Ashhurst and Pohangina Emergency Preparedness Seminar - NEW DATE

We have a new date for this seminar: Wednesday November 17th 2021 6pm-9pm. 

Same location (Ashhurst Village Valley Centre - centennial room). 

And entry remains FREE, but koha is appreciated.

We have updated this seminar to also include specific, updated information on COVID19.

All ages are welcome, with a quick intermission midway. Supper will be provided with time to talk with staff.

If we are at level 2, please ensure you wear a mask, sign in, and sanitise your hands on arrival. Seats will be appropriately distanced.

Please register HERE

Ashhurst and Pohangina Emergency Preparedness Seminar:

This is a civil defense preparation course led by the PNCC emergency management team. Tailored to our area to help whānau, individuals & businesses be best prepared for a range of location specific scenarios.

Have you made a plan for how you will manage in an emergency? Do you have your emergency kit ready? Where will you go in Ashhurst? What if you are cut off from Palmerston North? How will your response change during the day compared to at night? The PNCC emergency management office wants to assist us with our community emergency response plan. This plan will help guide residents on what to do in a range of situations and how best we can ‘Get Thru’.

We have updated this seminar to also include specific, updated information on COVID19.

 

When: Wednesday November 17th 2021 6pm-9pm

Where: Ashhurst Village Valley Centre - centennial room

Cost: FREE, but koha appreciated

 

RECAP Community Survey

We have created a brief community survey to gather your feedback on RECAP. To see how we’re doing, where we can improve and what the communities we serve would like to see us offer both in terms of educational opportunities and ongoing projects. The data we collect will be used to guide us as we plan for the future. We would very much appreciate it if you could follow the link below to fill this in.  

RECAP Community Survey

For those in Ashhurst & Pohangina, there is a chance to win a $40 Farmbox voucher for your completed survey. You can fill in your details to enter within the survey. This survey will be open for a month, so will be closing on October 28th. 

Thank you in advance for your participation. 

 

 

Berm Gardening Beginners Workshop

Facilitated by Beth Lew of ‘Growing Gardens and Communities - Manawatū’ & Suzanne Chelius from RECAP/PNCC Sustainable Living Programme. This is one for those just starting out, with some info on best practice on berm gardening (now allowed without permission from the PNCC). This will be a hands-on workshop where you will help create raised beds, with some easy growing seeds and seedlings to take home to start your own māra kai (food garden). If you’ve wanted to grow your own but don’t know how to get started, this one’s for you! We’ll be covering: general site analysis and the importance of tracking sun/wind/water, using your berm to garden, the benefits of a no-dig garden bed/raised bed, soil health/building soil, seasonal planting/companion planting and more.

When: Saturday October 23rd, 10am-1pm

Where: 69 North street, Ashhurst

Free, but koha appreciated. 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Demystifying Solar Power

Curious about solar power? Confused by the jargon and the claims, or not sure it's even a good fit for our conditions? Join energy expert Phil Stevens to learn more about where the technology is at now and what it means for electricity users.

Wednesday September 29th

Village Valley Centre - centennial room

7-9:30pm

Free entry, but koha is appreciated. 

Supper provided. 

Please wear and mask and make sure you sign in. 

Please register HERE

 

Sauerkraut Workshop - NEW DATE

Facilitators Kushla Mercer & Toni Bragg will be presenting two hands on, practical workshops on fermentation in September/October at the Village Valley Centre kitchen.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to use fermentation in your home kitchen to make delicious and nutritionally beneficial food. 

Sauerkraut: A practical introduction to making sauerkraut. Together we'll make sauerkraut, discuss it's benefits and nutritional properties, and taste different samples.

Please bring a large clean jar to take home your sauerkraut. 

 

 

Register HERE

Sourdough Workshop - postponed

This workshop has been postponed due to the continuation of alert level 2.

Facilitators Kushla Mercer & Toni Bragg will be presenting two hands on, practical workshops on fermentation in September/October at the Village Valley Centre kitchen.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about how to use fermentation in your home kitchen to make delicious and nutritionally beneficial food. 

Sourdough: Saturday September 25th 1pm-4pm  

In this hands-on workshop you will prepare your own artisan sourdough loaf to bake on the day. Participants will also receive their own sourdough starter to take home, learn how to take care of it, and discover different ways to use it.

Please note: this workshop will only proceed at level 1.

Register HERE

 

October Crop Swap

We're back in the community garden for this crop swap. Bring your excess produce, seeds, seedlings, preserves, baking or anything else gardening related. This is more of a sharing event than a swap, where you do not need to give in order to take (and visa versa) and everything is free.

Winter Pruning Workshop - NEW DATE

Unfortunately we have made the call to POSTPONE the Winter Pruning Workshop which was due to be held this Saturday (July 17th) at the Olsson Community Orchard due to forecasted heavy rain.

The NEW DATE is now SATURDAY JULY 24th, same time (1pm-3pm) same place.

If you can no longer make it please contact Chris on 021755314, or at chris@recap.org.nz.

You can still register HERE for the new date

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Ashhurst Emergency Preparedness - POSTPONED

With the country in alert level 4 from 11:59pm Tuesday 17th, the Ashhurst Emergency Preparedness seminar on Wednesday August 18th has been postponed.

We will be in touch with another date when we are able to reschedule. 

Stay safe and well.

 

 

 

 

When: Wednesday August 18th 2021 6:30-8:30 Where: Village Valley Centre - centennial room Cost: FREE

This is a civil defense preparation course led by the PNCC emergency management team. Tailored to our area to help whānau, individuals & businesses be best prepared for a range of location specific scenarios. 

Have you made a plan for how you will manage in an emergency? Do you have your emergency kit ready? Where will you go in Ashhurst? What if you are cut off from Palmerston North? How will your response change during the day compared to at night? The PNCC emergency managment office wants to assist us with our community emergency response plan.

This plan will help guide residents on what to do in a range of situations and how best we can ‘Get Thru’.

All ages are welcome, with a quick intermission midway. Supper will be provided afterwards with time to talk with staff.

Please make sure you register HERE

Matariki Crop Swap

Our next Crop Swap is July 10th. As always you do not need to give in order to take (and visa versa) & everything is free. There will be some spring/summer seeds, winter produce & hot soup. All welcome.

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