Kapiti Sustainable Home & Garden Show 2014

Kapiti Sustainable Home and Garden Show

It’s that time of year again, Kapiti pulls out it’s sustainability finery and we go to the Show. It’s a pretty big deal. Lots of exhibitors, Mike Van de Elzen cooking, Greenest Sts competition finals, a fine fine line-up in the No 8 wire speakers tent, school gardens, and lots and lots of people. It shall be a fine weekend and LovePlantLife is all over it like nutella on toast.


You’ll have the opportunity to peruse and purchase the finest of LovePlantLife Seeds. We’ll be cohabiting with the wonderful Edible Backyard in stall 59, so pop over and get all your Autumn garden questions answered in the one tent. It will be a whole stall of garden treasures: seeds, Rok Solid, macrocarpa bench seats & seed trays, seed garlic and spring bulbs.

If you attended the Paekak Edible Gardens Tour or the Edible Backyard Summer Gathering, you were probably wowwed by magenta spreen. We’ll have plenty of seed available at the show and lots of green crops in vegie patch amounts to look after your soil as you harvest your summer goodies.


Saturday 10–11am: Kath Irvine and I will be sharing and demonstrating some of our favourite backyard herbs we use to keep our families healthy. We’ll show you how to make an aloe vera gel, an echinacea tincture and we’ll be talking a lot about our love of teas.

Just a note to say that the talks in the No 8 wire tent this year are stellar. Some wonderful planty delights including foraging, beginner vegie gardening and I’m super excited that Miss Johanna Knox of Forager’s Treasury fame will be in attendance.


On Sunday afternoon at 1.30pm in the Green Garden we have the last-ever Seedy Sunday. The swapfest, which has been running 4 years now, is morphing into a new creature: Kapiti Seedbank! There will be the usual Swap Table, so bring seeds, plants or produce. Come and hear how the new seed share system will work – and sign up as a regular or Guardian (seed-growing) member.


If I’m AWOL at any of these places, you’ll find me in the Food Court — wood-fired pizza with organic toppings, gourmet burgers, traditional Belgian wafels, hand-churned gelato and hangi! Because what’s a festival without good food?

Show deets

Saturday 22 March, 9am – 4pm
Sunday 23 March, 10am – 4pm

Entry is by gold coin, unless you ride a bicycle or take public transport, in which case it’s free.

See you there!