Sustainable living  |  4 Sep 2023

The Sustainable Living Series is back for 2023, with the return of two favourite events.

The Christchurch City Libraries series focuses on providing practical and sustainable tips for doing more with less.

Events throughout September and October include everything from waste minimisation demonstrations and repair workshops, to talks about seed saving and making our neighbourhoods Predator Free.

Head of Information and Libraries Carolyn Robertson says a highlight of the Sustainable Living Series will be the much loved Great Library Seed and Plant Swap.

“Christchurch City Libraries host this event every year in September, and we always see an incredible turn out,” says Ms Robertson.

“It’s a fantastic event across our entire Libraries network, so make sure to head over to your local library and bring any seeds you’d like to swap, or come along to gain some useful growing and gardening information.”

Headlining the series will be an insight into the recently released Fungi of Aotearoa: a Curious Forager’s Field Guide. The bestselling author, Liv Sisson, will be sharing stories from her book and chatting about the role fungi play in our lives.

The talk at Tūranga on Wednesday 20 September will cover the variety of fungi you can gather from around Ōtautahi, how to nurture them in your garden, and fungi’s place in food and medicine production.

“This will be a great opportunity to learn from an engaging, insightful citizen scientist and there will be plenty of opportunity to have your curious questions answered,” says Ms Robertson.

Further events include learning how to improve the quality of water in our rivers and streams, a teen clothes swap, a Q&A session and more.

“The series will take place across the Christchurch City Libraries network over the next two months, offering free events for the public to hear from experts, ask questions and further their knowledge on sustainability.”

View the full schedule of Sustainable Living events here.