Grey Lynn 2030 Week: Day 1

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Grey Lynn Farmers Market – water aware demonstrations

It was a lovely morning to be at the Grey Lynn Farmer Market for the first day of the Grey Lynn 2030 Week.  There was story telling for the kids,  music provided by the Longdrops (who will also be performing at the Street Party & Twilight Market) and lots of fresh produce and yummy food.

Thank you to Laurie Dee for his  rain harvesting demonstration, Trevor Carpenter with  Autogro, a self watering kit-set garden and Eion Scott, Auckland City Council’s eco design advisor who was on hand to answer questions about eco-friendly water devices for the home.

Wilton Street Community Garden Tour

It was a great day in the garden with a lot of people dropping by to say hi.

Quite few people were interested in starting other community gardens (including a rooftop garden in Parnell) and wanted to see what we had done and talk about their own ideas. We showed off our new water system and everyone enjoyed the last of the figs!

Autumn Equinox

“Gathering in and Mellowing Down” At St Columba Church the Vicar, Susan Adams led a community ritual to celebrate autumn. When the hours of light and darkness are equal we took time to acknowledge the gifts of the seasons past. The celebration included the building of a cairn of summer gifts, a wander in the Grey Lynn Community Garden and a shared meal.

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