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 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:

Dignan Street Community Garden – March 2020

Garden events coming up for TTPC – finally the refurbished pizza oven is up and running 🍕😋

March 13th and 20th Shared Kai Friday 5-7pm

A Growing Point, shared kai at Dignan Street Community Garden. Come along and enjoy the garden, bring friends and whānau and some kai to share or koha towards the firewood. The Pizza oven will get fired up about 6pm. We’re a zero waste event so bring all you need to eat and drink with and take it all away, unless we can compost it.

https://www.facebook.com/events/200882787629784/

March 18th 12.30- 1.30pm (runs after next weds gardening group)

Analysis and improvement of your soil workshop

A Growing Point workshop run by Ange Fleming, a molecular biologist hosted at Dignan Street Community Garden. Ange will take you through some easy steps to analyse your own soil and offer ways to improve it. Please bring along a jar half full of your own soil. Free for garden members and a koha for others.

https://www.facebook.com/events/514420846166644/

Garden events

The community garden got a grant from Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF), which means we can expand our capacity. We have called the social enterprise, Growing Point and our Kaupapa is Growing soil, food and community.

We do a shared kai at the garden every Friday night during daylight saving. We also have the BBQ going from 6pm and when the pizza oven refurbishment is finished (hopefully not too far away), we’ll do pizzas. We are running 3 workshops a month and all the events are on our calendar.

Update 05 February:

Seed Saving Workshop
at 
Dignan Street Community Garden
Friday 7th Feb, 4-5pm
25 Dignan Street

Ellen is running a fun Growing Point Workshop that shows you how to save your seeds, what and when to harvest, and how to plan succession planting. If you’re a beginner or an experienced gardener there will be something to learn for everyone. The workshop is free, but if you’d like to take some seeds home they will be $5 each person. It’s a zero waste event so bring your own small bags or envelopes. Everyone is welcome to stay on for the shared kai that we have every Friday night 5- 7.

More information on Facebook and Neighbourly.