After many months of hard work, we are nearing completion of The Flagship Education Centre: what could be the most sustainable building in New Zealand. To reach the ‘Living Building’ status we are aiming for, we need (and want) a large percentage of our site to be an urban garden. So, we are putting together a good, old-fashioned, Kiwi working bee!
Qualified tradespeople and construction professionals can help us on the site finishing the building (we need carpenters, electricians, plumbers, joiners, welders and bricklayers), while general volunteers will be stationed just over the road, making planter boxes out of salvaged cable drums.
Turn up anytime between 9am and 4pm by Hirepool, entrance on Beaumont Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland. Look for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags to find the entrance. Free lunch is provided for all volunteers thanks to Toto Pizza (which happens to be judged the best pizza in New Zealand) and at the end, anyone who wants to join us for a well-deserved cold one, come and enjoy the festivities at the Silo Park Markets just down the road.
Please bring a drill, or other good quality tools (like drop saws) with you. Anyone who brings their own tools will be able to get them tested and tagged for free between 9am and midday to make sure they are safe.
This is a chance to put your skills to work, meet some fine folk and be part of an epic community project. You’ll also literally be able to enjoy the fruits of your labour, as the planter boxes we build will be open for anyone to enjoy.