Garden October News II

This week we have 5 sessions to choose from. They’re all fun but don’t miss the Sunday 12.30- 2 Greenhouse celebration, seedling sale and shared kai pizza oven.

  • Weds 9.30- 12.30 Composting and gardening
  • Friday 9.30- 11.30 Composting
  • Friday 5-7pm After work working bee
  • Sunday 10.30- 12.30 Monthly working bee
  • Sunday 12.30 – 2pm Greenhouse celebration, seedling sale and shared kai pizza oven.

Last week we had an amazing treat from the Whenua Warrior Wahine, Kelly, Holly and Ayla who ran the Maramataka workshop supported by Auckland Council Waste Minimisation Fund. It was fantastic to host them at the garden where they shared their knowledge of gardening via the moon which I’m sure will benefit the garden and everyone who came alone. 

Other events coming up:

Garden October News

We have 3 sessions this week and a couple of fun events to put in your October calendar.

  • Weds 7th 9.30- 12.30 composting and gardening.
  • Friday 9th 9.30- 11.30 composting.
  • Friday 9th 5-7pm After work daylight saving session.

This week we have composting to do, do a weeding blitz, prepare the potato bed, put up tomato support frames, harvest lettuce, swedes, purple sprouting broccoli and the last of the wong bok.

And coming up:

We are really excited to introduce the first of our seasonal workshops run by Kelly Francis/ Whenua Warrior:

Saturday October 17th (election day) 10.30-12.30pm.
Come early for a welcome cuppa before we start.
“Maramataka, Gardening Via the Moon”, Koha for non garden members.

Sunday 25th October (Labour weekend) 10.30- 12.30.
Monthly working bee. Followed by 12.30- 2pm glass house celebration with shared kai.

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.

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.