Thyme Festival Opening & Schools Art Exhibition

Sunday 30 Oct



Come celebrate the opening at Alexandra Community House, and enjoy this years biodiversity themed art works.

Drink and nibbles provided.


Messages from Below

Monday 31 Oct

7pm - 10pm


with Ruud Kleinpaste

Fast & furious conversations with ‘The Bug Man’, Ruud.

Ruud Kleinpaste: the Bugman. 

Messages from below: rediscovering the Operating Manual for Planet Earth.   and   Commonsense gardening: how to murder  your plants more slowly..

We live on a planet that is intrinsically of biological origin.
Food growers and gardeners, for instance, know this all too well.
Yet for some silly reason we seem to have lost our Planet’s Operating Manual; we’ve also lost our regard for the value of the Biodiversity and ecosystem services that keep us all alive.
But most of all we have just successfully raised the very first generation of our kids in complete disconnect with Nature!

Let’s have a think about our future and heed those messages from below.



Pecha Kucha

Wednesday 2 Nov

7:30pm - 9:30pm


Adventures and Enterprise in Air, Land and Water

Pecha Kucha is a presentation format that helps share inspiring ideas on wide ranging topics. A little bit of nerves and a few fast words to fit the slide... Join our 10 presenters in this fun fast paced atmosphere!

This years presentations focus on the theme of energy, including solar, thermal, hydro, metaphoric and personal.

Alexandra Community Centre. A drink and supper provided.

The World Is Ours To Destroy?

Saturday 5 Nov

7pm - 8:30pm


Climate Change, Christianity & Community.

Talk with Selwyn Yeoman, low carbon supper provided & music
with Natalie Yeoman.

Market Day and Sustainable Alley at Pioneer Park

Sunday 6 Nov

10am - 3pm


Join the finalé and celebrate the end of Thyme Festival with stalls, food, activities and fun for everyone.

Including: MAD4CO Food Swap Tent - Bring home-grown goods to barter, share, give.

The Nappy Lady, Waste Free Living, Love Food Hate Waste NZ, Body Mind and Soul, Sustainable Building Network, Clyde Railhead Community Nursery, E-bike, Smoothie bike, E-vehicles, 4Me Careers Bus, Garden Club plant sale. Skip Tent: make art using recycled materials.