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Sat, 27 May


Whangārei, St Stephens Church

Garden Planning Workshop (Part 1)

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Garden Planning Workshop (Part 1)
Garden Planning Workshop (Part 1)

Time & Location

27 May 2023, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Whangārei, St Stephens Church , Community Rooms, 88 Church Street, Onerahi, Whangārei 0110, New Zealand

About the event

Part 1 we will cover the theory of how to plan to convert a lawn, or even part of it, into an edible space. Edible spaces can be beautiful as they include fruit trees, berry bushes and vines as well as vegetable gardens. Even veggie gardens can be interplanted with flowers and shrubs.

Bring a rough drawing of your current garden space including the following:

  • Movement of the sun
  • Prevailing winds
  • Rainfall amounts and seasons
  • Terrain or slope
  • Intended use eg room for kids, park-like or food jungle etc

We will draw up some sample plans to get you thinking what you can do with your space to make it more productive and less work than you are putting in now! Together with the tools you will need to create a space that is beautiful to the eye, restful to spend time in and produces a large amount of the fruit and veggies you enjoy.

Part 2 is putting a plan into practice in a garden in Whangarei. In one afternoon, we will make a good beginning by turning part of an unproductive lawn into a multi-purpose edible space, including vertical space with trees and vines on fences or walls, as well as the more horizontal planting of veggies and flowers along with low shrubs.

Come armed with garden gloves and shoes or boots that can get mucky. Also come with your more developed plans for your own space that we can look at if there is time.

Lynn’s background: Lynn has been growing all kinds of food for more than 3 decades. She has been planning gardens, pruning fruit trees and installing food forests during that time, but believes strongly in growing food as simply and easily as possible. She will show you how she installs an edible lawn in a day using no dig techniques that will produce a lot of food in a small space very quickly and relatively easily. As well as many years of experience, Lynn also has a Permaculture Design Certificate.

This workshop is open to all who would like this valuable opportunity to learn from Lynn’s wealth of experience with gardening. Cost is 3 timecredits to members. Non members a koha towards running these events is much appreciated.

Please email me to register your interest

This workshop is made possible with the support of the Whangārei District Creative Communities Scheme:

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