Pick up tricks on growing food locally, improving access to good food, and sharing knowledge about using food from Kai Auckland and other expert gardeners.
Bookings are free but essential.
Plant the Gardens with Kai Auckland
Sun Dec 3, 10am – 2pm
Get your hands dirty helping plant our Auckland Live Summer in the Square pallet vegetable gardens. Decorate your own garden tag to identify what you’ve planted.
Harvesting Rainwater with Laurie Dee from Rainworks
Sun Dec 10, 10.30am – 12pm
Learn how to set up a rainwater harvesting system to catch the rain that falls on your roof, and use it to water your garden. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
Picnic in the Square with Kai Auckland
Sun 17 Dec, 1pm – 2pm
Whip up your favourite dish, and join Kai Auckland as they share their passion for good local food in a picnic amongst the vegetable gardens in Aotea Square. Meet like-minded foodies, hear about some of the local food projects planned for 2018, or share your own projects and ideas on sustainable food initiatives for Auckland. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
Setting Up An Organic Edible Garden with Kings Plant Barn
Sun Dec 17, 2pm – 3.30pm
Find out how to get set up for growing your own organic vegetables with a garden expert from Kings Plant Barn. Learn what it takes to create healthy soil as the foundation for your vegetable garden. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
The Bee-Friendly Garden with For The Love of Bees
Sun Jan 14, 10.30am – 12pm
There are many benefits to having a bee-friendly garden, both personal and global. Not only are bee gardens gorgeous, they are ecologically sustainable. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
Growing Food in Small Spaces with Paul Crowhurst
Sun Jan 21, 10.30am – 12pm
Growing food in small spaces comes with its own set of challenges. Paul will cover soils, growing media, fertilising, pest control, what to grow and when to plant. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
Dinner in the Square
Thu 25 Jan, 6pm – 8pm
Everybody Eats is all about feeding people, by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste and crafting beautiful meals for the whole community to enjoy. Take a moment out from the bustle of city life and join us as we reclaim Aotea Square and celebrate our diverse neighbourhood with a community meal. All available on a pay as you feel basis. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
Growing Fruit Trees in the City with Kings Plant Barn
Sun Jan 28, 10.30am – 12pm
A Kings Plant Barn garden expert will share top tips for growing fruit trees in Auckland. Learn which varieties you can grow in small urban gardens, how to care for them, how and when to prune, and how you can get the most fruit out of limited space. Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
Natural Beekeeping Basics with For The Love of Bees
Sun 4 Feb, 10.30am – 12pm
Basic beekeeping doesn't require huge amounts of money, time or space, and it can be done just about anywhere flowers bloom...Book your free workshop here and join the Facebook event here.
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