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Homesteading Workshops

Reduce waste, decrease your cost of living and learn empowering tools to live more creatively and sustainably.

Anna Van Riel Nook Road Productions Homesteading Workshops Wanaka Sustainability Workshops

Tucked away in the Lake Hāwea valley, Anna thrives on a lifestyle focused around homegrown food, foraging, creating her own beauty products and taking active steps around living sustainably.

Whether your focus is on growing and preparing high-quality, nutritious food, confidently making your own skin care product, or creating thoughtful gifts for loved ones, Anna helps participants to strengthen their creative muscles and to think outside the square when it comes to making “simple swaps” around better living.

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Waste Free Workshopping

SIMPLE SWAPS- Learn how to make affordable gifts and simple swaps at home to reduce your single-use waste. Discover easy and nourishing recipes, and get savvy on making homemade gifts that are truly useful and treasured, while taking thoughtful steps to care for our planet.

In this fun-filled workshop you will learn how to make:

  • No Knead Bread
  • Seed Meal
  • Bliss Balls
  • Herb Salt
  • Nourishing face cream

 

Workshop Duration: 2hrs

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 3hrs

Target age: General community

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Preserve your own food

When the fruit is on it’s on! But when winter rolls around we find ourselves wishing we’d been a little more savvy with the glut of excess fruit and veg we left rotting on the ground in the fall. Here’s your chance to save waste, enjoy your own handy work when it comes to preserving, but most important, to tie preserving into your busy lifestyle. Join Anna van Riel for a down-home workshop on preserving and fermenting. You’ll be stoked you did!

Workshop Duration: 2hrs

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 3hrs

Target age: General community

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Forage Tea Walk

Join Anna in her magical valley on Nook Road for a forage walk, and gather both knowledge and wild herbs and flowers to make your own highly beneficial tea. Full of minerals, vitamins and all-round nourishment, forage tea is a beautiful gift to give to yourself and to others. This workshop is available in the summer and harvest seasons.

Workshop Duration: 1.5hrs

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 2.5hrs

Target age: General community

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Composting & seed raising

Join Anna in her very own magical garden, tucked away at the bottom of a valley on Nook Road. Learn how to create and care for your compost, and how to turn your waste back into food by growing seedlings. Super practical for those wanting to turn their hand at growing their own nutritious food while still managing a busy lifestyle.

Workshop Duration: 1.5hrs

Set-up time: 30mins

Pack-down time: 30mins

Total Time: 2.5hrs

Target age: General community