Workshops

My workshops are here to support you on your journey to becoming a food gardener! Held in my home food garden in the Ohau River Valley behind Levin – you get to learn it, see it and do it! A unique opportunity for hands on, organic learning from a working permaculture garden.

Our Edible Backyard vouchers make a great gift for that special gardener in your life. Contact me to organise yours.

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Cancellation Policy
Workshops are non refundable or transferable – feel free to send someone in your place. Minimum of 8 students required for each workshop to go ahead – you will be fully refunded should your workshop be cancelled.

…we were real beginner gardeners! Kath taught us how to start from scratch, and we have transformed our grassy plot into a fertile, abundant garden in a matter of months.Kath is knowledgable and enthusiastic; her teaching style is inclusive and reassuring. After each workshop we head home with a burning enthusiasm to try something new that we saw that day…” — Annie and Jonty Thorne, Tawa

Edible Backyard workshops

Fantastic pruning workshop: quality notes, clear instruction, good value. There was just the right mix of basic principles balanced with practical demonstration in the orchard. Delivered capably by Kath with humour and style, we covered new and old tree pruning and learned heaps even though we are both reasonably experienced gardeners. Thanks Kath. Great job. — Michael & Lizzie, Waitarere.

Pruning fruit trees, like hair cutting, always looks deceptively easy. What made Kath’s workshop shine for me was that she not only clearly and methodically described the processes, but helped us to think like a tree, to understand how a tree responds to the actions we take. The setting, the delicious morning tea and Kath’s energetic and responsive style plus a comprehensive set of notes to take away, all made for a highly useful and enjoyable learning experience.” — Joy, Otaki.