Not entirely on the subject of gardening, but it’s such a good chance for people who live in the Western Bay of Plenty I thought it worth mentioning.
Shelley Dean (of French with Shelley) is organising a Taster Evening of as many local adult education classes as she can muster with the idea that people can come along and find out what the various groups are all about or follow up on a long-held idea to learn a new skill – one of the stands at the evening will be for ‘shadow beekeeping’ where people go out with a trained beekeeper and learn the basics, while Julia Sich will be offering an introduction to edible weeds.
With the demise of night school classes in 2010, courtesy of Government cuts, there are no longer large ‘hubs’ for adult education in Tauranga (I used to attend night classes at Otumoetai College where the biggest problem was deciding what to do). Now, each teacher or group tends to work independently. Katikati is fortunate with a range of classes offered at its well-run Resource Centre.
Let’s Learn has a great website so even if you can’t make it to the Taster Evening, you can browse the website for learning opportunities and contact details.
- Let’s Learn Taster Evening, September 13, 5.30-8.30pm, Wesley Church Hall, 13th Ave, Tauranga, free entry.