Garden February News

Welcome to our first garden calendar in 2021 🌻📜

In February we have following sessions to offer:

  • Wednesday 17th 12.30pm – 1.30pm Growing Point workshop, hands on experience building a static pile compost
  • Sunday 28th 4pm – 6pm Working Bee then 6pm – 7.30pm Shared Kai Pizza (BYO base and toppings)

Reccurring events:

Garden December News

Despite the weather threatening raining us out, we had a lovely working bee and shared kai pizza on Sunday. We braved the weather and the oven put through 27 pizzas, thanks to Countdown Pt Chev for the bases, cheese and sauce – please see photos below the calendar.

This week we have 3 sessions:

  • Wednesdays 9.30 -12.30 working bee
  • Fri 9.30-11.30 composting
  • Fri 5-7pm working bee with shared kai BBQ (last for 2020 weather dependent)

Kai Tahi and Monthly Meetings 2021

At the end of a tumultuous year 2020 we came together for another kai tahi on 11 November at the Community Center in Point Chev. Again, the food was delicious with hot baked beans, couscous and herbs, a tasty spinach/asparagus salad, heaps of guacamole and fruit salad. After a yummy dinner and tidy up we retreated to our monthly meeting discussing our Mission Statement for Transition Town Point Chevalier which we would like to review on our last meeting of this year on 9 December – we hope you can make it!

Garden November News

This week we have 3 sessions:

  • Wednesday 9.30- 12.30 composting and gardening
  • Friday 9.30- 11.30 composting
  • Friday 5pm-7pm working bee/ shared kai BBQ (weather dependent)

Priority tasks:

  • Composting.
  • Watering.
  • Transplanting beets, leeks, basil, lettuce and celeriac.
  • Roller on greenhouse door needs repair.
  • Harvesting; broccoli, broad beans, peas, silverbeet, lettuce, coriander.
  • Potting table to be raised off ground.

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