A one-morning workshop with a blend of theory and practice for beginner gardeners looking at getting started with an edible garden. Lots of tips and advice on incorporating organic and permaculture techniques to help you grow tasty nutritious food with a minimum of cost and effort. Course covers site assessment, watering requirements, soil & maintaining fertility, raised beds, crop rotation, suitable crops to grow for each season, pest control and of course your own personal gardening questions answered. Workshop takes place on site at Kahikatea Farm and includes morning tea. Discount on any plants purchased from our nursery on the day.
A previous participant says: “The tour of your garden was very useful and interesting. You are very knowledgable Jo and great at sharing that knowledge in an easy to understand way with beginners like me. I realised I really need to work on creating a better mix of vegetables and decorative plants but both with a useful slant. The handouts were brilliant and I am still refering to them every time I am in my garden, I also enjoyed the practical gardening bits, how you should try to garden with the least impact and how you can create areas for growing with little financial outlay. In fact I came home and went straight into my garden and layered up my vege beds with compost, wet paper and hay ready to plant up with the aid of my new best friend – the Niwashi! I also love your website and use it a lot for info on seedlings I have bought from you.”
Cost: Early bird rate $110 per person
Late bookings: $120
Max 8 participants
Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel a course or workshop place more than 2 weeks before the start date we will give you a full refund minus a $10 admin fee. If you cancel your place within 2 weeks of the start date no refunds will be given but a course place may be taken up in the future on the same or other course or workshop, or you may transfer the place to a friend. We reserve the right to cancel a course if there are not enough registrations. A full refund will of course be given.