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January 2018

SOLD OUT! The Abundant Vegie Patch Tauranga

January 20, 2018 @ 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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February 2018

The Chook Workshop

February 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$67.00
new Sussex

Chooks fit into an edible backyard like honey in tea. They tick lots of boxes for the edible gardener – organic fertiliser providers, expert bug hunters, a weeding service, endless delight and eggs too! Learn how: to create a smart chicken design at your place - how much room do they need?, tips for housing and how to integrate them into your garden and make best use of them to prevent and heal common chook problems naturally (worms, scaly leg,…

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March 2018

SOLD OUT! Autumn Open Day, 2018

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$15.00
Kath Irvine Summer Fest 2014 160

If you want to feed your family from your backyard – today is for you! Come along and check out a working food garden. Gather your favourite people and leave the world behind. Learn Good Stuff I’ll be giving a talk at 11am. "Keep Your Vegie Patch Going!" Build on the fertility of the season gone and get stuck into winter preps so you can keep bringing this best of all foods to your table. Fresh, organic vegies all winter/…

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April 2018

Fabulous Fruit Trees

April 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$150.00
sarah

Join Sarah Frater from Edible Garden (our local fruit tree specialist); and myself for the ultimate fruit tree workshop! We’ll be talking smart design for Pipfruit, Stonefruit, Citrus and Avocado, key companion plants and the importance of rootstocks. Choosing varieties is overwhelming and it's easy to stick to the familiar - the ones you see in the supermarket, let Sarah open your eyes to wide + wonderful world of fruit trees. You'll learn about varieties that match your climate, soil…

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June 2018

SOLD OUT! How To Prune Fruit Trees

June 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$68
River peach

A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting! Compact and productive fruit trees can happen :) Though the best (and simplest) time to start 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 three year old peaches. We'll chat (if there's time we'll prune)…

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July 2018

Pruning Workshop + Talk: Kaiapoi

July 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kaiapoi Food Forest, 33 Cass St
Kaiapoi, Christchurch 7630 New Zealand
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Koha

Today we're pruning in the Kaiapoi Food Forest. I'll run through the basic's and we'll demo on a few trees. Then from 2.30 - 4 we're in the community centre for afternoon tea and a talk. Followed by the movie "Edible Paradise - Growing the Food Forest revolution". What a great day! My pruning book will be available for sale. Cost Entry is Koha. Register Please register your interest on the Kaiapoi Food Forest Facebook page.      

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August 2018

SOLD OUT! How To Prune Fruit Trees: Wellington Workshop

August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Matts Place, 33 Beauchamp St
Wellington, Tawa New Zealand
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$69
mayflower harvest

A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting! Compact and productive fruit trees can happen ? Though the best (and simplest) time to start is when trees are young – wild and woolly trees can be tamed too. We've got a couple of pears, a peach, a fig, some feijoas, a dwarf peach and an established Meyer to play with. Take home my pruning notes, and enjoy a homemade morning tea and cup of coffee. My…

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June 2019

SOLD OUT How To Prune Fruit Trees: Wellington

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dave and Raewyns Place, 454 Takapu Road
Tawa, Wellington New Zealand
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$70
Captain Kidd harvest

A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting! Compact and productive fruit trees can happen  Though the best (and simplest) time to start is when trees are young – wild and woolly trees can be tamed too. We'll begin the day at Dave and Raewyns (454 Takapu Rd, Tawa) with all the basics: Tools, when to prune, choosing a shape, the power of training (not cutting), Years 1-4 and morning tea. Then if its fine we'll pop…

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SOLD OUT! How To Prune Fruit Trees

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$70
Captain Kidd harvest

A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting! Compact and productive fruit trees can happen  Though the best (and simplest) time to start is when trees are young – wild and woolly trees can be tamed too. We'll begin the day with all the basics: Tools, when to prune, choosing a shape, the power of training (not cutting), Years 1-4 and morning tea. Then if its fine I'll demo on older trees, and we'll have a go…

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July 2019

SOLD OUT! How To Prune Fruit Trees Workshop: Wairarapa

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sue’s Place, 10 Armstrong Avenue
Carterton, Wairarapa New Zealand
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$70
espalier quince

A workshop to boost your pruning confidence. Good pruning = good fruiting! Compact and productive fruit trees can happen  Though the best (and simplest) time to start is when trees are young – wild and woolly trees can be tamed too. We'll begin the day with all the basics: Tools, when to prune, choosing a shape, the power of training (not cutting), Years 1-4 and morning tea. Then if its fine I'll demo on older trees, and we'll have a go…

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