RECAP 2020 Annual General Meeting.


We invite you to the RECAP 2020 AGM taking place on Wednesday 24th of June, 7pm at the Village Valley Centre in Ashhurst.

We would appreciate your presence to help us celebrate another successful year of collaboration with the communities of Ashhurst and Pohangina.

We will also be looking to elect our board for the 2020/21 year. If you are interesting in standing, do get in touch.

A light supper will be provided and there will be opportunity for socialising with our volunteers, staff and many community stakeholders who we are lucky to be involved with.

 

The Story of Plastic Documentary Screening.

As you know, COVID-19 has impacted in-person events taking place this spring. However, we have found a virtual solution. In this unprecedented moment, it’s critical to ensure the voices of activists and marginalized communities are heard to stand up to big oil and businesses perpetuating the plastic crisis. Stories and film have a unique ability to bridge divides and bring us together as part of something bigger than ourselves – to connect us and create empathy during perilous times. The Story of Plastic takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it To that end, we hope The Story of Stuff’s new film The Story of Plastic serves as a tool to foster connection, spark dialogue, and create action. 

To sign up to view this documentary please go to this page

Attendees will receive a link to stream the film from the event host.  The link will be delivered to you at the email address you use to RSVP here. We will reconvene at 7:30pm on Thursday 7th May via Zoom for a discussion and Q and A. You will receive a separate link for that event alongside the streaming link.

 

 

 

Look after yourselves and your neighbours during the stage 4 lockdown.

Keep to your all important bubble but at the same time reach out to those around you, in particular older people in your neighbourhood who may be feeling isolated and need your support. 

Visit the New Zealand Government's COVID-19 website, to find out what you should be doing to protect yourself, your whanau and community. 

Register for welfare support by going to https://pncc.govt.nz/news-events/covid-19-coronavirus/welfare-support

Volunteer If you'd like to volunteer, please email VRC Manawatū & Districts. Include the region you want to support: Palmerston North, Horowhenua or Manawatū.

Feel free to contact the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) with questions, and requests for help. they are working business hours, 7 days per week. eoc.welfare@pncc.govt.nz or 021320731

 

Seed Harvesting and Processing- CANCELLED

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Wild Food Walk -cancelled.


THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  PLEASE EMAIL INFO@RECAP.ORG.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

Raumai Reserve Clean Up.


In association with RECAP, Palmy’s Plastic Pollution Challenge and Manawatu Source to Sea we will be looking to clean up this local Pohangina beauty spot.


When: 10am- 1@pm Saturday 14th March.


Where: Raumai Reserve, Raumai Reserve Road.


Enrol :Contact Helen on info@recap.org.nz for expressions of interest.

Composting Educational Working Bee


RECAP’s annual educational composting opportunity. A theoretical and practical session around how to build good compost with the opportunity to create compost for the community orchard.


When: Saturday 7th March, 1pm-3pm.


Where: Olsson Community Orchard ( situated within McCrae’s bush)


Cost: Free. Please email Helen on info@recap.org.nz if you are interested in attending just so we have a rough idea of numbers.

 

Drought Proofing Your Garden.

Facilitated by PNCC Eco Advisor Nelson Lebo.

Monday 2nd March, Ashhurst Library Community Garden, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Koha appreciated.

Please click here to register for this event.

Focuses on landscaping to drought proof your garden, water saving techniques and drought resistant native plantings.

Summer Pruning Workshop

Please click here to register for this workshop

Facilitated by Ashhurst local Phil Stevens from Slow Farm this workshop will focus on the how, why and what of summer pruning and give you the opportunity to get familiar with your loppers, get stuck in and have a go!

We will talk about shaping, keeping size under control and encouraging
fruit production. Please bring loppers, and saw of cutters if you have them, and a pen and paper. A full water bottle and gumboots are recommended.

Natural Building; Theoretical and Practical Workshops.

A two part theoretical and practical approach discussing and experimenting in natural building materials and techniques suitable for the New Zealand climate and environment. Facilitated by former UCOL lecturer and experienced natural builder Matt Cassells.

Matt is currently in the process of building a hybrid timber, straw and clay home for his family.


N.B. Both parts can be attended as a stand alone but work well in tandem. Enrolling for both entitles participants to the reduced costs of $25 waged/$15 unwaged for both.


Theory:
When: Wednesday 6th November 7-9pm
Where: Ashhurst Village Valley Centre
Cost: $15 waged/$10 unwaged.

TO register for JUST the Theory workshop click this link.

Practical:
Natural Building Practical:
When: Saturday 16th November 10am-1pm
Where. Ashhurst, venue TBC.
Cost: $15 waged/$10 unwaged.

To register for JUST the practical workshop click this link:

To enrol for BOTH workshops click this link


 

 

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