Meads conducting one of her workshops. Photo by Cartwheel Images

Waste Free Parenting returns

by Mike Isle

Waste minimisation educator Kate Meads is coming back to Lincoln this September to present her Waste Free Parenting Workshop, and her Food Waste Workshop, the Foodlovers Masterclass.

Meads, who works for 49 councils around New Zealand, said returning to Lincoln is important. She believes firmly that everyone can make a difference. They just need to do their best to change what they can — education is often a starting point for that change.

These particular workshops, which are to be held at the Lincoln Event Centre, on Thursday, September 26 (Foodlovers at 10am, Parenting at 6.30pm), aim to educate, entertain, and inspire those who are keen to reduce waste and save money. Meads achieves this within a compact two to two-and-a-half-hour seminar. Everyone who attends the workshop goes home with not only the knowledge required to make a change but a gift pack of products, too.

A recent attendee at one of the workshops describes the experience: “This was such a good night. So informative and educational — but delivered in a very entertaining way. Should be compulsory for everyone on the planet! If you get a chance. Go to these workshops and be inspired to make a difference.”

Tickets are $25 (plus a small booking fee) for individuals or couples, and attendees receive a gift pack containing $100 worth of waste minimisation products from the Selwyn District Council and Mead’s supporters. Examples of these products being reusable food pouches, cloth nappies and more.

Tickets are available through and Eventfinda.