Education

Enviroschools has facilitators who work with schools to introduce environmentally friendly and sustainable practices into their schools. Facilitators hold workshops for teachers of schools who are willing to participate in the Enviroschools programme. They encourage environmental and sustainable practices such as composting, waste minimisation and awareness, and sustainable gardening.
Wholegrain Organics are an organic bakery, vegan cafe, organic shop, and production kitchen selling products that are made on-site throughout New Zealand. Wholegrain Organics are the creators of the programme Hands On Food, NZQA accredited cooking classes for youth. Wholegrain Organics and Hands On Food are not-for-profit social enterprises.
Land-Based Training run a NZQA accredited horticultural training program. They also offer courses in apiculture and agriculture. The courses are free, and available to everyone (all ages), except those who have completed a NZQA level 2 certificate.
The Manawatu Beekeeper's Club coordinates and promotes a variety of educational and social programs and services. These programs and services provide both beekeepers and the general public with opportunities to learn about beekeeping and honey bees. They hold a monthly meetings, which are open to everyone, and which are followed by supper and a chance to socialize.
Plant to Plate is a not-for-profit which provides in-class food education for primary schools. The educational programmes involve setting up vegetable gardens within schools, cooking seasonal food, and preparing menus based on what they plant and harvest. They provide 4 sessions per school per year.
RECAP is a charitable society that offers workshops in permaculture, fruit tree pruning, fermenting vegetables, composting and keeping chickens, among others.
St. David's Presbytarian Church run classes for cooking on a budget. They hold an afternoon tea on the 4th Thursday of every month. St. David's Church supports the Methodist Food Bank - A basket is provided at Sunday mornings services for food, personal hygiene and cleaning agent donations.
Supergrans offer informative workshops on the basics of organic household food production, including: Soil preparation, mulch, composting, winter garden placement, and plant selection and feeding. They also offer cooking on a budget classes. Classes are sometimes offered as one-on-one mentoring, or otherwise as group classes.
Te Aroha Noa has tea and coffee facilities in their very welcoming community space, and sometimes have fresh fruit and vegetables available for anyone in the community to take away with them. As part of their school holiday program they may occassionally run cooking classes. The preschool has it's own raised vegetable gardens.