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WEDNESDAY, February 8Go by bike day. Ditch the car and join in the fun by biking to school or work.

SATURDAY, February 18, 11.30am-12.30pmAll About Seeds workshop. Learn how to collect, dry, harvest and store seeds for self-sufficiency. Understand how to germinate seeds efficiently and economically, and how to use seeds in food for better digestion and optimum nutrition. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. To register phone 867 4708 or email tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com, $5 per person.

SUNDAY, February 19Gisborne Canoe and Tramping Club trip to Young Nicks Head and Mapere Beach. The initial part of this walk is a very steep climb, then up and down along the steep cliff edge to the Te Kuri a Paoa trig (three hours with moderate fitness required). This is followed by a circuit walk on Maraetaha Station from Mapere Beach to Mapere Point and back along the clifftops, 2-3 hours, relatively easy). This can be two separate walks or one long one. Contact Gillie: 867 4591 or email: grasshopper@xtra.co.nz

SATURDAY, February 25, 12-1pmIntroduction to composting and bokashi workshop. Learn how to use a compost bin, your garden waste and local resources to create your own quality compost. Tairawhiti Environment Centre, 386 Palmerston Road. To register and receive a free compost bin phone 867 4708 or email: tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com, $5 per person. One bin per household.

SATURDAY, February 25 to Sunday, March 5Seaweek. National week of activities to promote the theme Healthy Seas, Healthy People – Toiora te Moana, Toiora te Tangata. More information to come.

SUNDAY, February 26Plastic Bag Free Tairawhiti Monthly Beach Clean-Up. Midway Beach. Bring own gloves, bucket and suitable weather protection. Meet at Midway main carpark, by Peppers. Ph: 867 4708 or email: tairawhitienvcentre@gmail.com