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Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail

Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail

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  • Fri 27 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 28 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 29 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Mon 30 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tue 31 Oct ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wed 1 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu 2 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri 3 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat 4 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 5 Nov ’17, 10:00am – 4:00pm
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Taranaki Environmental Education Trust, 33 Devon St, New Plymouth Show map


All Ages

The Taranaki Sustainable Backyards Trail winds its way around Taranaki, exploring unique properties that showcase a range of inspiring and sustainable practices.

It is a great opportunity to learn from and engage with hospitable green-thumbed hosts, gain insight into their endeavours and take away tips, tricks and ideas to initiate change in your own backyard.

This year’s Trail will be bigger and better than ever. Keep an eye on our website or on Facebook for more details as they are released.

The Sustainable Backyards Trail is more than just about viewing gardens. It’s about sharing knowledge, ideas, enthusiasm and the opportunity to connect with a community of people who are enthusiastic about living off the land, eating healthy kai, sharing resources and collectively contributing to a more resilient Taranaki, NZ and the planet.

Each Backyard showcases a range of green living practices, for example: composting, using recycled materials creatively, organic gardening, chicken and beekeeping, riparian plantings, seed saving and renewable energy production - to name a few.

All of the properties are different. Some are tidy and others are productive jungles with weeds, long grass and untrimmed hedges. From rural ecotourism to intensive urban food forests to lifestyle farming - there's something for everyone.

As part of the Trail programme, we ask local experts to share their knowledge via talks or demonstrations on various interesting topics. We also hope you'll be keen to join us on the last evening of the Sustainable Backyards Trail for our annual closing event.

More details to come - but we hope by then you’ll have been inspired by the backyards you’ve visited on the Trail and you’ll join us to celebrate and to further connect with local community initiatives, educational opportunities and get ideas for taking action yourselves - change starts in your backyard!

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