Spring 2019 Workshops!

Plenty of coolness for you to dive into!

Homegrown Avocado + Citrus Workshop on October 19 @ 9:30 – 12:30 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.

Spring into Summer on November 2nd @ 9.30 – 12.30 Come along and check out my spring vegie patch, see my summer garden preps and all the things I’m doing to keep a steady flow of kai to our table. Kumara, yams, shelloutbeans and tomatoes; summer pests; recycling foodscraps and cool intercropping combos to keep your soil covered and vital and make the most of your space.

The Happy, Healthy Fruit Tree Workshop on November 30th @ 9.30 – 12.30. In order to carry abundant crops, fruit trees must be healthy and strong… today is your fruit tree’s lucky day! How to thin fruit; biological sprays – my favourite!; best mulches; herbal companions; fruit trees in bags for smaller sections


  1. Donna Eldridge says

    Help! Kath it is Donna from Waikanae. Except that now I am from Foxton. I have a massive Phoenix palm in which a vast number of birds roost. The amount of fresh guano under the thing is probably going to make under planting it impossible. It had a deck with a little roof over it but I have got rid of it cause I would rather have all that shit on the dirt where the worms can do something with it rather than sitting on decking waiting for me to sweep it off.. in my happy minds eye it would have a mass of clover and acid loving plants under it. But now I don’t know how realistic that is. I would love to hear your ideas on this. Would you like to come over for tea again? Give me a ring on 0274425358.

    • So tricky those Phoenix palms – the roots are fibrous and the area shady and dry – underplanting aint easy. I dont spose eliminating it and grinding the stump is possible? Put a fruit tree in instead! Otherwise mulch thickly and grow in containers. Astellia fragrans and clivias may survive down there and would look fab together. Phoenix aren’t my favourite so it’s hard to get excited here, especially those gnarly spiky thorns. Good luck!