Our EcoHub at 17 Lauderdale Road in Birkdale serves as our office, classroom and a meeting venue. The building is being demolished and rebuilt to become fit for purpose and help us achieve our vision.
Our main nursery is adjacent to our EcoHub and the Engine Bay Community Plant Nursery is on Bomb Point Drive in Hobsonville Point.
Every year, we eco-source, propagate and pot up tens of thousands of native plants to help restore the bush for our native birds, animals and plants, and remove carbon from our atmosphere. Our community-driven, chemical-free kaupapa is part of our regenerative, whole system approach.
We welcome weekly volunteers at both nursery sites.
EcoHub - a smart new Green Building on home soil
With 22 years in operation, we’re thrilled to commence the rebuild of our EcoHub in Birkdale into a smart new Green Building on home soil. On 15 April 2021 at dawn, we were privileged to have Karakia at the site, led by Matua Martin Te Moni from Ngāti Whanaunga and Adrian Pettit from Te Ākitai Waiohua representing iwi kaitiaki.
The new building with be large enough to realise the community’s goals of a bustling EcoHub of learning, plus one that demonstrates zero waste de/construction and green building. Learning will become more accessible and exciting, with a new classroom large enough to host up to 60 local school children at a time.
Our Nursery and Teaching Garden will continue to operate during the time of construction, with no momentum being lost in what we do best. The expected completion date is February 2022.
We thank Kaipātiki Local Board for funding this exciting project, and to Auckland Council, Landscape Architect Carl Pickens, Aspec Construction and Athfield Architects for bringing the EcoHub to life.