Garden September News III

This week we offer four sessions:

  • Weds 23 Sep 9.30- 12.30 gardening and composting (limited to group of 10).
  • Friday 25 Sep 9.30- 11.30 composting and gardening.
  • Sunday 27 Sep 10.30- 12.30 monthly working bee (planting out the potato beds)
  • Sunday 25 Oct 12.30- 2.00 Glass house opening and celebration with shared kai pizza oven- we’ll bring some bases, bring along your favourite toppings.

Here our links on Facebook and Growing Point.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

This is the whakatauki on the garden’s welcome wall.

Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi- With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive.

This week we have 3 sessions with booking essential.

We still need to limit numbers to 10, so you need to book in for these, some are nearly full so email us back to confirm if there is space:

  • Wednesday 16 Sep 9.30- 12.30 composting and gardening.
  • Wednesday 16 Sep 12.30- 1.30 Growing Point DIY bokashi bran workshop run by Ange Fleming.
  • Friday 18 Sep 9.30- 11.30 composting and gardening.

If you have booked in to come on site you need to sign in with the covid tracker app and wear a mask. We won’t be sharing food together yet until the level drops.

Mā te wā 

Garden September News

Spring means the garden is bursting into life with new growth and blossoms everywhere.

We now have a covid tracker ap poster by the seed house, pls scan in when you arrive.

We have 3 sessions this week, if you’d like to come along you need to book in as we’re limited to 10 people per session.

Point Chevalier improvements

Auckland Transport (AT) plans to make it safer and more accessible for people to walk and ride a bike along Point Chevalier Road, Meola Road and part of Garnet Road as well as improve public transport connections. Please see the latest update to the Point Chevalier improvements project here.

Dignan Street Community Garden

Here is the July events calendar so you can put things in your diary, very excited that on Sunday 26th we’ll fire up the pizza oven again for a winter lunch share kai 1-2 (weather dependent) after we’ve done some mahi at our monthly working bee 11-1pm. 

Learning opportunities 

If you haven’t already, check out the Growing Point You Tube Channel and pls subscribe, we need 100 subscribers to get better channel options.

Garden Events

Growing Point “Cooking With Compost” workshop

Wednesday 24th June 12.30 – 1pm
Dignan Street Community Garden
25 Dignan Street Point Chevalier

If you missed out last week or loved it and want some more, Sue Rajaguru will demonstrate how to make delicious dishes from plants that are typically overlooked or destined to be composted but in fact have high value for cooking. She will share her knowledge passed down from her Grandmother explaining how we often mistake plants for weeds that are actually superfoods if prepared correctly.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1115658802132941/

Sunday 28th June 11am – 1pm
Dignan Street Community Garden
25 Dignan Street Point Chevalier

Everyone is welcome to join in our monthly working bee, there is always plenty to do in the garden. Meet new people, learn some gardening tips and enjoy nature’s wonders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/290190255505488/

Cooking with Compost

Growing Point is happy to offer our first workshop at Dignan Street Community Garden since March. Sue Rajaguru will demonstrate how to make delicious dishes from plants that are typically destined to be composted but in fact have high value for cooking. She will share her knowledge passed down from her Grandmother explaining how we often mistake plants for weeds that are actually superfoods if prepared correctly. 

Wednesday 17th and 24th, 12.30- 1pm at 25 Dignan Street, Point Chevalier.

For more information please see here.

Please click on the pictures below to get a better resolution:

Community Garden News

We are opening up again and the garden needs some community love after being shut down. Everyone is welcome to the Monthly working bee this Sunday 31 May 11-1pm. Bring your own gloves and respect social distancing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1158752637804965/

As part of the Regenerate now Farmers in the field program Growing Point did a very interesting mentoring session with three mentors, who gave us very valuable feedback on our soil test:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq-OR8Tui2sLKMzcFWMP3uQ

We also did an Instagram take over posting a video every day for a week. You can see Ellen do a history of the site and a walk around introduction and Ange on how and why to make protozoa tea and poly cropping with high density planting and bio diversity:

https://www.instagram.com/regenerate.now/