
Fortnightly on Sunday, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Longburn Adventist College, 100 Walkers Rd, Longburn 4477
A Rocha Manawatu is the local branch of the New Zealand division of A Rocha, which is the Christian conservation organization that now exists in twenty countries. Its aim is to enhance care for the living world and its environment among all people worldwide. The local branch grows native plants for local planting projects. All welcome, you don’t need to be a church-goer.
A Rocha usually (but not always) meet at the Plant Propagation Unit behind the Longburn Adventist College.
If you are interested in coming along, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Pit Park Working Bee
3rd Sunday of each month, 1:30 - 3:30pm
Tweed St., Roslyn, Palmerston North 4414
This disused quarry adjacent to the historic Hoffmann brick kiln is now a lush urban park visited by native birds. It has easy access paths, seating, and its own wetland. Most of the native plants for this project are being sourced locally. This project began in 1999. Progress on the park continues, with volunteers raising from seed over 1,500 native grasses and shrubs. In addition, volunteers have sourced from the community at no cost over 2,000 native trees and shrubs, which were all planted into the pit.
You are invited to be a part of this project by growing plants, taking part in plantings, assisting with plant maintenance and working parties or anything else you may be able to help with. Help develop the Featherston St Pit Park into a community park that Palmerston North can be proud of. Jobs can be found for all fitness levels; stay for a cuppa afterwards. All welcome.
The Pit Park is at the Vogel Street end of Featherston Street, with entry just before Tweed Street.
Phone: Marise on 06 354 0062 / Malcolm on 06 357 5570.
Sharing Garden Working Bee
2nd Saturday of each month, 10:30 - 12:30
Every Monday morning, 10:00 - 12:00
40 Duke St, Feilding, Palmerston North 4702
Join the Transition Feilding team at the Sharing Garden for a working bee. The Sharing Garden is located on the corner of North and Duke Street, opposite Feilding High School.
Jobs generally involve weeding, planting and mulching garden beds. There is often a range of things to do, so you can choose one that suits you.Everyone is welcome to join the working bee, for any amount of time.
We don't have any indoor facilities, so we need to come prepared to be out in the hot sun or odd shower of rain. If the weather is really unfavourable, cancellations are notified on the Facebook page.
If you can bring your own garden tools that is helpful, but we also have some to share. If you'd like to contribute but can't join the working bee, a donation of food or refreshments for the workers would be much appreciated. If you'd like to donate plants or other items for the Sharing Garden, these can be left with the caretakers (Trevor and Ellen Witt) at their house over the road from the garden, at 27 Duke Street.
Any changes to the plans will be posted on Transition Feilding's Facebook Page.