Past Event14 Jan - 18 Feb 2017

Kai Auckland Gardening Workshops

No longer available

Aotea Square

Kai Auckland is a movement for all Aucklanders that aims to create a more equitable, sustainable and localised food system. Pick up some tips and tricks on composting, harvesting rainwater, and preserving tomatoes for use year round.

Workshops are free on a first-in, first-served basis but bookings are essential.


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Saturday 14 January, 10am - 11.30 Growing Fruit Trees in the City

A Kings Plant Barn garden expert will share top tips for growing fruit trees in Auckland. Find out 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.


Saturday 21 January, 10am - 11.30am Growing Food in a Small Space

Growing food in small spaces and containers comes with its own set of challenges. Paul Crowhurst brings many years of experience working with plants to help you get set you up for success. This workshop will cover soils and other growing media, organic and inorganic fertilising options, how to control pests without compromising your own health, which types of plants do best in small spaces,  and when to plant them. 


Saturday 28 January, 10am - 11.30am Upcycled Garden Creations

Transform stuff that would otherwise go to waste into unique garden-themed creations - perfect for gifts or for your own garden. Buffie Mawhinney from Funk Up My Junk will show you how to make a junk wind chime (suitable for anyone old enough to tie knots), or turn an old jar into a garden light (suitable for all ages).  


Sunday 5 February, 10am – 11.30am Composting, Worm Farms and Bokashi

Richard Lee from Compost Collective will provide an introduction to the three basic composting systems that can be used in the home and garden: traditional composting bins, worm farms and Bokashi buckets.


Saturday 11 February, 10am – 11.30am Harvesting Rainwater for your Garden

Garden expert Laurie Dee from Rainworks will teach you how to set up a rainwater harvesting system to catch the rain that falls on your roof, and use it to water your garden.


Saturday 18 February, 10am – 11.30am Tomato Harvest and Bottling

Tomatoes are easy to grow in Auckland, yet most canned tomatoes come from overseas. Learn how to bottle your own with Kai Auckland.

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