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May 2017

The Abundant Vegie Patch – A Talk, Wanaka

May 9, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mitre 10, 35 Plantation Rd
Wanaka, New Zealand
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$15.00
mid spring

Abundant harvests start with smart design and gorgeous soils! Come along and hear my simple, low cost, natural gardening tips How to keep your soil fertility up with homemade mulch, my easy peasy compost and liquid feed made from mineral rich herbs, and foraged goodies Easy ways to recycle food waste How to use greencrops for easy, cheap soil nourishment Why crop rotation is important, and my super simple system Let's get your soils teeming with life, and your garden…

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The Abundant Vegie Patch Westcoast

May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jos House, 30 Aratika Drive
Grey, Westcoast New Zealand
$100.00
peppers

Learn how to get your food garden humming and the crops pouring in! (And there's nothing arduous or complicated about it.) Everything you need to grow an abundant veggie patch! Ticket Sales Are Closed , But We Have A Couple Places Left. Keen To Come Call Us On 738 0041 Morning tea and lunch provided. You’ll learn: Soil Health: What good soil looks like, my easy peasy compost recipe, making and using liquid feed; how to grow and use green…

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June 2017

How To Prune Fruit Trees – Sold Out!

June 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd, Ohau
Levin, New Zealand
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$68.00
Harolds Red

This Workshop Is Sold Out Good pruning = good fruiting! Good pruning means feet on the ground, no more ladders! Though the best (and simplest) time to make this happen is when trees are young - wild and woolly trees can be tamed too. I'll demo a mix of pipfruit - a young apple in training, an established apple and a free standing pear. We'll check out the espalier Nashi's and two year old peaches. We'll chat (if there's time…

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July 2017

How To Prune Fruit Trees – Martinborough

July 30, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Leighs House, 25 Oxford St
Martinborough, New Zealand
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$75.00
seckle pre harvest

Good pruning = good fruiting! Though the best (and simplest) time to train your trees is when they're young – wild and woolly trees can be bought back into good production and tamed too. Today we are learning on some older, neglected fruit trees  - a plum, an apricot, an apple and a pear. I'll show you how to prune a newly planted tree and a young nectarine too. Take home my pruning notes, and enjoy a homemade morning tea…

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September 2017

Bountiful Spring SOLD OUT

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$100.00
Abundant vegie patch

Today is all about growing yourself a bounty!, about key tasks that make a big difference. Jam packed this workshop is - vegies, citrus, fruit, soil health - we'll sort your spring garden out and get summer off to a flying start! In The Vegie Patch weeds - my spray free, back injury free ways! what to sow/ plant next (snappy crop rotation and intercropping ideas to keep your patch productive) who needs feeding (what with and how much) how…

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October 2017

SOLD OUT! October Open Day + “Fruitful Fruit Tree’s” Talk

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$15.00
october orchard

Edible Backyard is open today from 10am – 12.30pm. Gather your favourite people and leave the world behind! Come along for a self guided tour, a chat and a cuppa tea in the garden. Learn Good Stuff 11am - 12pm "4 Spring Tasks For Fruitful Fruit Trees" Today at 11am, I'm talking fruit trees. Deciduous fruit trees need a bit of love in spring A spring feed A biological spray to prevent pests/ disease, a bit of training - it's…

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The Abundant Vegie Patch, Helensville

October 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ruths Gardens, 63A Manuka Grove
Auckland, Helensville 0875 New Zealand
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$100.00
Feb Tomatoes

This workshop is jam packed! Everything you need to grow an abundant vegie patch! Morning tea and lunch provided You’ll learn: Soil Health: What good soil looks like, my easy peasy compost recipe, making and using liquid feed; how to grow and use greencrops; simple ways to recycle food scraps; aerating your soils (and why it is so important); how to turn over and prepare garden beds Crop Rotation: Rotating your crops prevents pest and disease and keeps your soils…

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November 2017

Bountiful Soil – SOLD OUT! – Garden Marlborough 2017

November 10, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$65.00
miracles happen

Come along and learn how simple it is to get your soils humming. Kath will share her easy compost recipe, and teach you how homemade mulch can enrich your soils. You’ll see Kath’s favourite tool, the broadfork, in action, and understand how it can change your life with soil! Kath will explore the wonders of mineral-rich herbs and greencrops, and you’ll learn the best way to begin a new garden bed – so simple but so good. During this workshop…

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The Green Gardener – SOLD OUT – Garden Marlborough 2017

November 11, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$65.00
calendula and poppies

This workshop will take you back to a time before artificial fertilisers and quick chemical fixes, showing how you can create a little bit of paradise with a spray-free food garden. Learn when weeds are useful, and when they’re not. Learn how to create a weed-free vege patch, in a kind and gentle way. Learn about the beneficial insect brigade – who they are and what they do, and how to entice them into your garden with the ultimate perennial…

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January 2018

SOLD OUT! The Abundant Vegie Patch Tauranga

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Crafty Gatherer, 662 Te Puke Quarry Rd
Tauranga, Bay of plenty New Zealand
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$150.00
workshop

My favourite workshop – the workshop that really gets your food gardening humming, that changes your food gardening life! – is coming to Tauranga in January. I’m very excited to be teaching from the Crafty Gatherer homestead (home of the broadfork). “This workshop is the best money I’ve spent on my garden” Bryan “What an eye opener – my soil! I’ve just been opening bags and tossing them on … fingers crossed they work. No more random fertilising for me.…

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