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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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February 2019

SOLD OUT: February In The Vegie Patch: Garden Tour

February 23, 2019 @ 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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June 2019

SOLD OUT How To Prune Fruit Trees: Wellington

June 8, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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SOLD OUT How To Prune Fruit Trees

July 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$70
20kg apples per crate

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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August 2019

How to Prune Fruit Trees

August 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$70
Enjoying a fresh picked apple

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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October 2019

SOLD OUT! The Organic Greenhouse

October 5, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
$70
peppers

The greenhouse is my saviour! A toasty warm environment that extends the season an extra 3 months either side, allowing me to easily provide homegrown vegetables for the family year round. It is a tricky beast though - sucking insects flourish, soil looses its omph easily and disease explodes in the moist, warm air. This workshop is a look see at all the things I've learned in the last 10 years and how my style has evolved Crop rotation, greencropping…

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SOLD OUT! Homegrown Avocado + Citrus Workshop

October 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Edible Backyard, 268 Florida Rd
Levin, New Zealand
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$70
avocados (2)

This workshop is for those of you (like me) who live outside of the easy loam zone on sand or heavy clay ... the enemies of Avocado and Citrus. You can still do it! Today I'm sharing all my tricks. Mid to late spring is the very best time to plant so lets grab the moment and get you off to a flying start. Create the perfect planting spot Choose varieties suited to your conditions Key companion plants Biological sprays…

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