Workshops Coming Up in 2017

Need to hold a workshop? Why not have it linked to an inspirational natural setting? Find out how to book your workshop.

Bookings to Chris 2131161 0r email with workshop title in subject line.

Volunteer mornings at the Community Nursery –every Friday morning except public holidays 2016 (Sept-July)

Coming Up Soon

Saturday 25 November 2017 - Natural Body Products Christmas Workshop with Honorlea Mangion - $100 for the day. Booking essential contact – Honorlea 0211611204 or email


Previous Workshops

Saturday and Sunday 7-8 October 2017 - Two Day Art Workshop with Jo Ogier - $100 for 2 days or $75 for a single day. Bookings essential -

Saturday 26 August 2017 - Soap making with Honorlea Mangion - $60 for the day (including tutoring and products made). Booking essential contact – Honorlea 0211611204 or email

Sunday 2 July 2017 - Apple Pruning with Guytons - 2 sessions 10am-noon and 1pm-3pm. Learn all about heritage apple varieties, the Southland Open Orchard project and all about rootstock, equipment and techniques needed for pruning and do some hands on pruning at Rances. Subsidised by the Community Nursery - Only $5 per person - Bookings Essential

17 June 2017 - Matariki Night (including swede carving, candle making and shared food!) - Kiwi Conservation Club families 5-7pm (bring a torch and food), then 7pm-9pm (bring supper to share).

22 April 2017 and 20 May 2017 - Natural Body products Workshops with Honorlea Mangion. Booking essential. Basic 1 – lip balm, massage bars, bath salts and salt scrub.

10 April 2017 - Know your Southland Natives - Jesse Bythell and Chris Rance.

Sunday 26 March 2017 - Nature Photography for Beginners - Wynston Cooper and Dawn Patterson - 10am-1.30pm. $20 per person, limited to 10 people. Booking essential.

Wednesday 8 March 2017 - Foraging with Maggie and Chris - 6.30pm-8pm - $5


2016 Workshops

Native Seed collecting workshops with Chris– Friday 19 February 2016 (gold coin donation)

Kiwi Conservation Club trips with Bronwyn Saturday 12 March 2016 – 2-4pm, Saturday 18 June 2016, Saturday 13 August 2016, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Bronwyn KCC 213 0017)

Native Plant Sale– Sunday 17 April 2016 – 1-3pm

Apple Pressing Workshopwith Malcolm – Friday 13 May 2016 – 1-3pm ($5 donation)

Teachers Workshop with Ruud “The Bugman” Kleinpaste - Sunday 15 May 2016 9.30am-11.30am - Free Free Teachers workshop with renowned environmental education advocate and entomologist Ruud (The Bugman) Kleinpaste. Ruud will inspire and challenge as he leads us into the nurseries bush trails to do “true enquiry learning” in all curricular aspects. Bookings are essential and numbers are limited. Contact Chris Rance at the nursery: email: – please put Ruud Workshop in subject line and copy email to

KCC - Bug Hunting with Ruud “THE BUGMAN” Kleinpaste - Sunday 15 May 2016 1-3pm - KCC Members only - Bookings are essential and numbers are limited. Contact Bronwyn 2130017 Email:

Natural Body Products Workshop with Honorlea - Saturday 21 May 2016 and Saturday 11 June 2016 – 9.30am-2.30pm - $60 Limited to 10 people. Booking Essential). Workshop Details

Matariki Night Celebration (BYO Supper to share) – Saturday 18 June 2016 – 7-9pm. KCC Children’s Activity 5-7pm

Apple Pruning Workshops with the Guytons – Saturday 23 July 2016 (and or 20, 21 July).Booking Essential

Apple Grafting Workshops with the Guytons– Saturday 24 September (and/or 21,22 September). Booking Essential


Previous Community Nursery Workshops 

Events and Workshop Calendar Dates 2015


Foraging with Maggie, Linda and Chris October 2015 


Jo Ogier Art Workshop October 2015

Jo Ogier Art Workshops February 2015
Foraging with Maggie and Chris march 2015
Know your Southland Natives