6 Events for Kapiti Garden Lovers


Edible Backyard Open Days

Tuesdays until 17 December, 9.30 am – 2.30pm.
Come along for a garden stroll, a garden chat and cake and herbal tea with garden goddess Kath Irvine in her gorgeous Edible Backyard. Entry by koha.


Growing for Maximum Yield

Tuesday 5 November, 7:30 – 9:30pm, Paraparamu Library Meeting Room.
Got a growing family? Gardening with limited space or funds? Looking to produce quantity, rather than garnish? Discover which crops are good local choices for maximum yield. Presented by Hannah Zwartz, Kapiti Coast District Council’s Green Gardener.


The Farmhouse Kitchen

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 November.
A hands-on weekend workshop covering the making and using of yoghurt, cheese, sourdough, sauces, preserves etc. The focus is on nutrient-dense foods. More info at www.waterscape.co.nz


Subversive Plots and Growing Revolutions

Tues 3 December, 7.30 – 9.30pm. Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room.
How our seeds hold the key to our future food supply and what you can do to ensure food resilience for you and your family. With Anna Butterfield of Seedy Sunday, LovePlantLife & Kapiti Seed Store.


Summer Proof your Fruit Trees

Sunday 8 December, 2 – 3pm. MOA Community Orchard, Jeep Rd, Raumati South.
Cared-for trees give better crops and suffer less disease. In this Green Gardener workshop, get hands-on learning on protecting trees from drought without stressing your water meter.


Residential Permaculture Design Certificate

11 – 25 January 2014. To be held at Gary & Emily Williams’ property in Manakau.
Details at www.waterscape.co.nz