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First worm farm in one of our cafes in Mt Eden Village

March 31st, 2010

We had a great afternoon putting together a worm-farm we won at a raffle and gave to the Essential Deli. Lets see how the worms are coping with the amount of food waste. 

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We are now a Charitable Trust

March 31st, 2010

A lot of time and paper work was involved to become a Charitable trust and to open a bank account. We are now in the position to handout receipt for every donations we receive. If you like what we do please support us and make a donation online or send us a cheque.

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Coffee grinds for gardeners

March 29th, 2010

Is there anyone else that want to use this nutrition rich food for their garden. We are looking for more people that can pick up once a week from our local cafes in the village.

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Village Fete

March 27th, 2010

Mt Eden was a bustling scene at Saturday’s Village Fete. We raised $204 for the planting of more fruit trees for Mount Eden Village by selling gardening tools and books. It was great to meet people from our community to talk about what we all can do to minimize waste to make our life’s more sustainable.

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Project: More fruit tree planting, we need your support

March 23rd, 2010

We are looking for financial support to continue planting fruit trees in our community. Our target for this year is to raise $2000-$3500 for the planting of 35-40 fruit trees in publicly accessible areas, for example the local Play Centre, the Community Garden and Mangawhau / Mt Eden. To make this possible we need your help. Please make a donation online. All donation are tax refundable and your contribution will be going towards a fruit tree that will keep giving for years to come.

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Battery recycling in Mt Eden Village:

March 22nd, 2010

Used batteries leach poisonous metals and acids into the environment and therefore should be recycled. We offer two recycling stations in Mt Eden village, one at MBE copy shop and the other at Civic Video. We collect them once a month and drop off to Sony who recycle the metals they can use and the rest of the batteries are contained in a drum so that further leaching is minimal when in landfill.

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Artist in Eden

March 21st, 2010

What a fantastic event that was!  The artwork we saw was outstanding, the auction was great fun and we had a good catch up with our community to talk about a sustainable future in Mt Eden.

About 40 artists were in Essex Reserve working on their paintings which were auctioned at 2.30pm. The proceeds of the auction went towards awards for emerging artists and the promotion of the arts in the greater Mt Eden area.

This year there were applied artists Stanley Palmer, Bronwynne Cornish, Peter Lange, Marte Szirmay and Layla Walter also worked during the day.  The public was welcome to browse while these prominent artists painted.  A collaborative work by Paul Woodruffe and Adrian Jackman in NKB gallery, Mt Eden Road was sold at the auction.

There was an activity tent for the children, making masks, and music and a balloon sculpturer in the park also.

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Meet us on the 27th of March in Mt Eden village at the Village fete

March 20th, 2010

We will have a table there, selling gardening tools, shopping bags and landscape books to raise money for more community fruit trees. We want to meet you and hear what your vision is for our community. If you could change one thing to make Mt Eden a more sustainable place for the benefit of everyone, what would that be?

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It is Grey Lynn 2030 week, from Sun 21 – until Sat 27 March

March 14th, 2010

Check out this fantastic program our friends in Grey Lynn have put together:
http://www.greylynn2030.co.nz/grey-lynn-2030-week/

Take this opportunity to visit a community that has archived a lot of positive change in a short time. We are inspired by these guys and love their enthusiasm, passion and commitment to work together to create a sustainable future.

Any Musicians or Performers in Mt Eden who would like to entertain at the West Lynn Street Party on Thursday 25 March 5-8pm? Please contact Sam sambenge@hotmail.com  mob 21 213 7614

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Community Garden

March 11th, 2010

Updates from Michelle:

The Mt Eden Community Gardening Group and the Hand Weavers and Spinner Guild submitted our lease application to the Auckland City Council at the end of February.

The next step is to prepare a submission to the Arts, Sports and Recreation Committee in April to support our application. We are also going to do a visit to other Community Gardens in the area to start planning how we will use the land if we are successful.

As part of the planning we will need to get a soil analysis done as the ground was a former bowling green to identify any hazardous residues. We have been in talks with a specialist at the Manukau City Council who has already been through the same scenario and will be advising us on how to deal with any residues. So hopefully we will gain access to the land this year and start a Community Garden.

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