Get involved in the 15th year of Sustainable Backyards!



10 January 2020


Sustainable Backyards is a month long calendar of environmental events that happen every year in March.

The events aim to be low cost thanks to contributions by individuals, organisations and businesses in the community.

Envirohub are looking forward to the 15th year of Sustainable Backyards and already have some exciting events lined up for the month, and are looking for more registrations.

There are opportunities for local sustainable businesses, individuals and organisations to showcase what they do regarding sustainability by becoming a part of the Sustainable Backyards programme.

Some of the events include a ‘Waste Free with Kate’ workshop, a Maramataka talk with the primary speaker being Rereata Makiha, a Pickling, Jam and Chutney workshop by the Rotorua Women’s Health League, and an opportunity to learn about local organic growing at a Lux Organics Open Garden.

Picture below from the Titoki Farm tour, in Sustainable Backyards 2019.

Three properties have registered for the Home and Garden Ramble event, where hosts welcome visitors to their property similar to an open home, and the community can take a tour around to see, learn and be inspired by how others live more sustainable lifestyles. If you have your own sustainable living tips to share, you can register for the Home and Garden Ramble by contacting

If you’re a local business that would like to be involved please get in contact via Your involvement could take place in the form of sponsorship or by showcasing what your business does for sustainability in a presentation or workshop.

Event registrations need to be registered by 16th January.



Envirohub is a non-profit, non-political organization that works within the Bay of Plenty to connect, teach and inspire the community towards a more sustainable lifestyle through various programmes and initiatives.


For more information

For more information about registering an event and events that have been held previously, please visit

Page reviewed: 10 Jan 2020 12:00am