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by Claire Allison

A trio of local lads put their school holidays to use making bird feeders to exhibit at the South Canterbury Sustainability Festival.

The Galbraith and Kirke boys rummaged around the family properties for materials they could re-use to make the feeders, and all three came up with different styles of feeder – one with an apple, one with seeds, and the other a sugar water feeder.

The bird feeder competition is one of a variety of activities planned for the fun family education and action Festival Day being held at Redruth Park today (Saturday).

The day has a focus on climate change responses, sustainability, food growing, low impact travel and enjoying nature.

It will include competitions and games, live music, interactive exhibits and demonstrations, food stalls and coffee, and a range of speakers on a range of sustainability topics.

Gardeners are encouraged to bring seeds and spare plants to swap and share, Timaru Menzshed members will demonstrate how to build a raised garden, and there will be chances to ride electric bikes and cars.

The inaugural event will be held at Redruth Park (off Collins St), starting at 10am and ending at 4pm. A short walk away will be the Crow’s Nest re-use and recycle car boot sale, from 10am.