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Beginners Home Gardening Workshop

Beginners Home Gardening Workshop


  • Sat 7 Oct, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Pakaraka Farm, 80 Pakaraka, Kauaeranga Show map


All Ages

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  • Workshop: $136.50
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Learn how to grow nutritious food for you and your family in your backyard. In this comprehensive workshop, we will cover many essential topics that will help you grow a productive garden, that is capable of feeding you and your family throughout the year.

- Basic principles of organic gardening: soil health and fertility.
- Considerations in choosing the best location for your garden, including pest proofing.
- Starting a new garden; Converting a lawn into a garden, creating garden beds & and building raised beds.
- Recommended Tools.
- How to make great compost.
- How to use compost and other fertilizers.
- Propagating your own plants; how to grow healthy seedlings.
- Direct seeding in the garden.
- How to plant in the garden.
- Trellising and crop support.
- Weeding strategies.
- Watering your garden.
- Companion planting & crop rotation.
- Saving seeds.
- Your small greenhouse.

Detailed information on how to grow: potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, courgettes, pumpkins, lettuce, broccoli, radish, peas, beans, onions, garlic, kumera, corn, strawberries and a few herbs.

- Growing year round for a 4 season harvest.
- Crop Planing.

Organic morning and afternoon tea will be provided. Please bring a plate to share for a potluck lunch.
For more details please visit our website.

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