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February 2018

Summer Garden Tour + Pizza Party

February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$37.00
hollyhocks in Feb

Celebrate the end of summer with us! I'll take you for a garden tour and chat about what's worked and what hasn't - all the good stuff I've learned this summer. Then we'll park up round the slab table and Matty will roll us up woodfired Margherita pizza (homegrown, homemade basil pesto, fresh picked tomatoes and homemade mozzarella). Leave room for pudding :). Important Info BYO + drinking vessel. Tickets are limited to 30. This is an adult only event.…

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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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January 2019

SOLD OUT: Summer Garden Tour + Keep Your Vegie Patch Going

January 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$42
Evening Sun Sunflowers

Spend your Monday morning hanging out in my garden, and be zen for the rest of the week  . Learn good stuff Today I'm encouraging you to keep your vegie patch going - make your food garden a garden for all seasons, not just summer! Build on the fertility of the season gone and get stuck into Autumn preps so you can keep bringing this best of all foods to your table in a steady, little and often way. We’ll go for…

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SOLD OUT Summer Garden Tour + Grow Your Own Mulch

January 28 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$42
saladings and rudbeckia

Spend your Monday morning hanging out in my garden, and be zen for the rest of the week :) . Learn good stuff I’m talking homemade mulch today. No matter how small your garden you can grow your own mulch. We'll look at the herbs I use to do this - nourishing, pretty, feed the bees and low maintenance - multi purpose plants we love! Amazing benefits from a mixed herbal mulch, and super easy to do. It means you…

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February 2019

SOLD OUT: February In The Vegie Patch: Garden Tour

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd, Ohau
Levin, New Zealand
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$45
River peach

Food and drink We’ll kick off with coffee + tea + home baked goodness (included in the price of your ticket). Hot scones + a gluten free something. Learn good stuff Today I’m talking February in the vegie patch - things to do and notice and think about. Important stuff like maintaining top knotch health and keeping a steady flow of homegrown vegies and beautiful blooms coming on. Then we’ll go for a garden wander and chat about the highs…

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March 2019

Andrew London Trio at Edible Backyard!

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$30
Andrew London Trio

It’s the highlight of my autumn –  the Andrew London Trio at my place, music in the garden! Gather your favourite adults and bring a picnic; wander the autumn gardens and enjoy some swinging sounds. The show goes on rain or shine – we have plenty of cover. Woodfired pizza for sale. Important information This event is for grown-ups. We ask that you leave your littlies at home for this one. No dogs and no eftpos. Buy your tickets I’m selling the…

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