Winter Working Bees are usually all about water: rain from above, levels rising in the river, making the soil nice and muddy… a great time to do weeding (soft soil is so much easier to pull roots out of), planting, re-potting and with young ones (of all ages): playing in the mud!!!

Our upcoming working bees are always on the Third Sunday of the month, from 10 am to 1 pm. The next ones are:

  • Sunday June 16th – a special one for International Volunteer Week
  • Sunday July 21st
  • Sunday August 18th
  • Sunday September 15th

A big “thank you” to all of you who have came along before, and a big “welcome” to new volunteers! We start at 10 am as (although some eager beavers are usually there from 8.30 am) and keep going until 1 pm, followed by a shared lunch (optional). There is no public transport unfortunately but ample parking spots, and the opportunity to go to the beach afterwards. Let us know if you’ve got any questions, otherwise just turn up at 111 Bethells Road, with suitable gear (sunscreen and/or rain coats) and sturdy, CLEAN, footwear. This is important because we are kauri dieback free, and like to keep it this way.

This Sunday we’ll be potting up plants, finalizing the nursery, rediscover and release more plants… if there is anything you specifically like to do, drop us a line.

Hope to see you there! – Annalily & the trustees

All images by our voluntary professional photographers Jacqui Geux and Stefan Marks – thank you!